Sts. Constantine and Helen Church
Publish Date: 2021-07-25
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Sts. Constantine and Helen Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (414) 778-1555
  • Street Address:

  • 2160 N. Wauwatosa Avenue

  • Wauwatosa, WI 53213

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Services Schedule


Past Bulletins

This Sunday

SUNDAY, July 25th, 2021— 5th Sunday of Matthew 


EPISTLE: Galatians 4:22-27 

HOLY GOSPEL: Matthew 8:28-34; 9:1 


Prosforo Baker: Krissy Connor

Coffee Hour: Golden Agers/Philoptochos 

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Saints and Feasts

July 25

5th Sunday of Matthew

July 25

Dormition of St. Anna, mother of the Theotokos

According to tradition, Anna, the ancestor of God, lived for sixty-nine years, and her spouse Joachim, for eighty; according to one account, Saint Joachim died two years before Saint Anna. The Theotokos had been orphaned of both her parents already when she was eleven years of age, when she was living in the Temple (see Sept. 8 and Nov. 21). Saint Anna is invoked for conceiving children, and for help in difficult childbirth.


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Fifth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Luke 24:13-35

At that time, two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, "What is this conversation which you are holding with each other as you walk?" And they stood still looking sad. Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, "Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?" And he said to them, "What things?" And they said to him, "Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since this happened. Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They were at the tomb early in the morning and did not find his body; and they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it just as the women had said; but him they did not see." And he said to them, "O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?" And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He appeared to be going further, but they constrained him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent." So he went in to stay with them. When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognized him; and he vanished out of their sight. They said to each other, "Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the scriptures?" And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven gathered together and those who were with them, who said, "The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!" Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread.

