Χριστός Ανέστη! With the blessing from His Eminence Metropolitan IAKOVOS of Chicago and His Grace Bishop Gregory of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese, we are humbled to offer hospitality to the Miraculous “Myrrh-Streaming” Kardiotissa (Tender-Hearted) Icon of the Virgin Mary from St. George Orthodox Church in Taylor, PA. Please see the flyer for the schedule of services, anointing, and talks. The church will remain open all night. — at St John The Baptist-Greek Orthodox Church.
It's time to gather together, to celebrate the accomplishments of this past year, to offer thanks to God, and to ask His continued blessings on the coming year for the Martha and Mary Maternity House!
Please plan to join us at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Elmhurst, with a social hour starting at 6 pm, and a Thanksgiving-style dinner at 7 pm.
$40 per ticket, or full table of 10 for $300
We look forward to celebrating with you...and we thank God for you and for your love and support of this life-affirming ministry!
Many thanks to all who joined us for the Chicago-area premiere of "Voiceless!" Special thanks go out to the Loomos and Vlahakis families of the Pickwick Theater for their generous sponsorship of this event!
It was, indeed, a powerful and uplifting pro-life film that encourages people to stand up for what they know is right, particularly as it pertains to taking God's truths into society to address social issues!
The film will continue to run at the Pickwick Theater, 5 S. Prospect Ave., in Park Ridge. If you did not have a chance to join us on Oct. 6, we encourage you to see this film with friends and family.
All are welcome to hear from His Grace Bishop Demetrios, plus an update on the progress and status of the Martha and Mary Maternity House ministry, followed by the announcment of new and retiring members of the Board of Directors. Join us in the multi-purpose room adjacent to the gym (the "blue room"). See you there!
The American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church (Western Region) invites you to its Lenten Retreat, with the theme "For the Life of the World" (John 6:51). The day's events will include:
- Akathist of Thanksgiving Glory to God for All Things
- Time For Confession
- Transformation to Transfiguration - Parish Outreach and Faith in College Life - Homily & Discussion led by Gregory Allard
- Lenten Meal
- For the Life of the World - Keynote address by Laura Paulus
At Christ the Savior Orthodox Church
1802 Pershing Avenue, Rockford, IL 61108
For More information, contact Fr. Sam Sherry, the Dean of the Chicago Deanery at FrSam@juno.com
Discussion of the work of the Martha and Mary Maternity House: Making a Difference, Two Lives at a Time. Salutations to the Mother of God at 7 pm, followed by Lenten potluck and discussion.
St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church, 733 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607
A morning Women’s Retreat—sponsored by Philoptochos, led by Laura Paulus, Housemother and Executive Director of the Martha and Mary Maternity House in Chicago. Complimentary lunch. Please rsvp to Mary Helen Papachrisanthou: 618-531-8349 by Sun, Jan. 10t
Several hundred Orthodox Christians from all jurisdictions enjoyed a wide range of traditional hymns and carols during one of the newest Pan-Orthodox events in the Chicago area. Many thanks to Angela Tsakiris and the organizing committee, as well as to all who prepared and sang, making this a fruitful and thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.
We celebrated our Grand Opening in grand style on Tuesday, November 10! Many thanks to over 320 attendees and the hardworking volunteers who arranged for a warm and beautiful celebration for the opening of the House! Special thanks to our esteemed co-chairladies, Pat Kladis and Kathi Stamatis, and their team, for their tireless efforts. We thank God for all of you and your efforts.... Financial donations are so helpful as prepare the House to make a difference...two lives at a time. You are invited to contribute whatever you wish as we get started. To give, click here.