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THE VOICE — AUGUST 2013 - Volume No. 275
Father’s Article ...........................1
Stewardship ................................3
Philoptochos News ....................4
P.T.A. ...........................................4
Parish Registry ...........................5
Archangels Academy ................5
Parish News ........................ 5,6,16
Festival 2013 .......................... 7-12
Plutarchos Graduation ............13
Iconography Update ................14
Back to School Retreat ............15
Liturgical Schedule .................17
Community Events ..................20
Hymn of Note
The hard work for our parish summer festival is once again behind us
with much gratitude and appreciation for all our dedicated volunteers,
generous donors, and wonderful guests. The month of August calls us
back to the work of prayer and intercession to the Panagia, our all holy
Mother the Theotokos. In the Paraklesis services during the two-week
Fast we call upon the Panagia for the health and well-being of our parish
family. However, everything that we do in church life, whether it is the
physical labor of the festival or the prayerful commitment of Panagia’s
fast, is guided and blessed by Christ and His Saints all the same. For every labor of love that is offered in Church, whether it is cooking souvlakia
or prostrating in front of the icon of Panagia, the source of our strength is
always the Risen Lord. For all our efforts to be successful, the blessing of
our Lord is an absolute necessity.
The 10th Eothinon in our series brings us to the scene where shortly after
16th Annual Golf Outing
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
Odyssey Country Club, Tinley Park
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Official Monthly
Community Publication of
St. Spyridon
Hellenic Orthodox Church
12307 S. Ridgeland Avenue
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Church Office
Hours: ................ Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Phone: ..................... 708-385-2311, 2313 or 0787
Fax: .................................................. 708-385-0166
E-mail: [email protected]
Parish Council Officers
Taso Panagiotopoulos........................President
James Korbakes ........................Vice-President
Konstantine Labrakis ............... Vice President
James Xeros ......................................... Secretary
Frank Kopanis .................. Assistant Secretary
Gus Kolyvas ....................................... Treasurer
Nicholas Chibucos ........... Assistant Treasurer
Auxiliary Officers
Stylianos Bonanos ............................... Chanter
Olga Paxinos ...................................... Philoptochos
Angela Evangelopoulos ......................... P.T.A.
Kiki Kazazakis ........................................ Kentro
Lambrini Stavrou ....Plutarchos Greek School
Anna Angelos .............. Archangels Academy
Zoe Kopanis ............... Sunday School Director
Nicky Glikis ............................... Choir Director
Dana Vasilakos .......... G.O.Y.A. & Jr. G.O.Y.A.
Janine Riley .......................................... Cherubs
Presvytera Georgia .................................. HOPE
Fr. Tilemahos ......................... Byzantine Music
Panagiotis Mihalopoulos ............ Iconography
Fr. Tilemahos .................................. Bible Study
Vicki Drikos .............................. Handmaidens
Nick Chibucos .................................Altar Boys
John Angelos ....................................... Athletics
His resurrection the Risen Christ finds His disciples fishing. They did not
recognize Him, but having worked all night they were unsuccesful. As
He had done before, Jesus directed them to throw their nets on the right
hand side of the boat. A great shoal of fish came into their nets. Immediately, the disciples realized it was their Master standing by the shore.
Peter, followed by the rest of the disciple rushed out, only to find Jesus
had a meal of fish ready for them. The incident is described in our hymn
of note for this month.
After your descent into Hell and your Resurrection from the dead, your Disciples, O Christ, losing heart most probably at your separation from them, turned
back to their work: and once again there were boats and nets and a catch nowhere. But you appeared as Master of all things, O Saviour, and ordered them to
cast their nets on the right hand side: and at once the word was deed, and there
was a great multitude of fish, and a strange supper ready on land. Your Disciples partook of it then; make us also worthy to enjoy it now in spirit, O Lover of
It has always seemed strange to me that after everything the disciples
had witnessed that they just went back to their old profession of fishing.
Having no courage to go out and preach Christ’s Resurrection they retreated to their comfort zone. However, even in that labor which they
were most familiar with they had no success until Christ came and directed them. Ultimately, He directed them to become fishers of men, not
on their strength, but by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Similarly, in all our daily efforts, we will only be truly productive when
we work with humility and obedience to God’s will. The source of our
strength is Christ and the power behind our labor is the Holy Spirit. We
might think that we are indispensable and that all of life’s responsibilities
fall on us. Yet, we must understand that God has the power to take care
of everything. However, He allows us to be tested and to work as an expression of our consent to His will. Whatever our occupation or daily
labor, it is fulfilled only when it is in line with God’s will and becomes
empowered within His plan for our own salvation.
We often think that some occupations are more ‘spiritual’ or ‘religious’
than others. The truth is that what makes our work and our life holy is
the level to which we allow God to direct us and empower us.
we understand the necessity of the presence of the Holy Spirit in every
undertaking, then all that we do will be blessed and the reward in this
life and the next will indeed be great. In this hymn of note however, we
see that Christ always pushes us to endeavors that are more spiritual.