Fifth Orthros Gospel
Κατὰ Λουκᾶν 24:13-35

Καὶ ἰδοὺ δύο ἐξ αὐτῶν ἦσαν πορευόμενοι ἐν αὐτῇ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ εἰς κώμην ἀπέχουσαν σταδίους ἑξήκοντα ἀπὸ ῾Ιερουσαλήμ, ᾗ ὄνομα ᾿Εμμαούς. καὶ αὐτοὶ ὡμίλουν πρὸς ἀλλήλους περὶ πάντων τῶν συμβεβηκότων τούτων. καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ ὁμιλεῖν αὐτοὺς καὶ συζητεῖν καὶ αὐτὸς ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς ἐγγίσας συνεπορεύετο αὐτοῖς· οἱ δὲ ὀφθαλμοὶ αὐτῶν ἐκρατοῦντο τοῦ μὴ ἐπιγνῶναι αὐτόν.εἶπε δὲ πρὸς αὐτούς· τίνες οἱ λόγοι οὗτοι οὓς ἀντιβάλλετε πρὸς ἀλλήλους περιπατοῦντες καί ἐστε σκυθρωποί; ἀποκριθεὶς δὲ ὁ εἷς, ᾧ ὄνομα Κλεόπας, εἶπε πρὸς αὐτόν· σὺ μόνος παροικεῖς ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ καὶ οὐκ ἔγνως τὰ γενόμενα ἐν αὐτῇ ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις ταύταις; καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· ποῖα; οἱ δὲ εἶπον αὐτῷ· τὰ περὶ ᾿Ιησοῦ τοῦ Ναζωραίου, ὃς ἐγένετο ἀνὴρ προφήτης δυνατὸς ἐν ἔργῳ καὶ λόγῳ ἐναντίον τοῦ Θεοῦ καὶ παντὸς τοῦ λαοῦ, ὅπως τε παρέδωκαν αὐτὸν οἱ ἀρχιερεῖς καὶ οἱ ἄρχοντες ἡμῶν εἰς κρῖμα θανάτου καὶ ἐσταύρωσαν αὐτόν. ἡμεῖς δὲ ἠλπίζομεν ὅτι αὐτός ἐστιν ὁ μέλλων λυτροῦσθαι τὸν ᾿Ισραήλ· ἀλλά γε σὺν πᾶσι τούτοις τρίτην ταύτην ἡμέραν ἄγει σήμερον ἀφ᾿ οὗ ταῦτα ἐγένετο. ἀλλὰ καὶ γυναῖκές τινες ἐξ ἡμῶν ἐξέστησαν ἡμᾶς γενόμεναι ὄρθριαι ἐπὶ τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ μὴ εὑροῦσαι τὸ σῶμα αὐτοῦ ἦλθον λέγουσαι καὶ ὀπτασίαν ἀγγέλων ἑωρακέναι, οἳ λέγουσιν αὐτὸν ζῆν. καὶ ἀπῆλθόν τινες τῶν σὺν ἡμῖν ἐπὶ τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ εὗρον οὕτω καθὼς καὶ αἱ γυναῖκες εἶπον, αὐτὸν δὲ οὐκ εἶδον. καὶ αὐτὸς εἶπε πρὸς αὐτούς· ὦ ἀνόητοι καὶ βραδεῖς τῇ καρδίᾳ τοῦ πιστεύειν ἐπὶ πᾶσιν οἷς ἐλάλησαν οἱ προφῆται! οὐχὶ ταῦτα ἔδει παθεῖν τὸν Χριστὸν καὶ εἰσελθεῖν εἰς τὴν δόξαν αὐτοῦ; καὶ ἀρξάμενος ἀπὸ Μωϋσέως καὶ ἀπὸ πάντων τῶν προφητῶν διηρμήνευεν αὐτοῖς ἐν πάσαις ταῖς γραφαῖς τὰ περὶ ἑαυτοῦ. Καὶ ἤγγισαν εἰς τὴν κώμην οὗ ἐπορεύοντο, καὶ αὐτὸς προσεποιεῖτο πορρωτέρω πορεύεσθαι· καὶ παρεβιάσαντο αὐτὸν λέγοντες· μεῖνον μεθ᾿ ἡμῶν, ὅτι πρὸς ἑσπέραν ἐστὶ καὶ κέκλικεν ἡ ἡμέρα. καὶ εἰσῆλθε τοῦ μεῖναι σὺν αὐτοῖς. καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ κατακλιθῆναι αὐτὸν μετ᾿ αὐτῶν λαβὼν τὸν ἄρτον εὐλόγησε, καὶ κλάσας ἐπεδίδου αὐτοῖς. αὐτῶν δὲ διηνοίχθησαν οἱ ὀφθαλμοί, καὶ ἐπέγνωσαν αὐτόν· καὶ αὐτὸς ἄφαντος ἐγένετο ἀπ᾿ αὐτῶν. καὶ εἶπον πρὸς ἀλλήλους· οὐχὶ ἡ καρδία ἡμῶν καιομένη ἦν ἐν ἡμῖν, ὡς ἐλάλει ἡμῖν ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ καὶ ὡς διήνοιγεν ἡμῖν τὰς γραφάς; Καὶ ἀναστάντες αὐτῇ τῇ ὥρᾳ ὑπέστρεψαν εἰς ῾Ιερουσαλήμ, καὶ εὗρον συνηθροισμένους τοὺς ἕνδεκα καὶ τοὺς σὺν αὐτοῖς, λέγοντας ὅτι ἠγέρθη ὁ Κύριος ὄντως καὶ ὤφθη Σίμωνι. καὶ αὐτοὶ ἐξηγοῦντο τὰ ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ καὶ ὡς ἐγνώσθη αὐτοῖς ἐν τῇ κλάσει τοῦ ἄρτου.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Psalm 67.35,26.
God is wonderful among his saints.
Verse: Bless God in the congregations.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 4:22-27.

Brethren, Abraham had two sons, one by a slave and one by a free woman. But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, the son of the free woman through promise. Now this is an allegory: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother. For it is written, "Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear; break forth and shout, you who are not in travail; for the children of the desolate one are many more than the children of her that is married."

