Save the Date of December 15th!
Our Philoptochos Society will hold their annual Christmas Bake Sale immediately following Divine Liturgy. The Ladies will get together in our kitchen prior to the date to bake all the goodies that will be available that day. If you would like to help, and learn from the "masters," please contact Evelyn Nisbett at firstname.lastname@example.org for the date of the bakeoff.
Also on this day, Ladies Educational Society will host our annual Parish Christmas Party. There will be fellowship, fun, and Christmas cheer from our Sunday School children.
Fanari Winter Camp
Our Junior (Middle School) and Senior (High School) GOYA groups are invited to join us for our annual Fanari Winter Camp at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center! New this year, we will be having two sessions of Winter Camp - January 17th -20th for Senior GOYA only and February 28th to March 2nd for Junior GOYA.
Registration is OPEN NOW at fanari.org.
YAL Chicago Conference
The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago and Young Adult League Chicago announced that Chicago is the host of the nationwide Young Adult League (YAL) Conference during President’s Day weekend February 2020. This is the first time the YAL Conference will take place since 2007. This year's theme is “Orthodox on Purpose” with speakers to be announced soon. A Facebook page was created with updates; we will provide you with updates as soon as they are available.
You can reserve tickets here.
Anemos Dance Troupe
Lessons are divided into two groups: Youth Group dance from 7:00 - 7:45 pm. and Adults dance from 7:45 until 8:45 pm. Join in the fun and learn to Tsamiko like a pro by calling our church office at 773.525.1793 or email at email@example.com.
Save the date - May 3, 2020 for the annual Hellenic Heritage Parade
Mission: Lighthouse is a summer camp ministry for Orthodox high school seniors offered by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, administered by Orthodox clergy and laypeople who work with campers to prepare them in a Christ-centered way for the social, emotional, practical, and spiritual challenges they will face in college.
Lighthouse will be launched June 7-14 2020!
We are excited to announce this program as a means to help prepare our graduates for college. Registration will open on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 10 am.
Interested in being on the staff for Fanari Summer Camp?
Strategic Planning - Metropolis of Chicago
Our Parish delegates were excited to hear the unveiling of the Metropolis of Chicago Strategic Planning. Thank you to all volunteers for their hard work. Please follow link to review the exciting plans for our beloved Metropolis.
Congratulations to our The Theodore N. And Chrisanthy Catranis memorial Scholarship Recipients!
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Congratulations to our newly elected Ladies Educational Society Executive Committee!
Mary Diamantakos, President; Maria Anzell, Vice President; Catherine Linou, Recording Secretary; Evangelia Tsipas, Corresponding Secretary; Sophie Radlowski, Treasurer
Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Bursa Elected Unanimously Archbishop of America
A wonderful opportunity for Young Adults to get involved is the Telos Project
Welcome to Our Parish, Fr. Peter Sarolas
Fr. Peter was born in Chicago to Vasiliki and John Sarolas and grew up at St. Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church parish.
With the Blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan IAKOVOS of blessed memory, he entered Hellenic College in Brookline, MA in the fall of 1987 where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991. He then entered Holy Cross Seminary where he received a Masters of Divinity in 1994.
Fr. Peter married Maria Karantonis, also of Chicago, in November 2005. They have three sons, Yanni born in 2007, Vasili born in 2009, and Stefanos born in 2015.
Fr. Peter was ordained to the Diaconate by His Eminence Metropolitan IAKOVOS of blessed memory on January 1, 2007, the Feast Day of St. Basil and was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in May of 2007. He served as the associate pastor of St. Demetrios church in Chicago from May of 2007 to February of 2014 and the community of Ss. Constantine and Helen, in Rockford, Illinois from February 2014 until December 31 of 2018.
On January 1, 2019 Fr. Peter was assigned by the Metropolis of Chicago to our parish.
We welcome Fr. Peter, Presvytera Maria, Yanni, Vasili, and Stefanos to St. George Greek Orthodox Church.
Congratulations to our newly elected Parish Council for 2019!
President: Paul Rentzelos
Vice President: Owen Field
Recording Secretary: Theodora Diolitsis
Corresponding Secretary: Penelope Antonopoulos
Treasurer: Nick Pipikios
Asst. Treasurer: Kimon Menegas
Asst. Treasurer: George Maglares
Parish Council Members: Jim Antonopoulos, Angelo C. Dalegeorge, Dean Diamantakos, Nick Floros, Louis Hiotis, Demetrios Karanikolas, Achilles Kornaros, George Lappas, James Metropulos, Constantine Nicolozakes, Eugenia Splinter, Evangelia Tsipas, Elias Voulgaris, Tasos Ziabaras
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