Even though the disciples were successful by His help in their fishing,
they were redirected once again to become fishers of men and to preach
the gospel with courage and conviction.
“And what does the Lord require of
you? To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.”
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Likewise, we often limit our service to God in our daily lives to our
weekly rituals or to tasks within our comfort zone. While Christ accepts
and blesses all that we offer to Him, He is always calling us to more spir-
itual challenges. Just as we respond to things like the festival or social occasions, we also receive the call to pray,
to fast, to confess, and to worship. We are all called to enjoy the purpose of labors that is to fully and continually
worship God. And even though all forms of service and labor are accepted as prayerful sacrifice to God when
they are performed for His sake, our ultimate calling is to worship God in spirit and in truth. The Church exists
first as a venue for sanctifying the world and making us holy. Our service to the Church follows as a response to
God’s gift and call to holiness.
Starting in September, I ‘ll step away from the ‘Hymn of Note’ for a while, to address other issues of parish life.
Perhaps, the 11th eothinon and other hymns will inspire a future continuation of the series. Until then, keep listening to the hymnology of the Church and make their words your own words, and let them speak to your life as
they did to the holy men and women who composed them. Amen. Fr. Tilemahos Alikakos
The Stewardship Committee thanks our 265 Stewards who have fulfilled their pledge for the 2013 year. We wish
to express our gratitude for your commitment to the Lord’s work through our Church of Saint Spyridon. And to
you who have not yet pledged, we ask of you to commit yourself and your family so that the Word of God may
continue in His glorious name.
Το Χριστιανικό πρόγραμμα της Εκούσιας Εισφοράς μας δίνει την ευκαιρία να ανταποκριθούμε
στην αγάπη του Χριστού με το να διαιωνίσουμε τις διδασκαλίες του Κυρίου και την αποστολή της
Ορθόδοξης Εκκλησίας μας. Η Εκούσια Εισφορά θέτει την ευθύνη για την υποστήριξη της
Εκκλησίας εκεί που ανήκει, δηλαδή σε μας τους ίδιους. Ευχαριστούμε πολύ τις 265 οικογένειες που
εκπλήρωσαν τις υποχρεώσεις τους για
την φετινή χρονιά. Οι υπόλοιποι
Stewardship 2013 Progress Report
παρακαλούνται να ανανεώσουν την
συνδρομή τους προς την Εκκλησία
As of July 14th, 2013
μας, συμπληρώνοντας την Κάρτα
Pledged Stewards:
Υποσχέσεως και επιστρέφοντάς την,
μαζί με το δώρο της αγάπης τους, στο Average Stewardship:
γραφείο της Εκκλησίας μας.
Amount of Stewardship donated:
Stewarship 2013 Goal: 400 Stewards
Mr. & Mrs. John Baltsas
Mr. & Mrs. John Virosztko
Mr. & Mrs. Nick Dagres
Ms. Elena Dalleck
Mrs. Steve Doimas
Mr. & Mrs. John Eliacostas
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Glikis
Ms. Djamila S. Hushetdinova
Mrs. Helen King
Mrs. Koula Kintonis
Mr. James Korbakes
Mr. Peter Kosionis
Mr. & Mrs. Greg Kyriakopoulos
Mr. Eustratios Marinos
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Mezes
Mrs. Marie Nicholson
Mr. Demetre Papadopoulos
Dr. Mary Peters
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Righetti
Ms. Angeline Sieracki
Mr. & Mrs. George Stefos
Mr. Nick Theofanopoulos
Mr. Peter Vasilopoulos
Mr. & Mrs. Labros Vlachos
St. Spyridon Hellenic Orthodox Church
Dear P.T.A. Members and Friends,
On Monday, June 3rd the Plutarchos graduation program was held. Congratulations to all the graduates and many thanks to our teachers and volunteers for our Greek School & Sunday School.
The new officers of the Executive Board for the year 2013-2014 are:
PRESIDENT....................................... Angela Evangelopoulos
1ST VICE PRESIDENT............................. Presvytera Georgia
RECORDING SECRETARY .......................... Penny Shamma
CORRESPONDING SEGRETARY ............... Patty Bountinas
TREASURER .............................................Effie Papadopoulos
2ND TREASURER ...................................... Connie Papadatos
Congratulations to all the new officers and board members. We pray that Our Lord grant us good
health so that we can successfully continue to work for His Holy Church.
In closing, we would like to thank Mrs. Georgia Theoharis and the P.T.A. board who successfully
served our schools for the past two years. We thank them for their love and devotion to the P.T.A. as
well as for their creativity, kindness and their inspiration to all of us!
The first P.T.A. meeting will take place on Saturday, September 7th, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.
Dear Father Tilemahos, parishioners and fellow Philoptochos Members,
Thank you once again for having confidence in me and for having me again as your President of the
Philoptochos Society.
What must be said, however, is that Toula’s are big shoes to follow. I thank and commend her for a
great four years in which she accomplished beyond anything we imagined.
