Press Release – Enthronement of Metropolitan Joseph

The second largest Orthodox Christian Church in North America has a new leader, enthroned by the head of one of the oldest churches on earth.

On Saturday, December 6, the Patriarch of Antioch and All of the East, Patriarch John X of Damascus, Syria, enthroned Metropolitan Joseph as new head of the Antiochian Orthodox Church in North America at that Church’s national Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn, New York.

Click here for entire press release



Come to Church this Christmas

Whether you are a regular churchgoer or not, or whether you’ve never been part of a Church at all, you are invited to come worship the Lord, Jesus Christ our God on the day of commemoration of His earthly birth – Christmas.

This post will be updated as we receive more church schedules. Schedules are subject to change; please visit the church’s website or call to verify times.

Note: Some Orthodox Churches celebrate Christmas on the Old Calendar, (7 January). Any Old Calendar entries will be highlighted to try to avoid confusion.


St. Nicholas Church (Antiochian)
N65 W6503 Cleveland St.
Cedarburg, WI 53012-1990
Phone: (262) 377-6902

24.12 (Wednesday)
           8am – Royal Hours
           4:30pm – Vesperal Divine Liturgy


St. Nicholas
4313 18th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone: (414) 899-3729

24.12 (Wednesday)
           9am – Royal Hours
           7pm – Great Compline & Carols
25.12 (Thursday) Nativity of Christ
           10am – Divine Liturgy


Annunciation Church (GOA)
9400 W. Congress
Milwaukee, WI 53225
Phone: (414) 461-9400

24.12 (Wednesday) Nativity Eve
           5:30pm Divine Liturgy
25.12 (Thursday) Holy Nativity
           8am Orthros
           9am Divine Liturgy

SS. Cyril and Methodius Church (OCA)
2505 S 30th St
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Phone: (414) 671-5819

23.12 (Tuesday) – 6pm Prefestal Vespers
24.12 (Wednesday) – CHRISTMAS EVE
           10am – Vesperal Liturgy
           6pm – Vigil
25.12 (Thursday) – BIRTH OF THE LORD
           10am – Liturgy

St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral (Serbian)
3201 S 51 Street
Milwaukee, WI 53219
Phone: (414) 545-4080

(Old Calendar)
06.01 (Tuesday) – Christmas Eve
           9am – Divine Liturgy
           5pm – Vespers, Burning of the Yule Log
           6pm – Cutting of the Christmas Eve Festal Bread in the Cultural Center.
07.01 (Wednesday) – Christmas
           12am (midnight) – Christmas Matins
           8:30am – Divine Liturgy (English)
           10:30am – Divine Liturgy (Slavonic)
08.01 (Thursday) – Synaxis of the Most Holy Mother of God
           9am – Divine Liturgy
           6:30pm – Cutting of Slava Kolach


Kimissis Tis Theotokou Church (GOA)
1335 S. Green Bay Road
Racine, WI 53406
Phone: (262) 632-5682

24.12 (Wednesday)
           9am – Royal Hours
           6pm – Orthros
           7pm – Divine Liturgy, followed by Christmas Carols


Sts. Constantine and Helen Church (GOA)
2160 Wauwatosa Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Phone: (414) 778-1555

24.12 (Wednesday) – Eve of the Nativity of Christ
          8am – Great Hours
          6pm – +Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil
          7:30pm – Carols singing
25.12 (Thursday) – The Nativity of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
          (Office closed)
          8:15am – Matins
          9:30am – Divine Liturgy
26.12 (Friday) – Synaxis of the Holy Theotokos
          8am – Matins
          9:15am – Divine Liturgy

West Bend
St. Herman of Alaska Chapel (OCA)
135 S 6th Ave
West Bend, WI 53095
Phone: (262) 305-2330

24.12 (Thursday) – Christmas Eve
          6:30pm – Great Compline
25.12 (Friday) – Christmas
          9:30am – Divine Liturgy


Assumption Church (GOA)
11 North 7th Street
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 244-1001

24.12 (Wednesday)
          6pm – Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
25.12 (Thursday) – Feast of the Holy Nativity
          9am – Orthos
          10am – Divine Liturgy

St. Ignatius Church (Antiochian)
2124 Shafer Drive
Fitchburg, WI, 53711
(608) 273-0133

