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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

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.

Orthros & Divine Liturgy
Annunciation Cathedral
+ St. Paraskevi
Tuesday, July 26 – 8:30 AM

Orthros & Divine Liturgy
Annunciation Cathedral
+ St. Panteleimon the Great Martyr
Wednesday, July 27 – 8:30 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Sunday School Begins immediately after Holy Communion
Sunday, July 31 – 8:15 AM

Vespers of the Holy Transfiguration
Holy Transfiguration Monastery - Harvard IL
Friday, August 5 – 7:00 PM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Feast of the Holy Transfiguration and blessing of the grapes
Saturday, August 6 – 8:30 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Sunday School Begins immediately after Holy Communion
Sunday, August 7 – 8:15 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Sunday School Begins immediately after Holy Communion
Sunday, August 14 – 8:15 AM

The preparation of the Panagias Epitaphion
Sunday, August 14 – 12:30 PM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy with veneration of the Epitaphion of Panagia
The falling Asleep of the Theotokos
Monday, August 15 – 8:30 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
+ St. Stamatios
Tuesday, August 16 – 9:30 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Sunday School Begins immediately after Holy Communion
Sunday, August 21 – 8:15 AM

Feed The Hungry
Tuesday, July 26 – 10:30 AM

Feed The Hungry
Tuesday, August 9 – 10:30 AM

Feed The Hungry
Tuesday, August 23 – 10:30 AM