Dates to Remember
Summer Sunday Worship Hours
Please make note that beginning Sunday, June 2th, we begin our summer schedule for Sunday Worship Services. Orthros begins at 8:00 am, followed by the Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am. We will return to our regular schedule on Sunday, September 8th.
Assumption Newsletter - Issue 2
Attached you will find the 'Pentecost/Summer 2019' Issue of the Panagia Newsletter. We hope you will enjoy reading about the events and activities of our parish as well as the words of 'spiritual nourishment' that also can be found in this edition.
Annual Panagia Names Day Appeal 2019
The Annual Panagia Appeal has been sent to all parishioners, stewards, and supporters of our blessed parish of Assumption. As we approach the Feast of the Dormition of the Panagia, we respectfully ask that you remember your Church and the Patron Saint of this Parish, the Blessed Theotokos, with your prayers and loving gift. It is because of your continued support and love that allows this Church, through the intercession of the Theotokos, to minister and continue to spread the Grace, Love and Word of Jesus Christ. Included in the mailing will also be the complete schedule of worship services during the fifteen day Panagia period and as a form to write the names of your loved ones to be commemorated at these Services. Blank prayer list forms for your departed souls and living loved ones can also be found on the Pangari as well as offering envelopes.
Sunday Church School Registration
Back to school may seem a way off, but you can now register for our Sunday Church School by going to the following link: tinyurl.com/AssumptionSCS2019. See also the attached flyer. Our first day back at Sunday Church School will be September 8, after Divine Liturgy in St. Catherine's chapel starting at 9:45 a.m.
Friday, August 23rd -- Apodosis of Panagia, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Sunday, August 25th -- Feast of St Phanourios (Observed), 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Thursday, August 29th -- Beheading of St John The Baptist, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Sunday, September 1st -- Ecclesiastical New Year, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy (Last day of Summer Sunday Worship Hours)
Saturday, September 7th -- Community Outreach Luncheon, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, September 8th -- Nativity of the Theotokos, 8:30am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy (Regular Sunday Worship Hours resume)
Sunday, September 8th -- Sunday Church School Resumes, 9:45am Divine Liturgy
Monday, September 9th -- Synaxis of Sts. Joachim and Anna, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Saturday, September 14th -- Elevation of The Cross, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Tuesday, September 17th -- Feast of St Sophia, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Friday, September 20th -- Feast of St Efstathios, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Monday, September 23rd -- Bible Study, 7:00pm
Wednesday-Sunday, September 25th-29th -- Metropolis Clergy/Laity & Philoptochos Assembly - Minneapolis - Saint Paul, MN.
Friday, September 26th -- Falling Asleep of St John the Theologian, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Sunday, September 29th -- SCS Upstairs, 8:30am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy
Saturday, October 5th -- Community Outreach Luncheon, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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
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.