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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

Orthros (Matins): 8:30 AM
Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM
Fellowship and coffee following Liturgy

Complete schedule of services.


Commemoration of the Beheading of the Forerunner St. John the Baptist
Friday, August 29 – 9:00 AM

Annual Celebration of the Feast of St. Phanourios
Sunday, August 31 – 8:30 AM

Orthros (Matins): 8:30 AM
Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM
Fellowship and coffee following Liturgy


Philoptochos – Greek American Rehabilitation Center Visit
220 N. First St., Wheeling, IL
Celebrate birthdays and Feast Days!
Contact the Cathedral office for details
Friday, September 5 – 2:00 PM

Metropolis Philoptochos Annual Luncheon
Rosewood Banquets, Rosemont, IL
“Faith, Family and Philoxenia”
Contact the Cathedral office for details
Saturday, September 20 – 11:00 AM

St. Andrew, 5649 N. Sheridan Rd.
Saturday, September 27 – 8:00 AM

InterContinental Chicago O'Hare
Saturday, February 7 – 7:00 PM