PARISH UPDATE PAGE
This webpage lists or links to the latest correspondence from our parish and Metropolis; our livestream service schedule and spiritual/educational resources. Please check back often. Click HERE to sign up for our email news and updates.
With God's help, Liturgical Services will continue at Ascension; however, by directive of our Metropolitan, and in compliance with our civil authorities, only the serving clergy and chanter can be present in the church for these services. None of the faithful are permitted to assemble. Please join us via livestream.
Out of love and protection for our faithful, the church building is now closed and locked. We are available to you by phone from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., and by email. Please do not hesitate to call our office at 847.482.1200 or contact us by email.
FOR THE LATEST HEALTH INFORMATION:
Metropolis of Chicago Coronavirus Resource Center
Communication Updates and Liturgical Messages
ASCENSION LIVESTREAM SERVICE SCHEDULE
Click on the service to follow the text provided by the AGES Initiatives
- Friday, April 3: 7 p.m.: Akathist Hymn
- Sunday, April 5: Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt 8:15 a.m. Orthros | 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy.
- Tuesday, April 7: 6 p.m. Small Paraklesis Service to the Theotokos. Follow along HERE
- Wednesday, April 8: 8:30 a.m. 9th Hour | 10 a.m. Pre-Sanctified Liturgy
- Saturday, April 11: Saturday of Lazarus 8 a.m. Orthros | 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy
- Sunday, April 12: Palm Sunday 8:15 a.m. Orthros | 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy followed by Blessing of Palms
VIDEO UPDATES FROM FR. SOTIRI
- March 27, 2020 4th Salutations to the Theotokos and Sermon
- March 25, 2020 Annunciation Feast Day and Greek Independence Day: Orthros, Liturgy, Doxology
- March 24, 2020 Video Message from Fr. Sotiri regarding Mt. Athos Vigil
- March 22, 2020 Sunday of the Holy Cross: Orthros, Liturgy and Sermon
- March 19, 2020 Video Message from Fr. Sotiri
- March 16, 2020 Video Message from Fr. Sotiri
LITURGICAL RESOURCES and PRAYERS
Metropolis Separate But United webpage: The Metropolis of Chicago shares sermonettes, prayers, reflections or stories from the clergy members and others of the Metropolis on a daily basis.
Prayers posted on the Metropolis of Chicago COVID-19 Resource Page
OUR HOMES ARE A SMALL CHURCH: Links for Learning
FOR CHILDREN & TEENS:
- Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Religious Ed at Home
- Tending the Garden Virtual Sunday School
- Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Lesson Plans & Activities
- Be the Bee: Complete Series of Videos
- Lives of the Saints: St. Porphyrios
- Vessel of Grace: The Life of Saint Paisios the Athonite
- Y2AM Ministry At Home Resources
- Y2AM You Tube Channel
- OCF at Home: An on-campus connection for college-students
- Metropolis of Chicago YAL Virtual Connection Webinar Series Fridays @ 6 p.m.
Each Friday at 6pm, the Metropolis of Chicago Youth and Young Adults Ministry will be streaming a live Salutations Service followed by an Open Question Forum at 7pm to all via Zoom. You can submit names to be lifted up in Prayer to the Theotokos in these difficult times.
- Fanari Camp Prayer Services, Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
Every Wednesday at 3 PM, youth are invited to Fanari Prayer Service via Instagram and Facebook Live. The Metropolis of Chicago Youth and Young Adults Ministry will also be taking names to pray for so if you would like to submit names, please go to their Instagram Story to submit names.
- Practical ways of turning “Lockdown” with children into a peaceful and blessed time within our homes
- GOARCH Library: Learn About the Orthodox Christian Faith
- Ancient Faith Podcasts
- Ancient Faith Ministries
- Mobile Apps and Books
- Discovering Orthodox Christianity Video Series
- Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Center for Family Care
- Greek Orthodox Archdiocese "Comfort Food: Daily Reflections Just for Families"
- Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops Spiritual and Activity Resource Page
- DONATE BLOOD Visit the American Red Cross website by clicking HERE. Vitalant (formerly Life Source) - has two locations in Lake County. Please schedule your appointment in advance by calling 877-258-4825 or visiting vitalant.org
Gurnee Donation Center
5250-1 Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Lake Bluff Donation Center
223 Waukegan Rd.
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
5th Saturday of Lent: The Akathist Hymn; George the Righteous of Maleon; Righteous Plato the Studite; Nicetas the Hieromartyr, Struggler of Serrai (1808); Righteous Zosimas; Theonas, Archbishop of Thessaloniki, Founder and Renovator of the Sacred Monastery of Saint Anastasia of Pharmakolytria, Halkidiki; Theodoulos and Agathopous of Thessaloniki
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