Events for the Orthodox Community


Greek Migration and Diaspora in the U.S. Midwest: A talk by Dr. Stefanos Katsikas for the Professor Diane Touliatos Endowed Annual Lecture in Greek historical Studies, Wednesday, September 19th. Reception at 7:00 pm; Lecture at 7:30 pm in Century Room A, Millennium Student Center at UMSL. To RSVP and receive a free parking permit, go to:

Patronal Feasts: You are invited to attend the Annual Patronal Feast of Holy Archangel Michael and All Angels Skete, Saint Xenia Sisterhood and the annual Founders Day of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Monastery to be held at Holy Archangel Michael and All Angels Skete: 28650 105th St., Weatherby, MO 64497. Friday, September 21st at 5:00 pm – Vespers; Saturday, September 22nd at 8:00 am - Matins, Hours and Divine Liturgy followed by a Procession to the Trapeza for lunch and tour of the Monastery. Please let us know if you plan to attend by calling (660) 749-5325 to RSVP.


Mission Team St. Louis: Next meeting of Mission Team, St. Louis: Thursday, September 27th at Sts. Constantine & Helen Church, 405 Huntwood Rd. Swansea IL, 62226 at 6:30 pm. They will be planning a fund raising dinner to help the Manuel Family who are long-term missionaries to  Guatemala. Please join them!

14th Annual Nativity of the Virgin Trivia Night: Friday, September 28th at American Legion Post 581, 375 East Locust, Columbia, IL 62236. Doors open at 6:30 pm, play begins at 7:00 pm. $15 per adult 18 years and up, $10 for ages 10-17. 8 people per table. Cash bar and food available for purchase, but you may bring your own food. To make reservations, contact Eva Pelak at 314-602-2999 or Proceeds to benefit Nativity of the Virgin Mary Church with a percentage benefitting FOCUS Gateway City.



Grief Share: A weekly seminar and support group designed to help people rebuild their lives after losing a loved one. Meetings will be held on the first and third Wednesday of the month at  Assumption. Next meeting: Wednesday, October 3rd at 9:30 am. Please contact Fr. Anastasios for more information, 314-966-2255.

St. Thomas Orthodox Church Feast Day will be celebrated on Friday, October 5th, with Vespers at 6:30 pm, and on Saturday, October 6th with Orthros at 9:00 am followed by Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am. Please join their parishioners for this Holy day. 6501 Nottingham Ave., St. Louis 63109-2659.

Evening in Athens Greek Dinners:  Saturday October 6th, join Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church for their series of Dinners featuring tasty home baked Greek entrees, and pastries served in the casual and friendly atmosphere of their church hall. Lenten dishes are available. These dinners are open to the public. 405 Huntwood Rd., Swansea, Il 62226.  4 - 8 pm. For more information, please call 618-277-0330.

Connect - Orthodox Young Adult Conference 2018: October 5th - 7th in Atlanta, Georgia at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. The conference is for Orthodox young adults ages 21 - 39. The theme this year is “Understanding Our Purpose.” Cost is $210 until August 31, and $230 after that. For more information and to register, go to

"1177 B.C., The Year Civilization Collapsed": The Mylonas Lecture in Classical Art and Archaeology by Prof. Eric Cline of George Washington University, Sunday, October 7th. Reception at 7:00 pm; Lecture at 7:30 pm in the auditorium at the St. Louis Art Museum.


St. Thomas Romanian Festival: St. Thomas Orthodox Church will be holding their annual festival on Saturday, October 13th from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, and on Sunday, Ovtober 14th from 12:00 – 6:00 pm. 6501 Nottingham Ave., St. Louis 63109-2659.


Focus Gateway City Orthodox Choir Concert: An evening of Liturgical hymns sung by choirs and musicians from the many Orthodox traditions of the greater St. Louis area to benefit our local Focus chapter. Sunday, October 21st at 5:00 pm at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. A free will donation for Focus will be taken. For more information, please contact Mark Schaefering at 314-657-6407 or

“Unearthing the Lost History of Greek Priestesses”: The Catherine Pelican Memorial Lecture in Greek Culture by Professor Joan Connelly of New York University, Thursday, October 25th. Reception at 7:00 pm; Lecture at 7:30 pm in Century Room A, Millennium Student Center at UMSL. To RSVP and receive a free parking permit, go to:




New Evidence for the Tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem”: The Sam Nakis Annual Memorial Lecture in Greek Studies by Professor Nicholas Zacharias, University of the Peloponnese, Wednesday, November 28th. Reception at 7:00 pm; Lecture at 7:30 pm in Century Room A, Millennium Student Center at UMSL. To RSVP and receive a free parking permit, go to:



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