6th Wednesday of Lent
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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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COVID-19

Reopening Information


I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go into the house of the Lord’…
– Psalm 122:1

It is with great joy that we announce to you the reopening of our beloved Annunciation Cathedral to her parishioners. While we are still limited in the number of people that may attend, we are excited to welcome you, the faithful, back home.

In order to attend services, you must sign up in advance in order for us to meet the tracking requirements set forth by the Metropolis of Chicago and government heath authorities.

Due to limited numbers, at this time we are only able to accommodate stewards for the year 2021. If you have not yet offered your 2021 commitment, you may do so by clicking here.

To sign-up to attend services, please visit our sign-up site.

Each service is limited in the amount of spots available, and once that limit is reached, we will not be able to accommodate any more individuals for that specific service. You must register to attend a service at this time. At no point are we able to accept walk-ins the day of a service. If you are interested in attending a service that is currently full, please contact the church office to be placed on a waiting list. If a spot opens up, you will be contacted directly by the church office.

To attend, stewards must abide by the CDC’s Social Distancing Standards and any other safety directives of the Metropolis of Chicago, such as:

  • All attendees must wear a face mask over their mouth and nose.
  • Upon entering and before receiving Holy Communion, the faithful are required to sanitize their hands at the provided hand sanitizer stations.
  • Stewards will leave immediately after the service is concluded.
  • The faithful may continue to honor the icons and other sacred objects by a reverent bow and making the sign of the Cross in lieu of kissing.
  • The faithful should refrain from shaking hands or kissing others.
  • At all times, the faithful must maintain social distancing from one another, with the exceptions of families living together.


If stewards are in a high risk category as defined by the CDC, have symptoms such as a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, chills, muscle aches/pains, cough/runny nose, sore throat and recent loss of taste/smell or have had exposure to someone with symptoms, please remain home and enjoy the online services, which will still be made available via our YouTube and Facebook pages, until you can safely return to Church.

Please note that only the Cathedral sanctuary will be open. Access to the Bessie Miller Hall, classrooms, offices or any storage closets throughout the entire building is prohibited until further notice. Once you are at church and in your pew, we ask that you limit your need to move about the church proper at all times. There is to be no gatherings of any size at anytime in the Cathedral or on the Cathedral property before, during or after services by parishioners.

The members of our Parish Reopening Committee and the Parish Council will be available to assist and give direction. It is imperative that you follow the instructions of the Parish Council at all times. If at any point, direction is not followed, you will be asked to leave and will not be permitted to register for another service. We ask that you be patient and supportive with one another as we continue to manage the necessary changes in our procedures. Should it be deemed necessary, changes to the guidelines that have been established for everyone’s safety will be considered.

Please contact the Cathedral office with any questions.


Review the Cathedral COVID-19 information, and register in advance to attend services.

Orthros & Divine Liturgy
+Lazarus Saturday
Saturday, April 24 – 8:30 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1017 N La Salle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60610, United States
Sunday School Begins immediately after Holy Communion
Sunday, April 25 – 8:15 AM

Matins of Great and Holy Monday
Sunday, April 25 – 6:00 PM

Matins of Great and Holy Tuesday
Monday, April 26 – 6:00 PM

Matins of Great and Holy Wednesday
Tuesday, April 27 – 6:00 PM

Holy Unction
Wednesday, April 28 – 2:30 PM

Holy Unction & Matins of Great and Holy Thursday
Wednesday, April 28 – 6:00 PM

Vesperal Divine Liturgy
Thursday, April 29 – 9:00 AM

Matins of Great and Holy Friday with the 12 Passion Gospels
Thursday, April 29 – 6:00 PM

Royal Hours
Friday, April 30 – 10:00 AM

Great Vespers of the Descent from the Cross
Friday, April 30 – 3:00 PM

Orthros of Great and Holy Saturday
The Lanentations and Procession with the Epitaphion
Friday, April 30 – 6:00 PM

Vesperal Divine Liturgy
+Holy Saturday
Saturday, May 1 – 9:00 AM

Vigil for the Holy Resurrection
Saturday, May 1 – 11:00 PM

The Resurrection of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ
Sunday, May 2 – 12:00 AM

Paschal Liturgy
Sunday, May 2 – 12:30 AM

Agape Vespers
Sunday, May 2 – 11:00 AM

Orthros & Divine Liturgy
+The Theotokos of the Life-Giving Spring
Friday, May 7 – 8:30 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1017 N La Salle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60610, United States
Sunday School Begins immediately after Holy Communion
Sunday, May 9 – 8:15 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1017 N La Salle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60610, United States
Sunday School Begins immediately after Holy Communion
Sunday, May 16 – 8:15 AM

Orthros & Divine Liturgy
+Constantine & Helen, Equals to the Apostles
Friday, May 21 – 8:30 AM

Palm Sunday to Go Meal and Lamb Raffle Drawing
Sunday, April 25 – 12:00 PM

Feed the Hungry
Tuesday, April 27 – 11:00 AM

Cathedral Closed
Bright Monday
Monday, May 3 – 12:00 AM

Feed the Hungry
Annunciation
Tuesday, May 11 – 11:00 AM