St. Panteleimon Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of the Midwest
7549 West 61st Place, Summit, IL 60601
Vasilopita, or Basil’s Pie tradition

In a centuries old tradition, many Orthodox Christians celebrate New Year's Day with a slice of Vasilopita, also known as Basil's Pie, hoping to find the coin tucked inside.  There are several legends regarding the start of the tradition found here and here.  Many of our Greek parishioners celebrate this tradition on New Year's Day.  Photos can be found here.

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Weekly Liturgical & Event Schedule

Wednesday, May 24

7:15 pm - Vespers for Ascension
8:00 pm - Orthodoxy 101 Class

Thursday, May 25
9:30 am - Divine Liturgy for Ascension

Saturday, May 27
6:00 pm - Great Vespers

Sunday, May 28
9:40 am - Hours
10:00 am - Divine Liturgy followed by the Social & Blessing of graves by appointment (Please contact Fr. Andrew)

Wednesday, May 31
7:30 pm - Bible Study

Saturday, June 3
4:00 pm - Great Vespers with Litya (Special Time)
5:30 pm - Wine Tasting Fundraiser


Weekly Bulletin

Sunday, May 28

God has gone up with a shout!

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7549 West 61st Place
Summit, IL 60601
Phone: 708-552-5276