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St. Spyridon Church
Publish Date: 2021-04-07
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St. Spyridon Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (708)385-2311
  • Fax:
  • (708) 385-0166
  • Street Address:

  • 12307 S. Ridgeland

  • Palos Heights, IL 60463
  • Mailing Address:

  • 12307 S. Ridgeland

  • Palos Heights, IL 60463


Contact Information




Services Schedule

Sunday Orthros - 8:00 a.m. followed by the Divine Liturgy

Saturday Vespers - 6:00 p.m.


Past Bulletins


Gospel and Epistle Readings

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Hymns of the Day

Apolytikion for Martyrs Calliopius and Akylina in the Fourth Mode

Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons' strengthless presumption. O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.

Apolytikion of St. Spyridon in the First Mode

O Father, God-bearer, Spyridon, you were proven a champion and Wonder Worker of the First Ecumenical Council. You spoke to the girl in the grave and turned the serpent to gold. And, when chanting your prayers, most sacred One, angels ministered with you. Glory to Him who glorified you; glory to Him who crowned you; glory to Him who, through you, works healing for all.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Fourth Mode

To you, Theotokos, invincible Defender, having been delivered from peril, I, your city, dedicate the victory festival as a thank offering. In your irresistible might, keep me safe from all trials, that I may call out to you: "Hail, unwedded bride!"
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Saints and Feasts

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Calliopus and Akylina the Martyrs

The holy Martyr Calliopius was from Perga in Pamphylia, brought up in piety by his godly mother Theocleia. When the persecution of Maximian broke out, Saint Calliopius presented himself of his own accord before the Governor Maximus in Pompeiopolis of Galatia. After he had suffered many torments, his mother visited him in prison and encouraged him in his martyrdom. After this, his thrice-blessed mother, upon learning that he was to be crucified on Holy and Great Thursday, bribed the tyrants to defer it one day, that he might imitate the Lord's Crucifixion on the same day that He suffered it. The holy Martyr Calliopius received the crown of martyrdom on Holy and Great Friday in the year 304, being crucified upside down.


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Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and Enlightener of North America

Born in 1865 in the region of Pskov, our Father among the Saints Tikhon was tonsured a monk in 1891 and ordained to the priesthood in the same year. In 1897 he was consecrated Bishop of Lublin, and a year later appointed Bishop of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, with his see extending to all of North America from 1900 onwards. He did much to unite the Orthodox Christians of a great many ethnic backgrounds in North America, so that there was indeed one flock under one shepherd. In 1907 he was made Archbishop of Yaroslavl and Rostov, and in 1913, Archbishop of Lithuania.

In 1917, when he was Metropolitan of Moscow, he was elected to be the first Patriarch of Russia in over 200 years, in times that could not have been more difficult. After the Revolution of 1917, the persecution of the Russian Church by the atheist government grew more bold and more fierce with every year. By nature a meek and peace-loving man, Tikhon sought to determine, while giving only to God that which is God's, what could be given to Caesar to preserve peace and avoid the shedding of blood. At his departure on the feast of the Annunciation in 1925, Saint Tikhon made the sign of the Cross thrice, pronouncing the words, "Glory to Thee, O God!" Because of the many unspeakable sufferings he endures as Patriarch, he is honoured as a Confessor.

Note: St. Tikhon's repose was on the Feast of the Annunciation according to the Old Calendar (March 25), but on the New Calendar his repose falls on April 7.


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Righteous Father Savvas the New of Kalymnos


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Saint Spyridon Calendar

  • Saint Spyridon Calendar

    April 7 to April 15, 2021

    Wednesday, April 7

    Fasting Day

    Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and Enlightener of North America

    9:00AM Church Office Open

    9:00AM Archangels Academy

    10:00AM Confession

    6:00PM Presanctified Liturgy

    Thursday, April 8

    The Holy Apostles of the Seventy Herodion, Agabus, Rufus, Asyncritus, Phlegon, and Hermes

