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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.

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)

October 22 - 29, 2017


Sunday, October 22:  6th Sunday of Luke 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. | 7 p.m.:  Great Vespers, St. Iakovos Church, Valparaiso, IN  
Monday, October 23:  St. Iakovos 8:15 a.m. Orthros | 9:15 a.m. Divine Liturgy @ 1221 N. Riverwoods House
Wednesday, October 25:  7 p.m.:  Great Vespers at St. Demetrios Churches in Elmhurst, Libertyville, Chicago, Hammond
Thursday, October 26:  St. Demetrios:  Services at St. Demetrios, Libertyville beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, October 28:  Holy Protection of The Theotokos | OXI Day | 8:15 a.m. Orthros | 9:15 a.m. Divine Liturgy | 5 p.m.:  Vespers @ 1221 N. Riverwoods House 
Sunday, October 29:  7th Sunday of Luke 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, October 23:  5:45 p.m. JOY/Jr. GOYA | 7:30 p.m.: GOYA
Tuesday, October 24  :
  4:45 p.m.:  Greek School (@ Daniel Wright, 1370 Riverwoods Rd.) | 6 p.m.:  Clergy Syndesmos Dinner, Concorde Banquets | 6:30 p.m. SCS Teachers' Meeting
Wednesday, October 25:  10 a.m.  HOPE (meet @ St. Sava, Libertyville)
Thursday, October 26:  10 a.m.:  Senior Synaxis "Opera in Focus" event, Rolling Meadowss | 6:30 p.m.:  Adult/Adolescent Greek School | 7:45 p.m.:  Intermediate/Advanced Greek School (@ 1221 Riverwoods Rd. House)
Sunday, October 29:  11:30:  Philoptochos Luncheon @ Royal Melbourne Country Club, Long Grove

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

Click to view this week's bulletin.

Click HERE for information on Ascension's Capital Campaign and HERE for an update on our Building Project



 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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