"When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them." (St Luke 24:30)
, also called the LORD'S DAY
, is the Christian Church's original and principal feast: it is our weekly celebration of the Resurrection of Christ. No Sunday is an ordinary day, even though we tend to take them for granted! Sunday is the "eighth day" of the New Creation, when all things are made new in the Risen Lord. Already in the New Testament, the Apostles and the earliest Christians gathered on the first day of the week for the "breaking of the bread," a biblical name for the Eucharist (Acts 20:7). As an ancient church handbook explains: "On the Lord's own Day gather together, break bread, and give thanks, having first confessed your sins so that your sacrifice may be pure" (Didache 14:1, c. AD 100). For Christians, the week—and all of life—has been structured around the Sunday Eucharist from the very beginning.
9:40am: 3rd & 6th Hours
10:00am: Divine Liturgy
After the Divine Liturgy, we gather downstairs in the church basement to enjoy fellowship with one another week after week. If you are visting, please join us for coffee hour as well!
Our celebration of the Mystery of Christ flows from Sunday as its source to every other day of the week. Periods of fasting and feasting that mark the seasons of the Church's year, and indeed, every single day of the year is marked by the grace of God. At St Panteleimon, we celebrate many of the major feasts of Church Year regionally with our neighboring sister parish in Burr Ridge, and we note those occasions on our monthly calendar. Other feasts, great and small, we strive to celebrate here in our parish church, opening our doors in this little corner of God's world as we join the unbroken worship of the angels and saints in heaven, and of the Church everywhere on earth and throughout the ages—and you can join in, too.