COVID-19 (Coronavirus)



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 have continued at Ascension throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic in compliance with Metropolis of Chicago directives and CDC and state and local governing authorities.  All services have, and will continue to be, streamed live on our website and social medial platorms.  As the landscape continues to change and we enter different phases of welcoming the faithful back to our parish home, we will email the parish and post all announcements below.  

Please do not hesitate to call our office at 847.482.1200 with any questions.  



Center for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Resource Page

COVID-19 Screening Tool:  app released by Apple in partnership with the CDC

10 Ways to Manage Symptoms at Home

Caring for Someone at Home

State of Illinois COVID-19 Webpage

Metropolis of Chicago Coronavirus Resource Center
Communication Updates and Liturgical Messages 

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Online COVID-19 Resource Center

* For the Latest Information IN GREEK


Until we can worship together in our church home, we will be live streaming each Divine Service HERE.  The stream will also be carried live on our Facebook page and our YouTube channel!  If you miss the livestream, all services will be archived on our livestream webpage.

Click on the service to follow along with the text provided by the AGES Initiatives.  




May 20,2020:  Metropolis of Chicago issues "Reuniting Our People With Their Parish Homes" directive

May 12, 2020:  Metropolis Takes Actions to Respond to COVID-19

May 11, 2020:  New Statement Regarding Liturgical Services and the Sacramental Life of the Church

May 8, 2020 Holy Eparchial Synod Communique Regarding Process for the Reopening of Parishes

April 19, 2020:  Join Metropolitan Nathanael and his mom, Irini, as they celebrated Easter with some cooking and conversation!

April 19, 2020:  Come Receive the Light  Archbishop Elpidophoros invites all to come and receive the Light of Christ

April 19, 2020:  2020 Paschal Message from His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros

April 18, 2020:  Metropolitan Nathanael's Pascha Encyclical

April 14, 2020:  Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis and Its Implications on Our Metropolis

Monday, April 13:  Archbishop Elpidophoros Broadcasts Services of Holy Week from the Archdiocese.  Click HERE for more information.  The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America launched an updated COVID-19 Resource Center today.  Click HERE for the press release.

SUNDAY:  April 12th, CBS news program, 60 Minutes, will showcase the rebuilding of the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center.  For more information, see GOARCH's announcement HERE.

April 11, 2020:  Message By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Beginning of Holy and Great Week

Saturday of Lazarus, 4/11 at 3 p.m. EST/2 p.m. CST:  Archbishop Elpidophoros to Hold Virtual Town Hall with Greek Orthodox Faithful.  Click to learn how to register for webinar.

April 8:  Announcement about Daily Prayer Service by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros

April 6:  Holy Eparchial Synod Communique

April 6:  Video Message from Metropolitan Nathanael:  Passing Time vs. Filling Time

April 3:  PSA from Metropolitan Nathanael: Stay Home. Save Lives. (Greek Version Only)

April 1:  Ascension COVID-19 Appeal Letter from Fr. Sotiri & Parish Council President Nick Marino

March 31:  Communique of the Holy Eparchial Synod

March 31: Video Message From Metropolitan Nathanael:  Cultivating Relationships at Home

March 30:  Important Resources from Ascension's Health & Saftey Task Force

March 30:  Apostolic Visit of Ecumenical Patriarch to the United States Postponed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 28, 2020:  Address of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros to the Archdiocese Presbyters

March 27, 2020:  Ascension News & Announcements Weekly EBlast

March 26, 2020:  Archbishop Elpidophoros addresses the faithful regarding Covid-19

March 22, 2020: Updated Statement Regarding Liturgical Services Across the Metropolis of Chicago

March 21, 2020:  Services Begin Streaming at Ascension on March 22, 2020

March 21, 2020:  Video Message from His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael Conveying Love and Prayers

March 20, 2020:  Ascension to offer the 3rd Salutations Service this Evening via Zoom technology

March 20, 2020:  Ascension Updates and Resources

March 19, 2020: Message of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Regarding Covid-19

March 18, 2020:  Ascension COVID Resource Page and Important Links

March 18, 2020: A Pastoral Message to the Faithful from Metropolitan Nathanael

March 14, 2020:  Communication from His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael regarding Suspension of Liturgical Services

March 13, 2020: An important update from Fr. Sotirios:  Ministry Events Postponed or Cancelled until Further Notice

March 6, 2020:  Archbishop Elpidophoros of America and the Holy Eparchial Synod issue Guidelines on Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

March 6, 2020: Encyclical of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America and the Eparchial Synod on the Covid-19 Pandemic (Coronavirus)

March 6, 2020:  Directives to be followed by the Clergy dealing with Covid-19 (Coronavirus)



Fr. Sotiri has asked that we gather as a family every night in our homes for 15 minutes at 8 p.m. to pray the Jesus Prayer and ask our Lord to watch over us. 
Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me.   

Prayer for the Coronavirus

AGES Digital Chant Stand - Daily Services by Date

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Live Internet Broadcasts of Church Services

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Daily Reading App

Daily Scripture:  Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Online Chapel

Ancient Faith Radio and Ministries

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

A Prayer in Light of the Coronavirus Pandemic

A Prayer for All Times

Prayers for the Sick

Prayers At Mealtime

Daily Personal Prayers: At Night (Compline)

Daily Personal Prayers: In The Morning

The Akathist Hymn and Small Compline

The Great Compline 





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