She put St. Spyridon on the map! With the help of our Lord she conducted several fundraisers for our
own parishioners in need that were unsurpassed. She, being at the helm. Made all our events successful
and profitable which allowed Philoptochos to continue its philanthropic endeavors. She has great report with our crafters which helped make our Bazaar one of the best in the South Suburbia. Her personal touches in remembering shut-ins, writing “thank you notes” and honoring special ladies each year,
will always be cherished.
Thank you Toula for setting the bar high!
I wish you a blessed remainder of the summer and Kalee dinami to us all in September.
Congratulations and thanks to all whom helped at the festival.
With Sisterly love in Christ,
Olga Paxinos, Philoptochos President
All college students are asked to
apply for the annual $1,000 schol1st Fall Meeting—Sunday, September 8th
arship sponsored by the PhiloptoFall Luncheon—Sunday, September 29th, immediately after the Di- chos. Applications are in the
vine Liturgy
church office and are due by August 15th.
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Flowers for Panagia
The son of Mr. & Mrs. Andrew
Banich was baptized on June 8th
and was given the name Loukas.
Panagiota Ryan was the sponsor.
On June 1st, William Perakis and
Kelly Gallagher were joined together in the sacrament of marriage. Their sponsors were Tim &
Kathy Perakis.
Everyone is invited to donate flowers for the icon of Panagia which is
decorated for the Paraklesis Service. Please contact the Church
The son of Mr. & Mrs. Dimitrios
Tsipakis was baptized on June 9th
and was given the name George.
Mr. & Mrs. George Pappas were
the sponsors.
On June 16th, Theofanis Manikas
and Eleni Lalios were joined together in the sacrament of marriage. Their sponsor was Louie
Nanny Wanted
The son of Mr. & Mrs. Bill
Tsoukalas was baptized on June
29th and was given the name Yianni. His sponsors were Kyriakos
Tsoukalas and Juliane Novak.
On July 6th, George Kallivretakis
and Michaela Sandu were joined
together in the sacrament of marriage. Their sponsor was Mr. &
Mrs. Dimitrios Intzes.
The son of Mr. & Mrs. George Kallivretakis was baptized on July 6th
and was given the name Vasilios.
The sponsors were Konstantinos &
Helen Intzes.
The son of Mr. & Mrs. Brian Perkins was baptized on July 13th and
was given the name Elias Emmanuel. The sponsors were Katrrina
Peed & Manousos Lionikis.
The daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Ted
Manekis was baptized on July 14th
and was given the name Vasiliki
Demetra. Konstantinos & Panagiota Manekis were the sponsors.
The daughter of Mr. & Mrs.
George Trojillo was baptized on
July 14th and was given the name
Nicoletta. Mr. & Mrs. Greg Pappas
were the sponsors.
The son of Mr. & Mrs. Spiro Kontaris was baptized on July 14th and
was given the name Peter. The
sponsor was Sultana Bamidis.
Southwest Chicago family is seeking a nanny to care for two loving
children ages 1 and 5. Additional
responsibilities include providing
transportation to school in mornings and light housekeeping. Individual must have experience and
an excellent driving record. Please
call 773-615-1719 if interested.
We hope that everyone is enjoying their families and the beautiful
weather we finally got in the Chicagoland area. It’s hard to believe the
lazy days of summer will soon come to an end. As the school year approaches we, at Archangels Academy, have been busy preparing for the
upcoming year. Parents should be looking in the mail for the beginning
of the year information that was recently sent home. Included in the
packet will be the school supply list and details about the uniform policy, along with the school calendar. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Anna Angelos at [email protected]
Dates to remember:
Thursday, August 29th , 6pm to 7pm, New Parent Orientation
Tuesday, September 3rd, 9am -11am, Agaismo and classroom visit with
parents and students
Wednesday, September 4th, 9am-12noon, first day of student
St. Spyridon Hellenic Orthodox Church
On Sunday, June 16th, His Eminence Metropolitan Ignatios of Madagascar
visited our parish of Saint Spyridon. Metropolitan Ignatios has been serving
in the mission field for over twenty years. In the 1990’s , His Eminence led
the Orthodox mission in Calcutta, India. In 2005, he was elected Metropolitan
of Madagascar and has been leading the missionary efforts of our Orthodox
Church. His Eminence spoke of the work that is being done in Madagascar
though seventy parishes, thirty priests, and a variety of ministries including
feeding programs, orphanages, homes for the elderly, schools and clinics. A
video presentation
of the ministry in
Madagascar was
presented during
hour and all the parishioners contributed to making a
donation to help with the mission.
His Eminence also made a presentation on Thursday,
June 13th in our community hall. Along with Fr. Nikon of Nea Skete, faithful from throughout the Chicagoland area enjoyed two spiritually uplifting
speakers on the topic of missions and on the topic of
prayer. Many thanks to the Philoptochos for hosting
the fellowship hour for that evening. Also many
thanks to Fr. Nikon and to His Eminence Metropolitan Ignatios for visiting our community.
On Thursday, June 13th, our
Handmaidens, under the leadership of Vicky Drikos, organized a
youth outing for all our St. Spyridon children at Orland Bowl. All
the kids had a lot of fun, concluding a great year of youth ministry
at St. Spyridon’s.
