Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church of Chicago, Celebrating Over 90 Years of Excellence in Ministry


The Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church has a rich and productive tradition in the Eastern Orthodox Christian Faith.

This year, 2018, marks 90 years as a house of worship in the Lincoln Square community. Our parish has deeply enriched the lives of so many faithful through the countless amounts of Divine Liturgies, Sacraments and Religious Education Programming. In keeping with the tradition of our Hellenism, our Church has been a beacon of Greek instruction in both language and culture for the thousands of students and hundreds of teachers who have passed through our church halls. Our Philoptochos has tenderly helped so many within the parish and outside the parish to offer a helping hand. Our other church ministries provided for the youth are monthly and offer a social outreach for all ages. We are committed to participatory worship, decision making, consensus building, and thinking outside the box.

After you've checked us out on the Internet, please come and join us in person. Our people are warm and pious. In our beautiful sanctuary, you will experience worship that is both traditional and family friendly.

If you are looking for a church that feels like family, seeking true spirituality, or struggling with the pain and doubts of life in an imperfect world, please join us.

I am truly humbled to serve this congregation for twenty years and through the prayers of His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos, I give glory to God for the many wonderful works this parish has provided in the past and continues to offer in the future.

Father Apostolos N. Georgiafentis


We did it! Glory Be to God!
We thank the Fund-Raising Committee from the Parish Council for their hard and detailed work. Their excitement and willingness to see this Fund-Raising Project a success paid off with the response of our loving Parishioners from Saint Demetrios Church, corporations and anonymous donors who have made this day a reality. You are the best! Reiterating, the funds collected will be used to paint the Bessie Miller Center (Grand Hall), the Fountain Area entrance, the small vestibule (where the restrooms are located) and the Exo-Narthex of the main Church.
Our goal is to begin our painting project immediately and be completed before Holy Week. As always, we do anticipate a few snags here and there, but with a little patience and God’s help, it will be done. 
On behalf of Father Christos Mihalopoulos, John Laftsidis, Parish Council President - well done and Thank You!
Father Apostolos




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Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 3/22/2018

5th Thursday of Lent: The Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete
Visit the Online Chapel for more daily readings, hymns, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, and more.

This Week at St. Demetrios

Monday March 19 - Great Compline 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday March 20 -  Greek School 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jr. GOYA 7-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday March 21 - 9th Hour and Pre Sanctified Liturgy beginning at 5:30 p.m. Lenten meal to follow the liturgy.
Thursday March 22- 
Friday March 23 -    Greek School 4:30-7:00 p.m. Akathis Hymn to the Holy Theotokos 7:00 p.m.
Saturday March 24 -  Greek School 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Sunday  March 25 -  5th Sunday of Great Lent- Annunciation Feast and Greek Independence Day Orthros, Divine Liturgy and Doxology for March 25th 8:30 a.m. followed by SOLON Greek School Program