Holy Cross Chapel by the Lake
Holy Cross Chapel by the Lake

We are pleased to announce the reopening of the Chapel as of September 13, 2021.


Welcome to St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church

Celebrating 95 Years in the Service of our Lord!

COVID Protocol:  Anyone present on the St. Andrew Church campus must wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. This includes those worshiping with us in person (further details below). "Wearing a mask protects you and others"

Sunday Worship Schedule 

Orthros: 8 am; Divine Liturgy: 9:30 am 

Livestream Worship: The Divine Services are available on our YouTube channel.

Latest Sermons

Welcome Fr. Dimitri Tobias & Family!

On September 1, 2021, the parish warmly welcomed Fr. Dimitri Tobias, Presbytera Mary and their son Vasilios to the parish of St. Andrew. Please join us for liturgy and fellowship to welcome and meet Fr. Dimitri and his family. 

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Metropolis Updates

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago recently released its first-ever Annual Impact Report summarizing key actions and
developments taken in 2020.

The purpose of the report is to provide data and information related to the financial performance, ministry building, and community outreach of the Metropolis on an annual basis. The report differs from a traditional annual report in that it also includes the findings of a 10-year audit of the Metropolis’s sacramental registry data, which was commissioned to allow the Metropolis to better understand prevailing trends in the sacramental life of the faithful across all 58 parishes.

To view the 2020 Annual Impact Report, visit: http://bit.ly/3sfpxXY



Procession to Osterman Beach after Divine Liturgy at St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church; please meet in the St. Andrew parking lot.


Support IOCC with your contribution to the St. Andrew Team led by Fr. Dimitri!

Notes from the Choir Loft...

Choir Newsletter

Celebrating Feast of St. Romanos the Melodist & 90th Anniversary of St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church

Responding to Coronavirus:

September 15, 2021 - Based on the current situation, wearing masks that completely cover the nose and mouth is required of  everyone on the St Andrew Church campus, regardless of vaccination status. Anyone not vaccinated against COVID-19 is also required to practice social distancing.

We are not checking vaccination status, however, anyone coming on site certifies by doing so that (a) they do not currently have COVID-19; (b) they are not experiencing COVID symptoms; (c) they have no reason to quarantine; and (d) they will practice social distancing if they are not vaccinated against COVID-19. 

While pre-registration is no longer necessary, for purposes of contact tracing, we will ask all parishioners and visitors to sign-in upon arrival. 

As usual, we will continue to monitor all of the communications coming from the city, state, CDC, and Metropolis, adjusting our procedures and practices as necessary as we remain committed to being church and community for one another, whether in person or online.

"Wearing a mask protects you and others"



Online Chapel


Upcoming Services & Events

Sep 19

8 amOrthros
9:30 amDivine Liturgy

Sep 25

6 amIOCC Walk-A-Thon

Sep 26

8 amOrthros
9:30 amDivine Liturgy

Oct 3

8 amOrthros
9:30 amDivine Liturgy

Oct 10

8 amOrthros
  View our full calendar »

"Feeding the Hungry"

Philoptochos is participating in the National Philoptochos initiative committed to serve 1,500,000 meals nationwide by the National Clergy Laity in July 2020. Our Philoptochos served over 27,000 meals between July 2016 and June 2021. You can help this cause by contributing $2 for a sack lunch.  To become a part of this OUTREACH PROGRAM, or donate product, please contact Vicki Karagianis at 773-327-3194 or Vonnie Karafotias at vonnie@karafotias.comLet's help those in need!

St. Andrew's Food Pantry

Throughout the year, people in need stop by St. Andrew’s and visit our Food Pantry located in auditorium hallway.
YOU can be a part of this outreach by bringing some of the following items below as we have found this is what is preferred.
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned goods-vegetables, fruit, etc.
  • Tuna-ready to eat in a box
  • Soups-ready to heat and eat (NO condensed soups)
  • Pork & Beans, Baked Beans - vegetarian, country style etc..
  • Chef Boyardee - spaghetti, chicken and rice etc.
  • Breakfast bars, pretzels with cheese (individually packaged) etc
Please make sure items have NOT EXPIRED and FLIP TOP LIDS only.
For information please call the church office at 773-334-4515, or send a donation to St. Andrew’s and in the memo put ‘Food Pantry’.
Thank you for your continued support to those in need.