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A big Thank You to goes out to all those who
planned, worked and supported this year’s festival. Once again, our parish was successful in
making the weekend truly enjoyable for everyone.
Many thanks to our festival chairman John Angelos, and his planning committee for their efforts in
making everything run smoothly.
Of course, we couldn’t pull it off without all of
our tireless volunteers that worked so hard to:
prepare, cook and serve all of the delicious food; serve us beverages to keep us cool; make frappe after
frappe in the relaxing Café Opa; sell many, many raffle tickets; offer Greek & Orthodox items for sale at
the Bookstore; greet everyone with a warm smile at the Welcome Entrance. To our Philoptochos ladies,
who baked and sold delectable sweets & loukoumades, we love all you do for us! To the youth of our
parish, and the very talented St. Spyridon Dance Troupe, taught by Angelo Angelos, and the older
groups of NEOLAIA, directed by Patty Jouras, and of the ‘ELLAS’ Dance Group organized by Panagiotis Alexakos, thank you for entertaining us with your beautiful dancing! We are also grateful to our
generous donors for the ongoing support.
Και του χρόνου!
City of Palos Heights
Trinity College
Palos Courts
95th Produce, Hickory Hills
X’s & O’s Bar & Grill
Blueberry Field Restaurant
Larry’s Diner, Plainfield
Les Brothers Restaurant
Prime Time Restaurant & Bar
Lumes House of Pancakes (Frankfort)
Louie’s Chophouse
Pappas Restaurant
The View Restaurant
Mr. John’s Hot Dogs
Nick’s Barbeque
The Pit Rib House
The Golden Griddle
Pete’s Produce
Jullianis Pizza
Lumes (Palos Heights)
Georgios Banquets
River Oaks Gyros, Calumet City
Jacky’s Hot Dogs
Nicky’s Carry Out
Eggman’s Restaurant, Alsip
Nicky’s Gyros (Chicago)
Nicky’s Gyros (Crestwood)
Chicken Wild
Freshmarket, Chicago
Morse Market, Chicago
Anthony’s Gyros
New Horizon Restaurant
Uncle Sam’s
Alpha Gyros
Kronos Foods
Windy City Hot Dogs & Subs
Westfield Restaurant
Huck Finn Restaurant
South Fork Restaurant
The Breakfast Club
Bon-a-Pit BBQ & Grill
Oven Fresh Baking
Geo’s Grill
Bar 123, Alsip
Dennis Wholesale, Chicago
Korbakes Liquors
George Patras
John Perakis
Odyssey Banquets
Eggheadz Restaurant
Olympic Star Restaurant
Villa Park Fruitmarket
Olivers (Oak Forest & Bourbonnais)
...and many more dedicated donors
and volunteers. If we have forgotten to
list a supply donor name, we apologize, and please bring it to our attention so they you may be included in
the next issue of the VOICE.
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4 G's
4 Seasons Café South
4 Seasons Rest
95th Produce
Abigail Gabriel
Alemis Alex
Alemis Family
Alexopoulos Denise
Alexopoulos T & K
Alexopoulos Vassilios
Alikakos Kids
Alikakos Zoe
Andricopoulos Nick
Angelakos Paul
Angelos Anna
Antogna Joseph
Antognoli Joseph
Anton Dena
Apollo K. Electric
Arestis Jon
Argires Steve
Argiris Nick
Athens Gyros
Atlas Spice Traders
Augustine Jan
B.S. Callahan's
Bahre Harriet
Balaskas Nikolaos
Banakis Gus
Barnett Hurdie
Bastar Artemis
Bastas Chrisi
Bechrakis T.
Bepis Theodoris
Bernett Hurdies
Besbekos Angelo
Besbekos Georgia
Besbekos Mark
Besbekos Tony
Bessie & Gabriela
Bilda Bob
Bill & Greg
Bill Hinsdale Pridr
Bisbikis Eleftheria
Bisbikis Sam
Bizoukas Eleni
Bizoukas Faye
Boundroukas Patty
Bountinas Morfo
Bouris Theoney
Bourtsos Mihalis
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Bousies Zach
Bousis Mike
Bouzios Kathy
Buedel Fine Meats
Byers Mike
Callahan's Rest.
Camile W
Carpet Crafters
Castillo Raul
Chiagouris Peter
Chionis Dan & Jim
Chop Inc
Contos Chris
Conway Tom
Crawford Byron
Dabaco Marc
Dagres Nikos
Danos George
Dan's Hot Dogs
Davis Chris
DeBoer Jorie
DeCaigny Michael
Demet Sam
Dendrinos Gus
Deventzis Taso
Doherty Mary
Domagals R
Dominici John
Drimonas Vasilios
Dutch Farms
E & R Towing
Edwards Lori
Elegance Rest
Eliacostas George
Eliacostas John
Elite Car Outlet
Empress Banquets
Evangelopoulos Angela
Evangelopoulos Georgia
Evans Cleaners
Ewa Fila
Expo Foods
Express Hair
Faklis Rurth
Falakis Gus
Farfan Jessica
Farsatis John
Felecos Sophia
Fernstorm Erika
Fiotakis George
Flap Jack's Pancake
Forni Don
Fotopoulos Jane
Fotopoulos John
Foudoulis William
Fountotos John
Fountotos Peter
Four Stars Foods
Fragias Michael
Fresh Pics Market
Freshline Foods
Gagliardo Paurette
Gagnon Rita
Garcia Erik
Gatsios George
Gatsios Theofanis
Georgakas Constantine
George T.