Προκείμενον. Fourth Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 67.35,26.
Θαυμαστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἐν τοῖς Ἁγίοις αὐτοῦ.
Στίχ. Ἐν Ἐκκλησίαις εὐλογεῖτε τὸν Θεὸν.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Γαλάτας 4:22-27.

Ἀδελφοί, Ἀβραὰμ δύο υἱοὺς ἔσχεν· ἕνα ἐκ τῆς παιδίσκης, καὶ ἕνα ἐκ τῆς ἐλευθέρας. Ἀλλʼ ὁ μὲν ἐκ τῆς παιδίσκης κατὰ σάρκα γεγέννηται, ὁ δὲ ἐκ τῆς ἐλευθέρας διὰ τῆς ἐπαγγελίας. Ἅτινά ἐστιν ἀλληγορούμενα· αὗται γάρ εἰσιν δύο διαθῆκαι· μία μὲν ἀπὸ ὄρους Σινᾶ, εἰς δουλείαν γεννῶσα, ἥτις ἐστὶν Ἅγαρ. Τὸ γὰρ Ἅγαρ Σινᾶ ὄρος ἐστὶν ἐν τῇ Ἀραβίᾳ, συστοιχεῖ δὲ τῇ νῦν Ἱερουσαλήμ, δουλεύει δὲ μετὰ τῶν τέκνων αὐτῆς. Ἡ δὲ ἄνω Ἱερουσαλὴμ ἐλευθέρα ἐστίν, ἥτις ἐστὶν μήτηρ πάντων ἡμῶν· γέγραπται γάρ, Εὐφράνθητι, στεῖρα, ἡ οὐ τίκτουσα· ῥῆξον καὶ βόησον, ἡ οὐκ ὠδίνουσα· ὅτι πολλὰ τὰ τέκνα τῆς ἐρήμου μᾶλλον ἢ τῆς ἐχούσης τὸν ἄνδρα.

Gospel Reading

5th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 8:28-34; 9:1

At that time, when Jesus came to the country of the Gergesenes, two demoniacs met him, coming out of the tombs, so fierce that no one would pass that way. And behold, they cried out, "What have you to do with us, O Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?" Now a herd of many swine was feeding at some distance from them. And the demons begged him, "If you cast us out, send us away into the herd of swine." And he said to them, "Go." So they came out and went into the swine; and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, and perished in the waters. The herdsmen fled, and going into the city they told everything, and what had happened to the demoniacs. And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him, they begged him to leave their neighborhood. And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city.

5th Sunday of Matthew
Κατὰ Ματθαῖον 8:28-34, 9:1

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἐλθόντος τῷ Ἰησοῦ εἰς τὸ πέραν εἰς τὴν χώραν τῶν Γεργεσηνῶν ὑπήντησαν αὐτῷ δύο δαιμονιζόμενοι ἐκ τῶν μνημείων ἐξερχόμενοι, χαλεποὶ λίαν, ὥστε μὴ ἰσχύειν τινὰ παρελθεῖν διὰ τῆς ὁδοῦ ἐκείνης. καὶ ἰδοὺ ἔκραξαν λέγοντες· τί ἡμῖν καὶ σοί, ᾿Ιησοῦ υἱὲ τοῦ Θεοῦ; ἦλθες ὧδε πρὸ καιροῦ βασανίσαι ἡμᾶς; ἦν δὲ μακρὰν ἀπ᾿ αὐτῶν ἀγέλη χοίρων πολλῶν βοσκομένη. οἱ δὲ δαίμονες παρεκάλουν αὐτὸν λέγοντες· εἰ ἐκβάλλεις ἡμᾶς, ἐπίτρεψον ἡμῖν ἀπελθεῖν εἰς τὴν ἀγέλην τῶν χοίρων. καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· ὑπάγετε. οἱ δὲ ἐξελθόντες ἀπῆλθον εἰς τὴν ἀγέλην τῶν χοίρων· καὶ ἰδοὺ ὥρμησε πᾶσα ἡ ἀγέλη τῶν χοίρων κατὰ τοῦ κρημνοῦ εἰς τὴν θάλασσαν καὶ ἀπέθανον ἐν τοῖς ὕδασιν. οἱ δὲ βόσκοντες ἔφυγον, καὶ ἀπελθόντες εἰς τὴν πόλιν ἀπήγγειλαν πάντα καὶ τὰ τῶν δαιμονιζομένων. καὶ ἰδοὺ πᾶσα ἡ πόλις ἐξῆλθεν εἰς συνάντησιν τῷ ᾿Ιησοῦ, καὶ ἰδόντες αὐτὸν παρεκάλεσαν ὅπως μεταβῇ ἀπὸ τῶν ὁρίων αὐτῶν. Καὶ ἐμβὰς εἰς πλοῖον διεπέρασε καὶ ἦλθεν εἰς τὴν ἰδίαν πόλιν.


