News & Upcoming Events

Fellowship Hour

The Fellowship Hour is a favorite tradition of our church during which the entire congregation meets and catches up over a cup of coffee and treats.

The church is asking for all of us to participate in this tradition by hosting a Fellowship Hour one Sunday of the year.  It is recommended that you share the responsibilities with other friends and family.  You will find the details on our website by clicking on the "Fellowship Hour" link or you may call the church office at (708) 562-2744.  The Sundays that are available are listed on the "sign up sheet" located on the wall by the kitchen door.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

***The New Church Directories are Here!***

The new church directory is available at the church office during the week or you may pick up your copy on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy.

Bible Study Starts on October 1st

"A Look at Islam from an Orthodox Christian Perspective" will be the topic for the next Bible Study series. 

What is the history of Islam?  Is "Allah" God as we know him?  What do Muslims believe about Jesus Christ?  Why have they historically been associated with violence?  If you have these or other questions, join us as Barbara Pappas explores this topic.  The classes will be on Wednesday evenings from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.  from October 1st through November 12th, in the multi-purpose room.

Philoptochos Fashion Show "Hollywood Glam"--Saturday, October 18th

Save the date for this year's Fashion Show which will be held on Saturday, October 18th at the Empress Banquets in Addison.  All proceeds will be benefiting two very worthwhile charities, Almost Home Kids and Hellenicare.  Tickets are $50.00 for adults and $25.00 for children 12 years and younger.

Reservations will be taken on Saturday, September 6th from 9:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m. and Sundays from September 7th through October 14th following the Divine Liturgy.  Tables are larger this year and will seat 10 to 12.  However, in order to reserve a table, a minumum of only 8 paid reservations must be received together.  For reservation information please contact Anna Eriotes after September 7th at (630) 832-7839.

Silent Auction Items

The names of the individuals and businesses that generously donated gifts to the Silent Auction and General Raffle are shown in italics.  We extend our sincerest thanks to each of them and are very grateful for their support.
2013 – 2014 Chicago Blackhawks Team Signed Hockey Stick
Donated by Athletico
Estimated Value $1000+
Chicago Bears Quarterback #6 Jay Cutler Authographed NFL Football
Donated by Athletico
Estimated Value $400+
Two White Sox SCOUT SEAT Tickets
Seats are in the 6th Row Behind Home Plate
Date of game to be selected by winner excluding Opening Day, Cubs,
Yankees, and Red Sox games
Reserved Parking Adjacent to Entry Gate
Unlimited Food and Beverages During the Game
This Is the Ultimate Way to See a Ball Game!!!
Donated by Foran, Glennon, Palandech, Ponzi & Rudloff Attorneys at Law
Value $440
Private “Beauty Bash” at the Armitage Benefit Beauty Boutique
You and up to 8 guests will be treated to an “after hours” private party.
Wine and appetizers will be served while beauty artists “Doll you up!”
Make-up application and brow shaping included.
Value $500
Former Chicago Bear Player #89 and Coach, Mike Ditka Autographed Baden Football
$100 Gift Certificate to Ditka’s Restaurant
Anonymously Donated
Estimated Value $300+
Chicago Bulls Center #13 Joakim Noah Autographed Basketball
Donated by Athletico
Estimated Value $200+
Set of 4 Tickets, Pre-season Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets
Game is Tomorrow, October 19th at 7:00PM
Donated by Athletico
Value $320
Chicago Bears Wide Receiver #15  Brandon Marshall Autographed NFL Football
Estimated Value $200+
Two Chicago Bulls Tickets
Date to be announced, unavailable at time of printing
Donated by Sam Markos
Chicago White Sox First Baseman #79 Jose Abreu Autographed Baseball
Donated by Athletico
Estimated Value $50+
Chicago Cubs Short Stop #24 Starlin Castro Autographed Baseball
Donated by Athletico
Estimated Value $50+
Chicago White Sox Outfielder #1 Adam Eaton Autographed Baseball
Chicago White Sox
Estimated Value $50+

Koukla's Kafenio Is Back!--Tuesday, November11th

Philoptochos invites our seniors to join us at Koula's Kafenio on Tuesday, November 11th from 12:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m.  The afternoon will feature a luncheon and parea with old and new friends.  As always, our Koukla's Kafenio is free of charge!  

In honor of Veteran's Day, we will be collecting items for the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veteran's.  Men's deodorant, shampoo, conditioner and soap are welcome.

As always, bring a friend to join us at the Kafenio.  RSVP by Wednesday, November 5th to Faye Adams at (630) 517-8097.

Greek School Bake Sale--Sunday, November 23rd

The Holy Apostles Greek School will have its annual Thanksgiving Bake Sale following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, November 23rd.  They will be featuring homemade baklava, koulourakia, kourambiethes, various breads, spanakopita, tiropita, cookies, brownies and other unique desserts.

Thank you for supporting our fundraising efforts which allows us to continue our mission of enriching our children in our Greek culture.

"We Remember..."  55th Anniversary Celebration--Sunday, November 30th

The Church of the Holy Apostles will be celebrating the 55th anniversary of its founding with a Luncheon at the Diplomat West in Elmhurst.  We are delighted to celebrate with you our rich heritage by looking back for 55 years.

The date is Sunday, November 30th.  Cocktails will begin at 12:30 with lunch at 1:30.  The cost will be $55.00/person; children 18 and under $25.00.  A commemorative DVD will be given to all who attend.

Please send your continued well wishes and support by filling out the Commemorative Program Book Agreement available by clicking 55th Anniversary Ad Book.

Greek School Cookbook On Sale Now--"Divine Inspirations...Food for the Heart & Soul"

Looking for some culinary inspiration?  'Divine Inspirations…Food for the Heart & Soul' is just right for you!  This beautiful cookbook features a variety of delectable recipes including your favorite Grecian flavors.   Proceeds will benefit the Holy Apostles Greek School.  Please fill out the order form below and drop it off at the church office or email Emilia Linaradakis at  Thank You!

Holy Apostles Greek School
Divine Inspiration
Food for the Heart & Soul
Advance Sales - Cookbook Order
Drop-off @ church office or email
No. Amount
Cookbook - $25 _____ $_________
Icon w/Easel $20 _____ $_________
Recipe Cards $5 _____ $_________
Sub-Total $ __________.00
Gift Wrapping –
1 2 3 4 $ 5.00
1 2 3 4 $ 5.00
1 2 3 4 $ 5.00
1 2 3 4 $ 5.00 $ __________.00
TOTAL $ _____________.00
PAID – Check #- ____________
Name – ________________________________
Phone - ________________________________
Email- _________________________________
Date Sold- __________ By _______________
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Holy Apostles Greek School
Divine Inspiration - Food for the Heart & Soul
Cookbook Fundraiser
Date - ____________ Sold By - _____________
Purchaser’s Name – __________________________
Amount $ _____________________
Pick-up on Sunday, December 15, 2013
The students & PTO appreciate your support!