ANNUAL MEETING
Scene from Annual Meeting.

Following Liturgy St. Luke Parish held its annual meeting. Council and minisrty reports were reviewed, financial reports presented, and the budget for the upcoming year was approved. Elections for council positions are also held at this meeting.

MARCH FOR LIFE

Scene from March For Life.

St. Luke Parish member participated in the annual March for Life. His Grace, Bishop Paul of Chicago spoke at the March and can be seen in this photo along with Fr. Paul Jannakos and Protinica Michelle.

ORDINATION OF FATHER JOHN SEGVICH

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Scene from Ordination Of Father John Segvich.

This Sunday His Grace, Bishop Paul of Chicago was present at St. Luke Parish for his annual visit and the joyful occasion of the Ordination Of Father John Segvich.

Scene from Ordination Of Father John Segvich.

Scene from the Liturgy.

Scene from Ordination Of Father John Segvich.

Scene from the Liturgy.

Scene from Ordination Of Father John Segvich.

As the bishop presented Fr. John with different parts of his vestments he cried out Axios and the congregation responded in kind. Axios!" (Greek - "worthy of", "deserving of", "suitable") is an acclamation adopted by the early Eastern Orthodox church and made by the faithful at the ordination of bishops, priests and deacons.

Scene from Ordination Of Father John Segvich.

Scene from the ordination.

Scene from Ordination Of Father John Segvich.

The church school children presented Fr. John with a poster proclaimimg Axios Fr. John.

Scene from Ordination Of Father John Segvich.

Bishop Paul gives some advice to Fr. John's family.

Scene from Ordination Of Father John Segvich.

The newly ordained Fr. John Segvich with Bishop Paul & servers.

Scene from Ordination Of Father John Segvich.

Father John and his family.

Scene from Ordination Of Father John Segvich.

Following the Liturgy a banquet was held to celebrate Father John's ordination. Father John blessed the meal for the first time as a priest.

Scene from Ordination Of Father John Segvich.

Scene from the banquet.

Scene from Ordination Of Father John Segvich.

Congratulations to Fr. John and his family. "God Grant Them Many Years!"

LITURGY OF ST. BASIL AND ST. BASIL'S BREAD (VASILOPITA)

Scene from Liturgy Of St. Basil and St. Basil's Bread (Vasilopita).

On New Year's Day, St. Luke Parish celebrated the Liturgy Of St. Basil and blessing of St. Basil's Bread (Vasilopita). The Gospel Reading.

Scene from Liturgy Of St. Basil and St. Basil's Bread (Vasilopita).

Father Paul prays over and blesses the Vasilopita.

Scene from Liturgy Of St. Basil and St. Basil's Bread (Vasilopita).

After the blessing the bread is cut.

Scene from Liturgy Of St. Basil and St. Basil's Bread (Vasilopita).

The bread is given to all those present. Hidden in the bread is a coin. Tradition holds that whoever receives the coin receives the blessing of St. Basil for the coming year.