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Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Clergy

Rev. Fr. Stamatios G. Sfikas, Cathedral Dean

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Rev. Fr. Stamatios SfikasFr. Stamatios G. Sfikas is a first generation Greek-American. He was born to Stylianos and Anastasia Sfikas on May 12, 1987. The oldest of two siblings, both Fr. Stamati and his brother George, grew up at St. Demetrios Church in Chicago. Fr. Stamatios was greatly involved in St. Demetrios, being a student in the Solon Greek School where he completed 12 years of study, and also being active in St. Demetrios’ youth groups, Sunday School program, and altar boy and athletic organizations.

He attended Stephen T. Mather High School and after graduating he went on to study at the University of Illinois Chicago, graduating in 2009 with a B.A. in Political Science. Upon graduating he enrolled at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, graduating with his Masters of Divinity in May of 2012. While in Boston he taught Greek School at the Annunciation Cathedral of New England, St. Nicholas in Lexington and was Director of the Greek School at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary in Somerville, MA. In addition to teaching while in Boston, he was Ecclesiarch of the Campus Chapel and was also Class President of his graduating class.

He was assigned to serve as the Pastoral Assistant to Fr. John Kalomas at St. Andrew in Chicago in August of 2012. Fr. Stamatios was ordained to the Holy Deaconate on February 24, 2013 at St. Demetrios in Chicago and then to the Holy Priesthood at St. Andrew in Chicago on September 15, 2013, all by the hand of His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago. Fr. Stamatios served the parish of St. Andrew in Chicago from August 2012 to December 31, 2014. His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago appointed Fr. Stamatios as Dean of the Annunciation Cathedral on January 1, 2015.

Fr. Stamatios married Presbytera Katerina, the daughter of Fr. Apostolos and Presbytera Sophia Georgiafentis, in 2012 at St. Demetrios Church in Chicago. Fr. Stamatios and Presbytera Katerina have three daughters, Anastasia, Sophia, and Styliani.

 

Rev. Fr. Nicholas Nikokavouras, Dean Emeritus

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Rev. Fr. Nicholas NikokavourasFr. Nicholas Nikokavouras was born to Fr. Iraklis and Erasmia Nikokavouras (née Kapodistrias) in 1937 in Sfakera, of the Corfu island of Greece.

His father Iraklis Nikokavouras was ordained priest in 1936 by His Eminence, Metropolitan Alexander of Corfu and a former Archbishop of America. On his ordination, his eminence changed his name from Iraklis to Sebastianos in honor of his uncle Sebastianos Nikokavouras, who served as Metropolitan of Corfu between the years of 1899 and 1920.

In 1943 during the Second World War Fr. Sebastianos was executed by the German occupation forces in Greece because of his active support of the underground Greek resistance movement fighting to liberate Greece from the axis military occupation.

Fr. Nicholas began his primary school education in his home village school of Sfakera, and in 1951 continued his studies at the Ecclesiastical School of Corinth finishing it in 1958. more»

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, November 28 – 9:15 AM

Great Vespers
Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church 5649 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660, United States
Monday, November 29 – 8:00 PM

Orthros and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church 5649 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660, United States
Tuesday, November 30 – 9:30 AM

Divine Liturgy
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1017 N La Salle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60610, United States
Barbara the Great Martyr
John the Righteous of Damascus
Saturday, December 4 – 10:00 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, December 5 – 9:15 AM

Great Vespers of St. Nicholas
St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 10301 Kolmar Ave, Oak Lawn, IL 60453, USA
Sunday, December 5 – 8:00 PM

Orthros & Divine Liturgy
+Feast of St. Nicholas
Monday, December 6 – 10:00 AM

Divine Liturgy
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1017 N La Salle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60610, United States
Conception of Theotokos
Hanna the Prophetess
Thursday, December 9 – 10:00 AM

Orthros & Divine Liturgy
+Feast of St. Spyridon & Veneration of his holy relic
Sunday, December 12 – 9:30 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1017 N La Salle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60610, United States
Feast of St. Eleuftherios
Tuesday, December 14 – 9:30 AM

Vespers
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1017 N La Salle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60610, United States
Tuesday, December 14 – 8:00 PM

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, December 19 – 9:15 AM

Royal Hours followed by Vesperal Divine Liturgy
St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church, 733 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
Christmas Eve
Friday, December 24 – 9:00 AM

Orthros and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1017 N La Salle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60610, United States
+Nativity of Jesus Christ
Saturday, December 25 – 9:00 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, December 26 – 9:15 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
+Feast of St. Stephanos & Veneration of his holy relic
Monday, December 27 – 9:30 AM

Adult Greek Dancing Class
Monday, November 29 – 8:00 PM

Feed the Hungry
Tuesday, November 30 – 12:00 PM

Adult Beginner Greek
Tuesday, November 30 – 6:30 PM

Adult Greek Class (Intermediate/Advanced)(in-person)
Thursday, December 2 – 6:30 PM

Fall General Assembly
Sunday, December 5 – 12:00 AM

Adult Beginner Greek (in-person)
Tuesday, December 7 – 6:30 PM

Cathedral Winter Grand Raffle
Avli on the Park 180 N Field Blvd, Chicago, IL 60601, United States
Tuesday, December 7 – 7:00 PM

Adult Greek Class (Intermediate/Advanced)
Thursday, December 9 – 6:30 PM

Parish Council Elections
Sunday, December 12 – 12:00 AM

Metropolis Open House
The Carlisle 435 E Butterfield Rd, Lombard, IL 60148, United States
Sunday, December 12 – 4:00 PM

Adult Greek Dancing Class
Monday, December 13 – 8:00 PM

Feed the Hungry
Annunciation
Tuesday, December 14 – 12:00 PM

Adult Beginner Greek
Tuesday, December 14 – 6:30 PM

Adult Greek Class (Intermediate/Advanced)(in-person)
Thursday, December 16 – 6:30 PM

Mommy & Me Class after Holy Communion
Sunday, December 19 – 12:00 PM

Philoptochos Christmas Bake Sale
Sunday, December 19 – 12:30 PM

Annual Breakfast with Santa
Sunday, December 19 – 12:30 PM

Adult Beginner Greek (in-person)
Tuesday, December 21 – 6:30 PM

Adult Greek Class (Intermediate/Advanced)
Thursday, December 23 – 6:30 PM

Philoptochos Vasilopita Sale
Sunday, December 26 – 12:30 PM