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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»

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Orthros and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church 5649 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660, United States
Monday, November 30 – 8:30 AM

Divine Liturgy
Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660, USA
Tuesday, December 1 – 9:30 AM

Divine Liturgy
Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660, USA
Wednesday, December 2 – 9:30 AM

Divine Liturgy
Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660, USA
Thursday, December 3 – 9:30 AM

Divine Liturgy
Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660, USA
+St. Barbara
Friday, December 4 – 9:30 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, December 6 – 8:15 AM

Divine Liturgy
Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, 2701 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
Monday, December 7 – 9:30 AM

Divine Liturgy
Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, 2701 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
Tuesday, December 8 – 9:30 AM

Orthros & Divine Liturgy
Conception of the Theotokos
Wednesday, December 9 – 8:30 AM

Divine Liturgy
Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, 2701 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
Thursday, December 10 – 9:30 AM

Divine Liturgy
Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, 2701 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
Friday, December 11 – 9:30 AM

Orthros & Divine Liturgy
+Feast of St. Spyridon & Veneration of his holy relic
Saturday, December 12 – 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, December 13 – 8:15 AM

Divine Liturgy
St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church, 733 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
Monday, December 14 – 9:30 AM

Great Vespers
Monday, December 14 – 5:30 PM

Orthros & Divine Liturgy
St Eleutherios, with veneration of his holy relic
Tuesday, December 15 – 8:30 AM

Divine Liturgy
St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church, 733 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
Wednesday, December 16 – 9:30 AM

Orthros & Divine Liturgy
Dionysios of Zakynthos
Thursday, December 17 – 8:30 AM

Divine Liturgy
St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church, 733 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
Friday, December 18 – 9:30 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, December 20 – 8:15 AM

Divine Liturgy
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2727 W Winona St, Chicago, IL 60625, USA
Monday, December 21 – 9:30 AM

Divine Liturgy
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2727 W Winona St, Chicago, IL 60625, USA
Tuesday, December 22 – 9:30 AM

Divine Liturgy
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2727 W Winona St, Chicago, IL 60625, USA
Wednesday, December 23 – 9:30 AM

Royal Hours, followed by Vesperal Divine Liturgy
+Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 24 – 8:00 AM

Orthros & Divine Liturgy
+Nativity of Our Lord
Friday, December 25 – 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, December 27 – 8:15 AM

Philoptochos Meeting
Monday, November 30 – 8:00 PM

Feed the Hungry
Assumption
Tuesday, December 8 – 11:00 AM

Meeting of the Parish Council
Tuesday, December 8 – 8:00 PM

Feed the Hungry
St George
Tuesday, December 29 – 11:00 AM