In observance of Independence Day today—July 4, 2017—the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America is closed.  Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, July 5.  We wish all of our readers a joyous holiday!  We also wish all of our Canadian faithful blessings on this year’s very special Canada Day, celebrated July 1, which marked the nation’s 150 birthday!  May God grant one and all many, many years!