General Church Information
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
601 S Central Ave
Chicago, IL 60644
Phone: (773) 626-3114
Fax: (773) 626-3141
Proistamenos: Very Rev. Fr. Timothy Bakakos
Assistant: Rev. Fr. Athanasios Papagiannis
Matins - 8:30a.m.
Divine Liturgy - 10:00am Main Church
Sunday School Liturgy - 9:45am St Catherine's Chapel
Matins - 8:00a.m.
Divine Liturgy - 9:30am
God provides "every blessing in abundance, so that by always having
enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work."
II Corinthians 9:6
The concept of Christian Stewardship and total commitment are Orthodox! It is not simply giving of our time or our talents or our treasures (money). It is, inclusive of all three! Stewardship is koinonia….it is fellowship….sharing together in the body and blood of Jesus Christ. Stewardship is also diakonia….serving Christ. Each of us has different talents, and we must offer our services and our talents to Christ. And thirdly, Stewardship is martyria….witnessing for Christ.
The Stewardship Commitment Program of our blessed Parish of Panagia is the result of believing in our Church and wanting to support and perpetuate its mission. In this way, we respond to the call of our Lord, to truly be the caretakers of His Home. Through your stewardship gift of support, you are the stewards, the managers of the affairs of God’s Church on earth. Giving of our time and talents are simply gifts back to God for what He has really given to us in the first place. And giving of our treasures (money) is an expression of our love for Christ in the world, so that our future may be blessed as each of us has already been blessed.
In this year of 2013, we ask that you consider making your pledge commitment to your Parish of Panagia and towards the ministries that She offers to all! You may secure a pledge card/material by calling the Church Office (773.626.3114), or by printing the 2013 pledge card that is online on this website. We thank you for the commitment of love and support which you have always shown to our blessed Panagia and Christ’s Church.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Lands and Constantinople:
October 14th through October 25th, 2013
It is with great joy and love in our Lord Jesus that Fr. Timothy, along with Fr. John Kalomas from the St. Andrew Church (Chicago), will again be leading a Twelve Day Pilgrimage from October 14th through 25th of this year 2013. This pilgrimage will include the Holy Lands in Jerusalem and Israel, with an added side trip to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Shrines, and Orthodox historical sites in Constantinople (present day Istanbul). Among the many places/sites to be visited include the great and historic Cathedral St. Sophia, St. Savior in Chore Church, Topkaki Palace, Blue Mosque, Grand Covered Bazaar, Caesarea, Haifa, Mt. Tabor, Nazareth, Cana, boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Tabgha, Mount of Beatitudes, Jordan River, Jericho, Mount of Temptation, Monastery of St. Gerasimos, Monastery of St. George Hotzevitis, Dead Sea, Qumran, Mount of Olives, Church of the Ascension, Garden of Gethsemane, Tomb of Virgin Mary, Via Dolorosa, Pool of Bethesda, St. Ann’s Church, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Golgotha, St. Elias Monastery, Bethlehem, Shepherd’s Field, Room of the Last Supper, Western Wall, Temple Mount, Monastery of the Holy Cross, a visit/audience with the Patriarchate of Jerusalem and much more.
Below you will find a Flyer and Fact Sheet detailing the Trip, including dates, places, pricing, and other particulars. Because there is special pricing/discount given for registering early, you are urged to reply as soon as you can if you are interested in participating in this trip. Should you have any questions, I urge that you please call Fr. Timothy immediately. Fr. John is also advertising this Pilgrimage Trip in his own Parish, so space will be limited. Again, if you have any questions, please see/speak with Fr. Timothy as soon as possible, or call the Church Office (773.626.3114).
Father's Timothy's Message
My beloved parishioners, stewards, and friends,
Welcome to our Parish Website! We continue to make improvements to this outreach vehicle to better communicate to our parishioners, faithful, and visitor's who view this website.
As you may have noticed, an exciting addition has been made to our website. We are delighted to bring our religious services each and every Sunday to your computer, wherever you may be. We encourage our college students, our senior citizens or infirmed who may not be able to regularly attend Worship Services, and anyone else who accesses our website, to consider worshipping with us on Sunday morning. You need just click the link on the main page of the website and you can view the Divine Lituurgy live(beginning at 9:45am). In addition, you are also able to watch past services by clicking an archived Service, or accessing our YouTube page for past Religious Services. As we continue, we hope to offer sermons. additional worship services, as well as links to lectures and other programs offered at Panagias.
We are forever grateful to the faithful stewards, parishioners, and friends who continue to support this ministry.
+ Fr. Timothy
Watch Worship Services Online
Live Divine Liturgy Services can be viewed every Sunday morning beginning at 9:45 am CDT
UPCOMING PARISH EVENTS, PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
DIVINE LITURGY IN THE PARK AND PICNIC
SUNDAY, JUNE 9TH, 9AM
On Sunday, June 9th, the Annual Parish Divine Liturgy in the Park and Picnic will take place at the Historic Log Cabin in Lombard, Illinois. The Divine Liturgy will begin promptly at 10:00am, followed by the traditional picnic for all SCS children and families, as well as the Assumption Community at large. All members and friends are certainly invited to join us out for a fun-filled day of fellowship. A Flyer can be found in this Bulletin. In order to properly prepare, please R.S.V.P. the Church Office (773.626.3114).
Assumption Church Dance Troupe Classes
Each Sunday Following Coffee Fellowship Hour
The Assumption Church has started Greek Dance Lessons with the eventual hope to establish an Assumption Dance Troupe. This ministry is open to the children and young people of parishioners of our Parish only (grades kindergarten thru high school). If you are interested, please call the Church office (773.626.3114) or speak with Mrs. Christina Arvanites.
PLEASE SEE FLYER BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL INFO