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Fourth Mode

Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the Angel, and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, the women disciples of the Lord spake to the Apostles exultantly: Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, granting great mercy to the world.
Τὸ φαιδρὸν τῆς Ἀναστάσεως κήρυγμα, ἐκ τοῦ Ἀγγέλου μαθοῦσαι αἱ τοῦ Κυρίου Μαθήτριαι, καὶ τὴν προγονικὴν ἀπόφασιν ἀπορρίψασαι, τοῖς Ἀποστόλοις καυχώμεναι ἔλεγον· Ἐσκύλευται ὁ θάνατος, ἠγέρθη Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, δωρούμενος τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Apolytikion for Dormition of St. Anna in the Fourth Mode

O Godly-minded Anna, thou didst give birth unto God's pure Mother who conceived Him Who is our Life. Wherefore, thou hast now passed with joy to thy heavenly rest, wherein is the abode of them that rejoice in glory; and thou askest forgiveness of sins for them that honour thee with love, O ever-blessed one.
Ζωήν τήν κυήσασαν, εκυοφόρησας, αγνήν Θεομήτορα, θεόφρον Άννα, διό πρός λήξιν ουράνιον, ένθα ευφραινομένων, κατοικία εν δόξη, χαίρουσα νύν μετέστης, τοίς τιμώσί σε πόθω, πταισμάτων αιτουμένη, ιλασμόν αειμακάριστε.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode

We celebrate now the mem'ry of Christ's ancestors, while asking their help with faith, that we may all be saved from all manner of tribulation as we fervently cry aloud: Be thou with us, O Lord our God, Whose pleasure it was to glorify them both.
Προγόνων Χριστού, τήν μνήμην εορτάζομεν, τήν τούτων πιστώς, αιτούμενοι βοήθειαν, τού ρυσθήναι άπαντας, από πάσης θλίψεως, τούς κραυγάζοντας, ο Θεός γενού μεθ' ημών, ο τούτους δοξάσας ως ηυδόκησας.



I will be on vacation from Monday, July 26th to Friday, July 30th. I may be checking emails, voicemails...occassionally.  In case of an emergency, please contact Niko Marlis (PC President) or, Louie Liapis (PC Vice President).  You can find their contact information in Realm.

Popi's vacation will also begin on Monday, July 26th.  Spiros K & Christ K will be assisting until she gets back.


From the City of Wauwatosa

68th St. Construction Update

68th Street (between Milwaukee Avenue and State Street) remains closed to thru traffic
Post Date: 07/21/2021 2:14 PM

68th St. between Milwaukee Avenue and State Street is currently under construction. The contractor is continuing sewer work for the next couple weeks on the north end of the project near Milwaukee Avenue. Lining the sewer under the road improves its function, particularly when we get heavy rains.

