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Recent Reflections

Happy New Year

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Happy New Year! Many of the New Years traditions are set to bring good fortune, (Pork) prosperity (Black Eyed Peas & Collared Greens), and happiness (kissing and dancing at midnight)  throughout the year. The idea is that if you bring in the New Year with all of these things […]

Proskinitarion

December 27, 2019   My Brothers and Sisters in Christ,               As we gather together for the New Year, many of us are filled with optimism. If you count New Year’s Eve, there will be several weddings this year. We will have numerous baptisms. This is a time of growth and happiness as we draw […]

House Blessings: Again?

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I want to talk to you about House Blessings. Every year in January, the Orthodox invite the priest into their homes and businesses to bless with the waters of Theophany. Why? Why do we need the priest to bless our house every year? For the same reason many of […]

Merry Christmas . . . or not

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Forgive me in advance because this article will be sterner than my normal messages. As we approach that most joyous event of Christmas, I should be full of excitement, happiness, and eagerness. Instead, I am full of depressing melancholy and trepidation. We have heard the expression, put the Christ […]

Reason for the Season

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we gather together for the Holidays, we know the reason for the Season. It is not something new. It is not something that needs to be stated every year as though we somehow forgot. We choose to ignore it. We choose to focus on ourselves and our personal […]

Parish Calendar

January 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Hierarchical Orthros & Divine Liturgy for the Circumcision and St. Basil the Great
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3
  • Pastoral Day for Fr. Dimitri
  • Royal Hours of Theophany
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5
  • Orthros and Divine Liturgy
  • Sunday School
6
  • Divine Liturgy of Theophany
  • Great Vespers of the Synaxis of the Forerunner
7
  • Divine Liturgy of the Synaxis of the Forerunner
  • Parish Council
8
  • Paraklesis (Supplication Service) to the Virgin Mary
  • Philoptochos Meeting
9
10
  • Pastoral Day for Fr. Dimitri
11
12
  • Orthros and Divine Liturgy
  • Sunday School
  • Chicago River Blessing
  • Metropolis of Chicago Vasilopita
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15
  • Paraklesis (Supplication Service) to the Virgin Mary
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17
  • Pastoral Day for Fr. Dimitri
  • Divine Liturgy for St. Anthony the Great
  • Great Vespers for Ss. Athanasios and Cyril (at Aurora parish)
  • Great Vespers of St. Athanasios
18
  • Orthros & Divine Liturgy for St. Athanasios
19
  • Orthros and Divine Liturgy
  • Sunday School
20
21
  • Divine Liturgy for St. Maximos the Confessor
  • Bible Study
  • Online Class
22
  • Paraklesis (Supplication Service) to the Virgin Mary
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24
  • Pastoral Day for Fr. Dimitri
25
  • Divine Liturgy for St. Gregory the Theologian
26
  • Orthros and Divine Liturgy
  • Sunday School
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28
  • Bible Study
  • UiC Vasilopita
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30
  • Divine Liturgy of the Three Hierachs
31

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