St. Panteleimon Orthodox Church
Summit, Illinois
A parish of the Diocese of the Midwest, Orthodox Church in America
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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7549 West 61st Place
Summit, IL 60501-1617

Schedule of Services
6:00pm  - Great Vespers
9:40am  - Hours
10:00am  - Divine Liturgy
Eves of Feasts
7:00pm  - Great Vespers & Litia
Mornings of Feasts
10:00am  - Festal Divine Liturgy

(For more information, see the Monthly Calendar.)