News & Upcoming Events

Fellowship Hour

The Fellowship Hour is a favorite tradition of our church and is held each Sunday directly after the Liturgy in the family room.  It's a time of offering hospitality to everyone with beverages, coffee, snacks, breakfast and brunch treats.  Fellowship Hour offers us an opportunity to pause for a while from our busy schedules and catch up with each other, chat and visit with old and new friends while building and strengthening Christian Fellowship.

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!

New Parish Council Members 2015-2016

The oath of office was held on Sunday, January 11th.  The following men and women were elected to the Parish Council for the year 2015-2016:

Executive Board:

Steve Savas--President

Paul Kallis--Vice President

Dr. Nick Kouchis--Secretary

Dr. Peter Bell--Treasurer

George Chechopoulos--Advisor


George Alex, Terry Chiganos, Cindy Clark, Spyro Demakis, Ted Dres, James Fotopoulos, Tom Gregory, Louis Katzioris, Nick Kirkeles, Alicia Magas, Norman Pomrening.

Macaronatha Luncheon--Sunday, February 22nd

Our annual Macaronatha Luncheon will be on Sunday, February 22nd following the Divine Liturgy.  Lunch is complimentary and good will donations will be accepted to benefit the Mission Programs. 

Please make your reservations by calling Nick Kouchis at (630) 244-7656 or by emailing him at

Celebration of Books--Sunday, March 8th through the 15th

This year's Celebration of Books will be held March, 8th through the 15th.  Once again we are excited and honored to have Father Maximos, monk of the Holy Monastery Simonopetra of Mount Athos, as our keynote speaker for three consecutive nights--March 8th, 9th and 10th.  The main topic of the program is "Finding God in Scripture and Creation; The Theology of St. Maximos the Confessor".

On Sunday, March 8th, Vespers will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Father Maximos' presentation, "The Search for Truth" at 8:00 p.m.  On Monday, March 9th the Great Compline Service will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Father's presentation, "The Book of Nature" at 8:00 p.m.  On Tuesday, March 10th, the Great Compline Service will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Father's presentation, "The World of Scripture" at 8:00 p.m.

Thousands of Orthodox books will be on display for all to browse and purchase for their library.  The Celebration of Books is sponsored by The Metropolis of Chicago Religious Education Department.

Family Synaxis Lenten Retreat--Saturday, March 14th

St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival--Sunday, March 22nd

All 7th - 12th graders are invited to enter one of the four divisions:  Essay, Oratory, Poetry and Iconography.  This a fun opportunity to explore our Orthodox faith in a personal and creative way!

This year we have new fun plans including mentors to work one on one to encourage and guide students.  The winners of our Oratorical Festival will then move on to the Metropolis of Chicago St. John Chrysostom Oratorical and Fine Arts Festival which takes place this year at St. Spyridon on Saturday, April 18th.

For more information, please talk to your Sunday School teacher or contact Sophia Forero at or Christine Drechsler at (630) 922-0090.

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!