Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago
SS. Constantine and Helen Cathedral
Merrillville, IN
SS Constantine and Helen
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SS. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Great Lent and Holy Week Schedule

Friday, March 17 — 6:30 pm 3rd Salutation Service to the Theotokos, Cathedral

Saturday, March 18

Altar Boy Retreat

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Metropolis of Chicago Family Synaxis Lenten Retreat, St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church, 15649 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago


8:00 am Orthros/ 9:00 am Divine Liturgy

Monday, March 20 — 6:00 pm Compline Service

Wednesday, March 22 — 6:00 pm Pre-Sanctified Liturgy, Chapel, with Lenten meal and discussion to follow, Gold Room

Friday, March 24 — 6:30 pm Vespers for the Feast of the Annunciation and 4th Salutation Service to the Theotokos, Cathedral

Saturday, March 25 — ANNUNCIATION

8:00 am Orthros/ 9:00 am Divine Liturgy

Sunday, March 26 — 4th Sunday of Lent

 8:00 am Orthros/ 9:00 am Divine Liturgy

Monday, March 27 — 6:00 pm Compline Service

Wednesday, March 29 — 6:00 pm Pre-Sanctified Liturgy, Chapel

Friday, March 31 — 6:30 pm 5th Salutation Service to the Theotokos, Cathedral

Saturday, April 8 — Saturday of Lazarus Youth Retreat 

Sunday, April 9 — PALM SUNDAY

Monday, April 10 — HOLY MONDAY

Tuesday, April 11 — HOLY TUESDAY

Wednesday, April 12 — HOLY WEDNESDAY

Thursday, April 13 — HOLY THURSDAY

Friday, April 14 — GOOD FRIDAY

Saturday, April 15 — HOLY SATURDAY

Sunday, April 16 — PASCHA


CONFESSION:  As we approach Great Lent let us take a moment and examine our lifestyles.  Are we growing closer to Christ or further away?  Are we living a life in Christ or one of sin?  If we died today, where would we spend eternity?  Our lives need spiritual direction. One of the best ways to receive spiritual direction is by participating in the Sacrament of Holy Confession. It is in this Holy Sacrament that the above questions are examined and your life evaluated, not by the priest, but by God. To learn more about the Sacrament of Confession, make an appointment with Fr. Ted or Fr. George and experience a renewal of spiritual strength that comes from God’s Grace through this Sacrament.

EPITAPHIO FLOWER DONATIONS:  Our Philoptochos Society is collecting donations for the flowers of the Epitaphio (Christ’s Tomb) For Good Friday on Sundays after worship.  Just like everything else today, these costs have gone up.  Please give generously!

LENTEN/EASTER DONATIONS:  The Lenten season is a time that allows us to provide for the church various items needed. Giving to the church is always special but during Great Lent and Easter it takes on even more meaning.  For this reason we would like to take this opportunity to extend to you, the faithful, and invitation to share in making Great Lent, Holy Week and Easter a most beautiful and inspiring time.  Those individuals or families wishing to donate towards any of the following items should contact the church office.

Flowered Frame Salutation Services (March 31): $150 each

Jonquils – Veneration of the Holy Cross: (Sunday, March 19): $300

Olive Oil for Holy Wednesday: $25

Flowered Wreaths (small) Holy Thursday: $125

Epitaphio Flowers – Carnations & Orchids, etc.: $5,700

2 Candles for Good Friday: $25 each

600 Eggs for Easter & Agape Services: ?

40 Easter Lilies – $400 or $10 each



Sunday Bulletin

See this Week’s Sunday Bulletin for Sunday, March 12


Church Monthly Message

March Monthly Calendar – March Calendar

March Monthly Newsletter – March Monthly Message