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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

Upcoming Announcments

The Ionian Village

The Ionian Village is the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s summer camp program in Greece. It is a wonderful program, and an opportunity for our young people to meet other Greek Orthodox youth from all over America, and to experience Greece. Two sessions are already filled. Spiritual Odyssey registration (19-30 years old) is still open (July 13-July 28). See www.ionianvillage.org or ask at our church office for more info!

The Sacrament of Holy Confession

A Preparation Guide for Confessing
Without justification or self-pity, make a prayerful examinations of your conscience regarding all things. As a help, reflect on your life in the light of the Ten Commandments. Take pencil and paper and specify your sins so that, at the time of the sacrament, you will be able to make a thorough confession from the list, without confusion or lapse of memory.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
I am the Lord your God, and you shall have no other gods before me.
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Annual Celebration of Books

The parish of the Holy Apostles invites you to the Celebration of Books the week of March 8-15. Father Maximos, from Mount Athos, is the key note speaker and will offer a presentation each night. March 8th—Vespers 6:30 pm followed by Lecture titled “The Search for Truth.” March 9th—Great Compline at 6:30 pm followed by lecture titled “The Book of Nature.” March 10th– Great Compline at 6:30 pm followed by lecture titled “The World of Scripture.” All are welcome!

Winter Fanari Camp 2015

The Metropolis Youth Office is hosting Fanari Winter Camp on the weekend of March 6-8, 2015 at the Saint Iakovos Retreat Center! Camp will be offered for youth in the 6th through 12th grades! Cost is $155 per person. Registration forms can be found in the Church Office. For more info, please contact Fr. Dean or Father George.

Phase III

Plans for the Phase 3 Expansion of our facilities—to include a gymnasium/hall, new kitchen, meeting space, classrooms, storage space and the renova-tion of our existing building—were presented to our community at a General Assembly last week on March 5th.
Everyone was enthusiastic about the detailed packet of drawings and plans that was handed out, (additional packets are available in the church office) and a virtual tour of the project was presented by Perry Giannopoulos, our parish council president.
Discussion followed and our stewards offered ideas and suggestions. There was a question-and-answer session, and the General Assembly concluded with a very positive and encouraging spirit!
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