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Welcome to the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America, part of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. The Diocese of Wichita is led by His Grace Bishop Basil and includes more than 50 churches and missions in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming.

 

St. George Cathedral to Host Florovsky Week Events

Florovsky Week, a newly established ecumenical dialogue hosted in part by St. George Orthodox Cathedral in Wichita, Kansas, will take place on July 10–14, 2018. Dr. Bradley Nassif, a leading Antiochian theologian who is Visiting Professor at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary and the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute, will deliver inaugural lectures for the DialogueThe new annual Florovsky series honors the late Orthodox scholar, Fr. George Florovsky, one the greatest Orthodox theologians of the 20th century. 

The conference, commemorating the 500th year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, will explore the topic "The Patristic View of Salvation: Justification by Faith Alone?"

Memory Eternal! + Khouria Anne Kenna

Khouria Anne Kenna fell asleep in the Lord on the morning of Friday, June 15, 2018. She was married for nearly 51 years to Archpriest James Kenna, who reposed in 2009. Her services were held on June 17 and 18 at St. Elias Orthodox Church in Austin, Texas, with Fr. David Barr. 

Khouria ​Anne is survived by her brother Charles Hollinger (Donna), her children, Siobhan Kenna, Gabhan Kenna (Maureen), Fiona Schlachter (Stephen), and Eoin Kenna (Suzzy), her niece Michelle Scott, and her grandchildren Andrew Kenna, Patrick Kenna, and Maryanne Kenna. They all miss her terribly already and are thankful to have been a part of her life. We love you Mom and Nana! 
 
In lieu of flowers, Anne requests that her friends and family consider a gift to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center​.

2018 Paschal Letter to the Diocese from His Grace Bishop BASIL

Beloved and Christ-loving Clergy, Monastics and Laity of the Diocese of Wichita and MidAmerica:

I embrace and greet you with a holy kiss in the Name of the Resurrected Theanthropos Jesus Christ, and, together with you and Orthodox Christians throughout the world, I joyfully proclaim that Christ is risen! Christós anésti! Al-masíh qaam! Christós voskrésse! Hristós a înviát! Crísto ha resucitádo!

As we delight in the brilliance of the Resurrection, the dawn of the New and Eighth Day, I offer for your consideration the following words of the late Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church in Great Britain, the Most Reverend ANTHONY Bloom (1914-2003):

For the Apostles, Great Friday was the last day of the week and the last day of life as they had known it; on the following day, the day which preceded the Resurrection, the darkness was as dense, as obscure, as impenetrable as it had been on Great Friday, and if the Resurrection had not happened, all days of the year and all the days of their life would have been days of total darkness, days when God was dead, when God had been conquered, when God had been definitely and radically exiled from the community of men.

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