Our Parish Ministries

We welcome you to learn about and consider joining some of our parish ministries. There are many great ways to get involved.

Altar Servers

In the Eastern Orthodox Church, altar servers assist the higher clergy during services. They might carry the cross, candles or liturgical fans in processions and entrances. All boys from 4th grade and older are welcome to come serve in the altar of St. Basil's! Learn More »

Adult Religious Education

Join us on every Saturday at 5pm in person and on zoom (see our calendar for any changes) for a fun and interesting discussion as we go through our book, "His life is Mine" by St. Sophrony of Essex. We follow our meetings with Great Vespers at 6pm. Our group is open to all, whether you've read the book or not! Learn More »

Sunday School

Of all the holy works, the education of children is the most holy.” – St Theophan the Recluse. Our Sunday School program fosters spiritual learning through age-appropriate lessons, which may include an introduction to church feasts, fasts and liturgical practices, prayers, Bible stories, crafts and projects, and liturgical songs. To enroll in our Sunday School, please contact our Director, Jennifer Georgopoulos at office@stbasilchicago.org.


Byzantine Music has a rich history in the Orthodox Church, and plays an integral roll in the way we worship. The hymns of the church have been passed down through thousands of years to us, and our St. Basil chanters, lead by John Lambros and John Stathopoulos, continue this tradition and enrich our liturgical experience. If you would like byzantine music lessons, or would like to help chant, please contact Fr. Athanasios Minetos at fr.athanasios@stbasilchicago.org.


The Saint Basil Choir is comprised of male and female voices of all ages singing in a four-part harmony and is accompanied by an organ. It sings the responses in the Divine Liturgy on Sundays and special feast days. The choir has several musical arrangements of liturgical music traditional to Byzantine music including composers Anastasiou, Bogdanos, Desby, and Spathis. The choir rehearses every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. before liturgy for a warm up to quickly run through new hymns that change periodically to the ecclesiastical year. No prior music experience is needed to join the choir. If you are interested in joining our choir, please contact George Panagopoulos at stbasilchoir@gmail.com