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SUNDAY                      APRIL 22 – SUNDAY OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN

  8:15 a.m.                     Orthros

  9:30 a.m.                     Divine Liturgy

Memorials:                   Sotirios Beicos, Anastasia Kapolas, Harry Kapolas, Chris Kapolas, Christos Kapolas, Mary Kapolas, Georgia Katsenes, Loulouthie Kavouras, Christos Sikavitsas, Malamati Sikavitsas, Demetrios Thermos, Metaxia Thermos, Thomas Tollios, Silvia Tsoutsouris, George Varlas

                                    Adventure Theater Luncheon and Play

Baptism:                        Daughter of Kathryn and Geoff Dutton

12:00 p.m.                     Sponsor: Allison Baier

MONDAY                    APRIL 23- FEAST DAY OF ST. GEORGE

  8:00 a.m.                     Orthros

  9:00 a.m.                     Divine Liturgy

TUESDAY                    APRIL 24

  4:30 p.m.                     Greek School

  6:15 p.m.                     The Way

  7:00 p.m.                     Sunday School Meeting

WEDNESDAY              APRIL 25

                                    No Adult Fellowship and Bible Class

THURSDAY                 APRIL 26

12:00 p.m.                     Koukla’s Kafenio

  4:30 p.m.                     Greek School

  7:30 p.m.                     Parish Council Meeting

SATURDAY                 APRIL 28

Baptism:                        Daughter of Kristina and George Jordan

11:00 a.m.                     Sponsor: Nicholas Jordan

Wedding:                      Nicole Young and David Schneider

3:00 p.m.                       Sponsor: Jessica Young

SUNDAY                      APRIL 29-SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC

  9:30 a.m.                     Divine Liturgy

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Epistle Reading: Acts 6: 1-7 -- Gospel Reading: Mk 15:43-47; 16: 1-8-- Reader: Marilyn Athas

“Christ is Risen!” “Truly He is Risen!”// “Χριστός Ανέστη!” “Αληθώς Ανέστη!”

 

St. George, the Holy and Great Martyr... George, this truly great and glorious Martyr of Christ, was born of a father from Cappadocia and a mother from Palestine. When George grew up, he entered the military. He was illustrious in battle and highly honored for his courage. When emperor Diocletian began the terrible persecution against Christians, George came before him and confessed that he is a Christian. When threats and promises could not move him from his steadfast confession, he was put to unheard-of tortures, which he endured with great bravery, overcoming them by his faith and love towards Christ. Finally the emperor ordered the great martyr George to be beheaded. His sacred remains were taken to Palestine, to the homeland of his mother. The miracles which have occurred over the grave of St. George are without number.

His Feast day is on April 23rd. If April 23 falls on or before Great and Holy Pascha, the Feast of St. George is translated to Bright Monday.

  “Prosphoron” Makers... A prosphoron (Greek: πρόσφορον, offering) is a small loaf of leavened bread used in Orthodox Liturgy. Preparing this bread is a very special and holy service to God. Our church needs a couple of pious women that will volunteer their skill and service in making prosphoron. It is also customary to offer the names of Orthodox Christian family members, of friends, so that the priest may commemorate them at the Service of Preparation (Proskomide).If you know the art of making prosphoron please call the office at (708) 562-2744.

 Adventure Theater...Today, after Divine Liturgy, Adventure Theater will present its Easter movie entitled A Letter to Tiberius in the multipurpose room. The movie will be preceded by a delicious luncheon. Donation, $12.00. Children 4 years old and under, free. A few seats are still available. There will be no Adventure Theater rehearsal on Friday, April 27th.

 Holy Apostles 5K Family Run & Walk ...Spring is here! One of the surest signs of the season is the annual Holy Apostles 5K Family Run and Walk which will be held on Saturday, May 12 at 8:30 a.m. In our established tradition, all proceeds will go to the Philoxenia House in Rochester, MN. Reservations and sponsorship will be taken in the multipurpose room after Divine Liturgy.

 Home Bible Study Group in Hinsdale...will be on Sunday April 29th, at 7:00 p.m. at 535 Woodside Avenue, Hinsdale. We are very pleased to say that Deacon Perry will be leading the discussion. The selected topic is "Work and Sabbath/Orthodox Work/Life Balance". Please RSVP to tjtheophilos@gmail.com.

 Jr. Olympics...Calling ages 8-18 to join us at the Metropolis Jr. Olympics in Palos Hills, Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27. The 8 -10 year old coed basketball team has started practices at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Register after church in the multipurpose room. For questions, please contact Aleka Ernst at (630) 561-1660 or alekaernst@aol.com

 Philoptochos...

Feed the Hungry...will take place on Tuesday, May 8th at Annunciation Cathedral in Chicago. We will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Holy Apostles to carpool downtown that morning. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Anne Theophilos at (630) 460-0712.

Poised for Success…Philoptochos is collecting new and gently used summer women’s career clothing from April 21st through May 5th for Poised for Success. This nonprofit organization provides career clothing to women who cannot afford appropriate clothes for a job interview. Please leave the clothing on hangers and place your donations on the coat racks setup in the multipurpose room.