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"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." - Romans 15:7

Through this website, we are pleased to introduce you to the worship and fellowship that defines the life of our Parish, the Ascension of Our Lord Greek Orthodox Church. If you are a new member of our Parish, or are considering membership, these web pages will acquaint you with what Ascension offers to those who give it support and sustenance.  To those who already belong to the Church, we hope the information on this website will provide you with the assurance that your sacrificial offerings are received with profound respect, and are utilized to maximum effectiveness.  It is our prayer that the information presented here will enable you to make the informed decisions that are necessary for a meaningful relationship with your Church.

Services Schedule

PLEASE NOTE:  On Sunday, September 10, 2017, Ascension held a site blessing and groundbreaking service to sanctify the foundation upon which our new church will be built.  It was the last Liturgy celebrated in our temporary parish home. During the construction process, SUNDAY ORTHROS, DIVINE LITURGY AND SUNDAY CHURCH SCHOOL will take place at Daniel Wright Middle School, 1370 Riverwoods Rd., Lincolnshire. Tuesday evening Greek School classes will also take place at Daniel Wright School.  Ministry Meetings and Thursday evening Adult Greek School, effective this week, will take place at the home that Ascension rented just south of the church: 1221 North Riverwoods Rd., Lake Forest, unless otherwise noted.   Communication about the life of the Ascension parish is sent out regularly via email blasts.  If you aren’t receiving these notifications and would like to, please click  the “Join our Email List” icon on the righthand side of this webpage.

A NOTE REGARDING ASCENSION HOLY WEEK SERVICES:  We have secured University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary for our Holy Week and Pascha services beginning Palm Sunday, April 1st through Pascha, April 8th. The University of St. Mary of the Lake is located approximately 15 minutes northwest of Ascension at 1000 E. Maple Ave, Mundelein.  All services will take place in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception with the exception of the afternoon and evening services on Good Friday, which will be in the Cardinal Mundelein Auditorium.  Click HERE for Ascension's Holy Week schedule and accompanying map. 

Sundays: Orthros: 8:15 AM | Divine Liturgy: 9:30 AM

Weekdays (As Scheduled on Scrolling Calendar): 
Orthros: 8:15 AM | Divine Liturgy: 9:15 AM (unless otherwise noted)

March 18 - 25, 2018


Sunday, March 18:  Sunday of St. John Climacus  8:15 a.m.:  Orthros | 9:15 a.m.:  Sunday Church School | 9:30 a.m.: Divine Liturgy @ Daniel Wright Middle School, 1370 Riverwoods Rd.  
Monday, March 19:  5 p.m.:  Great Compline
Wednesday, March 21:  5 p.m.:  Great Canon of St. Andrew
Saturday, March 24: 11 a.m.:  Enthronement of His Eminence, Metropolitan Nathanael, Annunciation Cathedral, Chicago | 7 p.m.:  Great Vespers @ Annunciation Churches of Chicago, Racine, Decatur, Kankakee & Milwaukee, WI 
Sunday, March 25  Annunciation | Greek Independence Day  8:15 a.m.:  Orthros | 9:15 a.m.:  Divine Liturgy followed by Doxology @ Daniel Wright Middle School, 1370 Riverwoods Rd. 


Sunday, March 18:  Greek School Independence Day Program following Liturgy, GOYAN Lenten Bake Sale | Girls' Chanting Practice
Monday, March 19: 
5:45 p.m.:  JOY/Jr. GOYA | 7:30 p.m.:  GOYA
Tuesday, March 20: 
 4:45 p.m.: Greek School
Wednesday, March 21:  10 a.m.:  HOPE
Thursday, March 22:  6:15 p.m.:  Greek School Beginners / Advanced Beginners | 7:45 p.m.:  Greek School Intermediate/Advanced (@1221 House)
Saturday, March 24:  1 p.m.:  Luncheon Reception in honor of the Enthronement of His Eminence, Chicago Hilton

For a complete service schedule click here to be redirected to the parish calendar.

For the Location and Schedule of Services for Holy Week, click HERE

Click to view this week's bulletin.

Click HERE to read the current issue of the Analypsis Newsletter.



 Ascension of Our Lord Greek Orthodox Church
1207 Riverwoods Rd.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Father Sotirios P. Malamis, Proistamenos
Voice:  (847) 482-1200
Fax:  (847) 482-9566
email:  info@ascensiongoc.com

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