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SUNDAY                               JANUARY 13-MARCH FOR LIFE, CHICAGO

  8:15 a.m.                             Orthros

  9:30 a.m.                             Divine Liturgy

Memorials:                          JoAnna Kopetas, Cleo Maragos

                                           Fellowship Hour

Baptism:                               Daughter of Nicole and Martin Keller                            

12:00 p.m.                             Sponsors: Melissa Kosar and Anthony Kosar

  6:30 p.m.                             Metropolis Vasilopita Cutting at SS. Constantine and Helen, Palos Hills

TUESDAY                            JANUARY 15

  4:30 p.m.                             Greek School/Vasilopita Cutting

  6:15 p.m.                             The Way

WEDNESDAY                    JANUARY 16

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

  5:30 p.m.                             Scout Religious Emblem Program


  8:00 a.m.                             Orthros

  9:00 a.m.                             Divine Liturgy

  4:30 p.m.                             Greek School followed by Jr. Dance Troupe Rehearsal

FRIDAY                                JANUARY 18 - FEAST DAY OF ST. ATHANASIOS

  8:00 a.m.                             Orthros

  9:00 a.m.                             Divine Liturgy

  4:30 p.m.                             Adventure Theater

  6:00 p.m.                             Family Synaxis Father/Daughter Dance

SATURDAY                         JANUARY 19

  4:00 p.m.                             Metropolis Byzantine Music School

SUNDAY                               JANUARY 20-VASILOPITA CUTTING

  9:30 a.m.                             Divine Liturgy


Epistle Reading: Eph 4:7-13– Gospel Reading: Mt 4:12-17 – Reader: Tom Gregory


Fellowship Hour is being hosted today by Greek School PTO.

The Annual Celebration of the Feast Day of St. Anthony... at the St. Anthony Chapel of the Metropolis Home will be held at 40 East Burton Place in Chicago. His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael will preside over the celebration of the Great Vespers Service on Wednesday evening, January 16 at 7:00 p.m. and celebration of the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy of Thursday, January 17. Orthros will start at 9:00 a.m. and it will be followed by Divine Liturgy. 

A Critical Issue...For more than a century, the question of autocephaly (self-governance) had divided the sacred unity of Orthodox Christianity in Ukraine. The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople has taken the pastoral initiative to heal these divisions and grant independence to the Church in Ukraine. Please join us for an in-depth discussion with experts who can explain the most important issue confronting the Orthodox Church today. A Town Hall meeting will be conducted via telephone conference call on Saturday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m. eastern time. For more information, please visit our website.

Holy Water Bottles...available in the Church Office. 

Adventure Theater... urgently needs boys and girls, 4th grade and older, to fill parts in our up-coming play, scheduled to be presented on May 5th. For more information, please contact Mr. D. fanari@me.com.

 Byzantine Music School...The next Byzantine Music School session resumes on Saturday, January 19th at 4:00 p.m. Classes will continue for the next 12 weeks. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced sessions are available. Cost $150. Checks payable to the Metropolis of Chicago. You may pay at the first session.

 Greek Night at the Chicago Wolves Game... on Saturday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. Gather your friends and family for a fun filled night! The St. Iakovos Retreat Center is teaming up with the Chicago Wolves hockey team. Witness our very own Metropolitan Nathanael drop the puck as the Chicago Wolves challenge the Manitoba Moose! Proceeds from ticket purchases will benefit the St. Iakovos Retreat Center. If you have further questions, contact events@gosirc.org.

 Calling All Bakers...Please join Fr. Nicholas for a short meeting after church on January 20 in the Philoptochos Room. We will learn about baking prosforo, form baking teams and a baking schedule. All current prosforo bakers along with anyone interested in joining the team are welcome! For questions, please contact Kathy Beshilas (708) 246-2581 or Christine Drechsler at chris_drechsler@wowway.com.

Father Daughter Dance...is this Friday, January 18th from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Fathers and daughters of all ages are welcome! Pizza, salad, and desserts will be provided. A donation of  $30 per father is requested.

Please send your RSVP along with any questions to holyapostlessynaxis@gmail.com. 

Holy Apostles Greek School Dinner Dance... Join us for an “Apokriatiko Glenti” on Sunday, February 17 at the Empress Banquets in Addison. Cocktails at 5:00 p.m. and dinner at 6:00 p.m. Kindly RSVP by February 4 to holyapostlesgreekschool@gmail.com or contact Eleni Poteres at (630) 416-8902.

 Mark Your Calendars for our 2019 Church Directory Update...We need you to help make our directory complete! Current photography 2019 dates are July 23,24,25,26, 28 and August 6,7,8,9,10.  You will receive a free 8x10 portrait, a free printed directory, and you will have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits. Exciting News... Pets, dogs and cats, are welcome in this year’s directory! Please contact Nia Kouchis at (630) 910-8224 with any questions.

New Missions Ministry Webpage...Our website has a new webpage that highlights the work and activities of the Missions Ministry that includes work such as Feed6, PADs, BEDs, Albanian missionary support, and OCMC missionaries. It can be accessed by going to the 'Ministries' menu and selecting 'Missions Ministry’. If you are interested in joining or supporting the work of the Missions Ministry, please contact Fr. Nicholas.


Godparent's Luncheon...is scheduled on Sunday, February 3rd, following Divine Liturgy. The luncheon buffet will be catered by the Greek Islands and the cost will be $10 per person for ages 3 and above. RSVP in the multipurpose room beginning today, January 13th or Cynthia Stathopoulos at (630) 986-0630 or cstath11@comcast.net by Thursday, January 31st.

Blankets and Books... Philoptochos will be collecting knit, crocheted, or fleece blankets for infants as well as new and "gently used" children's books for the Peoples Resource Center the entire month of February. 




Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 1/18/2019

Athanasios and Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria
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