“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: http://bethebee.goarch.org/retreats.

More information can be found here: https://fanaricamp.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/be-the-bee-retreat-this-saturday-2-27-16/

“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: http://www.youtube.com/y2am

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: https://orthodoxlifewi.wordpress.com/2016/02/22/orthodoxy-on-tap-part-1/


Orthodoxy on Tap (part 1)

27 February 2016
11 E. Madison St., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Orthodoxy on Tap a three-part winter series

Presenting Steven Christoforou, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries and host of “Be the Bee”. “LIVING ORTHODOXY TODAY: WHERE GOD HAS CALLED YOU TO BE”



St. John of Chicago – 20 years as a glorified Saint event

30 October 2014
Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral (Chicago)
1121 N. Leavitt
Chicago, IL 60622

Vigil for St. John

31 October 2014
9:30am Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
(same place as above)

1 November 2014
1:00pm Presentations on the life of St. John & St. Sebastian (Dabovich)
4:30pm Vigil
(same place as above)

2 November 2014
9:30am Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
St. John Kochurov Dinner
(same place as above)


St. John of Chicago (St. John Kochurov) was an early pioneer of Orthodoxy in the United States, serving as one of the first priests at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Chicago (then called St. Vladimir’s Church) and establishing parishes in the midwest from Illinois to Oklahoma. (OCA.org biography)

After returning to Russia, Fr. John was one of the first priests martyred in the Bolshevik Revolution. In 1994, he was glorified as a saint in the Orthodox Church. In acknowledgement of the 20th anniversary of the glorification of Archpriest John Kochurov’s sainthood (December 4, 1994), Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral will host several events from October 30-November 2.

His Grace, Bishop ALEXANDER, will celebrate the vigil of the feast of St. John Kochurov on Thursday evening, October 30, as well as the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on the feast itself, Friday morning, October 31.

Bishop MATTHIAS will be in at the the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday, November 2.

A presentation on the life of St. John will be given by Dr. Lisa Gassin on Saturday, November 1, as well as a short story on the life of St. Sebastian (Dabovich), a Serbian missionary contemporary of St. John. St. Sebastian was the founder of Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church, originally located in Wicker Park.

St. John Kochurov, St. Sebastian Dabovich, and St. Tikhon in Fond du Lac in 1900 for the ordination of an Episcopalian bishop.

St. John Kochurov (10), St. Sebastian Dabovich (11), and Patriarch St. Tikhon (12) in Fond du Lac in 1900 for the ordination of an Anglican bishop.

A special dinner and entertainment by the Russian Folk Choir, Golosá is being prepared for Sunday, November 2.

Golosá is Chicago’s one and only Russian folk choir, founded in 1997 at the University of Chicago. The group sings sacred and secular Russian folk songs in a mixed-voice a capella ensemble, performing all year long throughout the Chicago area.

Tickets for the dinner are $25.00 for adults, $10.00 ages 13 to 19, 12 years and under are free. Please contact nyurschak@gmail.com for ticket reservations.

Official Flyer

Art Exhibit – Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections

Saturday, September 27, 2014–Sunday, February 15, 2015
The Art Institute
111 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603

From the Art Institute description:

Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections presents 63 superb artworks from the early Christian and Byzantine eras in the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art. Originally exhibited at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the exhibition represents major artistic holdings from Greece—many of which have never been exhibited outside that country—consisting of shimmering mosaics, architectural fragments, manuscripts, luxury glass, silver, personal adornments, liturgical textiles, and painted icons. The Art Institute’s display offers a selection of exceptional works from the original exhibition, including the debut of the 14th-century Icon of Saint Prokopios.

For more information, please visit the Art Institute website feature about this collection: http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/heaven-and-earth-art-byzantium-greek-collections


2014 Chicago Synergy Annual Symposium

18 October 2014
Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral
5701 N. Redwood Drive
Chicago, IL

Operation Thy Kingdom Come
How Do We Live Our Faith in a Secular Age?

Speaker: His Grace Bishop Anthony, Bishop of the Antiochian Orthodox Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest

Registration and payment prior to October 9: $35. (Husband and wife couples $50) October 10-18: $40 per person. High School and College Students $20. Registration includes coffee service and lunch.

Please see Synergy’s website http://www.chicagosynergy.org/symposium or call (847) 647-8880 or (630) 230-0079 for more information.