Every Orthodox Christian should have an Orthodox prayer book and use it daily. Prayer books can be smaller, with less specific prayers and canons, or bigger with all the prayers and akathists. The canons we need most are the ones for before and after holy communion, various needs etc. We have Orthodox prayer books for sale, and if you don't have one please purchase one from our tutori.
Book: Serbian-American saints
The Lives of St. Mardarije of Libertyville and St. Sebastijan of Jackson book is available for purchase at wardens table in narthex of the church. The price is $22. Every Serbian Orthodox house should have this book and know the lives and struggles of these two wonderful Serbian - American saints.
Join us after church for coffee hour
We invite all to join us at our coffee hour after each Sunday's Divine Liturgy. This is an integral part of our fellowship and allows parishioners to meet and get to know each other. Also the many fundraisers such as bakes sales, festal/memorial luncheons, slavas, and so forth give parishioners a chance for fellowship as they work to help the church.
Arriving at church on time
Often the faithful come to the church services late and don't hear the epistle or Gospel lesson of the day, and some are even late for the most sacred part of the Liturgy which is the Canon of the Holy Eucharist. By doing this, they miss a lot and their Sunday worship is not complete. Please try not to make a habit of it, and encourage yourself to get up earlier and give yourself enough time to get ready and come to the house of God on time.
The lists of Christian names to be commemorated at Proskomidia, the preparation for the Divine Liturgy, are by the candles for your use. Please write the names – full baptism names please, no nick names – of your family members, including your relatives or Orthodox friends living and reposed and give it to the tutor (warden) to bring it to the altar for the commemoration. For your slava, birthdays, anniversaries, or other occasions, remember to use the lists and write the names for the altar commemoration at the Liturgy.