Forgive me for the silence

Dear readers,

Forgive me for the silence on this blog! Life got crazy, and for a long time, I didn’t have the time necessary to devote to this blog. I am going to attempt to get it going again, because I do believe it’s an important thing to do to bring the Orthodox Christian community together in this state.

Thank you for your patience and understanding…
-Katja (author at orthodoxlifewi)


Annunciation Church’s “Taste of Greece” 2017

18 – 19 February 2017
Saturday 11am-8pm
Sunday 11am-6pm
Annunciation Church
9400 West Congress Street
Milwaukee 53225

Taste of Greece 2017

Enjoy all your Greek culinary favorites at Annunciation Church’s 2017 Taste of Greece! Free admission!

Spit Roasted Greek Chicken & Lamb
Greek Salad
Saganaki (flaming cheese)
Keftedes (Greek meatballs)
Homemade Greek Pastries

Greek Music

Hellenic Dancers performing at 2:30pm both days

Church Tours – scheduled for 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm each day

WTMJ promo spot

Official Flyer

“In the Image and Likeness of God – The Human Person in Orthodox Spirituality” Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) Lecture

07 March 2016
Appellate Courtroom, Eckstein Hall, Marquette University
1215 W. Michigan St.,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
Free & open to the Public

In the Image and Likeness of God – The Human Person in Orthodox Spirituality

Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia is a renowned Orthodox Christian theologian, scholar, writer, and speaker. He is the author of several works on the Orthodox Christian tradition, including the hugely successful The Orthodox Church. With Philip Sherrard and Gerald Palmer, he translated the classic work of Orthodox spirituality, The Philokalia. He is a monk of the monastery of St. John of Patmos, a metropolitan bishop within the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

The question of what it means to be human has been described by Metropolitan Kallistos as the most significant and pressing issue facing Orthodox theology today. This lecture, sponsored by the Marquette Department of Theology, is free and open to the public.

Download flyer here: Metropolitan Kallistos Lecture – Spring 2016

“Be The Bee” Retreat

27 February 2016
Ss. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church
1401 Wagner Road
Glenview, IL 60025

Be The Bee Retreat

There’s still time to join Orthodox Christians from the Chicagoland area for this retreat, which is open to all Orthodox youth (6th-12th grade), parents, youth workers (18 years and older). Steven Christoforou, from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese video series, “Be the Bee”, will be lead this wonderful retreat!


Registration can be found here:

More information can be found here:

“Be the Bee” is a weekly YouTube series exploring how we can focus on what is good and beautiful in our daily lives. The series can be found here:

Following this event in Glenview, the Chicago YAL will have “Orthodoxy on Tap” with Steven Christoforou in downtown Chicago. Details for that event can be found here:

Quick note

Dear readers:

Forgive me (Katja) for being remiss in posting events as of late – some family issues, etc., have made it difficult to keep up with everything recently.  Hopefully, things will be back to “full speed” soon.  🙂

God bless,


Mediterranean Festival 2015 – St. Elias Church, LaCrosse

For information on the 2016 event, please click this link:

19 July 2015
St Elias Orthodox Church
716 Copeland Ave.
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603

St. Elias 35th Annual Mediterranean Festival

Come enjoy an afternoon of food, fun and entertainment.

Menu: A la Carte ethinic specialties:

– Lamb sandwich
– Marinated Chicken kabob
– Falafel
– Sampler plate (hummus, stuffed grape leaves)
– Baklava


Famous Bake Sale

On the Main Stage:

DJ Julee noon- 1pm
Maritza Dance Band (Eastern European and Middle Eastern tunes)1-2pm
Winona International Folk Dancers and Maritza! 2-3pm
Coulee Region Clowns (balloon sculpture and facepainting) 2-4pm
Viroqua Jugglers and Acrobats 3:30- 4:30

At various locations:

Pysanky egg painting demonstration
Icon painting demonstration
Silent Auction
Still Small Voice Book Store

For more information please call (608) 782-8641 or email

Info page (website):
Info page (Facebook)

Rummage Sale – St. Nikola Church, Cudahy

14-16 May 2015

Thursday, May 14th, 8AM to 4PM
Friday, May 15th, 8AM to 4PM
Saturday, May 16th, 8AM to 12PM

3802 E Squire Avenue
Cudahy, WI 53110



Sunday, May 10th, Noon to 3PM
Monday, May 11th, 8AM to 4PM
Tuesday, May 12th, 8AM to 4PM
Wednesday, May 13th, 8AM to 4PM

For more information, please see St. Nikola Orthodox Church’s Facebook Page