Dates to Remember
Summer Sunday Worship Hours
Please make note that our summer schedule for Sunday Worship Services began on the first Sunday in June. Orthros begins at 8:00 am, followed by the Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am. We return to our regular schedule on the first Sunday in September.
Annual Panagia Names Day Appeal
The Annual Panagia Appeal has been sent to all parishioners/stewards/supporters of our blessed Parish of Assumption. As we approach the Feast of the Dormition of the Panagia, we respectfully ask that you remember your Church and the Patron Saint of this Parish, the Blessed Theotokos, with your prayers and loving gift. It is because of your continued support and love that allows this Church, through the intercession of the Theotokos, to minister and continue to spread the Grace, Love and Word of Jesus Christ. Included in the packet being mailed will also include the complete schedule of Worship Services during the fifteen day Panagia period, as well as a form to write the names of your loved ones to be remembered/commemorated at these Services. Blank prayer list forms for your departed souls and living loved ones can also be found on the Pangari, as well as offering envelopes.
Annual Blessing of the Grapes on August 6th (Feast of The Transfiguration)
The Annual Blessing of the Grapes will take place at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, August 6th. This tradition occurs in our Orthodox Churches on August 6th each year, giving thanks to our Lord for the ‘first fruits of harvest’ given to us by our God. Should you wish to contribute to defray the expense of the grapes, please call the Church office at 773-626-3114.
Panagia Feast Day Flowers
We are forever grateful for the love and support of our parishioners and friends of Panagia who generously defray the expenses of the flowers that so beautifully adorn our Icons of our Patron Saint, the Blessed Theotokos, on Her Feast Day. If you are interested in making this gift specifically for the flowers decorating the Icons of the Panagia, please inform the Church Office (773.626.3114), or see Father Timothy.
Artoclasia Service for Panagia Feast Day Observance
As is the tradition, our Parish honors the Feast Day of the Dormition of the Panagia with the Service of Artoclasia at BOTH the Great Vespers on Tuesday evening, August 14th, and the Divine Liturgy on Wednesday morning, August 15th. Those individuals/families wishing to offer the bread (artos), oil, and wine for the health of their family are asked to call the Church Office (773.626.3114) or see Father Timothy.
We will be baking for Panagia Vespers on Saturday, August 11th, at 9:30 a.m. in Plato Hall. All are welcome to participate.
If you are able to assist with the Panagia Vespers fellowship on Tuesday evening, August 14th or for the Panagia Feast Day fellowship on Wednesday, August 15th, please contact Melia Linardos – 630.660.4643, Sophia Vlahos – 630.975.0776, or Valerie Green – 847.337.5687. Your help would be most appreciated!
Want to support our Church Ministries? Grab an envelope and support our 20K challenge! Here's how it works. All throughout the summer, envelopes will be posted on the large bulletin board in Plato Hall Simply grab an envelope off of the board and give that amount. Write your name and address on the card provided in the envelope add your donation to the envelope and deposit it in the clear box next to the board. So if you grab envelope #43, give $43. Envelope #156, give $156. Envelope #1, that's 1 more dollar towards our goal. If all envelopes are filled, we will raise over $20,000 for Assumption Church Ministries!
Q: Can I grab more than one envelope?
A: YES! So if you grab envelope #100 and envelope #50, you would give $150 towards our goal.
Q: What if all of the amounts in my price range are taken? Can I still give?
A: YES! We will take any donations that you are willing and able to give. Later in the fundraiser, we will have envelopes labeled "Other Amount". Simply grab one of those and write the amount you want to give on it.
Each of us can together make a difference for all of us, thank you for your support!
Back-to-School School Supply Drive
This summer, our parish will be teaming up with FOCUS North America, an Orthodox service organization, to collect school supplies for needy children from a local school. How can you help? See Lynn or Kim Voulgarakis during the coffee hour to pick up a pre-purchased backpack. Each backpack will have an envelope and a packing list inside of it. Place a $10 donation in the envelope and purchase the supplies on the list. Put the envelope and supplies in the backpack and bring them back to Lynn or Kim at church. So simple! The deadline to return the backpacks is July 15th, so hurry up and get yours today! What a great and easy way to shine the light of God into the world that needs it so badly! If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Fr. Dimitri at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and God bless!
Young Adult League
The Assumption Church is revitalizing their Young Adult ministries. In order to do so, we are asking young adults (ages 18-27 who are out of high school) and families with young adults to contact the church to provide contact information. All we need is a name, phone number, and email address to create a young adult database for our parish. Please email contact info to email@example.com. Our hope is to periodically organize social events for the young adults and support the Metropolis of Chicago YAL events and programs.
2018 AUGUST RELIGIOUS CALENDAR
ABSTINENCE BEGINS FOR THE FEAST OF THE DORMITION OF THE VIRGIN MARY
Friday, August 10th
Archdeacon Laurentios of Rome
6:00 p.m. Holy Confession
7:00 p.m. Small Paraklesis Service
Monday, August 13th
Apodosis of Transfiguration, Maximos the Confessor
7:00 p.m Akathist Hymn, Epitaphios and Lamentations to the Virgin Mary
Tuesday, August 14th
Forefeast of the Falling Asleep of the Theotokos
8:00 a.m. Orthros
9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy
7:00 p.m. Hierarchical and Panegyric Great Feast Day Vespers
ALL NIGHT VIGIL
11:00 p.m. Small Supplication to the Theotokos
12:00 a.m. Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos
(Names of the living inaudibly commemorated.)
Wednesday, August 15th
ALL NIGHT VIGIL CONTINUES
THE FALLING ASLEEP OF OUR MOST HOLY LADY THE THEOTOKOS AND EVER VIRGIN MARY
2:00 a.m. Sacrament of Holy Unction
First Divine Liturgy
4:30 a.m. Orthros
5:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy
Second Divine Liturgy
8:30 a.m. Hierarchical Orthros
10:00 a.m. Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
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: www.assumptionchicago.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
601 S. Central Avenue
Chicago, IL 60644
Phone: (773) 626-3114
Fax: (773) 626-3141
Live Divine Liturgy Services can be viewed every Sunday morning beginning at 9:45 am CDT
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church is now streaming our services to those that are unable to attend in person. We are also giving you a way to submit an online offering by using the form below.
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