Georgelos George
Georgiopoulos Andrew
Georgiopoulos Annie
Georgiopoulos Bill
Georgiopoulos Karly
Georgiopoulos Marissa
Georgiopoulos Nia
Georgiopoulos Ted
Georgiopoulos Vasilios
Giannopoulos Maria
Giannopoulos Nikos
Giannopoulos Vasili
Giardina Irene
Gikas Alex
Glikis Eleftheria
Glikis Paul
Global Telecom
Go Greek
Gofis Katerina
Golden Shoes
Gonzalez Elbca
Gotsis Asimakis
Grapsas Helen
Grimanis Judy
Haas Ron
Hana Patte
Hatzis Nikolas
Hernandez Edwin
Highland Pancake
Hills Funeral Home
Hiotis Teddy
Hoffman Jeff
Honlastos Elias
Hrusosky Ken
J.L. Gonzalez Produce
Jackson Duane
Jajoc Robert
JL Gonzalez Produce
Joe & Ross Ice Cream
Johnson Kenny
Johnson Patti
Joura Zafira
Kakos Thomas
Kalanzis Demetrios
Kaloghirou Mari
Kamberos George
Kapsaskis Gus
Karampelas Stavroula
Karia, LLC
Karuntzos Demetrios
Karuntzos Troy
Kastanes Bill
Katris Eleni
Katsenis Bill
Katsoulis Chris
Kavouris Katherine
Kekempanos Georgia
Kelly Ann
King David
King Gyros
Kiriazis - Kinazis
Kladis Nick
Kladis Tasia
Klapsis Dimitrios
Klioris Darlene
Klioris Louis
Kogionis Jim
Kolyvas E & P
Kolyvas Gus
Kolyvas M & S
Kolyvas Sophia P.
Kontos George
Kopanis S & N
Kopanitsanos Fay
Kopanitsanos Sophia
Kopitas Rena
Kopp Tom
Korbakis Joy
Korbakis K
Korbakis Zoe
Kosionis George
Kostopoulos Pete
Kotos Peter
Kotsiovos Chris
Kotsiovos Konstantinos
Kotsiviras G
Kotsiviras James
Kottaras Demetrios
Kotzos Elianna
Koulogeorge Chris
Koumbis Pete
Koziocas John
Ktenas Paul
Kyriazis Kyriakos
Kyroudis Emmanouil
La France Bakery
La Pre Fierida
Labrakis Kosta
Labrakis Pam
Ladias Angela
Ladias Eleny
Larry's Diner
Les E C & J
Les George
Les Harry
Lester K
Levadia Inc
Limparis William
Limperis kids
Lincoln Sqr Rest
Lindorfer Brent
Londons George
Long Willie
Lopez Stacey
Loukas Alex
Makris K & K
Manasses Peter
Marano Damon
Maras Margaret
Marines Harry
Marinis Paul
Marionis Peter
Markos Anthony
Martini Blu
Masiovicz Ed
Mastorakos Peter
Masud Frank
Matty's Family Rest.
Mavropoulos Bob
McNeill Rob
Meklis Angelo
Metropolitan Nikitas
Michaels Rest
Michalopoulos P.
Michas Bill
Mihalos Christina
Miranda Inc
Moore Damon
Moros Kostas
Morreake John
Morse Market
Moshos Gus
Napi Inc
Nealey Food
Nicholson Marie
Nikolopoulos Chr
Oak Lawn Florist
Olympic Produce
Palmer Frank
Panagiotaros George
Panagiotaros Kathy
Panagiotaros N
Panagiotaros Pete
Panagiotaros Ted
Papadatos Bob
Papadatos Stilianos
Papadopoulos C & M
Papadopoulos George
Papadopoulos N & K
Papadopoulos Spiro
Papaioannou George
Papamakarios Philip
Pappas Sam
Pappas Amiel
Pappas Deke
Pappas George
Pappas George A
Pappas Pauline
Pappas Ted
Paraskevopoulos A
Paraskis Peter
Park Packing
Patio Food
Pation Foods
Patsavas Dentistry
Peloponisos Inc
Peoria Packing
Perakis John
Perkins Beatrice
Perros Alex
Peters Pete
Petropoulos Despina
Petropoulos Marinos
Pierre's Banquets
Polimenakos Family
Polmen Peter
Posen Food
Poulos Andrew
Poulos Nick
Powers Jason
Prassas Maria
Primbas K & P
Prime Time Rest
Proutsos Ted
PV Restaurant
Quincy's Restaurant
R & J Dairy Service
Reily Vasilios
Rempas Emmanuel
Rich Whittingham
Rimbos Chris
Robinson Frank
Robinson Frank
Rodgers Lester
Rogiokos Evangelia
Roupou Jim
Royl Lee
S & S Auto
Sallis Gus
Sarlas Nick
Savory Gardens
Sch Ray
Sciallabba Tony
Seale Bernadette
Seedor Emily
Serg Christian
Shamma Jordyn
Sherwood foods
Sieracki Angeline
Silverstorm Michael
Skarpathiotis George
Smirnis Anamaria
Sophia's Kalamazoo
Soto Luis
Sperlakis Rita
Spinos Nick
Stamatoglou John
Stamatoglou Simon
Stameson Micheala
Stamison Ted
Stavrakos Maria
Stavrou Lambrini
Stergiou Chris
Steve Ateh
Stoes Tsoukalas
Stonb Donald
Stowe R.
