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Relic of St. Spyridon to visit Chicago area October 11-15

PALOS HEIGHTS, IL [MW Diocese Communications/Synergy] — With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas, Locum Tenens of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, the holy relic of the right hand of Saint Spyridon of Trimythous will be available for veneration at Saint Spyridon Hellenic Orthodox Church, Palos Heights, IL October 11-15, 2017 in honor of the parish’s 100th anniversary.  His Eminence, Metropolitan Nektarios of Corfu, Paxoi, and the Diapontia Islands will head the delegation accompanying the relic.

Relic of St Spyridon to visit Chicago area October 11 to 15Saint Spyridon Church is located at 12307 South Ridgeland Avenue, Palos Heights, IL.  The public is invited to attend the various services that will be celebrated in conjunction with the visit of the relic.

Veneration of the holy relic will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11 with the reception of the relic and the celebration of Vigil.

On Thursday and Friday, October 12-13, veneration will begin at 7:30 a.m.  The Paraklesis to Saint Spyridon will be celebrated both mornings at 11:00 a.m., while Vigil will be celebrated both evenings at 7:00 p.m.  Veneration will end at 11:00 p.m.

On Saturday, October 14, veneration also will begin at 7:30 a.m.  Orthros and the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 8:00 a.m., while Great Vespers will begin at 7:00 p.m.  Veneration will conclude at 11:00 p.m.

On Sunday, October 15, Orthros and the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 8:00 a.m.  Veneration will conclude at 1:00 p.m.

An informational flyer in PDF format is available for distribution.  For additional information, please contact Protopresbyter Tilemahos Alikakos, Pastor, at 708-385-2311 or visit

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