5th Monday of Lent
Monday, March 30, 2020
Strict Fast
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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
Sunday School Begins immediately after Holy Communion
Sunday, April 5 – 8:15 AM

Salutations to the Theotokos
Friday, April 10 – 5:00 PM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Sunday School Begins immediately after Holy Communion
Sunday, April 12 – 8:15 AM

Orthros of Great and Holy Tuesday
Monday, April 13 – 7:00 PM

Orthros of Great and Holy Wednesday
Tuesday, April 14 – 7:00 PM

Holy Unction
Wednesday, April 15 – 3:00 PM

Orthros of Great and Holy Thursday
Wednesday, April 15 – 7:00 PM

Divine Liturgy of St Basil the Great
Thursday, April 16 – 8:00 AM

Service of the Twelve Gospels
Thursday, April 16 – 6:30 PM

Royal Hours
Friday, April 17 – 9:00 AM

Great Vespers of the Descent from the Cross
Friday, April 17 – 3:00 PM

Orthros of Great and Holy Saturday
Friday, April 17 – 6:30 PM

Vesperal Liturgy of St Basil
Saturday, April 18 – 9:00 AM

Vigil for the Holy Resurrection
Saturday, April 18 – 11:00 PM

+The Resurrection of Our Lord
Sunday, April 19 – 12:00 AM

Paschal Liturgy
Sunday, April 19 – 12:30 AM

Agape Vespers
Sunday, April 19 – 11:30 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Sunday School Begins immediately after Holy Communion
Sunday, April 26 – 8:15 AM

Philoptochos Meeting
Tuesday, April 7 – 6:30 PM

Palm Sunday Lunch
Sunday, April 12 – 12:00 AM

Annual Palm Sunday Luncheon
Sunday, April 12 – 11:30 AM

Philoptochos Easter Bake Sale
Sunday, April 12 – 12:00 PM

Feed the Hungry
St Basil
Tuesday, April 14 – 11:00 AM

Cathedral Closed
Monday, April 20 – 12:00 AM

Feed the Hungry
Tuesday, April 28 – 11:00 AM