5th Wednesday of Lent
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Strict Fast
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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.

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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, 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

Sundays
Orthros (Matins): 8:15 AM
Divine Liturgy: 9:45 AM
Sunday School immediately following Holy Communion
Fellowship and coffee following Liturgy

Complete schedule of services.

All liturgical services are suspended until further notice (livestream only).

Salutations to the Theotokos (Akathist)
Friday, April 3 – 5:00 PM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Sunday School Begins immediately after Holy Communion
Sunday, April 5 – 8:15 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Sunday School Begins immediately after Holy Communion
Sunday, April 12 – 8:15 AM

Orthros of Great and Holy Tuesday
Monday, April 13 – 7:00 PM

Orthros of Great and Holy Wednesday
Tuesday, April 14 – 7:00 PM

Holy Unction
Wednesday, April 15 – 3:00 PM

Orthros of Great and Holy Thursday
Wednesday, April 15 – 7:00 PM

Divine Liturgy of St Basil the Great
Thursday, April 16 – 8:00 AM

Service of the Twelve Gospels
Thursday, April 16 – 6:30 PM

Royal Hours
Friday, April 17 – 9:00 AM

Great Vespers of the Descent from the Cross
Friday, April 17 – 3:00 PM

Orthros of Great and Holy Saturday
Friday, April 17 – 6:30 PM

Vesperal Liturgy of St Basil
Saturday, April 18 – 9:00 AM

Vigil for the Holy Resurrection
Saturday, April 18 – 11:00 PM

+The Resurrection of Our Lord
Sunday, April 19 – 12:00 AM

Paschal Liturgy
Sunday, April 19 – 12:30 AM

Agape Vespers
Sunday, April 19 – 11:30 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Sunday School Begins immediately after Holy Communion
Sunday, April 26 – 8:15 AM

Palm Sunday Lunch
Sunday, April 12 – 12:00 AM

Annual Palm Sunday Luncheon
Sunday, April 12 – 11:30 AM

Philoptochos Easter Bake Sale
Sunday, April 12 – 12:00 PM

Cathedral Closed
Monday, April 20 – 12:00 AM