24.12 (Wednesday)
           8:30am – Vesperal Liturgy w/ Royal Hours
25.12 (Thursday)
          8:30am – Matins
          9:30am – Divine Liturgy

Fond Du Lac

Holy Trinity Church (GOA)
Location: 198 N. Macy St.
Fond Du Lac, WI 54936
Phone: (920) 921-4364

24.12 (Wednesday)
          5pm – Divine Liturgy

Green Bay

St. Matthew Church (OCA)
607 Ravenswood Drive
Green Bay, WI 54302
Phone: (920) 455-0744

24.12 (Wednesday)
          9am – Royal Hours
          6pm – Compline
          7pm – Liturgy for Nativity
          Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom


St. Spyridon Church (GOA)
1427 South 10th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Phone: (920)452-2589

24.12 (Wednesday) Christmas Eve
           6pm – Vesperal Liturgy
25.12 (Thursday) Feast of the Nativity
           9am – Orthros
           10am – Divine Liturgy


Holy Assumption Church (OCA)
N1249 County Rd F
Lublin, WI 54447-9634
Phone: (715) 669-3855

24.12 (Wednesday) Christmas Eve
           4:30pm – Christmas Eve Vespers
25.12 (Thursday)
           9:30am – Divine Liturgy


Holy Trinity Church (OCA)
523 1st St
Clayton, WI 54004
Phone: (715) 948-2203

24.12 (Christmas Eve)
          4pm – Nativity Vigil
          Candlelight Carols

La Crosse

St. Elias Church (Antiochian)
716 Copeland Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54603-2656
Phone: (608) 782-8641

24.12 – the Day Before & Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ.
          9am – The Nativity Royal Hours will be prayed.
25.12 Dec. 25 – Nativity of Christ
          8:45am – Matins for the Nativity of Christ.
          10:00am – Divine Liturgy for the Nativity of Christ.

Service of Spiritual Healing

10 December 2014
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
523 1st Street
Rural Clayton

Service of Spiritual Healing

Open to the public

Refreshments will be served following the service

For more information, please go to

Spiritual Healing Service Flyer

Wausau Daily Herald article – “What Is Orthodox Christianity?”

An article by Rev. Edward Batchko, who is Priest at the Kursk-Root Icon Orthodox Church in Edgar, Wisconsin (near Wausau)

Little is known about Orthodox Christianity in America unless you come from a family whose ethnic background comes from a country with strong Orthodox roots. In America, awareness of the Orthodox Church and its teachings is so scarce and misunderstood to the extent that some groups judge it as not Christian at all! This couldn’t be further from the truth. It is the second largest group of Christians in the world, with approximately 300 million members worldwide, second only to Roman Catholicism. Approximately 3 million of those 300 million live in America, and the number is growing.


Bishop Alexander (Golitzin) Lecture

14 November 2014
Ss. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church
1401 Wagner Rd.
Glenview, IL 60025

St. Catherine’s Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies presents

Bishop Alexander (Golitzin)

“The Mountain of God: a Scriptural, Liturgical, and Ascetic Reflection”

Refreshments will be served

St. Catherine’s flyer (pdf)

Kimissis tis Theotokou Annual Homemade Greek Pastry Sale

13 December 2014
9am-2pm (pickup)
Kimissis tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church
1335 South Green Bay Road
Racine WI 53406

Kimissis tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church of Racine announces their annual Homemade Greek Pastry Sale. Although there will be a limited number of pastries available the day of the sale, pre-ordering is strongly recommended. All pre-orders must be received by Thursday, 4 December 2014. No shipping available.

Official Site


St. Matthew Open House & Patronal Feast Day Celebration

15 November 2014
St. Matthew Orthodox Church
607 Ravenswood
Green Bay WI 54302

Earlier this year, St. Matthew moved to a different building, and will be hosting an informational open house showing off the new building and hopefully getting to know the new neighbors. Afterwards, at 5:30pm, Great Vespers for our patron, St. Matthew the Evangelist will be served.

16 November 2014
(same place as above)

On Sunday November 16th at 9:30AM Divine Liturgy in commemoration of the parish’s patron, St. Matthew, will be celebrated. Immediately following the Divine Liturgy and the prayers of thanksgiving the annual St. Matthew Dinner in our fellowship hall will begin.

All are welcome to both events! This is a wonderful opportunity to invite friends and relatives.

St. Matthew’s Events Page