Strube Celery
Suto Luis
Synadinos Ioannis
Tallager Inc
Tec Foods
Theoharis Yiannis
Thiakos Danny
Thiakos Fay
Thiakos Paul
Thiakos Steven
Tom Demo
Tomaras Cathy
Torloukis George
Toscas Anna
Tourloukis George
Tragas Diane
Trahanas Christina
Treantafeles Thomas
Treantafyllou George
Trzpit Peter
Tsakiris Christos
Tsinoukas Nick
Tsonis Anestis
Tsonis Erika
Uncle Sam's
Vans Flowers
Vardalos Nicholas
Vaslilopoulos Pete
Veneris Sam
Versvardes George
Vitogiannis Tom
Vlahos Jim
Vlahos Peter
Voutiritsas Tom
Vymola Diane
Vymola Tony
Wayhart John
Weber Jim
Weber Ronald
Willie Joann
Wugret Camilie
Xiarhos Gus
Xiarhos Jim
Yedidiah Israel
YVP Distribution
Zaharopoulos George
Zaharopoulos Helen
Zorbas Effie
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The 2013 Graduation Ceremony for our Plutarchos Greek School took place on Monday, June
3rd, in our community hall. Our 8th grade
graduate was Konstantine Alikakos and our
6th grade graduates were Stefanos Aidonis,
Kleopatra Vasiliadis, Ioannis Vassilakis, Yannis
Zentefis, Eraklis Labrakis, Natalie Stavropoulos
and Gabriella Synadinos.
All the students performed songs, skits and poems, and received their awards from the clergy
and Greek School staff. Congratulations to all
the students for a great year. Many thanks to
our staff and volunteers. Many thanks to the
P.T.A., Philoptochos and AHEPA for their
scholarships to our students. Don’t forget, registration for the 2013-14 academic year is now
open, and the first day of class if Monday, Sept.
Την Δευτέρα, 3 Ιουνίου, οι μαθητές του
Ελληνικού Σχολείου Πλούτορχος, υπό την
διεύθυνση της κ. Λαμπρινής Σταύρου,
παρουσίασαν το πρόγραμμα των εξετάσεων
για το τέλος της χρονιάς. Οι απόφοιτοι της
6ης τάξεως ήταν: Αλικάκος Κωνσταντίνος,
Αηδόνης Στέφανος, Βασιλειάδη Κλεοπάτρα,
Βασιλάκης Ιωάννης, Ζεντέφης Ιωάννης,
Ευχαριστούμε τον Σύλλογο Γονέων καί
Διδασκάλων που παρουσίασαν τα βραβεία
και δώρα για τα παιδιά και το διδακτικό
προσωπικό. Επίσης ευχαριστούμε την
Φιλόπτωχο και Αχέπα για την δωρεάν
υποτροφιών στα παιδιά μας. Εις τέλος ευχαριστούμε όλους τους γονείς, παππούδες και
γιαγιάδες που αγωνίζονται να φέρουν τα
παιδιά στο Ελληνικό Σχολείο.
Οι εγγραφές για το νέο έτος αρχίζουν τον
Αύγουστο. Η Σχολική χρονιά αρχίζει την
Δευτέρα 9 Σεπτεμβρίου.
St. Spyridon Hellenic Orthodox Church
During the last two months, the medallions on the solea and the west arch icons were installed. The decoration
between the windows is the only remaining work for Phase I which includes the Altar, Solea, and West Arch.
All the icons in Phase I have been donated with the exception of the icon depicting St. Spyridon raising his
daughter from the dead.
Now we turn to Phase II which will be ordered as soon as we have enough icons donated. In June, two new
icons were donated: St. Joseph the Betrothed and St. Aphrodite. While all the medallions are pledged, we still
need donations for the larger icons. The icons still remaining are:
The Adoration of the Magi
The Flight to Egypt
The Wedding in Cana
St. Jesee, Father of King David
Transfiguration of our Lord
The Last Supper
All donations are welcome. For more information on the iconography project please consult the brochures available at church or contact Fr. Tilemahos.
