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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.

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, December 4 – 8:15 AM

Orthros & Divine Liturgy
+ Feast of St. Savas
(The Holy Relic of St. Savas will be present for veneration)
Monday, December 5 – 8:45 AM

Great Vespers of St. Nicholas
St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 10301 Kolmar Ave, Oak Lawn, IL 60453, USA
Monday, December 5 – 7:00 PM

Orthros & Divine Liturgy
+ Feast of St. Nicholas
Tuesday, December 6 – 8:45 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, December 11 – 8:15 AM

Orthros & Divine Liturgy
+ Feast of St. Spyridon
Monday, December 12 – 8:45 AM

Vigil-Great Vespers, Orthros & Divine Liturgy
+ Feast of St. Eleutherios
(The Holy Relic of St. Eleutherios will be present for veneration)
Wednesday, December 14 – 6:00 PM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 893 Church Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126, USA
+Feast of St. Dionysios of Zakynthos
Saturday, December 17 – 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, December 18 – 8:15 AM

The Sacrament of Holy Unction
Monday, December 19 – 5:00 PM

Royal Hours
The Eve of the Nativity of Christ
Friday, December 23 – 8:30 AM

Orthros and Hierarchal D. Liturgy
Eve of the Nativity of Christ 
+ Feast of St. Evgenia
Saturday, December 24 – 8:30 AM

Great Vespers
Great Vespers of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior
Saturday, December 24 – 4:00 PM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1017 N La Salle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60610, United States
Christmas Day
Sunday, December 25 – 8:15 AM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
+ Feast of St. Steven
(The Holy Relic of St. Steven will be present for veneration)
Tuesday, December 27 – 8:30 AM

Great Vespers
St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church, 733 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
Apodosis of Christmas
Saturday, December 31 – 7:00 PM

Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1017 N La Salle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60610, United States
+ Feast of St. Basil
Sunday, January 1 – 8:15 AM

Philoptochos Christmas Luncheon
Sunday, December 4 – 12:00 AM

Metropolis of Chicago Open House
The Carlisle 435 E Butterfield Rd, Lombard, IL 60148, United States
Sunday, December 4 – 5:00 PM

Office Closed
Tuesday, December 6 – 12:00 AM

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

Adult Beginner Greek (in-person)
Tuesday, December 6 – 5:30 PM

Adult Greek Class (Intermediate/Advanced)
Thursday, December 8 – 5:30 PM

Family Ministry Night
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1017 N La Salle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60610, United States
Saturday, December 10 – 3:00 PM

Parish Council Elections
Sunday, December 11 – 12:00 AM

Feed the Hungry
Annunciation
Tuesday, December 13 – 11:30 AM

Adult Beginner Greek
Tuesday, December 13 – 5:30 PM

Adult Greek Class (Intermediate/Advanced -in person)
Thursday, December 15 – 4:00 PM

Mommy & Me
Sunday, December 18 – 11:30 AM

Feed the Hungry
Annunciation
Tuesday, December 20 – 11:30 AM

Adult Beginner Greek (in-person)
Tuesday, December 20 – 5:30 PM

Adult Greek Class (Intermediate/Advanced)
Thursday, December 22 – 5:30 PM

Feed the Hungry
Annunciation
Tuesday, December 27 – 11:30 AM

Adult Beginner Greek
Tuesday, December 27 – 5:30 PM

YAL Chicago
Christmas Party
Thursday, December 29 – 12:00 AM

Adult Greek Class (Intermediate/Advanced -in person)
Thursday, December 29 – 5:30 PM