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.
A Night Out with the Beach BoysSee the flyer for complete details. You may also RSVP by emailing either: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Blessing of the Des Plaines RiverAll are invited on Sunday, January 26 at 1:30pm for the 3rd historic blessing of the Des Plaines River. We will be meeting near the intersection of Miner St & Camp Ground Rd, alongside the Des Plaines River Trail.
St. Efstathios Men's GroupAnnouncing the St. Efstathios Men’s Group Gatherings for 2020! Save the date for our first (monthly) meeting which will be on Saturday, January 18th at 10:30am. Click on the link below for the flyer with complete information.
Mission Team Chicago Benefit DinnerFeaturing Special Guest
His Eminence, Metropolitan THEODOSIUS of
Kananga, Democratic Republic of Congo
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church
2350 East Dempster Street, Des Plaines, Illinois, 60016
$35 donation requested per person
(All proceeds will support missions in the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as the work of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center around the world.) Click below for tickets.
Part-time CustodianSt. John the Baptist is looking for a part-time custodian. ~15-20 hours/week. Flexibility needed. Mostly evening hours during weekdays and occasional weekend hours. Contact the church office for more information.
Attention: College StudentsWe’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 GreekWednesdays from 6:30pm to 8pm. Classes begin this Wednesday, October 2. Interested? Email George Katsis at the email below.
EllinomatheiaClick on the link below to find out about Ellinomatheia which begins on Wednesday, October 2.
Greek School RegistrationNow Open for the 2019-2020 School year. Visit the Greek School website at the link below for more information and registration forms.
Join us for HOPESee the flyer at the link below for this ministry for children 40 days to pre-school age.
Announcing: Icon/Saint of the WeekThe 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.
Oratorical Topics 2020Click on the link below to see the list of topics for both Jr. & Sr. Division for 2020!
Wedding & Baptism Icon SponsorsDid you know our parish gives an icon of the Wedding at Cana icon to each couple married in our church, and a Guardian Angel icon to each child baptized? Help continue this. Give a donation towards the purchase of these icons. Click on the link below and note on the Note/Memo: Icon Sponsor.
Around the Metropolis and beyond
2020 Metropolis PhiloptochosVasilopita Celebration on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 6pm at St. George, Chicago. Click on the link below for the flyer with all the information.
Men's RetreatMetropolis of Chicago Family Synaxis is pleased to announce the ‘20 Men’s Retreat at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center.
Fri 1/31-Sat 2/1. Topic: Men & Fathers of the Bible. Retreat leader: Rev. Dr Rick Andrews. Visit the link below for all the details.
CrossRoadFor 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.