6th Tuesday of Lent
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Lenten Prayer Of St. Ephrem The Syrian

O Lord and Master of my life!

Take from me the spirit of sloth, faint-heartedness, lust of power, and idle talk.

But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to Thy servant.

Yea, Lord and King! Grant me to see my own errors and not to judge my brother, for Thou art blessed unto ages of ages. Amen.

Our Faith

The Orthodox Church proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In the Greek language, the word for Gospel is Evangelion which means literally "the good news." Learn more»

Welcome to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Chicago

"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." — Romans 15:7

Centrally located near the heart of the city, the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral is the oldest church edifice built specifically as a Greek Orthodox Church in the Metropolis of Chicago.

Established by the original Greek Orthodox community in the city in 1892, the church was built on its present site in 1910 and faithfully models the Byzantine-Renaissance style of architecture.

Throughout its sacramental life the community and her clergy have served every level of society through a wide range or programs and services. As Cathedral for the Metropolis of Chicago, the church serves as a focal point for major Metropolis ministries such as the "Feed the Hungry" program, the Bishop's Task Force on AIDS and Metropolis and Clergy conferences.

As cathedral, the Church of the Annunciation is the seat of the Metropolitan of Chicago, spiritual father and bishop to sixty parishes and two monastic communities in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. more»

Schedule of Services

Orthros (Matins): 8:30 AM
Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM
Fellowship and coffee following Liturgy

Complete schedule of services.


Presanctified Liturgy
Wednesday, April 1 – 6:00 PM

☦ Saturday of Lazarus
Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Saturday, April 4 – 9:00 AM

Palm Sunday
Orthros and Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
Sunday, April 5 – 8:30 AM

Orthros of Great Monday
Sunday, April 5 – 7:00 PM

Holy Monday
Presanctified Liturgy
Monday, April 6 – 9:00 AM

Holy Monday
Orthros of Great Tuesday
Monday, April 6 – 7:00 PM

Holy Tuesday
Orthros of Great Wednesday
Tuesday, April 7 – 7:00 PM

Holy Wednesday
Holy Unction
Wednesday, April 8 – 3:00 PM

Holy Wednesday
Orthros of Great Thursday
Wednesday, April 8 – 7:00 PM

Holy Thursday
The Divine Liturgy of St. Basil
Thursday, April 9 – 7:00 AM

Holy Thursday
The Twelve Gospel Readings and Procession of the Crucified Christ
Thursday, April 9 – 6:30 PM

Holy Friday
Royal Hours
Friday, April 10 – 9:00 AM

Holy Friday
Great Vespers of the Descent from the Cross
Friday, April 10 – 3:00 PM

Holy Friday
Orthros of Great Saturday
Friday, April 10 – 6:30 PM

Holy Saturday
The Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil
Saturday, April 11 – 8:00 AM

Holy Saturday
Vigil for the Holy Resurrection
His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago presiding
Saturday, April 11 – 11:00 PM

Easter Sunday
Resurrection Service
The Paschal Liturgy and Sermon of St. John Chrysostom
Sunday, April 12 – 12:00 AM

Easter Sunday
Agape Service
His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos presiding
Sunday, April 12 – 11:30 AM

Orthros (Matins): 8:30 AM
Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM
Fellowship and coffee following Liturgy


Folding of the Palm Sunday Crosses
Cathedral Hall
Please join us to help fold crosses — all are welcome
Friday, April 3 – 9:30 AM

Philoptochos Meeting
Cathedral Hall
Saturday, April 4 – 11:30 AM

Palm Sunday Luncheon
Following Liturgy
Please contact the Cathedral office for reservations
Sunday, April 5 – 12:00 PM

Decorating of the Ἐπιτάφιον
Cathedral Hall
Wrapping of the Red Easter Eggs
Friday, April 10 – 10:00 AM

Annunciation Cathedral Hall
Please contact the Cathedral office to register your children by April 5
Friday, April 10 – 12:00 PM