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From the 12-21-14 bulletin

posted Jan 2, 2015, 11:21 AM by St. John's Webmaster   [ updated Jan 2, 2015, 11:22 AM ]
This week at St. John 
  • Sunday, December 21 - Sunday before the Nativity 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy (with fellowship to follow?) 
  • Wednesday, December 24 
    • 9:00 a.m. Royal hours of Christmas 
    • 5:30 p.m. Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great 
  • Thursday, December 25 – Holy Nativity of our Lord 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy 
  • Friday, December 26 – Synaxis of the Theotokos 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy 
    • 6:00 p.m. Great Vespers 
  • Saturday, December 27 – St. Stephen the archdeacon and first martyr 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy 
    • 4:30 p.m. Chant/Liturgy music 
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers 
  • Sunday, December 28 - Sunday after the Nativity 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy with fellowship to follow 
The prosforo this week was provided by Carrol Rhodes and Tula Margellos. Prosfora are needed for our Christmas services. 

Please check the sign-up sheet in the hall for opportunities to sponsor the Sunday fellowship in 2015. 

If you are sponsoring one of our Sunday School students in the Achievement Award Program, please turn in your contribution so that we may place the order for the icons. They are made to order and the supplier needs time to prepare them. Thank you for your continued support of this program. 

The 2015 Metropolis of Chicago Family Synaxis Men's Retreat will be February 6-7 at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center. Registration will open around January 1st. More information will be posted at: www.gocfamilysynaxis.org/mens-retreat

Note on the Sunday Liturgy: Following several individual discussions about our services and consideration of the topic at the recent parish council meeting, the following hymns will be repeated in Greek and English: the Cherubic hymn, the Axion Estin, the pre-communion hymn (Exomologisthe), the communion hymn, and the final hymn. Please pick up or share a copy of the English version of Exomologisthe and we will try to have a booklet with both the Greek and English music by next Sunday. For all hymns except Exomologisthe we will sing the whole hymn in Greek, then English. For Exomologisthe, we will sing each verse in Greek then in English.