Welcome to the parish website of

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. On this home page you will find information about upcoming events, retreats and more both at our parish and around the Metropolis. Join us Sunday mornings for Orthros/Matins between 8:30-9:45am. Divine Liturgy at 9:45am.

Great Vespers Saturday evenings at 6pm. Click here for additional upcoming services.


Important Links

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Our Guardian Angel Orthodox Day School

Our Pythagoras Greek School

Our Church Bookstore

Parish Events

Stewardship 2020
Stewardship Sunday is on December 1st. Stewardship packets coming in the mail soon.
Feed my Neighbor
Join us in hosting local families on 11/28 in the Great Hall. Contact Marguerite Gribogiannis at mail4margeg@yahoo.com to volunteer. We’re always in need of Spanish speakers. Food & other item donations needed - contact Elpida Platis at hplatis@yahoo.com
~Tue 11/26th from 6-8pm: YAL to set up Great Hall & Philoptochos to sort coats ~Thu 11/28: Shifts begin w/8am Liturgy. Dress appropriately (it's a holiday). Volunteers needed on clean up from 1-3pm. Nursing home visits also available.
Farewell Appreciation Reception
Community Christmas Card
2019 Christmas Card Art Contest
2019 Christmas Drive
2019 Christmas Drive 11/17-12/8:
As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, let us not forget those who are less fortunate.  Please stop by the Great Hall and support our annual Christmas Drive starting 11/17-12/8.  For more information, please contact  Dimitra Karadimas at bkaradimas@sbcglobal.net. Also, visit the link below for further information.
Attention: College Students
We’d like to stay connected to college students residing ON CAMPUS. This year our Philoptochos will be sending out 2 care packages to college student living on campus to keep them connected with information, prayers, and treats. Send the following to Kathy Pappas at  Kcarlispappas@gmail.com:
Student’s First & Last Name; College/University attending 2019-20; City, State; Campus address w/room # & hall); Student Email, Student Phone #;
Parent’s Name and Email.
Adult Greek
Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 8pm. Classes begin this Wednesday, October 2. Interested? Email George Katsis at the email below.
Click on the link below to find out about Ellinomatheia which begins on Wednesday, October 2.
Greek School Registration
Now Open for the 2019-2020 School year. Visit the Greek School website at the link below for more information and registration forms.
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Join us for HOPE
See the flyer at the link below for this ministry for children 40 days to pre-school age.
Basketball Eligibility
Basketball Registration today in the gym this Sunday! Practices start the week of September 30th. Coaches still needed. Please contact Joanna Psyhogios at joannapsyhogios@yahoo.com for more information. See the link below for eligibility requirements.
Philoptochos Delivers Flowers
Philoptochos Delivers Flowers with Love: Do you have an interest in flowers? Or bringing cheer to our elderly or home bound friends? Are you a regular visitor to our Greek American Nursing Home? Be a part of our Philoptochos "Agape Bouquet" program. We have partnered with "Bloom N Toss" to offer this act of love to our community. Contact Kathi Stamatis (773) 230-2370.
Part-time jobs at GAODS
Before School Care Supervisor &
Lunchroom/Cafeteria Assistant.
Contact Mrs. Irene Robaidek,
Principal (irobaidek@gaods.org or 847-827-5519 ext 104).
Announcing: Icon/Saint of the Week
The Iconography Committee is pleased to announce the
Saints/Icons of the Week: HOLY PROPHET ZACHARIAH & ARCHANGEL MICHAEL, COMMEMORATION OF THE MIRACLE IN CHONAE. Click on the link below to find out more.
60th Anniversary - Acts of Mercy
60 ACTS OF MERCY - Baby Bottle Drive -  Fill & return bottles with spare change now through Father’s Day.  Benefiting the Martha and Mary Maternity House.
Oratorical Topics 2020
Click on the link below to see the list of topics for both Jr. & Sr. Division for 2020!
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Around the Metropolis and beyond

Concert of Orthodox Liturgical Music
Metropolis Christmas Open House 2019
Click on the image for details.
Fanari Winter & Summer Camp
Click on the link below for more information and online registration.
Annual Western B-ball Tournament
Registration and further information available at the link below.
Camp for 12th Grade Grads
Helping prepare graduates for college. Click on the link below.
For juniors & seniors in high school who are yearning to explore their faith in a deeper way.
Applications now available. Visit the link below for more information.
Divorce Rebuilders
Support, guidance and hope to those who are separated or divorced. Find out more about this ministry at the link below.
Semester of Faith
A wonderful opportunity for short-term study at Hellenic College. Students take college-level courses that enrich their spiritual lives and help them complete their bachelor’s degrees while living in a very special Orthodox Christian community. In addition to courses on religion, there are liberal arts courses in a wide range of subjects, from literature and history to science and business. Click at the link below for more info.
Hellenic Legal
With the help of the Hellenic Foundation and Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, the Hellenic Bar Association is starting a pro bono clinic for our community. This clinic will meet on a monthly basis (the second Saturday of every month) to provide Greek Americans in the Chicago-land area with access to legal information, referrals and potential representation in a linguistically and culturally sensitive environment.
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Once a Year Bookstore Sale!
The 25% off everythign is extended thru 12/12/19. Also, the 2020 Daily Lives, Miracles & Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar is now available and now is a good time to take advantage of the 25% discount.
GAODS Cookbook
Guardian Angel Cookbook “Angel Food”: Now available! Pick up your copy in the Great Hall today or stop by either the church or school office to purchase this beautiful cookbook.
Coffee Hour
Join us for coffee and continued fellowship after Divine Liturgy every Sunday! Interested in hosting a coffee hour? A coffee hour can be hosted in memory of a loved one, to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary or a namesday. You can host as a family or with a group of koumbari or friends. Many of life's moments can be celebrated with our church family. Click on the link below for guidelines. Contact the church office or George Yannoulis at gulliverspizza@gmail.com for further info.
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Pan-Hellenic Scholarship
For H.S. or college students of Hellenic descent. Applications (due by 1/31/20) and are available at the link below.
Greek Women's University Club
Greek Women’s University Club Music Competition 2020: For young men and women of Greek heritage between 20-29 years of age. Applications due by 3/15 and must be accompanied by an audition CD. Visit the link below.
Theology Students
Scholarships for full-time or part-time graduate and doctoral students pursuing theology degrees.
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GAODS Cookbook

Guardian Angel Cookbook “Angel Food”: Now available! Pick up your copy in the Great Hall today or stop by either the church or school office to purchase this beautiful cookbook.