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.  We hope you will support this worthy project!

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.

Click here for 2018 Lenten/Holy Week Services


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.

Monday, March 19th -- Great Compline Service, 6:00 pm.  Adult Bible Study, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, March 20th -- Movie Outing - Take time out of your busy schedule to come enjoy a night at the movies with your fellow Panagia parishioners! On Tuesday, March 20th, we will be going to see the movie "I Can Only Imagine" at 6:30pm at the AMC Yorktown in Lombard. Tickets are only $5 per person, and we have currently secured 16 tickets (we may be able to get more if needed, but they are very limited). Because the content of the movie is heavy, we recommend that we limit children to be 15 years old or older and attend with their parents if they are under 17. If you would like to join us, please RSVP to Fr. Dimitri at

Wednesday, March 21st -- 6:00 pm - Presanctified Liturgy & Lenten Lecture -Immediately following the Pre-Sanctified Divine Liturgy, our parish will be hosting a Lenten Lecture by Dn. Perry Hamalis on the theme, "Forgive us, as we forgive", an insight into forgiveness as a preparation for Pascha and as the key to deepening our relationship with God and our fellow people. Dn. Hamalis is a professor at North Central College who has lectured in six different countries, so we are very honored that he is coming to our parish to speak. Light refreshments will be served that evening as well. We hope you that will join us and invite your family and friends to come as well. It's difficult to find opportunities in our lives to have our souls fed through worship and wisdom, so don't pass this up! If you are planning on attending, please RSVP to the church office at 773-626-3114 or be emailing office@assumptionchicago.orgThe flyer for this event is attached here for your viewing pleasure.

Friday, March 23rd -- Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos, 7:00 pm

Saturday, March 24th -- Enthronement of Metropolitan-Elect Nathanael, Annunciation Cathedral, Chicago, 11:00 am.  A celebratory luncheon will follow at the Hilton Chicago. Luncheon Tickets are $125.00. Individual and Ministry Sponsorships are available for $1,000.00. To reserve seating and/or purchase a sponsorship, or for more information, please call the Church Office (773.626.3114).

Saturday, March 24th -- Philoptochos Bake Sale preparation.  You are welcome to join us as we prepare for our Bake Sale.  We will be baking in Plato Hall at 9:30 a.m.  Order forms for the Easter Bake Sale are available on the Pangari in the main church, in St. Catherine’s chapel or in Plato Hall.  The final day orders will be accepted is Sunday, March 25th.  Orders will be ready for pick up on Palm Sunday, April 1st in St. Catherine’s meeting room.

Sunday, March 25th -- Fifth Sunday of Great Lent - Feast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos - Saint Mary of Egypt,  8:30 a.m. Orthros, 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Sunday, March 24th -- Philoptochos Loukoumathes Sunday.  Enjoy warm and delicious Loukoumathes during the coffee fellowship!  Proceeds to benefit Philoptochos charitable endeavors.

Saturday, March 31st -- Saturday of the Resurrection of Lazarus, 8:30 a.m. Orthros, 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Saturday, March 31st -- Philoptochos Bake Sale preparation.  Following the Saturday of Lazarus services, we will be packaging baked goods.  Please come if you are available!

Click here for 2018 Lenten/Holy Week Services


Sunday, April 1st -- Annual Palm Sunday Luncheon. Donation: Adults $12.00, Children $6.00.  For reservations, please contact either Mrs. Demetra Spyropoulos: 630-789-4559 or 630-833-1773, call the Church Office at 773-626-3114, or stop by the Church’s Bookstore in Plato Hall during the Coffee Fellowship Hour.  The cost of luncheon has been graciously underwritten by an anonymous donor.  Proceeds will benefit the Orthodox Mission in Kenya, under the care of Bishop Neofitos Kongai.  Please join us in Plato Hall to enjoy fellowship.

Sunday, April 8th -- Pascha Agape Meal. Following the Midnight Resurrection and Divine Liturgy services, join us at the Agape Pascha Meal in Plato Hall. The meal is generously underwritten by an anonymous donor. We hope that everyone will stay and enjoy fellowship together on this most holy day.

Thursday, April 26th -- "20th Anniversary" of the Philoptochos at Assumption Church.  We cordially invite you to join us for A Mystery Dinner Theater experience at Maggiano’s in Oak Brook as we honor our founders who paved the way for the Assumption Philoptochos.  Please gather friends and family, donning your 1920’s attire to enjoy a fabulous meal, professional entertainment and plenty of laughs as we solve the mystery of “who-done-it?”  We look forward to seeing you and celebrating this milestone event to raise funds to benefit our philanthropic endeavors!  Invitations are forthcoming.

Sunday, April 29th --  Hepzibah House Service Outing.  The community will be catering Sunday dinner at the Hephzibah House in Oak Park.  We will prepare the meal in our kitchen at 3pm and bring the food at 4:30.  Volunteers will meet at Assumption to prepare the food and travel to Hephzibah House to begin to set up and serve.  Our visit ends around 6:30.  We need 15 volunteers from 7th grade to Senior Citizens to help prepare, serve, and visit with the children.  Everyone who has participated in the past has been emotionally impacted and spiritually rewarded.  We will serve approximately 50 people (children, staff, and volunteers) and need paper goods (plates, napkins, plastic utensils) and food items.  Please contact Nick Papafotopoulos at 630-956-0533 or to volunteer or donate items for the meal.  To Learn more about Hephzibah House, please visit 


Monday, May 14th --  2018 Assumption Golf Outing, at 11:00 am at the White Pines Golf Course.  Contact or call 773.625.3114.  Information and registration packet can be found here or on the Pangari in the Narthex.


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

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