    9:00AM Church Office Open

    9:00AM Archangels Academy

    6:00PM Southside Lenten Service

    Friday, April 9

    Martyr Eupsychius of Caesarea, in Cappadocia

    Fasting Day

    8:00AM Presanctified Liturgy

    9:00AM Church Office Open

    9:00AM Archangels Academy

    10:00AM Confession

    4:30PM Greek School Online

    7:00PM Salutations to the Theotokos

    Saturday, April 10

    Martyr Terence and 40 others beheaded at Carthage

    10:00AM Bethania

    4:00PM Confession

    6:00PM Vespers

    Sunday, April 11

    Hieromartyr Antipas the Bishop of Pergamum and Disciple of St John the Theologian

    8:00AM Orthros & Divine Liturgy

    6:00PM Solemn Vespers

    Monday, April 12

    St Basil the Confessor

    9:00AM Church Office Open

    9:00AM Archangels Academy

    10:00AM Confession

    4:30PM Greek School Online

    6:00PM Great Compline

    7:00PM Bible Study

    Tuesday, April 13

    Martin the Confessor, Pope of Rome

    9:00AM Church Office Open

    9:00AM Archangels Academy

    10:00AM Bible Study in Greek

    7:00PM Parish Council

    Wednesday, April 14

    Fasting Day

    Aristarchus, Pudens, Trophimus the Apostles of the 70

    9:00AM Church Office Open

    9:00AM Archangels Academy

    10:00AM Confession

    6:00PM Presanctified Liturgy

    7:30PM Scholarship Meeting

    Thursday, April 15

    Crescens the Martyr

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Coming Events

    Stewardship 2021

    Stewardship 2021

    Once upon a time, a festival was to be held in a certain village. To ensure there would be enough wine for the celebration, each member of the village agreed to pour one bottle of his best wine into a large cask. “If I fill my bottle with water,” reasoned one villager, “the dilution will be so slight, who will notice?” But when the feast and time for merrymaking commenced, and the cask was tapped, nothing but water poured forth. Every member in the village had reasoned alike: “My portion will not be missed!” Scripture is filled with passages of God’s call for us to be generous, loving, compassionate givers. The priority of compassionate stewardship is not to pay the bills. It is about how we, as a community, can do God’s work with love and compassion. It is less about the parish’s need to receive, and more about our need to give. It is our generosity with the gifts and blessings God has entrusted to us. Compassionate stewardship is an attitude and a way of life. We thank the 174 Stewards that have joined so far in 2021. As we journey through this new year, let us continue to serve our community and support our beloved Saint Spyridon parish. Your stewardship offering may be submitted by mail to the church office. We have also made online giving available on our church website (www.Saint-Spyridon.net) for one-time and periodic giving.


    Lenten Toy Drive

    Lenten Toy Drive

    Spring into Action to Help Kids Fighting Cancer! Saint Spyridon’s Lenten Toy Drive All proceeds to benefit: The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation Suggested Donations by Age: School Age: Action Figures, Barbie Dolls and accessories, Trucks and Cars, Snaptite Models, Board Games, Arts/Crafts, Playdough, Coloring Books, Crayola Markers/Crayons, Activity Sets/Prepackaged Crafts. Adolescent: Journals, Jewelry, Nail Polish Kits, Cosmetic Bags, Purses/Wallets, Scarves/Hats, DVD’s/CD’s, Board Games, Gift Cards ($5 increments) Infant/Toddler/Preschool: Fischer-Price/Playskool toys, Play Dish Sets & Play Food, Baby Dolls & accessories, Wooden & Plastic Puzzles, Activity Books Drop off all NEW, unwrapped donations in boxes near the office and gym. Donation Deadline is Sunday, April 25th Cash/Check donations may be dropped off in the church office: Monday – Friday from 9am to 2pm Checks payable to “St. Spyridon” & “Toy Drive” in the Memo section, or Donate online: https://tithe.ly/give_new/www/#/tithely/give-one-time/1390651 (Please Select “Toy Drive – Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest” from the dropdown menu) For questions, please contact: Stella Parhas at 708.717.2518 or Demetria Papadopoulos at 708.870.2783 Thank you for donating!


