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.

“Be Kind” Tee-shirts to benefit the children of St. Basil Academy
The Philoptochos and Sunday Church School are pleased to announce a fundraising partnership to benefit the children of St. Basil Academy - the sale of “Be Kind” Tee-shirts.  The project was inspired by the thoughtful design of tenth grade SCS student Stephen Kozil.  The gray V-neck tee-shirts have a red heart with the words BE KIND and synonyms of kindness inset.  The price of the shirt is $15 and available in various sizes.  The Sunday Church School Children will be taking orders during the coffee fellowship following the Divine Liturgy beginning this Sunday.  We hope you will support this worthy project!

St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival
The 2018 St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival will be held on Sunday, March 11th. The Oratorical is an annual event that encourages 7th-12th grade SCS students to engage with their faith by writing essays, speeches, or poetry based on topics that the Archdiocese provides. However, creating icons, videos, or other media is also a great way to get involved if a student prefers. Submissions will be judged, and the winners will move on to represent Panagia at the Metropolis Festival on April 14th. There is scholarship money available for students who advance further to the Archdiocese level. This year's topics and more information can be found here:

Students in 4th-6th grade are also able to participate in Panagia's Festival by giving a 30-90 second talk. These students will not be judged for competition, and do not advance to the Metropolis Festival. This is a chance for younger SCS students to practice talking about their faith, and will prepare them for future Oratorical competition. Topics for these short talks are more flexible than those for the older divisions. Some suggested topics can be found at the website listed above. Feel free to email Maki Gilroy at with any questions!

Fanari Camp 2018
Registration for Fanari Camp 2018 is rapidly approaching.  The date for Registration is TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon).  ALL WEEKS ARE OPEN TO YOUTH IN 6TH-11TH GRADES.  Session One JUNE 17th-JUNE 23rd; Session Two JUNE 24th-JUNE 30th; Session Three JULY 8th - JULY 14th; Session Four JULY 15th - JULY 21rd.  COST: $500 PER CHILD.  Below is the information on registering for Fanari Camp this summer . I hope that all of our families will consider taking advantage of this wortwhile ministry. In Christ, +Fr. Dimitri

NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces that applications for the Scholarship and Fellowship programs administered by the Archdiocese are now available. (See below for information on available Scholarships).  Applications can be accessed by visiting For more information, please email or call 212-774-0283. The deadline for submitting an application for any of these scholarships is May 4, 2018.


Monday, February 19th -- GREAT LENT BEGINS - Clean Monday. Our Church begins its journey through this solemn Season of Great Lent.  On this day, which is called Kathara Deftera (Clean Monday), Church Services will be held on the first evening of Lent beginning at 5:30 pm, with the Great Compline Service.  Following this solemn Worship Service, the traditional Lenten Meal will be served in Plato Hall.  Donation is $10.00.  To RSVP, please call the Church Office (773) 626-3114.

Wednesday, February 21st -- Presanctified Liturgy - 6:00 pm

Friday, February 23rd -- 1st Salutations - 7:00 pm

Saturday, February 24th -- 3rd Saturday of the Souls, 8:30 am – Orthros, 9:30 am – Divine Liturgy

Monday, February 26th -- Great Compline - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, February 28th -- Presanctified Liturgy - 9:00 am


Saturday, March 10th -- Metropolis of Chicago Philoptochos Lenten Retreat, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and hosted by the Assumption Philoptochos.  The theme of the Retreat is "The Body: Temple of the Holy Spirit  Raising Diabetes Awareness".  All are welcome to attend.  Presentations By: Rev. Fr. Athanasios Minetos, St. Andrew Church, Chicago, IL [Greek Speaker]; Rev. Fr. Anastasios Theodoropoulos, Assumption Church, Town & Country, MO [English Speaker].  Special presentations on Diabetes will be offered by: Dr. George Bakris (Greek) and Dr. Siri Greeley (English).   For further details contact Katherine Siavelis (847-710-0326), Co-Chairperson; or Carol Stamas (847-323-1796), Co-Chairperson.

March 10th -- Family Synaxis Metropolis of Chicago Annual Lenten Retreat "Transforming our Baptismal garments into the Armor of God" 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2727 W Winona St., Chicago, IL

Saturday, March 17th -- SCS Lenten Youth Retreat, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm, THE CROSS OF CHRIST: THE KEY TO THE KINGDOM.  For all children grades Pre-K through 8th. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Fr. Dimitri at by March 13th.


Thursday, April 26th -- "20th Anniversary" of the Philoptochos at Assumption Church.  Join us for an evening of delicious food and laugh-out-loud entertainment at Maggiano's


Monday, May 14th --  Assumption Golf Outing - Save the Date, at 11:00 am at the White Pines Golf Course.  Watch for more information.

Metropolis of Chicago Winter Camp:
Registration is now open for the Metropolis of Chicago Winter Camp which will take place March 2nd-4th at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center! This retreat is for students in grades 6-11 from the entire Metropolis. Fee is $175 per camper, and registration is limited to the first 75 applicants. See the flyer for all the other info.  Please follow this link to register: GREAT ESCAPE WINTER CAMP REGISTRATION
This year's theme is "#Follow4followMe: Encountering the Word through the Evangelists". Not only will this retreat be spiritually beneficial and fulfilling, but it's going to be a ton of fun as well. I have been part of the planning process, and I can tell you there are a lot of great things planned. I hope that everyone will be there to experience it!
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Fr. Dimitri at God bless!

