Holy Week Schedule

PALM SUNDAY EVENING (Apr 13)
Service of the Bridegroom7:00 pm
GREAT AND HOLY MONDAY (Apr 14)
Service of the Bridegroom7:00 pm
GREAT AND HOLY TUESDAY (Apr 15)
Service of the Bridegroom, Hymn of Cassiani7:00 pm
GREAT AND HOLY WEDNESDAY (Apr 16)
The Sacrament of Holy Unction2:30 pm
Orthros of the Last Supper, Holy Unction Anointing7:00 pm
GREAT AND HOLY THURSDAY (Apr 17)
Divine Liturgy of the Mystical Last Supper (Communion)6:00 am
The Twelve Passion Gospels7:00 pm
GREAT AND HOLY FRIDAY (Apr 18)
The Royal Hours9:00 am
The Descent from the Cross2:00 pm
Service of the Lamentations7:00 pm
GREAT AND HOLY SATURDAY (Apr 19)
Liturgy of the "First Resurrection" (Communion)8:30 am
HOLY SATURDAY EVENING - THE RESURRECTION
ORTHOS11:00 pm
LITURGY OF PASCHA (Communion)12:00 midnight
PASCHA SUNDAY (April 15)
THE "AGAPI" EASTER VESPERS12:00 noon

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Welcome to Holy Taxiarhai & Saint Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church of Niles, IL
We invite you to worship with us Sundays for Divine Liturgy at 9:45 a.m. Enjoy browsing through the web pages to learn about our community and the Orthodox faith. We pray that your visit here will be uplifting. ~Fr. Dean Botsis

Ionian Village

The Ionian Village is a marvelous Greek Orthodox Summer Camp for teens and young adults in GREECE!
  • Session 1: June 23-July 12 (8th thru 12th grades)
  • Session 2: July 20-August 8 (8th thru 12th grades)
  • Spiritual Odyssey for Young Adults (ages 19-24) — June 1-11, 2014.
Participants in the Ionian Village programs travel across Greece, venerate the relics of saints, walk in the footsteps of the Apostles, and visit significant sites of Greek history and culture. For more information about the programs or announcements listed above, please visit www.ionianvillage.org !

Camp Fanari

Camp Fanari, the Summer camp program of the Metropolis of Chicago, will take place the week of June 15-21, 2014. The Camp Fanari Program is open to young people who will be entering grades 6-11.
Counselor Applications are due by May 5, 2014!
Registration for Campers who have applied by May 1st is $475, by June 1st it is $525; after June 1st it is $575.
Application packets for Counselors and for Campers are now available in the church office!

Hellenic Bar Association’s Law Day Essay Competition

The Hellenic Bar Association (“HBA”) is hosting its annual Law Day Essay Competition. An on-line essay competition is available to students of Hellenic descent who are currently enrolled in 7th and 8th grade. Essays are due by April 25th. Winners will receive a cash prize of $200 and will present their essays on May 15th in Judge Charles P. Kocoras’ courtroom at the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago with a reception following at the Chicago Bar Association. Visit the HBA website at www.hellenicbar.org for more information.
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Palm Sunday Luncheon

St. Haralambos PTA Annual Palm Sunday Luncheon
Sunday, April 13, 2014 following church services
Adults: $15 (Fish and skordalia)
Children: $8 (Spaghetti)
$15 Orders "to go"
Seating is Limited! - Please make reservations right away! Church office: 847-647-8880

Saturday of Lazaros Family Retreat

How did they know Jesus?
9:00 am to 1:30 pm on Saturday, April 12, 2014
Commentary Liturgy 9:00 am
Proper church clothes required
A day of Liturgy, Crafts, Lenten Lunch and Learning for the whole family! Come and help us make palm crosses and decorate the Church for Palm Sunday!
$20 donation per family

Annual Easter Bake Sale

The St. Haralambos Ladies Philoptochos invite you to their Annual Easter Bake Sale, taking place on Wednesday and Thursday, April 9-10 in our Community Center. A great opportunity to buy your Easter Tsourekia, red eggs and pastries! Lunch will be served both days, and the Coffee Shop will be open! Please tell your friends, and bring them with you to shop for all your Easter Pastries and breads! The Bake Sale will be from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm.

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