Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
January 13, 2021 - Issue #331
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are streaming live video so parishioners may attend liturgical services from their homes. We want to thank Gus Mehas for leading this effort.

please click here to view the live broadcast of a service

please click here to view archives of services
We are pleased to share with you that the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation will once again offer $250,000 in scholarship awards to 40 exceptional Greek American undergraduates.

The application is currently available on our website, and the deadline to apply is Sunday, January 31, 2021. The scholarships will be distributed at our Awards Ceremony and Gala, which will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021.

Our scholarship awards are available to all undergraduate students of Hellenic descent. They are offered to recognize students of high scholastic achievement for their accomplishments, and to provide support to those in financial need.

  • $200,000 awarded to 20 students based on financial need and academic achievement.
  • $50,000 awarded to 20 students based solely on academic achievement.
  • $20,000 specifically awarded to music and arts majors.

The Foundation strives to promote education which, combined with the values of our Faith and Heritage, encourages and guides our scholarship recipients to become significant achievers and contribute meaningfully to society.

We thank you for your assistance and support.

All my best, Peter C. Korbakes

Director of Scholarships
PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation
8501 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. 210
Chicago, IL 60631

Saturday January 16th
• Small Compline: 4 pm

Sunday January 17th - 12th Sunday of Luke
• Matins (Orthros): 8:45 am
• Divine Liturgy: 10 am

• Matins (Orthros): 8:45 am
• Divine Liturgy: 10 am

40 parishioners maximum

During the pandemic, please refer to our website: (click here)


Thursday January 14th
• St. John the Almsgiver: 9:30 am
 —Cooking for St. Martin de Porres Homeless Shelter

Please click here to read prayers of protection from sickness

Wednesday January 13th
• The Holy Martyrs Hermylus and Stratonicus
• Maximos the Righteous of Kapsokalyvia, Mount Athos
• Afterfeast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
• Hilary of Poitiers
• Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos - Mediatress
• Kentigern, Bishop of Glasgow

Thursday January 14th
• Leavetaking of the Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
• Agnes the Virgin-martyr
• Sabbas (Sava), Archbishop of Serbia
• The Holy Fathers slain at Sinai and Raitho
• Nina of Georgia
• Plato the Hieromartyr, Bishop of Tallini and all Estonia, and the Priest Martyrs Michael and Nicholas

Friday January 15th
• Paul of Thebes
• John the Hut-Dweller
• Pansophios the Martyr of Alexandria

Saturday January 16th
• Veneration of Apostle Peter's Precious Chains
• Righteous Hierodeacon Makarios of Kalogeras
• Romilo the Monk of Mount Athos
• Nicholas the New-Martyr of Mytilene
• Peusippos, Elasippos, and Mesippos the siblings, and their grandmother Neonilla

Sunday January 17th - 12th Sunday of Luke
• Anthony the Great
• Anthony the New of Veria
• George the New Martyr of Ioannina
• Theodosius the Emperor

Monday January 18th
• Athanasios and Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria
• Zenia the Martyr

Tuesday January 19th
• Macarius the Great of Egypt
• Mark, Bishop of Ephesus
• Arsenius of Corfu
• Makarios of Alexandria
• Makarios, Hierodeacon of Kalogera, Patmos
• Removal of the Honorable Relics of Saint Gregory the Theologian
• Branwallader, Bishop of Jersey

Contact our Director Rachael Pamboukas with any questions
(206) 850-4110
Fellowship Hour
If you would like to host a Fellowship Hour, please contact Ingrid Papahronis
(206) 932-8085
Missions Corner

For more information about GOCA Missions Corner, or to be a part of the GOCA Missions Committee, or to volunteer at the OCMC Fundraiser, please contact OCMC Ambassador, Penny Peppes:
Interested in Ushering?

All parishioners are welcome to help usher during Sunday liturgy or other large services such as Feast Days. There will always be a Parish Council member present to explain the duties involved such as managing the candles, passing the stewardship trays, and ushering for Holy Communion.

If you are interested in offering your services as an usher, please call the church office and give your name to Jillian. She will call you when there is a need for extra ushers. 206-323-8557
Serving in the Altar

All boys eight years and older are welcome to come serve in the altar on Sundays. Please be sure to arrive at the start of liturgy. If your son is younger than eight and interested in serving, they are welcome during any weekday service as long as a parent is present.  

For more information contact Nick Cosmakos at 425-742-2308
Daughters of Penelope
The Daughters of Penelope have an exciting and fun filled calendar of events planned. If you would like to be apprised of upcoming events &/or information about Seattle Daughters of Penelope Chapter, e-mail us
Maids of Athena

The mission of the AHEPA Family is to promote Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence

If you are a young woman 14-27 years old and would like more information please go to the national web site.

If you are interested in joining our local Chapter Alethea 2, please contact Abby Gray