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SUNDAY                    JANUARY 21

  8:15 a.m.                    Orthros

  9:30 a.m.                    Divine Liturgy

Memorials:                 Michael Burtzos, Michael Fosses, Panagiotis Fosses, Vasiliki Fosses, Joyce Heit, Michael Peterson

                                    Fellowship Hour

12:00 p.m.                    Jr. GOYA Oratorical Workshop

TUESDAY                  JANUARY 23

  4:30 p.m.                    Greek School

  7:00 p.m.                    GOYA Meeting

WEDNESDAY             JANUARY 24

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

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

  8:00 a.m.                    Orthros

  9:00 a.m.                    Divine Liturgy

  4:30 p.m.                    Greek School

  7:00 p.m.                    Philoptochos Board Meeting

FRIDAY                     JANUARY 26

  4:30 p.m.                    Adventure Theater

SATURDAY               JANUARY 27

10:00 a.m.                    Choir Federation Meeting

SUNDAY                    JANUARY 28

  9:30 a.m.                    Divine Liturgy

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Epistle Reading:1 Tim. 4:9-15 --- Gospel Reading: Lk 19: 1-10 – Reader: Tom Gregory

 Fellowship Hour is hosted today by the Burtzos, Fosses and Lozano Families in loving memory.

 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 the year 390 A.D. 

An Amazing Event!...Last year’s Feed6 Meal Packing Event was successful and popular. Trying to offer more to the needy, and plan for 100,000 meals felt overwhelming! Yet, by the Grace of God, and the love and support of our parishioners on Saturday, January 13th Holy Apostles delivered AGAIN!  490 volunteers packed 101,412 nutritious pasta meals for hungry Chicagoans. A sincere thank you to all of the volunteers and donors that made the event possible.  The Missions Ministry isn’t sure how to top this one!

 Gala of the Holy Apostles Greek School...on Sunday, February 11, at the Empress Banquets in Addison. Cocktails at 5:00 p.m. and Dinner at 6:00 p.m. along with entertainment. RSVP to Alayna Vlagos at amweigand@yahoo.com or Marika Panton at mmpanton@comcast.net or (708) 337-7435. You can also RSVP in the multipurpose room, on Sundays.

 

Our Annual Macaronatha Luncheon…will be on Sunday, February 18, 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 Jim Maragos at (708) 246-4421or Dan Cussick at (630) 579-8798.

 Married Couples Social Event...Greek Night! Come enjoy fast-free delicious appetizers and Greek dancing lessons from the producer of “Now You Can Dance Greek!”, on Friday evening February 2, in the multipurpose room, here at Holy Apostles. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the lesson begins at 7:00 p.m., with open dance floor afterward. Brush up on your steps to wow the kids at the big Greek School Gala on February 11! $20 suggested donation per couple. The event is hosted by Holy Apostles Family Synaxis. 

St. John Oratorical Festival…will be on March 18. Our annual Oratorical Festival is an excellent opportunity for our 7th-12th graders to engage in their Orthodox faith and learn to articulate it to others.

Fr. Panayiotis will be offering a few workshops to provide additional help with content, resources, and brainstorming. The workshops will take place in the Philoptochos Room after church on the following dates, according to age group. Snacks and food will be available to nibble on.

Time schedule:

Sun Jan 21, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.: Junior division oratorical workshop (Grades 7-9)

Sun Jan 28, 12:00 p.m.-1: 00 p.m.: Senior division oratorical workshop (Grades 10-12)

Sun Feb 11, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.: Senior division oratorical workshop (Grades 10-12)

 

The workshops will be held in an informal atmosphere to provide time and space for the young people to find a topic that interests them and develop their ideas. We hope they can join us!