Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Fast Day (Wine and Oil Allowed)
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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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Annunciation Cathedral Philoptochos

A Legacy of Philanthropy — One Woman Asking Another to Care

A Brief History Of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Women's Philoptochos Society

The idea of a Philoptochos as a necessary organization of the Greek Orthodox Church structure was initiated by Archbishop Athenagoras in 1931. The Annunciation Cathedral Women's Philoptochos Society of Chicago was founded in 1939 when Archbishop Athenagoras requested the existing "Mothers Benevolent Society" became a "Philoptochos." The women accepted the suggestion and elected Mrs. Phyllis Batsakis Deliannis, President of the Mothers' group, to be President of the newly organized Philoptochos.

Over the years our Philoptochos has played a significant role in the welfare of our beloved Annunciation Cathedral, and has made many contributions to the community and across the world. During the early 1940's our Philoptochos — through various fund raising events — helped our Cathedral pay off the mortgage, preventing foreclosure and ensuring our future (as well as leading the redecoration of the Cathedral).

Projects abroad and home

  • During World War II our ladies raised funds for the American Red Cross.
  • Volunteered at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen.
  • Provided aid to the Battered and Homeless Women of Chicago.
  • Served Greek meals to hospitalized veterans.
  • Participated in the Feed the Hungry Program.
  • Committed to the building of the Greek American Nursing Home.
  • Established several annual events such as the Champagne Lunch and Makaronada Luncheon.
  • Baked desserts and other items for the Cathedral Food Festival and hosted various other Cathedral religious events.
  • Purchased kitchen equipment for the Cathedral and settings for 200 consisting of dishes, glasses, flatware and cabinetry.

Currently

  • We continue to support National and International programs through our National House of Philanthropy as well as many of the programs listed above (and many others).
  • We have sent Funds for Disaster Relief to Greece and the areas of the US affected by natural disasters.
  • We have established our own Children's Fund benefiting children in the Chicago area who are in crisis.
  • And our work goes on! So much to do!

We thank you for your generous support!

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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, April 18 – 8:15 AM

Compline
Monday, April 19 – 5:00 PM

9th Hour & Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts
Wednesday, April 21 – 5:00 PM

Orthros & Divine Liturgy
+Lazarus Saturday
Saturday, April 24 – 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, April 25 – 8:15 AM

Matins of Great and Holy Monday
Sunday, April 25 – 6:00 PM

Matins of Great and Holy Tuesday
Monday, April 26 – 6:00 PM

Matins of Great and Holy Wednesday
Tuesday, April 27 – 6:00 PM

Holy Unction
Wednesday, April 28 – 2:30 PM

Holy Unction & Matins of Great and Holy Thursday
Wednesday, April 28 – 6:00 PM

Vesperal Divine Liturgy
Thursday, April 29 – 9:00 AM

Matins of Great and Holy Friday with the 12 Passion Gospels
Thursday, April 29 – 6:00 PM

Royal Hours
Friday, April 30 – 10:00 AM

Great Vespers of the Descent from the Cross
Friday, April 30 – 3:00 PM

Orthros of Great and Holy Saturday
The Lanentations and Procession with the Epitaphion
Friday, April 30 – 6:00 PM

Vesperal Divine Liturgy
+Holy Saturday
Saturday, May 1 – 9:00 AM

Vigil for the Holy Resurrection
Saturday, May 1 – 11:00 PM

The Resurrection of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ
Sunday, May 2 – 12:00 AM

Paschal Liturgy
Sunday, May 2 – 12:30 AM

Agape Vespers
Sunday, May 2 – 11:00 AM

Orthros & Divine Liturgy
+The Theotokos of the Life-Giving Spring
Friday, May 7 – 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, May 9 – 8:15 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, May 16 – 8:15 AM

Palm Sunday to Go Meal and Lamb Raffle Drawing
Sunday, April 25 – 12:00 PM

Feed the Hungry
Tuesday, April 27 – 11:00 AM

Cathedral Closed
Bright Monday
Monday, May 3 – 12:00 AM

Feed the Hungry
Annunciation
Tuesday, May 11 – 11:00 AM