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SUNDAY                      MARCH 17- SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY

  8:15 a.m.                     Orthros

  9:30 a.m.                     Divine Liturgy

                                    Fellowship Hour and Lenten Monastery Food Sale        

                                    Oratorical Festival

  6:30 p.m.                     Pan Orthodox Vespers at St. Andrew Church in Chicago

  MONDAY                  MARCH 18

  6:30 p.m.                     Great Compline

  7:30 p.m.                     Catechism

TUESDAY                    MARCH 19

12:00 p.m.                     Sixth Hour

  4:30 p.m.                     Greek School

  6:15 p.m.                     The Way

WEDNESDAY              MARCH 20

  1:00 p.m.                     Adult Fellowship and Bible Study

  5:30 p.m./ 6:00 p.m.      Ninth Hour and Pre-Sanctified Liturgy                         

  7:30 p.m.                     Lenten Dinner

THURSDAY                 MARCH 21

12:00 p.m.                     Sixth Hour

  6:00 p.m.                     Greek School

  6:30 p.m.                     Spitha Dance Troupe

  7:30 p.m.                     Parish Council Meeting

  7:45 p.m.                     Greek Dance Adult Classes

 FRIDAY                      MARCH 22

                                    Fanari Winter Camp

  4:30 p.m.                     Adventure Theater

  7:00 p.m.                     Second Heretismi Service

  8:30 p.m.                     Choir Rehearsal

  8:30 p.m.                     Communing with the Saints

SATURDAY                 MARCH 23

                                    Fanari Winter Camp

10:00 a.m.                     Choir Federation Meeting

  4:00 p.m.                     Metropolis Byzantine Music School


  9:30 a.m.                     Divine Liturgy

                                    Celebration of Books


Epistle Reading: Heb 11:24-26, 32-40– Gospel Reading: Jn 1:43-51– Reader: Lou Kafkes


Pan Orthodox Vespers...The Sunday of Orthodoxy Pan Orthodox Vespers will take place at 6:30 p.m. at St. Andrew Church in Chicago. His Eminence Nathanael will be the homilist. Please join the Orthodox of Chicago as we celebrate Vespers and gather around our Metropolitan.


Celebration of Books Week…For the past 35 years, Holy Apostles has sponsored, on behalf of the Metropolis of Chicago, Celebration of Books Week during the third week of Great Lent. Compline services are followed by lectures with questions from the audience. This is also a wonderful opportunity for the faithful to purchase books to add to their libraries.

The theme this year is Being Sanctified by God’s Grace.

Monday March 25: Fr. Josiah Trenham: “Sanctifying American Soil” -The Orthodox Saints of America

Tuesday, March 26: Fr. Josiah Trenham: “Sanctifying Space” - The House of God

Thursday, March 28: Fr. Nicholas Palis: “Sanctifying Ourselves” -The Lives of the Elders and Saints


 “Communing with the Saints”...will be the topic of our Lenten study series. We will meet the first four Fridays of Lent following the Salutations (Heretismi) services. The discussions will be 30 minutes long and they will focus on the Holy Saints’ lives and what we can learn from them. We hope you can join us!


Fanari Camp... Registration opens on Tuesday, March 19. Please visit: www.FANARI.ORG. All weeks are open to 6th-11th grades. For more information, please visit our website at holyapostleschurch.com.


Monastery Goods Sale…Please stop by the tables in the multipurpose room filled with delicious Lenten food and baked goods prepared by the nuns at the St. John Chrysostom Monastery. This food will help us in our Lenten journey. You will be happy that you did!



HCS Food Drive...Philoptochos is hosting a food drive the entire month of March to benefit HCS Family Services, which is committed to relieving hunger in DuPage. Collection bins are set up in front of HARC. Flyers with collection details are available by the candle stands and by the HARC collection bins.

Celebration of Books Reception ...On Monday, March 25th Philoptochos will host the reception on the opening night of Celebration of Books. Baked goods would be greatly appreciated, especially Lenten desserts. If you would like to help, please contact Mary Tsoulos at (630)885-6659.

Lenten Dinner...Philoptochos will sponsor the Lenten Dinner following the Pre-Sanctified Liturgy on Wednesday, April 3rd. A variety of Lenten foods will be offered in a potluck, buffet style. If you would like to make a dish to share, please contact Sundy Urban at (708) 302-7454.

Feed My Starving Children...Philoptochos is scheduled to volunteer at the Feed My Starving Children facility in Aurora on Saturday, April 6th, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. We will pack specially formulated meals for those in need. This is also a great opportunity for students to fulfill service hours. If you are able to volunteer please contact Emily Rehn at (708) 369-9365 or email at platovalentine@hotmail.com.


The Shoe that Grows...This Lenten Almsgiving effort will be going on through April. You can help  send a check to the office made out to “Holy Apostles” with “Shoe That Grows” in the memo. For questions, please contact D. Pat at pathamalis@yahoo.com or (630) 885-9793, Christine Drechsler at 630-922-0089 or Elaine Karamatskos at elenipk@yahoo.com.


Young Adult League...Spring Retreat will take place at St. Iakovos Retreat Center from May 3 through May 5. More information on our website: holyapostleschurch.com. under the Ministries tab.