5th Saturday of Lent: The Akathist Hymn
Saturday, April 17, 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 Greek Orthodox Cathedral Clergy

Rev. Fr. Stamatios G. Sfikas, Cathedral Dean

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Rev. Fr. Stamatios SfikasFr. Stamatios G. Sfikas is a first generation Greek-American. He was born to Stylianos and Anastasia Sfikas on May 12, 1987. The oldest of two siblings, both Fr. Stamati and his brother George, grew up at St. Demetrios Church in Chicago. Fr. Stamatios was greatly involved in St. Demetrios, being a student in the Solon Greek School where he completed 12 years of study, and also being active in St. Demetrios’ youth groups, Sunday School program, and altar boy and athletic organizations.

He attended Stephen T. Mather High School and after graduating he went on to study at the University of Illinois Chicago, graduating in 2009 with a B.A. in Political Science. Upon graduating he enrolled at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, graduating with his Masters of Divinity in May of 2012. While in Boston he taught Greek School at the Annunciation Cathedral of New England, St. Nicholas in Lexington and was Director of the Greek School at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary in Somerville, MA. In addition to teaching while in Boston, he was Ecclesiarch of the Campus Chapel and was also Class President of his graduating class.

He was assigned to serve as the Pastoral Assistant to Fr. John Kalomas at St. Andrew in Chicago in August of 2012. Fr. Stamatios was ordained to the Holy Deaconate on February 24, 2013 at St. Demetrios in Chicago and then to the Holy Priesthood at St. Andrew in Chicago on September 15, 2013, all by the hand of His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago. Fr. Stamatios served the parish of St. Andrew in Chicago from August 2012 to December 31, 2014. His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago appointed Fr. Stamatios as Dean of the Annunciation Cathedral on January 1, 2015.

Fr. Stamatios married Presbytera Katerina, the daughter of Fr. Apostolos and Presbytera Sophia Georgiafentis, in 2012 at St. Demetrios Church in Chicago. Fr. Stamatios and Presbytera Katerina have three daughters, Anastasia, Sophia, and Styliani.

 

Rev. Fr. Nicholas Nikokavouras, Dean Emeritus

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Rev. Fr. Nicholas NikokavourasFr. Nicholas Nikokavouras was born to Fr. Iraklis and Erasmia Nikokavouras (née Kapodistrias) in 1937 in Sfakera, of the Corfu island of Greece.

His father Iraklis Nikokavouras was ordained priest in 1936 by His Eminence, Metropolitan Alexander of Corfu and a former Archbishop of America. On his ordination, his eminence changed his name from Iraklis to Sebastianos in honor of his uncle Sebastianos Nikokavouras, who served as Metropolitan of Corfu between the years of 1899 and 1920.

In 1943 during the Second World War Fr. Sebastianos was executed by the German occupation forces in Greece because of his active support of the underground Greek resistance movement fighting to liberate Greece from the axis military occupation.

Fr. Nicholas began his primary school education in his home village school of Sfakera, and in 1951 continued his studies at the Ecclesiastical School of Corinth finishing it in 1958. more»

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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