Announcements and Key Dates
We are open with limited capacity. Reservations are not required to attend services in-person; however, all parishioners must comply with COVID-19 policies and procedures.
Please read the August 2021 update from the Parish Council for more details.
Assumption wants to maintain an environment that is safe and comfortable for all those desiring to worship together and recognizes that many people still have questions and concerns about what the evolving public health landscape means for them in their day-to-day lives. Out of an abundance of caution, with regards to COVID-19 and the recent requirements by the City of Chicago, The Metropolis of Chicago, and the CDC, effective immediately:
- We are asking all parishioners to wear face masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
- We are asking all parishioners to sign our guest book for tracking purposes.
- We are asking all parishioners to allow a Parish Council member to escort them to their seats, as we will be monitoring spacing.
- We will supply sanitation stations.
- We will NOT be having indoor coffee hours in the near future.
We thank you for your flexibility and understanding, and look forward to continuing to safely worship together
Assumption Parish Council
Worshipping at Home?
All services are livestreamed from our YouTube channel, and we invite you to worship with us from home or wherever you are!
For a full schedule of liturgical services, view our Parish Calendar.
- August 28 - Liturgy in the Park - St. Iakovos Retreat Center (Kansasville, WI). POSTPONED.
- September 11 - Six06 Cafe Night -Join Assumption YAL for wine and appetizers with live music at Six06 Cafe. See our flyer for more details!
- September 12 - Sunday Church School Kick-Off
Read the Sunday Bulletin for the latest news and announcements at Panagia.
GIFT OF LIGHT
Please give the “Gift of Light” to Assumption Panagia’s Church. We need a family or an individual, to sponsor, per week, the lighting of our vigil lamps and candles in both of our holy Altars of Panagia and Saint Catherine. This includes the daily lighting of both of our holy Altars throughout the week. Suggested donation for this ministry is $100.00. Reservations, with your donation to Assumption Church, can be made through the church office. Simply, ask for the week you desire and remember to offer the names of your loved ones, both the living and those who have fallen asleep, so that they may be commemorated at the Prothesis Table of Oblation) during the Sunday Orthros of that week.
An acknowledgement in the weekly bulletin will be printed. Please specify if you would like your donation posted either in memory of… or for the health and well being of…. Our Church is blessed to have two consecrated Altars. During the Consecration service, and forever after, the Lord entrusts to the angelic powers to keep the holy Altar pure and holy. As Saint Symeon of Thessaloniki reminds us, the Holy Altar is the border between heaven and earth, it is the throne of glory and the dwelling place of God and the workshop of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We all need prayers, and your “Gift of Light” will help.
Orthodox Catechism Classes
If you are interested in learning about the Orthodox Faith, join our catechism classes beginning in September 2021 (TBA). The program is made for people from various backgrounds, Christian or not, and is intended to familiarize you with the theology, traditions, and daily life of Orthodox Christians. The lessons usually take about an hour, but we might run over occasionally on some more challenging topics. Besides actually coming to classes, in order to get yourselves acquainted with the practical aspects of the faith, I strongly suggest that you participate in as many Church services (including weekday services) as possible moving forward. Check our website www.assumptionchicago.org for updates on the calendar. Worship is the most important aspect of our faith, and it is important that you get familiar with it. In the meantime, I highly recommend “Becoming Orthodox” by Peter Guilquist. It is a story of every believer who is searching for the Church. Where Christ is Lord. Where holiness, human responsibility, and the Sovereignty of God are preached. I also highly recommend purchasing your own copy of the Orthodox Study Bible. If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to call. ~Father Apostolos
Did you know that the Orthodox Church has a prayer service for Wedding Anniversaries? While planning with your spouse what you will do on your day of remembrance, don’t forget to contact the Church Office to set-up an appointment for the prayer service with Father Apostolos. While it is suggested that the prayer be read on your Wedding Anniversary, it may also be read on Sundays after Church services.
Elderly Home Care Supplies
If you or someone you know is in need of elderly home care supplies, please let us know. We have an assortment of items, all of which are unopened and unused, available for donation. Please contact Kristin Callahan with inquiries.
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Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
601 S. Central Avenue
Chicago, IL 60644
Phone: (773) 626-3114
Fax: (773) 626-3141
The Church office is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.
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