Fanari Camp 2018:
Registration for Fanari Camp 2018 is rapidly approaching.  The date for Registration is TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon)

    If your child(ren) attended camp last summer, you can “login” to your account by entering your username and password.
    Your Health Profile information from last year is stored and can be edited and updated. This year you need to confirm/update past information and upload current immunizations, insurance card and epi-pen required allergies.
    Health Profile information for SESSION 1 & 2 campers, need to be complete by June 3. Health Profile Information for SESSION 3 & 4  campers, need to be complete by June 17th.
    Complete the entire required registration and payment information to finalize your child’s participation.
    All payment plans needs to be finished by July 21, 2018.

    “Sign Up” to create your account with your email and a password.
     Add “+” a “New Camper” for each of your children.
    “Register” for a session of camp.
    “Pay” for session. (Full payment or set up a payment plan)
    “Complete” the Health Profile(s) for your child(ren).  (SESSION 1 & 2 Complete this information by June 3. SESSION 3 &4Complete this information by June 17th.)
     The “Add-Ons” section of the registration gives you the OPTIONAL choice to pay an additional $10 for a camper T-shirt.
     When registering, please use a current email address that you check on a regular basis, as it will be used to send important messages before and during camp.
     At the end of your online registration, you will download a "Welcome Packet" which has details about our Rules and Regulations, Camper Packing List and other pertinent camp information.
     All payment plans need to be finished by July 21, 2018.
     Return to your CampDoc account as often as you like with your Username and Password until all information is complete.

For questions or technical support in helping you access your online account, call Campdoc at 734-636-1000 or email For questions regarding Fanari Camp and registration, please contact the Metropolis Youth Office at 312-337-4130 or email

Through a generous yearly grant from Leadership 100, and various parish organizations (specifically the Philoptochos Societies of Holy Apostles and St. Demetrios, Elmhurst this year), our Metropolis has been able to offer a number of need-based full and partial summer camp scholarships, to defray registration costs to campers of families in financial need.
In addition, GAMA, (Greek American Motorcycle Association) will offer 4 scholarships to campers who are attending Session 2 ONLY. (These are NOT NEED-BASED Scholarships. They are open to EVERYONE attending Session 2, June 24-30, 2018, to apply.)

LEADERSHIP 100 Application Process (This is for all need based scholarships)
     Complete this need-based online Scholarship Application form: Leadership 100 Scholarship Application 
     Once your application is reviewed, you will be contacted by email.
     If you qualify for a scholarship, you will be given a COUPON CODE to enter in your online registration.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and scholarships are awarded on a first-come first-served basis until camp sessions are full and all available funds are distributed. Submission of an application does not guarantee that a scholarship will be granted, or that the entire amount requested will be awarded.
For more information regarding Fanari Summer camp go to; our Facebook page, Fanari Camp; our Blog; and our Instagram Account or email at or me personally at or call the youth office at 312-337-4130.

George & Naouma (Gioule) Gioles Scholarship
Katina John Malta Scholarship
Paleologos Scholarship
Applications and instructions for these three scholarships administered by the Department of Philanthropy of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America are available for awards to be made for the 2018-2019 academic year. The George & Naouma (Gioule) Gioles Scholarship and the Katina John Malta Scholarship are for undergraduate studies, and the Paleologos Scholarship is awarded for graduate work of a non-theological nature. Each of these scholarships was established through generous gifts from dedicated Greek Orthodox Christians who wanted to provide financial assistance towards the education of young people from our Orthodox Christian community.

The Christos and Georgia Trakatellis Fellowship
Applications are also available for a fellowship from The Christos and Georgia Trakatellis Fellowship Fund for the 2018-2019 academic year. This Fund was established in 2011 by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and his brother, Prof. Antonios Trakatellis, in memory of their parents, Christos and Georgia. The Fund, overseen by the Chancellor’s Office, offers fellowships to graduates of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology to study Greek language, Hellenic culture and liturgical practice. These studies can take place in the United States or, preferably, in Greece or at the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.  The study could be part of an established academic program (Doctoral or Master Levels) or part of a free program, which should be well structured and clearly defined in view of the above stated purpose of the Fund. Candidates shall be chosen based on merit and need. The amount of the fellowship is $3,000 per semester for up to two semesters. One or more full or partial fellowships will be awarded annually.

The S. Gregory Taylor Scholarship
The Taylor Scholarship Fund offers financial assistance to students pursuing a post-graduate degree in the areas of theology, religious studies, or pastoral training.  The Chancellor’s Office of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America oversees the Fund and awards scholarships on an annual basis. Awarding of scholarships will be determined based on program of study, financial need, previous academic work, recommendations, availability of funds and how the applicant intends to serve the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America after receiving this degree.  Scholarships are awarded for actual course work being done towards a post-graduate degree (an initial graduate-level degree is required).  As per the guidelines of the Fund, preference will be given to graduates of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.
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

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Chicago, IL 60644
Phone:  (773) 626-3114
Fax:      (773) 626-3141

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