• Building Momentum! Click to view photos of the construction of our new parish home!
  • Click to view an exciting video update of Ascension's Construction project, filmed November 7, 2018. Glory Be to God!
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"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." - Romans 15:7

Through this website, we are pleased to introduce you to the worship and fellowship that defines the life of our Parish, the Ascension of Our Lord Greek Orthodox Church. If you are a new member of our Parish, or are considering membership, these web pages will acquaint you with what Ascension offers to those who give it support and sustenance.  To those who already belong to the Church, we hope the information on this website will provide you with the assurance that your sacrificial offerings are received with profound respect, and are utilized to maximum effectiveness.  It is our prayer that the information presented here will enable you to make the informed decisions that are necessary for a meaningful relationship with your Church.

Services Schedule

PLEASE NOTE:  On Sunday, September 10, 2017, Ascension held a site blessing and groundbreaking service to sanctify the foundation upon which our new church will be built.  It was the last Liturgy celebrated in our temporary parish home. During the construction process, SUNDAY ORTHROS, DIVINE LITURGY AND SUNDAY CHURCH SCHOOL will take place at Daniel Wright Middle School, 1370 Riverwoods Rd., Lincolnshire. Tuesday evening Greek School classes will also take place at Daniel Wright School.  Ministry Meetings and Thursday evening Adult Greek School, effective this week, will take place at the home that Ascension rented just south of the church: 1221 North Riverwoods Rd., Lake Forest, unless otherwise noted.   Communication about the life of the Ascension parish is sent out regularly via email blasts.  If you aren’t receiving these notifications and would like to, please click  the “Join our Email List” icon on the righthand side of this webpage.

Sundays: Orthros: 8:15 AM | Divine Liturgy: 9:30 AM

Weekdays (As Scheduled on Scrolling Calendar): 
Orthros: 8:15 AM | Divine Liturgy: 9:15 AM (unless otherwise noted)

January 20 - 27, 2019


Sunday, January 20:  12th Sunday of Luke | St. Euthymios 8:15 a.m.:  Orthros | 9:15 a.m.:  Sunday Church School | 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy 
Friday, January 25: St. Gregory the Theologian 8 a.m.:  Orthros | 9 a.m.:  Divine Liturgy @ 1221 N. Riverwoods House Chapel 
Saturday, January 26:  5 p.m.:  Vespers @ House Chapel
Sunday, January 27:  15th Sunday of Luke | St. Euthymios 8:15 a.m.:  Orthros | 9:15 a.m.:  Sunday Church School | 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy 


Sunday, January 20:  6:30 p.m.:  Sanctity of Life Prayer Service & Presentation, SS Peter & Paul Church, Burr Ridge Park Rec Center | 6 p.m.: Metropolis Vasilopita Cutting, SS Constantine & Helen, Palos Hills
Monday, January 21:  Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  Church office will be open
Tuesday, January 22:  4:45 p.m.:  Greek School 
Wednesday, January 23:  6 a.m.:  Encounter the Word Men's Bible Study | 10 a.m.:  HOPE
Thursday, January 24:  6:30 p.m.:  Marriage Ministry Special Presentation by Dr. Ary Christofidis @ LightSource Unlimited, Vernon Hills | 6:15 p.m.:  Greek School:  Beginners/Advanced Beginners | 7:45 p.m.:  Greek School:  Intermediate/Advanced
Friday January 25 - Saturday, January 26:  GOYA Retreat @ St. Iakovos Retreat Center
Sunday, January 26:  2 p.m.:  Hellenic Letters Luncheon, Chateau Ritz

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Click HERE to read the current issue of the Analypsis Newsletter.



 Ascension of Our Lord Greek Orthodox Church
1207 Riverwoods Rd.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Father Sotirios P. Malamis, Proistamenos
Voice:  (847) 482-1200
Fax:  (847) 482-9566
email:  info@ascensiongoc.com

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