We accept Food Pantry donations every day from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. During the month of August, we are
concentrating on school supplies for the children of our families in need, as well as breakfast items such as cereals, oatmeal, pancake mix, and other non-perishable breakfast foods and paper goods. Please support our Food
Pantry and Orthodox Missions Bank so that we may continuously help those who are less fortunate and also
spread the word and message of God our Food Pantry.
Tree of Love
In the main hallway of St. Spyridon stands a golden and bronze “Tree of Love” with an icon of our patron saint
at its base. This “Tree of Love” is a symbol of our commitment to the ministry of our community. With great
hope for our community’s future and with love for St. Spyridon, we invite you to join the numerous supporters
whose names are engraved on these golden and bronze leaves in recognition of their gifts to the Church. There
are numerous ways to contribute to our “Tree of Love” such as to honor a friend or in memory of loved ones.
For more information, please call the church office.
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St. Spyridon Church School
Back to School Retreat &
Blessing of the Backpacks
Saturday, August 10, 2013
9am-12 noon
Grades Pre-Kindergarten-8th
High School Volunteers needed
Parents’ Meeting on Youth Ministry 2013
Join us for a day of prayer and fellowship as we prepare for the new
school year. The children will enjoy a variety of presentations
and fun activities.
The parents will have a discussion on the
youth ministries of our parish at 10am
during the retreat.
St. Spyridon Hellenic Orthodox Church
Παναγιά, το Εικόνισμά Σου
στ΄ Αυγουστιάτικο το δείλι,
ποιό ζωγράφισε απ’ τά ύψη
αχειρόπιαστο κοντύλι!
Και θαμπώνει τη ματιά μας,
η Πανάχραντή Σου χάρη
κι ας την θόλωσαν του κόσμου
προβολείς και φάροι πλάνοι!
Της καμπάνας το γλωσσίδι
γλυκολάλαο το λέει:
-Κουρασμένοι στρατοπόροι,
η Παρθένα σάς προσμένει!
Κι άκου γλυκασμού τροπάρι,
που ξεχύνεται στην πλάση!...
Η Γιορτή Σου, έχει αρχίσει!
κι η ψυχή μου, άς την προφθάσει!
Χίλιοι πόνοι, χίλιοι φόβοι
μύριοι πόθοι εκεί μπροστά Σου
θ’ ακουμπήσουνε, Παρθένα,
στη ποδιά Σου απ΄ τά παιδιά Σου!
Και Σύ σαν καλή Μητέρα,
σ΄ όλους μάλαγμα θα ρίξεις!
Το γλυκύτατο φιλί Σου
στην καρδιά μας θα χαρίσεις!
Το γλυκό Εικόνισμά Σου
πώς μιλάει πάντα εντός μου!
Ποιές βαθιές χορδές χτυπάει
το δοξάρι των ψαλμών Σου!
Και ο νούς μου, ανοίγει σ’ άλλο
φως και σ’ άλλη Βίβλο,
να διαβάσει το δικό Σου
ανερμήνευτο μυστήριο!
Και στό Εικόνισμά Σου πάντα
κάθε Αύγουστο τέτοιο δείλι,
η ψυχή μας να Σου ανάφτει
της αγάπης το καντήλι!
Κουραστήκαμε στούς δρόμους
μακρυά απ΄ τήν Εκκλησιά Σου!
Την Ελπίδα Εσύ κρατάς
μοναχά στην αγκαλιά Σου.
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Community Labor Day Picnic
Monday, September 2nd, 2013
Time: 11:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Location: Church Grounds
All our parishioners, and festival donors and volunteers are
invited to the Community Labor Day Picnic. As we say goodbye to summer and kick off another school year, we are called
to come together as a family and spend a relaxing day in fellowship. Donations are welcome.
Liturgical Schedule—Πρόγραμμα Ακολουθιών
Thursday, August 1
Friday, August 2
Saturday, August 3
Sunday, August 4
Monday, August 5
Tuesday, August 6
Wednesday, August 7
Thursday, August 8
Friday, August 9
Saturday, August 10
Sunday, August 11
Monday, August 12
Tuesday, August 13
Wednesday, August 14
Thursday, August 15
Saturday, August 17
Sunday, August 18
Saturday, August 24
Sunday, August 25
Monday, August 26
Thursday, August 29
Saturday, August 30
Πέμπτη 1 Αυγούστου
Παρακευή 2 Αυγούστου
Σάββατο 3 Αυγούστου
Κυριακή 4 Αυγούστου
Δευτέρα 5 Αυγούστου
Τρίτη 6 Αυγούστου
Τετάρτη 7 Αυγούστου
Πέμπτη 8 Αυγούστου
Παρακευή 9 Αυγούστου
Σάββατο 10 Αυγούστου
Κυριακή 11 Αυγούστου
Δευτέρα 12 Αυγούστου
Τρίτη 13 Αυγούστου
Τετάρτη 14 Αυγούστου
Πέμπτη 15 Αυγούστου
Σάββατο 17 Αυγούστου
Κυριακή 18 Αυγούστου
Σάββατο 24 Αυγούστου
Κυριακή 25 Αυγούστου
Δευτέρα 26 Αυγούστου
Πέμπτη 29 Αυγούστου
Σάββατο 30 Αυγούστου
Procession of the Holy Cross, Orthros, Divine Liturgy & Agiasmos—9:00 a.m.
