Senior Synaxis

Senior Synaxis is a ministry "for the young at heart" that includes social, cultural and religious activities bringing our "Senior" Stewards of the Ascension of Our Lord Church together in Orthodox Christian Fellowship.  The group meets monthly for various activities and outings, which are arranged by our special event coordinators.  

Our thanks to our founders and Past President, Dee Christ, and her late husband Christ, for their dedication in making this ministry a success for the senior group. Also, we extend our gratitude to past presidents Mary Kokinis and her late husband, John; and, to our late friend, Elaine Beck, who planned many of our wonderful outings over the past several years.  

Our door is always open, and we look forward to welcoming new members. For more information, contact the current Special Events planner, Kay James, @  


As our Senior Synaxis ministry kicks off the 2022-2023 Ecclesiastic Year of activities, the seniors would like to thank the Hellenic Foundation, on behalf of Fr. Sotiri and our Ascension Parish, for offering to reimburse up to $2,500 in bus travel expenses for their group outings this year through the Foundation’s Golden Circle Program!  The Hellenic Foundation developed the Golden Circle program to encourage socialization and fellowship among seniors, especially in the post-pandemic environment.  We are grateful to the Foundation and look forward to tapping into these funds to support wonderful fellowship opportunities this coming year.  

Hellenic Foundation Golden Circle Program



Tuesday, December 27th at Dover Straits at 11:30 a.m. Family and friends are always welcomed. 
To RSVP, please contact Kay James at (847) 955-0065 by 12/22. Please join us for our joyous and festive annual gathering.


Αscension Senior Synaxis

2022-2023 Calendar 


September 15, 2022

General Meeting & Light Lunch, 11:30 a.m.

October 20, 2022

General Meeting & Light Lunch, 11:30 a.m. 

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Honoring the Veterans | Coffee Fellowship 

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Christmas Party at Dover Straits - Time TBD 

January 19, 2023

Vasilopita Cutting & Lunch, Fellowship Hall 

February 16, 2023

Valentine’s Day Luncheon at Dover Straits, Time TBD

March 16, 2023

General Meeting & Light Lunch, Potential Speaker, 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Palm Cross Making & Lunch Hosted by Senior Synaxis (immediately following Liturgy)

May 18, 2023


June 15, 2023


July 20, 2023


August 17, 2023

Annual Picnic, 11:30 a.m.