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 entertainment coordinator.  

Our thanks to our founders and Past President, Dee Christ, and her late husband Christ, for their dedication to make 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 Elaine Beck.  

Annual membership dues are $35/person.  Our door is always open, and we look forward to welcoming new members. For more information, contact the current President, Olga Kalis (  

Current Officers:

Olga Kalis, President
Elaine Stevens, Treasurer
Mary Kakavas, Secretary
Elaine Beck, Special Events

2019/2020 CALENDAR
(dates are subject to change.  More information will be communicated prior to each meeting.  Contact Elaine Beck at 847.367.5227 for more information.):

August 22, 2019:  Annual Picnic @ Childerly Park, 401 McHenry Rd., Wheeling, IL
September 26, 2019: General Meeting
October 31, 2019:  Trip to Fireside Theatre, Ft. Atkinson, WI 
November 21, 2019:  TBA 
December 27, 2019:  Annual Christmas Party
January 16, 2020:  General Meeting, Cutting of Vasilopita
February 20, 2020:  Valentine Luncheon
March 19, 2020:  TBA
April 11, 2020:  Making of Palm Crosses, Lenten Meal
May 28, 2020:  Host Fellowship after Ascension Feast Day Liturgy
June 18, 2020:  TBA
July 16, 2020:  TBA
August 20, 2020:  11th Annual Picnic
September 17, 2020:  TBA
October 15, 2020: TBA
November 19, 2020:  TBA
December 29, 2020: Annual Christmas Party 


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