Recent Sermons

Recent Reflections

Reason for the Season

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we gather together for the Holidays, we know the reason for the Season. It is not something new. It is not something that needs to be stated every year as though we somehow forgot. We choose to ignore it. We choose to focus on ourselves and our personal […]

Why do I need Confession?

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, One of the most often asked question I receive from the non-Orthodox and from the marginalized Orthodox who did not grow up with the Traditions of the Church is “Why do we have to go to confession?” This question is usually couched with phrases such as these: “Where in […]

Angels

November 8 My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, One of my favorite topics of discussion is the Holy Angels, the Synaxis of whom we celebrate on November 8th. There seems to be a lot of confusion about the Bodiless Powers, and I wanted to take the time to discuss them here. The first and most […]

Love never fails! – A look at Stewardship on the Feast of SS. Kosmas and Damianos

November 1, 2019 This Epistle Passage, St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 12:27-31; 13:1-8, is often utilized in non-Orthodox Weddings as the couple wishing to express the height of all virtues: Love. And while they are correct that Love is indeed the highest of all virtues. They miss the heart of this passage. While […]

Courage and Guts

October 26, 2019 My brothers and sisters in Christ,   When I was a young teenager I remember a discussion with my spiritual father. I had shared with him that I was often afraid, and he chided me. He said to me, “Dimitri, you cannot be afraid.”               I asked why?               He shared with […]

Parish Calendar

December 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Girls Ministry to Decorate Church (Hot Chocolate Party)
  • Orthros and Divine Liturgy
2
  • Divine Liturgy for St. Porphyrios
  • Parish Council Meeting
3
  • Bible Study
4
  • Divine Liturgy for St. Barbara and St. John of Damascus
  • Paraklesis (Supplication Service) to the Virgin Mary
5
  • Divine Liturgy for St. Savas the Sanctified
  • Great Vespers of St. Nicholas
6
  • Pastoral Day for Fr. Dimitri
  • Orthros & Divine Liturgy of St. Nicholas
7
  • Philoptochos Christmas Party
8
  • Orthros and Divine Liturgy
  • Sunday School
  • + Baptism
9
  • Divine Liturgy for the Conception of the Theotokos
10
  • Bible Study
  • Online Class
11
  • Paraklesis (Supplication Service) to the Virgin Mary
  • Great Vespers of St. Spyridon
12
  • Orthros and Divine Liturgy for St. Spyridon at Palos Heights
13
  • Pastoral Day for Fr. Dimitri
14
15
  • Christmas Pageant
  • Orthros and Divine Liturgy
  • St. Basil Parish Council Election
16
  • Great Vespers for St. Dionysios of Zakynthos at Holy Trinity, Chicago
17
  • Bible Study
  • Online Class
18
  • Paraklesis (Supplication Service) to the Virgin Mary
19
20
  • Pastoral Day for Fr. Dimitri
  • Divine Liturgy for St. Ignatios the Godbearer
21
22
  • Christmas Break
  • Orthros and Divine Liturgy
  • Royal Hours of Christmas
23
24
  • Royal Hours of Christmas
  • Bible Study
  • Vesperal Liturgy of Christmas Eve
  • Online Class
25
  • Orthros and Diving Liturgy of Christmas
  • Orthros & Divine Liturgy of the Nativity
26
27
  • Pastoral Day for Fr. Dimitri
  • Divine Liturgy for St. Stephen the Protomartyr
28
29
  • Christmas Break
  • Girls Ministry to Bake Vasilopita
  • Orthros and Divine Liturgy
30
31
  • Bible Study
  • Great Vespers for St. Basil the Great
  • Hierarchal Great Vespers of the Circumcision and St. Basil the Great

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