Dates to Remember

2017-18 Adult Education Program flyer

Adult Education Program 2017-18
"Lord, it is good for us to be here" (Matt 17:4)  - Discussions on the feasts of the Lord - Sessions will take place in St. Catherine's Chapel after the Divine Liturgy until noon on the following Sundays: October 1st, November 5th, December 3rd, January 7th, February 4th, March 4th, April 15th and May 6th.

Philoptochos Coat Drive
We are pleased to announce the kick off of the Second Annual One Warm Coat Drive.   Last year, we collected 200 coats!   This year, we hope to break that record!  Collection boxes are located in the Narthex of St. Catherine’s Chapel.   Please donate your clean and pre-loved coats.  Children's coats are especially needed, men and women's coats are gladly accepted.  Thank you for your generosity!

Christmas Offering Appeal and Parish Christmas Card Signup
The Annual Appeal for Christmas where our faithful and supporters are able to make their prayerful gift to our Panagia Parish and our Lord’s Ministries has been mailed to all stewards and friends of this Parish.  We ask that you please consider and remember your Spiritual Home with your gift of love.  In addition, the annual invitation to include your name and be part of our Parish Family Christmas Card has also been mailed to all steward’s homes as well.  If you would like to have your name added to the Christmas Card, please complete the form and return it together with your check in the amount of $25.00 made payable to Assumption Greek Orthodox Church.  Deadline for inclusion in the Parish Family Christmas Card is Monday, December 15th, 2017.

“Inclusion Awareness” THANK YOU!
We would like to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts who were able to give of their time and assist with last Sunday's "Inclusion Awareness Sunday". It was wonderful to see all our ministries and organizations within our parish helping together!  Love was all around! Thank you for embracing the vision of this new ministry to our parish! Dr. Voula Spyropoulos and Mary Zouras, Co-Chairpersons


Wednesday, December 6th -- Feast Day of St. Nicholas, 8:30 am, 9:30 am - Divine Liturgy

Saturday, December 9th -- Conception of the Theotokos, 8:30 am, 9:30 am - Divine Liturgy

Saturday, December 9th -- 10:30 am - Philoptochos Baking & Packaging for their Bake Sale in Plato Hall.   If you would like to donate home baked goods, please bring them on Saturday, December 16th.  Join us for a lively day of baking, packaging, wrapping and comradery.

Saturday, December 9th -- Decorate the Hall / Light the Tree.   ASSUMPTION CHRISTMAS ‘SHARE THE GIFT OF LIFE’ FUNDRAISER.  For the first time in our Church’s History we will decorate and Light the Tree to celebrate Christmas.  We will transform the 60-foot Spruce Tree in front of the Church into a joyful tree of light.  December 9th will be a special night for the Panagia community.  Join us for “Decorate the Hall” festivities and light the tree to celebrate Christmas.  The tree lighting symbolizes an outpouring of love for our community and the surrounding Austin Community, along with the Good we can do Where we Give.

Sunday, December 10th -- Philoptochos Bake Sale, Following the Divine Liturgy in Plato Hall

Tuesday, December 12th -- Feast of St. Spyridon, 8:30 am, 9:30 am - Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, December 12th -- Philoptochos "Feed the Hungry" at Annunciation Cathedral. We meet at Annunciation at 9:30 a.m.  For a truly heartwarming experience, please join us!  If interested, contact any Board member.

Friday, December 15th -- 7:00 pm - Youth Night at the Oak Brook Park District

Saturday, December 16th -- 9:00 am - Philoptochos Baking & Packaging for their Bake Sale In Plato Hall.   If you would like to donate home baked goods, please bring them on Saturday, December 16th.  Join us for a lively day of baking, packaging, wrapping and comradery.

Sunday, December 17th -- Annual Christmas Pageant in the Main Church following the Divine Liturgy.  This is our Sunday Church School gift to our fellow parishioners!!! Please encourage your children to participate!!!!  We kindly ask that you complete the sign up form and return it as soon as possible. We once again thank Christine Caprio and JoAnn Bastounes for organizing/directing this year's pageant.

Sunday, December 17th -- Philoptochos Bake Sale in Plato Hall following the Christmas Pageant.

Monday, December 18th -- 7:00 pm - Adult Bible Study will be held in St. Catherine’s Meeting Room

Sunday, December 24th -- Christmas Eve, 5:00 pm - Great Vespers

Monday, December 25th -- Christmas Day, 8:30 am, 10:00 am - Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, December 26th -- Synaxis of the Theotokos, 8:30 am, 9:30 am - Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, December 27th -- Feast Day of St. Stephen, 8:30 am, 9:30 am - Divine Liturgy

Assumption Basketball Season:
Once again, it's basketball season! Assumption Church is now accepting registrations for the basketball team (or teams if we get enough interest) for athletes in 5th-8th grade. The season will run from late October into February, and games are mainly on Sundays with some Saturday games as well. There is no cost to the families to register. If you have anny questions about this program or if you would like to register, please contact Mr. Tom Demos at  Below is the basketball schedule for our grade school team.  Game Times are at 4:30 pm.
Sat 11/4 at St. Haralambos (Culver School-6901 West Oakton St, Niles, IL 60714)
Sat 11/11 at Sts. Peter and Paul
Sun 12/9 v Sts. Constantine & Helen (Westchester Park District)
Sun 12/10 v St Nectarios (Westchester Park District)
Sun 12/17 v St Andrews (Westchester Park District)
Sun 1/7 v. St Demetrios Elmhurst
Sat 1/13 at Holy Trinity
Sun 1/14 v St Johns (Westchester Park District)
Sat 1/20 at St Demetrios - Chicago
Sat 1/21 v. Holy Apostles (Westchester Park District)

College Students -- Check Out OCF  (Orthodox Christian Fellowship):
To our young people who are going away to college for the first time, or to those returning to school to continue their studies, Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is the organization which keeps you connected to your Church and your Orthodox Faith.  OCF has 300 chapters in colleges and universities throughout North America.  So be sure to check out their web site to locate and find out about your chapter --  WWW.OCF.NET.  We also encourage our college young people to share their e-mail addresses with our Church so that we may keep them informed of their “Spiritual Home” while they are away.  And always remember, your Assumption Church’s weekly Divine Liturgy Services are just a click away on your computer each Sunday as we now broadcast live each Sunday.  Just access it by going to our website at:
Also, our parish is starting a database of all college students in the community. If you have a college student in your family or if you are a college student, please send your name, school, area of study, address, and email address to Fr. Dimitri at

Contact Us

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
601 S. Central Avenue
Chicago, IL 60644
Phone:  (773) 626-3114
Fax:      (773) 626-3141

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