    Philoptochos Scholarship

    Philoptochos Scholarship

    The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society of St. Spyridon, Palos Heights offers a $1,000 scholarship to one high school senior OR college student who is a member of our parish. This is a competitive scholarship based on need and merit with the award winner to be selected upon recommendation by the Scholarship Committee. Applicants must be accepted into an accredited college, university or vocational program OR currently attending an accredited college, university or vocational program. APPLICATION & ALL REQUIRED INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED TO CHURCH OFFICE BY JUNE 15, 2021 Download the application at: http://nebula.wsimg.com/1992141ef4e88656fd560b19dde15f51?AccessKeyId=2C76C7C685C924A52032&disposition=0&alloworigin=1


    PTA Pascha Sale

    PTA Pascha Sale

    Starting tomorrow, April 4th, the Saint Spyridon PTA will be selling Pascha candles, Baskets and other gift items in the community hall. Our Saint Spyridon PTA supports the needs of our students and teachers in our parish schools: Sunday Church School, Plutarchos Greek School, and Archangels Academy.


    Golf Outing - June 8, 2021

    Golf Outing - June 8, 2021

    Join us for Saint Spyridon's 24th Annual Golf Outing at the Odyssey Country Club in Tinley Park on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021. Registration and Sponsorship forms are at: http://nebula.wsimg.com/f6c9e881bced8384dabab6e4ca50b8d8?AccessKeyId=2C76C7C685C924A52032&disposition=0&alloworigin=1. All proceeds from the Golf Outing benefit the Saint Spyridon building fund.


    April 2021 Voice

    April 2021 Voice

    The Voice is the monthly publication of Saint Spyridon Hellenic Orthodox Church. Hard copies are available at church and by mail upon request. Consider becoming an advertiser on the Voice by contacting the church office. Ad costs range from $100-$250 annually. All the ministries displayed in the VOICE are made possible by the generosity of our dedicated Saint Spyridon Stewards. Consider becoming a Steward of Saint Spyridon or invite a friend or family member to join our parish family. Please visit our website for more details. www.Saint-Spyridon.net


    Easter Bake Sale

    Easter Bake Sale

    We have been busy this Spring! Covid will not stop us from continuing our good works. Our next fundraising event, our annual Easter Bake Sale will take place on Saturday of Lazarus - Saturday, April 24th. This will be a streamlined bake sale, but as always with our homemade touch. This year we will feature homemade Tsourekia and Koulouria. Please pre-order & pre-pay your order by April 20th. Orders can be made online with Eventbrite or by calling Helen Sotiropoulos. See the attached flyer for all the details. Pick up orders on Saturday, April 24th after the Divine Liturgy. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/easter-bake-sale-tickets-147657287923


    Camp Kalokairaki

    Camp Kalokairaki

    Join us this summer for a five-day immersive Greek language camp for students in K - 6th grade. Every day we will focus on a different region of Greece, its local customs, traditions, music, foods, and stories as well as its Orthodox religious sites. Our "itinerary" will include Thessaloniki/Mainland Greece, Kerkyra/Eptanisa, Peloponissos/Crete, the Aegean Islands, and Cyprus. Daily activities will include crafts, music, and gym time dedicated to teaching students about traditional Greek children's games. Camp is limited to 24 students. To register, students must have completed Kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year. For more information please email Presvytera Georgia at yeoryia@att.net. Registration through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camp-kalokairaki-registration-146515049457


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Daily Announcements

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ATTENDING CHURCH SERVICES

Please call the church office or visit the sign-up link to reserve your spots for the Divine Services in the church or in the community center:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4caaaa22a1ff2-saint

You can also sign up for Sunday School classes on the same link.  

All services are streamed on the Parish YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC68WCiYHUYSTCqlelnAWLvQ

Please subscribe to the channel to receive notifications of services

 

DONATE TO OUR SAINT SPYRIDON PARISH

We invite you to become a steward of Saint Spyridon or to offer a donation toward our parish ministries by visiting our website and donating on-line at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4caaaa22a1ff2-saint

 

 

 

 

 

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