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St Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church

12307 Ridgeland Avenue

Palos Heights, IL 60463

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2017 is a big year not only for our Federation, but also for our host church of St. Spyridon. This is the 60th Annual Conference of the Chicago Metropolis: Federation of Greek Orthodox Musicians. It is the 100th Anniversary of our beloved church that began in the community of Roseland/Chicago and later moved to its current location in Palos Heights.

The Conference weekend will be October 12 -15, 2017. Due to our church’s century anniversary, Parish Priest Fr. Tilemachos Alikakos has invited His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos, and former clergy from our church His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas and Rev. Fr. Anargyros Stavropoulos; as well as a yearly Holy Week celebrant Rev. Fr. Athenagoras of Havana, Cuba to celebrate at the liturgy on Sunday, October 15th. On this day the Federation will join them in presenting this Hierarchical Liturgy. Fr. Tilemachos, members of our Choir and the parishioners of St. Spyridon join in welcoming you to this “double landmark” weekend of reunions, music rehearsals, site seeing/boat tour, renewed and new friendships as well as lots of laughter and song.

Our host hotel is Georgio’s Quality Inn & Suites [8800 West 159th Street, Orland Park, IL 604562 ~ (708) 403-1100]. We secured an excellent room rate of $104.99 per night. When booking your room, please mention “St. Spyridon Choir” to receive this group rate.

The 2017 Choir Conference activities include a Thursday evening welcome at the home of Federation President Ruth E. Faklis * Friday will include a dinner and ‘sock hop’ featuring the ‘oldie’ sounds of the Claremont Drive Band * Saturday night members will board Chicago’s First Lady Cruise Line for dinner and a tour of the Chicago Skyline *Sunday morning we will worship together and sing Anastasiou’s Minor Liturgy – which was sung at our Federation’s first conference 60 years ago at St. Andrew Church in Chicago.

This year’s conference will be directed by Marlene Ego from Annunciation Church (Milwaukee, WI) and accompanied by Alexis Bratsakis (Indiana). Following the Liturgy, we will enjoy a delicious luncheon in our community center before heading back home.

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