The Society of Saint Romanos is a Not-for-Profit corporation with 501(c)3 status founded in 2001 to promote Eastern Orthodox culture in general and sacred music in particular.
The Society organizes and presents cultural activities that promote an awareness of Eastern Orthodoxy in America. These events include, but are limited to, concerts of sacred music, presentation of guest artists, speakers and ensembles, theological seminars, and pilgrimages.
The Society is endorsed by the reigning Orthodox Hierarchs in the Chicago area. See Letter of Endorsement (PDF).
My Soul, My Soul — Why Art Thou Sleeping? Director Peter Jermihov conducted a concert of Lenten and Marian hymns including music by Kurt Sander, Gennady Lapaev, and Nun Iyulianiya (Denisova).
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Tax Exampt Status. In March of 2006, the Society applied for permanent tax-exempt status and received it on May 8, 2006. As a not-for-profit corporation with tax-exempt status, the Society can continue to receive tax-deductible donations. Please see Letter 1050 (PDF).
East Meets West. Director Peter Jermihov
conducted a recording of the music of composers Kurt Sander and
Society of St. Romanos Hosts Anchiskhati Ensemble. On Friday evening, November 4, the Society of St. Romanos hosted the Anchiskhati Ensemble which performed at Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral in Des Plaines, Illinois. Read more...
Pilgrimage for 35th Anniversary of St. Herman of Alaska Canonization. Spanning three important historic and spiritual sites of Orthodoxy in Alaska, the cities of Sitka, Anchorage and Kodiak were home to hundreds of pilgrims who came to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the canonization of St. Herman, August 2–9 2005. Read more...
Saint Romanos Choir Completes Pilgrimage – August 2005. A group of 24 pilgrims, 17 of whom were part of the St. Romanos Choir, a mainly Chicago area Pan-Orthodox group of singers, under the auspices of the Society of St. Romanos and under the direction of Dr. Peter Jermihov, left O’Hare Airport for Anchorage Friday, August 5, 2005 for the 35th anniversary celebration of the canonization of St. Herman of Alaska. Read more...
The Society of St. Romanos has twice been awarded a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.