Paraklesis —7:00 p.m.
Paraklesis —7:00 p.m.
Vespers—6:00 p.m.
6th Sunday of Matthew, Orthros & Divine Liturgy —8:00 a.m. * Paraklesis —7:00 p.m.
Great Vespers at the Holy Transfiguration Monastery—7:00 p.m.
Transfiguration of our Lord, (fish permitted), Orthros, Divine Liturgy & Blessing of the
Grapes—8:00 a.m. * Paraklesis—7:00 p.m.
Paraklesis—7:00 p.m.
Paraklesis—7:00 p.m.
Paraklesis—7:00 p.m.
Great Vespers—6:00 p.m.
7th Sunday of Matthew, Orthros & Divine Liturgy —8:00 a.m. * Paraklesis—7:00 p.m.
Paraklesis—7:00 p.m.
Paraklesis —7:00 p.m.
Vespers at Assumption Church, Orland Park, Chicago, and Hegewisch, IL. —7:00 p.m.
The Dormition of the Theotokos, Orthros, Divine Liturgy & Artoclasia—8:00 a.m.
Great Vespers—6:00 p.m.
8th Sunday of Matthew, Orthros & Divine Liturgy —8:00 a.m.
St. Kosmas & St. Dionysios, Orthros & Liturgy—8:00 a.m. * Great Vespers—6:00 p.m.
9th Sunday of Matthew, Orthros & Divine Liturgy (Blessing of Phanouropites)—8:00 a.m.
Vigil of St. Phanourios—6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Beheading of St. John the Baptist, (strict fast), Orthros & Divine Liturgy—8:00 a.m.
Great Vespers—6:00 p.m.
Αγιασμός –9:00 π.μ. * Παράκληση – 7:00 μ.μ
Παράκληση – 7:00 μ.μ.
Μ. Εσπερινός —6:00 μ.μ.
6η Κυριακή του Ματθαίου, Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία—8:00 π.μ. * Παράκληση – 7:00
Μέγας Εσπερινός στο μοναστήρι της Mεταμορφώσεως – 7:00 μ.μ.
Η Θεία Μεταμόρφωση του Κυρίου ημών Ιησού Χριστού, Όρθρος, Θεία
Λειτουργία & ευλογία των σταφυλιών–8:00 π.μ * Μικρή Παράκληση –7:00 μ.μ.
Παράκληση –7:00 μ.μ.
Παράκληση—7:00 μ.μ.
Παράκληση – 7:00 μ.μ.
Μ. Εσπερινός —6:00 μ.μ.
7η Κυριακή του Ματθαίου, Όρθρος & Λειτουργία—8:00 π.μ. * Παράκληση—7:00 μ.μ.
Παράκληση —7:00 μ.μ.
Παράκληση –7:00 μ.μ.
Μέγας Εσπερινός στον Ιερό Ναό της Κοίμησης της Θεοτόκου στο Orland Park, Chicago, και στο Hegewisch, IL. – 7:00 μ.μ.
Κοίμηση της Θεοτόκου, Όρθρος, Θεία Λειτουργία & Αρτοκλασία —8:00 π.μ.
Μ. Εσπερινός —6:00 μ.μ.
8η Κυριακή του Ματθαίου— Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία —8:00 π.μ.
Αγίου Κοσμά του Αιτωλού καί Αγίου Διονυσίου— Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία—8:00
π.μ. * Μέγας Εσπερινός —6:00 μ.μ.
Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία (Ευλογία Φανουροπιτών)—8:00 π.μ.
Αγρυπνία του Αγίου Φανουρίου—6:00 μ.μ. –10:30 μ.μ.
Αποκεφάλιση του Αγ. Ιωάννη του Βαπτιστού, Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία —8:00 π.μ.
Μ. Εσπερινός —6:00 μ.μ.
St. Spyridon Hellenic Orthodox Church
Let’s hit the links!
August 1st-August 15th
St. Spyridon’s
16 Annual Golf Outing
The Fast of the Dormition of the
Virgin Mary
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
Tuesday, August 6th
Parish Council Meeting
Tuesday, August 27th
12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start
Odyssey Country Club, Tinley Park
16th Annual Golf Outing
Monday, September 2nd
Parish Labor Day Picnic
Tuesday, September 3rd
1st Day of Archangels Academy
Saturday, September 7th
$125 per golfer
($75 for students)
Registration Fee includes:
18 holes of golf
Golf Cart, Lunch, & Dinner
P.T.A. Meeting
Sunday, September 8th
1st Day of Sunday School
Philoptochos meeting
Monday, September 9th
1st Day of Greek School
Sponsorship Opportunities
for your Business or Family:
$150 per hole
Reserve your sponsorship
& tee times now!
Attend Church Regularly with Your Family!
St. Spyridon Hellenic
Orthodox Church
12307 S. Ridgeland Avenue
Palos Heights, IL 60463
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