4th Wednesday of Lent
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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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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The Sacraments
One of the best-known prayers of the Orthodox Church speaks of the spirit of God being "present in all places and filling all things." This profound affirmation is basic to Orthodoxy's understanding of God and His relationship to the world. Learn more»



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.

Great and Holy Lent
Strict Fasting
Monday, February 27 – 12:00 AM

Hierarchical Great Vespers & 4th Stanza Salutations
Friday, March 24 – 7:00 PM

Patronal Feast of the Annunciation
Saturday, March 25 – 12:00 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Feast of the Annunciation
Saturday, March 25 – 8:30 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Sunday School Begins immediately after Holy Communion
Sunday, March 26 – 8:15 AM

Great Compline
Monday, March 27 – 6:00 PM

The Presanctified Liturgy
Wednesday, March 29 – 6:00 PM

The Akathist Hymn
Friday, March 31 – 7:00 PM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Sunday School Begins immediately after Holy Communion
Sunday, April 2 – 8:15 AM

Great Compline
Monday, April 3 – 6:00 PM

The Presanctified Liturgy
Wednesday, April 5 – 6:00 PM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
+Saturday of Lazarus
Saturday, April 8 – 8:30 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Sunday School Begins immediately after Holy Communion
Sunday, April 9 – 8:15 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Sunday School Begins immediately after Holy Communion
Sunday, April 16 – 8:15 AM

Greek School
Saturday, March 25 – 10:30 AM

Feed The Hungry
Annunciation Cathedral
Tuesday, March 28 – 11:30 AM

Catechism Classes
Wednesday, March 29 – 5:00 PM

Greek School
Saturday, April 1 – 10:30 AM

Cathedral Gala Meeting
Saturday, April 1 – 11:00 AM

Meeting of the Parish Council
Monday, April 3 – 7:00 PM

Catechism Classes
Wednesday, April 5 – 5:00 PM

No Greek School Today
Saturday, April 8 – 10:30 AM

Saturday of Lazarus Youth Retreat
Saturday, April 8 – 11:00 AM

Feed The Hungry
Annunciation Cathedral
Tuesday, April 11 – 11:30 AM

Greek School
Saturday, April 15 – 10:30 AM