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Welcome to the Archangel Michael Orthodox Church web site.
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é A handicap accessible church.
Site updated (6/1/04)
Bring your unused prescription eye glasses to church for our ongoing collection for the local Lions Club*
Archangel Michael Church is a parish of the Orthodox Church in America*
under the supervision (omophorion
) of the Most Reverend JOB*
, Archbishop of Chicago and the Diocese of the Midwest*
. The church has been served by Fr. Bartholomew Wojcik from 1997 until mid June, 2004 when Fr. Luke Nelson was scheduled to assume pastoral duties.
This cozy church community is made up of about 70 souls from various backgrounds. While most are native-born Americans who speak only English, a fair number of parishioners also speak various Slavic or Balkan languages.
Archangel Michael parish is recognized as friendly and welcoming to visitors and we have close relations with the parishes and clergy of other Orthodox churches in the area.
While we do not run a charity, per se, we do support the local community through donations to the following:
A neighborhood food shelf
Stickney Township's program of giving grocery store certificates to needy residents
An annual clothing drive a for battered women & children's shelter and a veterans charity
An annual Christmas gift drive for foster children (in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services) run by the Orthodox Christian Clergy Association's*
. The OCCA has consistently been the largest single contributor to children in DCFS care since the program began.
The church also contributes to other charities locally, nationally, and internationally, and, of course, members of the parish individually give of their own resources to various charitable causes.
Visitors are always welcome!
Worship with us and join us at our coffee social after the Sunday services.
Services are in English.
Due to occasional joint-parish services and other causes which may necessitate no service at Archangel Michael Church or other changes, this schedule is not guaranteed
are heard after Vespers, before Liturgy (9:00-9:20) on the first Sunday of the month, after the Canon of St. Andrew of Crete during Lent, the half hour preceding the Pre-Sanctified Liturgy during Lent, or by appointment for any day of the week. (To make an appointment, contact us
Memorial Services (Panikhidas) typically will be the first Sunday of the month, following the Divine Liturgy.
that fall on Tuesday though Friday may either have a Vesperal Liturgy the night before the feast at 6:00 or 7:00 (to accommodate schedules of working parishioners) or, as with Saturday and Monday feasts, there may be a Vespers or Vigil the night before the feast at 6:00 or 7:00 and, at 9:30 on the morning of the feast, a Divine Liturgy. To find out what the schedule is for a particular feast, check the Calendar
or contact us
Memorial Soul Saturday Liturgy: After the 9:15 a.m. reading of the Hours on the Saturday before Meatfare Sunday and the Saturdays of the second, third, and fourth weeks of Lent.
First week: The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete Monday through Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Fifth week Friday: Akathist to the Theotokos at 9:30 a.m.
Saturdays:* Third Hour followed immediately by the memorial Divine Liturgy at 9:15 a.m.
*Exception: First and fifth weeks, no Liturgy scheduled.
Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Pascha (Easter) Cycle:
Lazarus Saturday: Third Hour followed immediately by the Divine Liturgy at 9:15 a.m.
Vigil with the Blessing of Branches for Palm Sunday at 5:00 p.m.
Palm Sunday: Third Hour followed immediately by the Divine Liturgy at 9:15 a.m.
Bridegroom Matins of Holy Monday: at 6:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Cathedral (1121 N. Leavitt St., Chicago. Get directions at Mapquest.com*
Monday - Wednesday: Bridegroom Matins at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: Vesperal Divine Liturgy commemorating the Last Supper at 10:30 a.m.
Passion Service with 12 Gospel readings (Matins of Holy Friday) at 7:00 p.m.
Friday: Vespers of the Crucifixion at 5:00 p.m.
Lamentation Service (Matins of Holy Saturday) at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: Vesperal Liturgy with 15 Old Testament Readings prophesying Christ's Death and Resurrection at 10:30 a.m.
Nocturn, Procession & Paschal Divine Liturgy at 11:30 p.m.
Pascha Sunday: Paschal Agape Vespers at 12:30 p.m.
Bright Monday: Pascal Hours (sung) immediately followed by the Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m.
Following every Sunday Divine Liturgy (except for the those with a Memorial Panikhida
service, usually the first Sunday of the month) there is an Adult Education led either by the priest or by one of the parish's married, seminary-educated lay volunteers, Eric or Amy.
Following Sunday Divine Liturgy (except during summer) the children meet for their Church School lessons. (See Church School
Archangel Michael Church is located about two and a half miles south of Midway Airport, roughly five blocks west of Cicero Avenue and the city of Chicago.
8301 South LeClaire Ave.
Burbank, IL 60459
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