Dates to Remember
Easter Bake Sale
The Assumption Philoptochos is sponsoring their annual Easter Bake Sale and currently accepting orders. Order forms are available here, on the Pangari, in Plato Hall and included in the bulletin. Please note that payments must accompany all orders and no orders will be taken after April 14th - only ONE week away. Please submit your completed order forms to any Philoptochos Board member or at the Philoptochos table on Sundays in Plato Hall. While we encourage you to place orders which will be available for pick up in St. Catherine’s meeting room following the Divine Liturgy on Palm Sunday, April 21, 2019, there may be additional baked goods for sale as well. We welcome volunteers for baking for the Easter Bake Sale on Saturday, April 13th at 9:30 am and packaging orders on Saturday, April 20th following the Saturday of Lazarus Divine Liturgy. Please contact Betty Tsiolis (847-813-6491) or Valerie Green (847-337-5687) if you are available to help. There is no general meeting scheduled for April.
Sunday, April 14th -- General Assembly, our parish will be holding its Spring General Assembly for this year in Plato Hall following worship services . All those who are pledged (paid) stewards for 2019 are eligible to attend and participate in the deliberations.
Monday, April 15th -- Bible Study, 7:00pm - 8:00pm, in Saint Catherine’s meeting room. You need only to bring your Bible. We continue with our study of the O.T. Book of Psalms. All are welcome! Future dates: May 8- May 20, June 10, June 17.
Saturday, April 20th -- Saturday of Lazarus, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Sunday, April 21st -- Palm Sunday, 8:30am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy
Sunday, April 21st -- Annual Palm Sunday Luncheon in Plato Hall. Donation: Adults $12.00, Children $6.00. For reservations, please contact either Mrs. Demetra Spyropoulos: 630-789-4559 or 630-833-1773, call the Church Office at 773-626-3114, or stop by the Church’s Bookstore in Plato Hall during the Coffee Fellowship Hour. The cost of luncheon has been graciously underwritten by an anonymous donor. Proceeds will benefit ‘Project Mexico’. Please join us in Plato Hall to enjoy fellowship.
Sunday, April 21st -- Nymphios Service, 7:00pm
Monday, April 22nd -- HOLY MONDAY Nymphios Service, 7:00pm
Tuesday, April 23rd -- HOLY TUESDAY Nymphios Service, 7:00pm
Wednesday, April 24th -- HOLY WEDNESDAY
Holy Unction, 2:30pm
Nymphios Service & Holy Unction, 7:00pm
Thursday, April 25th -- HOLY THURSDAY
Vesperal Liturgy, 9:00am
Twelve Gospels, 7:00pm
Friday, April 26th -- HOLY FRIDAY
Royal Hours, 9:00am
Epitaphios Service, 7:00pm
Saturday, April 27th -- HOLY SATURDAY
Divine Liturgy, 9:00am
Canon of the Holy Resurrection, 11:00pm
Sunday, April 28th -- GREAT AND HOLY PASCHA
Midnight Resurrection Service and Divine Liturgy, 12:00am
Sunday, April 28th -- Pascha Agape Meal. Following the Midnight Resurrection and Divine Liturgy services, join us at the Agape Pascha Meal in Plato Hall. The meal is generously underwritten by an anonymous donor. We hope that everyone will stay and enjoy fellowship together on this most holy day.
Sunday, April 28th -- GREAT AND HOLY PASCHA Agape Service, 11:00am
Monday, April 29th -- Feast of St George (Observed), 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Tuesday, April 30th -- Feast of Panagia Portaitissa, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Friday, May 3rd -- Feast of the Life-Giving Fount, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Saturday, May 4th -- Community Outreach Luncheon, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday, May 8th -- St John the Theologian, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Sunday, May 12th -- Mother's Day program and Graduates' Sunday, 8:30am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy
Sunday, May 19th -- Last day of SCS, 8:30am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy
Sunday, May 19th -- Adult Education Program. Fr. Dimitri concludes his monthly religious education lectures for adults after the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy in St. Catherine's Chapel. This year's theme is "Send down your Holy Spirit: The Sacraments of the Orthodox Church".
Monday, May 20th -- Golf Outing, 12:00pm
Tuesday, May 21st -- Sts Constantine & Helen, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, May 22th -- Feast of Mid-Pentecost, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Friday, May 24th Thru Sunday May 26th -- Junior Olympics
Saturday, June 1st -- Community Outreach Luncheon, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Monday, June 3rd -- 7th Annual Golf Outing, 11:00am at the White Pines Golf Course in Bensenville, IL. Includes: lunch, 2 free on-course drinks, 18 holes of golf, cart, and dinner. We hope you will participate in our 7th Annual Golf Outing this year. The flyer and registration form are available here. For more information please contact the church office at 773-626-3114 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, June 5th -- Apodosis of Pascha, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Thursday, June 6th -- Holy Ascension, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Saturday, June 15th -- Saturday of Souls, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Sunday, June 16th -- Pentecost, 8:30am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy
Monday, June 17th -- Feast of the Holy Spirit, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Monday, June 17th -- Bible Study, 7:00pm
Tuesday, June 18th -- Philoptochos annual visit to the Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Centre. Please watch for details.
Monday, June 24th - Friday, June 28th, 2019 – Holy Apostles Fast
Monday, June 24th -- Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Monday, June 24th -- Bible Study, 7:00pm
Saturday, June 29th -- Sts Peter & Paul, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Sunday, June 30th -- Synaxis of the Holy Apostles, 8:30am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy
Saturday, July 6th -- Community Outreach Luncheon, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Friday, July 12th -- Feast of St. Paisios, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, July 17th -- Feast of St Marina, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Saturday, July 20th -- Prophet Elias, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Friday, July 26th -- Feast of St Paraskeve, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Saturday, July 27th -- Feast of St Panteleimon, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Thinking of Converting to Orthodoxy?
If you, a family member, or friend who are not of the Orthodox Faith may be considering conversion to Orthodoxy, please contact the Church Office (773.626.3114) or speak with Fr. Timothy or Fr. Dimitrios. If there is a need and interest, a Confirmation/Chrismation Class will be formed to prepare those who have expressing an interest to convert to Orthodoxy. This also includes couples who are planning to be married in the Orthodox Church in the near future, and where one of the couple is contemplating converting to the Orthodox Faith.
Young Adult League
The Assumption Church is revitalizing their Young Adult ministries. In order to do so, we are asking young adults (ages 18-27 who are out of high school) and families with young adults to contact the church to provide contact information. All we need is a name, phone number, and email address to create a young adult database for our parish. Please email contact info to email@example.com. Our hope is to periodically organize social events for the young adults and support the Metropolis of Chicago YAL events and programs.
College Students -- Check Out OCF (Orthodox Christian Fellowship):
To our young people who are going away to college for the first time, or to those returning to school to continue their studies, Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is the organization which keeps you connected to your Church and your Orthodox Faith. OCF has 300 chapters in colleges and universities throughout North America. So be sure to check out their web site to locate and find out about your chapter -- WWW.OCF.NET. We also encourage our college young people to share their e-mail addresses with our Church so that we may keep them informed of their “Spiritual Home” while they are away. And always remember, your Assumption Church’s weekly Divine Liturgy Services are just a click away on your computer each Sunday as we now broadcast live each Sunday. Just access it by going to our website at: www.assumptionchicago.org
Also, our parish is starting a database of all college students in the community. If you have a college student in your family or if you are a college student, please send your name, school, area of study, address, and email address to Fr. Dimitri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
601 S. Central Avenue
Chicago, IL 60644
Phone: (773) 626-3114
Fax: (773) 626-3141
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