Dates to Remember
Adult Education Program 2017-18
"Lord, it is good for us to be here" (Matt 17:4) - Discussions on the feasts of the Lord - Sessions will take place in St. Catherine's Chapel after the Divine Liturgy until noon on the following Sundays: October 1st, November 5th, December 3rd, January 7th, February 4th, March 4th, April 15th and May 6th.
“Be Kind” Tee-shirts to benefit the children of St. Basil Academy
The Philoptochos and Sunday Church School are pleased to announce a fundraising partnership to benefit the children of St. Basil Academy - the sale of “Be Kind” Tee-shirts. The project was inspired by the thoughtful design of tenth grade SCS student Stephen Kozil. The gray V-neck tee-shirts have a red heart with the words BE KIND and synonyms of kindness inset. The price of the shirt is $15 and available in various sizes. The Sunday Church School Children will be taking orders during the coffee fellowship following the Divine Liturgy beginning this Sunday. We hope you will support this worthy project!
National Philoptochos announces a new program: An Orthodox Christian Telephone Cancer Support Group
A telephone cancer support group for Orthodox Christians, 21+, who are undergoing cancer treatment is being initiated by the National Philoptochos Department of Social Services. Via conference call and at no cost to participants, the discussion group will be accessible to members of our community nationwide on six consecutive Thursday evenings beginning January 11- February 15, 2018, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm, EST. The group will be facilitated by Theodora Ziongas, M.A., who has a strong background in cancer patient services through positions she has held at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the American Cancer Society and CancerCare. Additional details are available here.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Persons interested in joining the discussion group can preregister by emailing email@example.com. To maintain confidentiality- a foundation for all of our social services - this email address is designated specifically and solely for this program.
For more information, contact Paulette Geanacopoulos, LMSW, Director, National Philoptochos' Department of Social Services at PauletteG@philoptochos.org, or by telephone at (212) 977-7782.
Thursday, February 8th -- Feast of St. Theodore Stratelates, 8:30 am – Orthros, 9:30 am – Divine Liturgy
Saturday, February 10th -- 1st Saturday of the Souls - Feast of St. Haralambos, 8:30 am – Orthros, 9:30 am – Divine Liturgy
Sunday, February 11th -- Meat Fare Sunday, 8:30 am – Orthros, 10:00 am – Divine Liturgy
Sunday, February 11th -- Godparents Sunday. We ask that you invite your Godparents/Godchildren (and/or special person) to sit together in Church to participate in the Divine Liturgy and receive Holy Communion as a family. This observance will offer the opportunity to reaffirm the commitment that was made at the time of your child’s baptism. Following Divine Liturgy Godparents are invited to attend and participate in their Godchild’s Sunday Church School class. At the end of classes, there will be a special reception in honor of Godparents hosted by our Sunday Church School Families.
Sunday, February 11th --Annual Apokreatiko Glendi, The Magical World of Disney - Diplomat West Banquet Hall, 4:00 Reception, 5:00Dinner. Adults $35, Children (4-18) $25 [3 & under no charge]. Please come dressed as your favorite Disney character. Reservations and payment will be accepted in Plato Hall on Sundays during coffee hour. Reservations can also be made by calling Georgia Tsaganos at (708) 860-9443.
Saturday, February 17th -- 2nd Saturday of the Souls Feast of St. Theodore Tyro, 8:30 am – Orthros, 9:30 am – Divine Liturgy
Monday, February 19th -- GREAT LENT BEGINS - Clean Monday, 5:30 pm – Great Compline, 7:00 pm – Lenten Dinner
Wednesday, February 21st -- Presanctified Liturgy - 6:00 pm
Friday, February 23rd -- 1st Salutations - 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 24th -- 3rd Saturday of the Souls, 8:30 am – Orthros, 9:30 am – Divine Liturgy
Monday, February 26th -- Great Compline - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, February 28th -- Presanctified Liturgy - 9:00 am
Metropolis of Chicago Winter Camp:
Registration is now open for the Metropolis of Chicago Winter Camp which will take place March 2nd-4th at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center! This retreat is for students in grades 6-11 from the entire Metropolis. Fee is $175 per camper, and registration is limited to the first 75 applicants. See the flyer for all the other info. Please follow this link to register: GREAT ESCAPE WINTER CAMP REGISTRATION
This year's theme is "#Follow4followMe: Encountering the Word through the Evangelists". Not only will this retreat be spiritually beneficial and fulfilling, but it's going to be a ton of fun as well. I have been part of the planning process, and I can tell you there are a lot of great things planned. I hope that everyone will be there to experience it!
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Fr. Dimitri at firstname.lastname@example.org. God bless!
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 email@example.com.
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
601 S. Central Avenue
Chicago, IL 60644
Phone: (773) 626-3114
Fax: (773) 626-3141
Live Divine Liturgy Services can be viewed every Sunday morning beginning at 9:45 am CDT
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church is now streaming our services to those that are unable to attend in person. We are also giving you a way to submit an online offering by using the form below.
Please make a custom offering by indicating your offering in the area provided.
If you would like to make a recurring offering you may do so by using the form below to set up the amount and frequency of the offering and clicking the submit button.
Your recurring offering will automatically be deducted from the form of payment you indicate for the amount and frequency you selected until you decide to stop or change the amount/frequency.