Events for the Orthodox Community

FOCUS Needs: FOCUS-Gateway is in need of items to help people get through the cold winter. New or gently used warm sleeping bags, comforters, warm coveralls and other warm clothing, especially for men, are needed. Please drop off items at your church.


Little Angels & JOY: Children ages infant through 4th grade are invited to come with their parents for play time and socializing.. Saturday, December 15th from 9:30 - 11:00 am.


Sunday School Pageant and Social: Please join us for the Sunday School student’s pageant and church social on Sunday, December 16th after Divine Liturgy. 


OCF Midwest College Conference: The Midwest College Conference will be held at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center December 27-30, 2018.  Orthodox College students (age 18-25) from all different backgrounds gather to learn about their faith, take a break, meet new people, and worship together. For more information and to register go to the website at Or contact Peter Karos at



Blessing of the Waters: On Sunday, January 6th, the Feast of the Theophany, at 1:30 PM the traditional Blessing of the Waters will take place at Lake 1 in Wilmore Park located on Hampton Road just north of Gravois Road. Enter the Park from Hampton Road. Take the park road to the north lake, which is also called Lake 1. To find the location on Google maps, just enter “Wilmore Park, Lake 1.


OCMC Banquet: A fundraising dinner in support of long-term Orthodox missionaries to Guatemala, Thomas and Elizabeth Manuel. Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 1755 Des Peres Road, Town & Country. 6:00 pm Vespers, 7:00 pm Dinner and Program. Tickets are available from your parish OCMC team representative, or mail checks payable to Mission Team St. Louis to: OCMC Banquet, 4770 Maryville Rd., Granite City, IL 62040, or email Tickets are $30 each.


St. Basil the Great Church Feast Day: Please join the parishioners of St. Basil’s for Vigil on Sunday, January 13th, at 6:00 pm and on Monday, January 14th at 9:00 am for the Greeting of the Bishop and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. Archbishop Peter of Chicago will be present. A festal banquet in the church hall will take place afterward. The address is 205 Highland Ave., Kirkwood, MO 63122. 



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