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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.

Fr. Stamatios was elevated to the rank of Economos of the Archdiocese of America on March 25, 2022 by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America.

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»

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, July 10 – 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, July 17 – 8:15 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
The Glorious Prophet Elias
Wednesday, July 20 – 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, July 24 – 8:15 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Monday, July 25 – 8:30 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Paraskevi the Righteous Martyr of Rome
Tuesday, July 26 – 8:30 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Panteleimon the Great Martyr & Healer
Wednesday, July 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, July 31 – 8:15 AM

Paraklesis
Monday, August 1 – 6:00 PM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Translation of the Relics of Stephen the Protomartyr
Tuesday, August 2 – 8:30 AM

Paraklesis
Wednesday, August 3 – 6:00 PM

National Clergy Laity Congress
New York Marriott Marquis 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, United States
Sunday, July 3 – 12:00 AM

Adult Greek Class (Intermediate/Advanced -in person)
Thursday, July 7 – 5:30 PM

Feed the Hungry
Annunciation
Tuesday, July 12 – 11:30 AM

Adult Beginner Greek
Tuesday, July 12 – 5:30 PM

Adult Greek Class (Intermediate/Advanced -in person)
Thursday, July 14 – 5:30 PM

Feed the Hungry
Annunciation
Tuesday, July 19 – 11:30 AM

Adult Beginner Greek
Tuesday, July 19 – 5:30 PM

Adult Greek Class (Intermediate/Advanced -in person)
Thursday, July 21 – 5:30 PM

Feed the Hungry
Annunciation
Tuesday, July 26 – 11:30 AM

Adult Beginner Greek
Tuesday, July 26 – 5:30 PM

Adult Greek Class (Intermediate/Advanced -in person)
Thursday, July 28 – 5:30 PM

Feed the Hungry
Annunciation
Tuesday, August 2 – 11:30 AM

Adult Beginner Greek
Tuesday, August 2 – 5:30 PM

Adult Greek Class (Intermediate/Advanced -in person)
Thursday, August 4 – 5:30 PM