Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church of Chicago, Celebrating Over 88 Years of Excellence in Ministry

 

The Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church has a rich and productive tradition in the Eastern Orthodox Christian Faith.

This year, 2016, marks 88 years as a house of worship in the Lincoln Square community. Our parish has deeply enriched the lives of so many faithful through the countless amounts of Divine Liturgies, Sacraments and Religious Education Programming. In keeping with the tradition of our Hellenism, our Church has been a beacon of Greek instruction in both language and culture for the thousands of students and hundreds of teachers who have passed through our church halls. Our Philoptochos has tenderly helped so many within the parish and outside the parish to offer a helping hand. Our other church ministries provided for the youth are monthly and offer a social outreach for all ages. We are committed to participatory worship, decision making, consensus building, and thinking outside the box.

After you've checked us out on the Internet, please come and join us in person. Our people are warm and pious. In our beautiful sanctuary, you will experience worship that is both traditional and family friendly.

If you are looking for a church that feels like family, seeking true spirituality, or struggling with the pain and doubts of life in an imperfect world, please join us.

I am truly humbled to serve this congregation for twenty years and through the prayers of His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos, I give glory to God for the many wonderful works this parish has provided in the past and continues to offer in the future.

Father Apostolos N. Georgiafentis

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The Elevator Renovation has begun. Please use the button below to donate any amount you wish.

If you would like to contribute your time and talents for this project, please contact the church office.

Dear Friends & Family of Saint Demetrios Church,

 

For those who don’t know, our elevator broke down in September, making it difficult for all parishioners to attend church services.  We worked to secure multiple repair quotes and have received a final bill of $56,000.00  Our Parish Council has determined to move forward with the project and has secured a line of credit (at 3.5%) for $50,000.  While we are grateful to have received the bank’s approval, it would be best not to have to invest additional church funds in this manner.  On November 14, we began a fundraising program with the hope of raising money to pay for the repair in full.  To date, we have received $30,650.00, (Thank You!) leaving a balance of $25,350.00. The elevator is set to be working in time for Christmas which would be a blessing for all.  Now we need your help.

 

The concept of our appeal is simple. We ask that each of our families find spare change from their cars, desks, coats, etc., to help pay our repair bill as soon as possible. If we can collect $100.00 per Saint Demetrios steward household, we will easily be able to reach our goal of $25,350.00!

 

How Does It Work? Very simple - keep a jar near your family Iconastasion (worship or prayer area) and at the end of the day add your spare change to the jar.  Turn your change in at your bank or write a check for the amount collected and submit it to church.  What a beautiful way for every member of the family to participate - young and old alike!  All money collected will be credited as a donation to the Saint Demetrios Elevator Fund (please understand that we cannot accept change in the church office. We ask that you write “elevator fund” on your check or enclose a note so we can track our progress).

 

For your convenience, you may also visit our Website and click on the Donate button in the middle of the webpage: http://www.stdemetrios.il.goarch.org/

 

It is our hope that our stewards will continue to fill up their banks so that all of our beloved parishioners can join in our church services soon. Our goal is to continue to serve the needs of our faithful!

 

Thank you for your generous help and love during this time of need.  It is up to all of us to “Help Me Up the Stairs”.

 

Blessings and Merry Christmas to all, we remain,

 

With His love,

Father Apostolos N. Georgiafentis                    John Laftsidis

Protopresbyter                                                       Parish Council President

 

This Week at St. Demetrios

 
 Monday December 5 - Orthros and Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m.
 
 Tuesday December 6-  Orthros and Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m.Greek School 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
 
Wednesday December 7 - Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
 
Thursday December 8 - Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
 
Friday December 9 - Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.Greek School 4:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Saturday December 10 - Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m. Greek School 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
Sunday December 11- Orthros and Divine Liturgy beginning at 8:30 a.m.