Recent Sermons

Recent Reflections

Why do I need Confession?

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, One of the most often asked question I receive from the non-Orthodox and from the marginalized Orthodox who did not grow up with the Traditions of the Church is “Why do we have to go to confession?” This question is usually couched with phrases such as these: “Where in […]

Angels

November 8 My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, One of my favorite topics of discussion is the Holy Angels, the Synaxis of whom we celebrate on November 8th. There seems to be a lot of confusion about the Bodiless Powers, and I wanted to take the time to discuss them here. The first and most […]

Love never fails! – A look at Stewardship on the Feast of SS. Kosmas and Damianos

November 1, 2019 This Epistle Passage, St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 12:27-31; 13:1-8, is often utilized in non-Orthodox Weddings as the couple wishing to express the height of all virtues: Love. And while they are correct that Love is indeed the highest of all virtues. They miss the heart of this passage. While […]

Courage and Guts

October 26, 2019 My brothers and sisters in Christ,   When I was a young teenager I remember a discussion with my spiritual father. I had shared with him that I was often afraid, and he chided me. He said to me, “Dimitri, you cannot be afraid.”               I asked why?               He shared with […]

St. Basil Challenge to Parents

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Parents, can your child answer the question, “Who is Noah?” This story, which even many toddlers know should not be foreign to our homes. Children should not shrug their shoulders when asked, “Who is John the Baptist?” ST. BASIL CHALLENGE According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention “Over […]

Parish Calendar

November 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Pastoral Day for Fr. Dimitri
  • Divine Liturgy for SS. Kosmas and Damianos
2
  • Dress A Girl
3
  • Orthros and Divine Liturgy
  • Sunday School
  • Making Sack lunches for Lincoln Park Community Services
4
  • Parish Council Meeting
5
  • Bible Study
  • Faith Lunch
  • Online Class
6
  • Paraklesis (Supplication Service) to the Virgin Mary
7
  • Great Vespers of the Holy Angels (Niles)
8
  • "Orthros and Divine Liturgy for Synaxis of the Holy Archangels (at St. Haralambos, Niles)
  • Great Vespers for St. Nectarios (Palatine)
9
  • "Orthros and Divine Liturgy for St. Nectarios" (Palatine)
  • Sip & Paint
10
  • General Assembly
  • Coffee Hour with Donations being given to Wounded Warriors (injured veterans)
  • Orthros and Divine Liturgy
  • Sunday School
11
12
  • Bible Study
  • Vespers for St. John Chrysostom (Kenosha)
13
  • "Orthros and Divine Liturgy for St. John Chrysostom" at Monastery in Pleasant Prairie, WI
  • Philoptochos Baking
  • Paraklesis (Supplication Service) to the Virgin Mary
  • Philoptochos Meeting
14
15
  • Pastoral Day for Fr. Dimitri
16
  • Philoptochos Luncheon
  • Divine Liturgy of St. Matthew the Evangelist
17
  • Orthros and Divine Liturgy
  • Sunday School
18
19
  • Bible Study
  • Online Class
20
  • Paraklesis (Supplication Service) to the Virgin Mary
21
  • Divine Liturgy for Entrance of Theotokos into the Temple
22
  • Pastoral Day for Fr. Dimitri
23
24
  • No Class
  • Orthros and Divine Liturgy
  • Vespers of St. Katherine (Chicago)
25
  • Divine Liturgy for St. Katherine the Great
26
  • Bible Study
  • Online Class
27
  • Paraklesis (Supplication Service) to the Virgin Mary
28
29
  • Pastoral Day for Fr. Dimitri
  • Great Vespers for St. Andrew (Chicago)
30
  • "Orthros and Divine Liturgy for St. Andrew the first called" (Chicago)

Events