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From the 12-28-14 bulletin

posted Jan 2, 2015, 11:24 AM by St. John's Webmaster   [ updated Jan 2, 2015, 11:25 AM ]
This week at St. John 
  • Sunday, December 28 - Sunday after the Nativity 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy with fellowship to follow 
  • Wednesday, December 31 
    • 9:30 a.m. Paraklesis 
    • 5:00 p.m. Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at St. George with area clergy concelebrating 
  • Thursday, January 1 – the Circumcision of the Lord and St. Basil the Great 
    • Happy new year! 
  • Friday, January 2 – Ss. Seraphim of Sarov and Juliana of Lazarevo 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy 
  • Saturday, January 
    • 4:30 p.m. Chant/Liturgy music 
    • 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers 
  • Sunday, January 4 - Sunday before the Theophany 
    • 9:00 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy with fellowship to follow 
The prosforo this week was provided by Tula Margellos, Kay Escobedo, and Goldie Helgens 

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 

Due to airline flight times, Greg Hill, student at Cornell College, will likely be returning for the spring semester on Friday, January 9, but the dorms do not open until Sunday. If someone has an extra room and can house him for a couple of nights, please let me know. 

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.