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 2019
Thank you to those who have already turned in their 2019
Stewardship Pledges! If you have not turned yours in yet, please do so. Packets are available at the church. You may also do this online at the link below.
Wine & Cheese Book Signing
GAODS Admissions Open House
IOCC Sunday
"Feed the People"
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 11/22nd 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.
Thanksgiving Coat Drive
Help those less fortunate stay warm this winter. Share your new or gently used coats and books with families in our community and produce an abundance of thankful hearts! Drop off coats in the link now thru 11/25.
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.
School Supply Drive
Please support this year's school supply drive. Click on the link below for all the details.
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.
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Around the Metropolis and beyond

Martha & Mary Maternity House
Annual Benefit Dinner. Help us help moms and babies in need! Sunday, November 10, 2019. Visit the link below.
Concert of Orthodox Liturgical Music
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.
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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Church Bookstore: Latest Arrivals
Latest Arrivals Now Available! Tears of Repentance (the taxi driver book)...volume 2 in English and a new volume 3 in Greek; Potamitis’ children’s little Paterikon books up to #89; My Holy Queens and Princesses by Potamitis for children; New children’s books by Exaltation Press: Great Feasts & Confession.
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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Theology Students
Scholarships for full-time or part-time graduate and doctoral students pursuing theology degrees.
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Wine & Cheese Book Signing