Fixing the surface of 68th St will occur after this phase, but we are several weeks out from this. One of the final steps will be to add bike lane markings on one side of the road – an effort that contributes towards Wauwatosa’s bicycle and pedestrian safety.

68th Street (between Milwaukee Avenue and State Street) remains closed to thru traffic. This road is scheduled to remain closed through mid to late October.


Live-Streaming of Church Services on YouTube

is now available.  Our church's YouTube is: just Subscribe to be notified when we go Live.

Our church is on Phase 4

Following the May 16th Revised Guidelines (see Bulletin Inserts section) from our Holy Metropolis, we are grateful for the ability to return to many of our practices prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. These guidelines are for the fully vaccinated.  Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to continue to observe wearing of a face mask over the nose and mouth, and to observe social distancing.

Please always follow the directions of our ushers.

Some of the upcoming changes to our parish are the following:

  • No reservations are required
  • Self-sign-in system (an usher will monitor)
  • Specific Socially Distancing & Mask-wearing section will be implemented. Ask an usher to be seated there, if you so desire.
  • Veneration of icons can resume

Our church will continue to provide online live streaming of church services through Facebook Live on our Facebook page and on our YouTube page:

Plus, now you can "Light a Candle - Say a Prayer".  Just visit to make your donation online and send us an email ( and with the number and type of candles along with who/what you would like us to pray for and will do so at our next church service.



Realm ( & it's app, Connect, is not for one-way communication, from our church leaders to you.  It can (& should) be used for the communiation between the members of each Group.  JOY is the first ministry that has adopted Realm as their communication tool.  Ask them. 

By the way, would anyone like to lead a Group? What if we created  a Group where the members could help each other out during this pandemic?  If someone is immunocompromised, for instance, or has young children, and can't go to the grocery store, they could ask if anyone else is going and if they are willing to pick up whatever they need (or, pick up their prescription, or a 10,000 piece puzzle for the kids...)  and deliver to their house... Email the church ( your ideas but keep in mind, that no Groups can be created/activated until someone steps up to lead them.  (Hint: It's not hard... just accepting requests to join the Group and keeping the conversation going).

Want to test it out?  You can join our Prayer Requests Group (In Groups, search in Community for Prayer Requests).


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  • Church Calendar

    July 25 to August 8, 2021

    Sunday, July 25

    +Trisagio: 6-months Peter Schneider

    8:15AM +Matins

    9:15AM +Divine Liturgy

    11:00AM Coffee Hour: Golden Agers/Philoptochos

    1:00PM JOY Pool Arcade Party

    Monday, July 26

    Nikki's VACATION

    Tuesday, July 27

    Nikki's VACATION

    8:00AM +Matins/Divine Liturgy - St. Panteleimon

    6:00PM Greek School: T2

    6:30PM VCS Meeting for Whole Team

    Wednesday, July 28

    Nikki's VACATION

    Fr. Panteleimon out of the office

    Thursday, July 29

    Nikki's VACATION

    Fr. Panteleimon out of the office

    Friday, July 30

    Nikki's VACATION

    Fr. Panteleimon out of the office

    Saturday, July 31

    Fr. Panteleimon out of the office

    Sunday, August 1

    +Trisagio: 40-days Sotirios Stasinoulias

    Fr. Panteleimon out of the office

    8:15AM +Matins

    9:15AM +Divine Liturgy

    11:00AM Coffee Hour: Sunday School

    Monday, August 2

    Fr. Panteleimon out of the office

    Tuesday, August 3

    Fr. Panteleimon out of the office

    4:30PM Cancelled - Greek School: T1

    6:15PM Greek School: T2

    Wednesday, August 4

    10:00AM Viewing for Constandina Ramskugler

    11:00AM Funeral for Constandina Ramskugler

    6:00PM Paraklesis to the Virgin Mary

    Thursday, August 5

    6:30PM TIME CHANGED +Great Vespers @ Holy Transfiguratin Monastery (IL)

