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The life of the Orthodox Church perpetuates and fulfills the ministry of Jesus Christ. The close association between Christ and His Church is reflected in the images from the Scriptures which declare that Christ is the Head and the Church is His Body, and that Christ is the Bridegroom and the Church is His bride. Learn more»


130th Anniversary Stewardship Challenge

Please consider accepting our stewardship challenge as we celebrate our Cathedral's 130th anniversary!


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, 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 58 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

Complete schedule of services.

Paraklesis
Friday, August 12 – 6:00 PM

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, August 14 – 8:15 AM

Great Vespers
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 601 S Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60644, USA
Sunday, August 14 – 7:00 PM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Dormition of the Theotokos
Monday, August 15 – 8:30 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1017 N La Salle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60610, United States
+St. Stamatios
Feast day of Fr. Stamati
Tuesday, August 16 – 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, August 21 – 8:15 AM

Orthros & Divine Liturgy
Feast of St. Phanourios
Blessing of the Phanouropites
Saturday, August 27 – 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, August 28 – 8:15 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Beheading of John the Baptist
Monday, August 29 – 8:30 AM

Agiasmos
Ecclesiastical New Year
Thursday, September 1 – 10:00 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, September 4 – 8:15 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Nativity of the Theotokos
Thursday, September 8 – 8:30 AM

(Summer break)Adult Greek Class (Intermediate/Advanced -in person)
Thursday, August 11 – 5:30 PM

Feed the Hungry
Annunciation
Tuesday, August 16 – 11:30 AM

(Summer break)Adult Beginner Greek
Tuesday, August 16 – 5:30 PM

(Summer break)Adult Greek Class (Intermediate/Advanced -in person)
Thursday, August 18 – 5:30 PM

Feed the Hungry
Annunciation
Tuesday, August 23 – 11:30 AM

(Summer break)Adult Beginner Greek
Tuesday, August 23 – 5:30 PM

(Summer break)Adult Greek Class (Intermediate/Advanced -in person)
Thursday, August 25 – 5:30 PM

Feed the Hungry
Annunciation
Tuesday, August 30 – 11:30 AM

(Summer break)Adult Beginner Greek
Tuesday, August 30 – 5:30 PM

(Fall break)Adult Greek Class (Intermediate/Advanced -in person)
Thursday, September 1 – 5:30 PM

Office Closed
Monday, September 5 – 12:00 AM

Feed the Hungry
Annunciation
Tuesday, September 6 – 11:30 AM

(Fall break)Adult Beginner Greek
Tuesday, September 6 – 5:30 PM

(Fall break)Adult Greek Class (Intermediate/Advanced -in person)
Thursday, September 8 – 5:30 PM