Opening of a Distinctive Russian Church in Chicago.

STREATOR, Ill., Dec. 2. – The only distinctive Russian edifice in the United States was dedicated to-day by Bishop Nicholas of Sitka, Alaska, assisted by Rev. Maliareusky of Minneapolis, Rev. I. Pustinsky of San Francisco, Rev. Alexis Trevetokoff of Wilkesbarre, Pa., Rev. Ambrose Vretta of Chicago; the latter becoming priest of the church. The services were very impressive, lasting five hours. The church is built entirely of wood which came from Russia, and is from the remains of the Russian vestibule of the Manufactures building at the World’s Fair. The congregation here numbers over 200.

The [San Francisco] Morning Call, Monday, December 3, 1894, 2:6

Reprinted in the Holy Trinity Cathedral LIFE, Vol. 2, No. 4, December 1994.