    Friday, August 6


    8:00AM +Matins/Div. Liturgy - Holy Transfiguration

    9:45AM +Blessing of the Grapes

    6:00PM Paraklesis to the Virgin Mary

    Saturday, August 7

    11:00AM Baptism of Amelia Moody, child of Richard and Melissa Moody

    6:00PM Paraklesis to the Virgin Mary

    Sunday, August 8

    +Memorial: 3-Years George Dionesopulos

    Coming DEADLINE: The Vine announcements

    8:15AM Matins and Divine Liturgy for St. Triandafilos

    8:15AM +Matins

    9:15AM +Divine Liturgy

    11:00AM Coffee Hour: D. Dionesopulos (memorial)

    6:00PM Paraklesis to the Virgin Mary


Our News and Interests


Bible Studies Recess

Bible study will resume on Friday, September 10th at 10:30am.

All are welcome!

We're looking....

Our daycare, Epiphany Learning Academy and Childcare is committed to providing an active, fun-filled learning Christian environment which encourages the love of learning in every child.  Through this, our goal is to help our little ones strengthen and develop the skills necessary to grow academically, socially, and emotionally.

We are looking for 2 teachers to join our team!

  • Flexible hours/scheduling
  • Students & College students looking for summer work are welcome to apply
  • We can train

To apply, please email your resume to

GOYA What's on Deck

  • Welcome Back Party - September 12th @ 1:30pm (Konstantakis Home)

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2021 Clergy Laity Assembly

Please join us for the Metropolis of Chicago's biennial Clergy-Laity Assembly, where our ordained and lay leaders will come together to discuss and decide important matters affecting the life, growth, and unity of the Church, its ministries, finances, and philanthropic concerns.
● Dates: October 7-10, 2021 ● Location: Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, located at 1 South Broadway, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63102 ● About: The Assembly provides an environment in which our clergymen and lay representatives can come together in worship and fellowship to exchange knowledge and ideas, share best practices and, ultimately, make informed decisions that benefit and further the mission of the Metropolis. ● Registration Info: Secure early bird rates when you register by August 1, 2021. A block of rooms has been reserved at a group rate at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. ● Sponsorship Info: Deadline to become a sponsor is September 7, 2021. Important Event Links: ● Event Webpage: ● Sponsorship Form: ● FB Event Page:

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Bulletin Inserts

    Adult Education Class - Program changed!

    Adult Education Class - Program changed!

    We will not have adult education this coming Monday, July 26th. New date added on Monday, August 30th. Starting Monday, June 14th - The Creed: I Believe in One God.

    Vacation Church School

    Vacation Church School

    August 23-27 from 9am to 12:30pm Ages: K5-7 Registration Deadline: July 26th Cost: $30/child, $25 second child, $20 third child Or, register online starting on 5/24 in Realm (Registration Events)

    Greek Language School

    Greek Language School

    IN-PERSON CLASSES EVERY SATURDAY 9:30 - 12:00 The school year starts September 11, 2021, and ends May 21, 2022. Virtual classes will be offered for those who wish to continue remote learning. Please contact us for more information. Tuition and discounts are available as noted below. -1 student - Yearly tuition $750 -2 students - Yearly tuition $1,400 ($100 discount) -3 students - Yearly tuition $2,000 ($250 discount) Registration fees per family and book fees per student applicable. ADULT CLASSES OFFERED FOR ALL LEVELS (IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL OPTIONS) 2 hours/week - Fee $100 per month For registration and more information please email us at: or call/text 414-296-8004 Visit our updated website for more info:

    Assembly of Bishops - Survey

    Assembly of Bishops - Survey

    Please take this anonymous, 15-minute survey that is open to all Orthodox jurisdictions, clergy, and laity. The deadline is August 31st, 2021


Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News

Archiepiscopal Encyclical on the Apostolic Visit of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch BARTHOLOMEW to the United States


With unsurpassed joy, we announce on the Feast of the Glorious Twelve, the Apostolic Visit of His All Holiness BARTHOLOMEW, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch to the United States, October 23 – November 3, 2021.

