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SUNDAY                               JANUARY 20- FEAST DAY OF ST. EFTHYMIOS THE GREAT

  8:15 a.m.                             Orthros

  9:30 a.m.                             Divine Liturgy

Memorials:                          Philip Bouzeos, Katherine Kalyvas, Christos Karamatskos, Maria

                                           Karamatskos, Elias Pavlopoulos

                                            Vasilopita Cutting

                                            Prosforo Bakers Meeting in the Philoptochos Room

TUESDAY                            JANUARY 22

10:00 a.m.                             TOTS

  4:30 p.m.                             Greek School

  6:00 p.m.                             GOYA Meeting

WEDNESDAY                    JANUARY 23

  1:00 p.m.                             Adult Fellowship and Bible Study

  5:30 p.m.                             Scout Religious Emblem Program

THURSDAY                        JANUARY 24

 4:30 p.m.                              Greek School

FRIDAY                                JANUARY 25 - FEAST DAY OF ST. GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN

  8:00 a.m.                             Orthros

  9:00 a.m.                             Divine Liturgy

  4:30 p.m.                             Adventure Theater

SATURDAY                         JANUARY 26

10:00 a.m.                             Choir Federation Meeting

  4:00 p.m.                             Metropolis Byzantine Music School

SUNDAY                               JANUARY 27

  9:30 a.m.                             Divine Liturgy

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Epistle Reading: 2 Cor 4:6-15– Gospel Reading: Lk 17:12-19 – Reader: Nick Paloumpis

 Fellowship Hour is being hosted today by Philoptochos.

 St. Gregory the Theologian...Gregory was born in Nazianzus. His pious mother, Nonna, put the love of God in him from a young age. He studied in Athens along with Basil the Great. He served the church as a bishop and as an archbishop of Constantinople.

He fought against the heretics of his time and wrote numerous works, of which his most famous are those concerning theology, for which he is called “The Theologian”.

Gregory lived a life of solitude and prayer, writing worthwhile books. He lived to be eighty years old. His relics are in Rome. A reliquary containing his head reposes in the Cathedral Church of the Assumption in Moscow. He was, and remains, a great and wonderful light of the Orthodox Church as much by his meekness and purity of character as well as for the unsurpassable depth of his mind. He died in the Lord in 390 A.D.

 A Critical Issue...For more than a century, the question of autocephaly (self-governance) had divided the sacred unity of Orthodox Christianity in Ukraine. The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople has taken the pastoral initiative to heal these divisions and grant independence to the Church in Ukraine. Please join us for an in-depth discussion with experts who can explain the most important issue confronting the Orthodox Church today. A Town Hall meeting will be conducted via telephone conference call on Saturday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m. eastern time. For more information, please visit our website.

  “Thank You”… to Evelyn Paleothodoros for preparing the annual Vasilopita and all of our Philoptochos Ladies for helping us celebrate its traditional cutting. The cutting of the Vasilopita is held in church and the presidents, chair people and other leaders are invited to approach the altar and receive the Blessed Bread. A coffee hour with Vasilopita will be served by our Philoptochos in the multipurpose room after Liturgy.

 An Amazing Event!...By the Grace of God, and the love and support of our parishioners on Saturday, January 12th Holy Apostles delivered AGAIN food to the needy! We packed over 111,000 meals! A sincere thank you to all of the volunteers and donors that made the event possible. 

 Adventure Theater... urgently needs boys and girls, 4th grade and older, to fill parts in our up-coming play, scheduled to be presented on May 5th. For more information, please contact Mr. D. fanari@me.com.

 Byzantine Music School...Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced sessions are available. Cost $150. For more information, please check our website at holyapostleschurch.com.

 Greek Night at the Chicago Wolves Game... on Saturday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. Gather your friends and family for a fun filled night! The St. Iakovos Retreat Center is teaming up with the Chicago Wolves hockey team. Witness our very own Metropolitan Nathanael drop the puck as the Chicago Wolves challenge the Manitoba Moose! Proceeds from ticket purchases will benefit the St. Iakovos Retreat Center. If you have further questions, contact events@gosirc.org.

Holy Apostles Greek School Dinner Dance... Join us for an “Apokriatiko Glenti” on Sunday, February 17 at the Empress Banquets in Addison. Cocktails at 5:00 p.m. and dinner at 6:00 p.m. Reservations will be taken on Sundays in the multipurpose room, following Divine Liturgy. Kindly RSVP by February 4 to holyapostlesgreekschool@gmail.com or contact Eleni Poteres at (630) 416-8902.

 New Missions Ministry Webpage..!A new webpage that highlights the work and activities of the Missions Ministry has been created on the church website. It can be accessed by going to the 'Ministries' menu and selecting 'Missions Ministry'. The Missions Ministry includes work such as Feed6, PADs, BEDs, Albanian missionary support, and helping to send parishioners as OCMC missionaries. If you are interested in joining or supporting the work of the Missions Ministry, please contact Spero/Stacy Kinnas, Steve Milak, Norman Pomrening, or Freida Varlas.

Philoptochos Blankets and Books... Philoptochos will be collecting knit, crocheted, or fleece blankets for infants as well as new and "gently used" children's books for the Peoples Resource Center in Wheaton the entire month of February. There are flyers by the candle stands with collection details. Bins and boxes will be set up in front of HARC beginning February 3rd.