Great Lent 2021

Come home to Panagia's for Great Lent!

Join Assumption Panagia's for Great Lent! Services are available via livestream on our YouTube channel and Facebook page, and in-person at limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions in City of Chicago. Pre-registration required.

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Upcoming Services 

Great Lent Service Schedule

Friday, April 16

6:30 p.m. Akathist Hymn

*Visitation by His Eminence 

Sunday, April 18

8:30am Orthros and Divine Liturgy

Monday, April 19

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Great Compline

Wednesday, April 21

5:30 p.m. 9th Hour
6:00 p.m. Presanctified Liturgy

Saturday, April 24 - Lazarus Saturday

9:00 am - 11:30 am Orthros-Divine Liturgy
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Saturday of Lazarus Retreat for Children
1200pm - 3:00 pm Philoptochos Easter Bake Sale Prep

Sunday, April 25 - Palm Sunday

8:30 am Orthros and Divine Liturgy
7:00 pm Orthros of Great Monday

Monday, April 26 - Holy Monday

7:00 pm Orthros of Great Tuesday

Tuesday, April 27 - Holy Tuesday 

7:00 pm Orthros of Great Wednesday

Wednesday, April 28 - Holy Wednesday

2:30pm Sacrament of Holy Unction

7:00pm Orthros of Great Thursday (Holy Unction will be offered)

Thursday, April 29 - Holy Thursday 

9:00am The Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

6:30pm The Twelve Gospel Readings & The Procession of the Crucified Christ

Friday, April 30 - Holy Friday

9:00am Royal Hours 

3:00pm Great Vespers of the Descent from the Cross

7:00pm Orthros of Great Saturday & Epitaphio Service

Saturday, May 1 - Holy Saturday 

9:00am The Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

11:00pm Vigil for the Holy Resurrection 

Sunday, May 2 - Easter Sunday 

12:00 Midnight - Resurrection Service

12:30am The Paschal Liturgy @ Sermon of St. John Chrysostom 

11:00am Agape Service 

Saturday of Lazarus Retreat

April 24, 2021 @ 11:30am at the Parish. Father Apostolos will highlight events of Our Lord's Passion, Crucifixion and Glorious Resurrection to Pascha. See flyer below for all of the details.

Learn more about our Saturday of Lazarus retreat

RSVP: by 4/19/21

Lenten Resources

Live Lent is an initiative of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago that is meant to teach and inspire the faithful of our Metropolis to truly live out their faith throughout the period of Great Lent. Live Lent will focus on a specific theme for each week of Great Lent. Each week's theme will be announced on the preceding Sunday along with a “Spiritual Vitamin” in the form of a quote and an action item for the faithful to practice throughout the week. Sermonettes from our priests will also be provided to help the faithful further explore the theme of the week in a relatable and practical way.

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Easter Bake Sale

Visit our Philoptochos page for more details and ordering options.  


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Call us at (773) 626-3114 or email the Church Office.

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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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