Our Camps Are Back!


Summer Camps throughout the Archdiocese have begun their programs both in person and online. Every Metropolis as well as Ionian Village are gearing up for a summer full of faith, friendships and FUN!

Archbishop Elpidophoros Meets with Governor Cox While in Utah


His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America met with the Governor of Utah, the Honorable Gov. Spencer J. Cox at the Utah State Capitol on July 21, 2021.

Archbishop Elpidophoros Visits Cathedral of the Madeleine in Utah


His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America began his first pastoral visit to Salt Lake City, Utah on July 20, 2021.

Archbishop Elpidophoros Visits Ogden, UT Parish


On the evening of July 21, 2021, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America visited the parish of Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Ogden, Utah.

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Remarks - Interfaith Roundtable


Thank you for your warm welcome. I truly feel blessed to be among you today and to be for the first time in this wonderful city of Salt Lake City. As I stand in your presence among this diverse group of religious leaders, I cannot help but tell myself how important a type of gathering such as this one is in today’s world.

Mike Emanuel Named as Keynote Speaker for the 18th National Philoptochos Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon


The National Philoptochos Society, together with the Metropolis of Detroit Philoptochos, is pleased to announce that Mike Emanuel will deliver the Keynote address at its 18th Children’s Medical Fund luncheon, which will be held in Indianapolis, IN on November 6, 2021.

2021 Stewardship Town Hall Series Fostering Community Outreach and Evangelism


The Metropolis of San Francisco Stewardship Ministry invites you to join us for a special presentation by Rev. Father John Kocolas (Nativity of Christ – Novato, CA), and Thomaida Hudanish (Metropolis Director of Missions and Evangelism) where they will share strategies and ideas for “Fostering Community Outreach and Evangelism”.

Metropolis of Chicago Mustard Seed Fund


Are you ready for the Mustard Seed Fund's #MSFSummerChallenge?

Archbishop Elpidophoros Visits Museum of the Bible


On July 15, 2021, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, accompanied by Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou, received a private tour of the Museum of the Bible from Dr. Jeffrey Kloha, Chief Curatorial Officer at the Museum.

Archbishop Elpidophoros Receives NY State Senator Andrew Gounardes


On July 19, 2021, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America received New York State Senator Andrew Gounardes at the Archdiocesan Headquarters.

Effective Christian Ministry Cohort


Over 60% of young people fall away from the Church as they grow into young adults... Yet “Effective Christian Ministry” has helped hundreds of clergy and lay ministry workers make a positive difference in their parish ministries.

Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday


Sunday July 25, 2021 is Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday in all US Orthodox Parishes.

Saint Nicholas at Ground Zero - A Shrine for the Nation


When we speak of our rebuilt Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at Ground Zero as a National Shrine, we mean more than an institution only of, and only for, our national Archdiocese of America.

Archbishop Elpidophoros Continues Visit to Utah


Archbishop Elpidophoros continued his week-long visit to Utah on Thursday, July, 22, 2021.

Wisdom of the Fathers

Now, should any one say, "And wherefore did Christ fulfill the devils' request, suffering them to depart into the herd of swine?" this would be our reply, that He did so, not as yielding to them, but as providing for many objects thereby.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 28 on Matthew 8, 4th Century

One, to teach them that are delivered from those wicked tyrants, how great the malice of their insidious enemies: another, that all might learn, how not even against swine are they bold, except He allow them; a third, that they would have treated those men more grievously than the swine, unless even in their calamity they had enjoyed much of God's providential care. For that they hate us more than the brutes is surely evident to every man.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 28 on Matthew 8, 4th Century


Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago

Summer Internships Available

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is now accepting applications for summer internships in Communications, Administration and Youth & Young Adult Ministries. Interns will receive a $1,500 stipend.
Applicants must be full-time university students working toward the completion of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.