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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.


Great Vesperal and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil
Wednesday, December 24 – 9:00 AM

The Nativity of our Lord
Orthros and Divine Liturgy
His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos will officiate
Thursday, December 25 – 9:00 AM

Feast Day of St. Basil
Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Thursday, January 1 – 10:00 AM

Great Vespers of Epiphany
Great Vespers and Divine Liturgy
Sanctification of the Water
Monday, January 5 – 9:00 AM

Holy Epiphany
Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Sanctification of the Water
Tuesday, January 6 – 8:30 AM

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


Cathedral Vestibule
Donations benefit Lakeview Pantry
Through Christmas

Philoptochos Christmas Dinner
Greek Islands Restaurant
Contact the Cathedral office for reservations
Thursday, December 18 – 5:30 PM

Sunday School Christmas Presentation
Cathedral Hall
Please contact the Cathedral office if you would like your child(ren) to participate
Sunday, December 21 – 12:00 PM

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