Parish Calendar

 

Parish schedule May and June 2024

 

Office Hours during the month of May will be on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm until 5:30 pm. If this day is not convenient, then please contact Fr. Nichalas if you would like an appointment on another day. (frnichalas@gmail.com, or 641-530-1253). Office hours during the month of June will be by appointment.

 FELLOWSHIP HOUR SIGN UP SHEET: Please remember to sign up to offer one item for fellowship on Sundays following the Divine Liturgy. A signup sheet will be available downstairs in the parish hall. There will be no fellowship hour on Sunday, May 26th

Sunday school Children ages 5 to 12 will proceed to the Sunday school room following the reception of Holy Communion. There will be no Sunday school on Sunday, April 28th or May 12th, so that the children may participate in the processions. Children’s Activity following Agape Vespers on Pascha Sunday, May 5th starting at 2:00 pm. The last Sunday school session will be on May, 26th. Sunday School will resume in the Fall

Parish Book Study Our parish book study will stop for the summer. It will resume in the Fall.  

Parish Bible Study Our parish Bible Study will resume on Thursday, May 16th, at 6:00 pm. It will continue until Thursday, June 6th. We will continue exploring the “Person of Christ” through an analysis of His name and titles. This program was offered for our use through the gracious support of the Metropolis of Chicago.

There is No Fasting of any kind from Sunday, May 5th until Wednesday May 15th.

Parish Schedule

Wednesday, April 24th, Presanctified Divine Liturgy at 6:00 pm, followed by potluck meal

Friday, April 26th, Final Presanctified Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am

         

Saturday, April 27th, Saturday of Lazarus, Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am

                      Palm Sunday preparations following the Divine Liturgy

                      Great Vespers for Palm Sunday at 6:00 pm

Sunday, April 28th, Palm Sunday, Orthros at 9:00 am, Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am, Fish allowed

                      Procession with the Palms, please join us as we welcome Christ!                                 

                      Spring General Assembly following the Divine Liturgy and fish dinner

                      Bridegroom service  at 6:00 pm (The Beginning of Holy Week)

 

Holy Week

Monday, April 29th, Holy Monday, Bridegroom service at 6:00 pm

Tuesday, April 30th, Holy Tuesday, Bridegroom service at 6:00 pm

Wednesday, May 1st, Holy Wednesday, Bridegroom service at 5:00 pm.

                                   Sacrament of Holy Unction following Bridegroom service at 6:00 pm

Thursday, May 2nd, Holy Thursday, Vesperal Divine Liturgy of the Last Supper at 9:00 am

                                Service of the 12 Gospels of the Passion of Our Lord at 6:00 pm

Friday, May 3rd, Holy Friday, Passion of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ

                           Royal Hours of Pascha and decorating of the Tomb of Christ at 9:00 am

                           Vespers of the Un-Nailing from the Cross at 5:00 pm

                           Lamentations of the Theotokos at 6:00 pm

Saturday, May 4th, Holy Saturday, Christ’s Decent into Hades

                               Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil, 1st Liturgy of Pascha at 9:00 am

                               Pascal Vigil to start at 11:15 pm, Proclamation of the Gospel at 12:00 pm

                               Orthros and Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom to follow

                               Annual Parish Lamb dinner following the Divine Liturgy

Sunday, May 5th, Great and Holy Pascha

                             Agape Vespers at 2:00 pm

                             Youth activity to following, all are welcome

Monday, May 6th, Bright Monday, Great Vespers of Pascha at 6:00 pm

Tuesday, May 7th, Bright Tuesday,

                              Paschal Divine Liturgy for Saints Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene at 9:00 am

Wednesday, May 8th, Bright Wednesday, Parish Council meeting at 5:45 pm

Friday, May 10th, Bright Friday, Great Vespers of Pascha at 6:00 pm

Saturday, May 11th, Paschal Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am

                                 Great Vespers at 6:00 pm

Sunday, May 12th, Sunday of Thomas, Orthros at 9:00 am, Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am

Saturday, May 18th, Great Vespers at 6:00 pm

Sunday, May 19th, Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing women,

                              Orthros at 9:00 am, Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am

Monday, May 20th, Vespers for the feast day of Saints Constantine and Helen at 6:00 pm

 

Saturday, May 25th, Great Vespers at 6:00 pm

Sunday, May 26th, Sunday of the Paralytic, Orthros at 9:00 am, Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am

                              No fellowship hour following, Memorials offered at Elmwood Cemetery

Saturday, June 1st, Great Vespers at 6:00 pm

Sunday, June 2nd, Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

                             Orthros at 9:00 am, Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am

Wednesday, June 5th, Parish Council meeting at 5:45 pm

Saturday, June 8th, Great Vespers at 6:00 pm

Sunday, June 9th, Sunday of the Blind Man

                            Orthros at 9:00 am, Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am

Wednesday, June 12th, Great Vespers for the feast of Holy Ascension at 6:00 pm

Thursday, June 13th, The Great and Holy Ascension of our Lord, Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am

Saturday, June 15th, Parish Summer Fundraiser, Drive-Through Meal starting at 11:00 am

                                 Great Vespers at 6:00 pm

Sunday, June 16th, The Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council,

                              Orthros at 9:00 am, Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am

Friday, June 21st, Vespers for the Saturday of the Souls at 6:00 pm

Saturday, June 22nd, Divine Liturgy for the Saturday of the Souls at 9:00 am

                                 Memorial services offered at the Memorial Park Cemetery following

                                 Great Vespers for Holy Pentecost at 6:00 pm

Sunday, June 23rd, Holy Pentecost, Orthros at 9:00 am, Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am

                               Vespers of Kneeling following the Divine Liturgy

Monday, June 24th, Monday of the Holy Spirit, Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am

Saturday, June 29th, NO GREAT VESPERS

 Sunday, June 30th, Synaxis of the Holy Apostles, NO Orthros, Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am

Saturday, July 6th, Great Vespers at 6:00 pm

Sunday, July 7th, 2nd Sunday of Matthew, Orthros at 9:00 am, Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am

Who is Christ?

Who do you say that He is?

How we answer these questions has a great and

lasting impact on your lives and future.

Join us at our weekly Bible Study, Thursdays at 6:00 pm, as we

explore these questions and discover more about,

"The Person of Christ"

These Bible studies will utilize materials provided by the

Metropolis of Chicago and will consist of video presentations

along with a discussion as well as time for questions and answers