Clicking here goes to information on the icon.Welcome to the St. Luke Web Page.
Search the site.Listen to Father Borichevsky's restored radio programsSee What St. Luke Orthodox Church has planned.Visit and sign our guest book.Contact the St. Luke Orthodox Church Web Development Team.
Find something on the site in a hurry.
St. Lukes Orthodox Church Home PageDonate Now!Shop for Orthodox goods from your Computerchurchdirectory Pages that deal with St. Luke the Evangelist Orthodox Church. What's the news at St. Lukes.View all the previous and current Evangelist newsletters.View the Sunday bulletin.Information about St. Luke Orthodox Church including the Mission and Vision statements. Pages for 'keeping in touch' with God. Information on prayers and prayingView the prayer of the week and all other previos prayers of the week.Need to pray for something? What is the Orthodox Church and how/why do Orthodox Christians worship? What is the Orthodox Church of America?Who were the Saints, and why do we honor them?Find and explore many different liturgical texts we have available, including the Divine LiturgyWhat is Pascha?  See what it's like at St. Luke's.How is Orthodoxy playing a role in the present times?Learn what are icons and how are they used in the Orthodox Church today.BellsSee what we have to offer!Current Issues Pages for Organizations of St. Lukes. Christian Education, Youth Group, Music, Church Resource Center, Adult Education, and Junior Olympics.Maintenance, New Building, Strategic Planning, Cell Phone Tower, Inventory, Cemetery/Memorial Book, and Historian.Outreach, Charities, Internet, Evangelist Newsletter, Media, Prison, Sanctity of Life, and Mission.Liturgical, Altar Servers, Bell Ringers, Cemetery, Readers, Greeters, Choir, and Vestments.Fellowship, Supply Coordinator, Prayer, Women's Ministry, New Americans, Sunshinem, Flowers, and Vestments. Some stuff Study the bibleSearch the bibleOrthodoxy on the lighter side...Words of Wisdom...If you've got the taste for great Orthodox foods, this is the place to be.Children friendly section of the pageMessages


Orthodox Church in America

DIOCESE OF THE MIDWEST

Office of Archbishop

Martyr Arethas and Companions

October 24, 2004

No. 423

V. Rev. Andrew Harrison and Parishioners
Saint Luke the Evangelist Church
10700 S. Kean Avenue
Palos Hills, IL 60465

Dear Father Andrew and Faithful Parishioners,

Glory to Jesus Christ!

With thanksgiving to God and with joy I greet you on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of our Saint Luke parish. It is always somewhat amazing to me how quickly time seems "to fly." In some ways it does not seem possible that it is already 20 years since the organization and founding of the mission that would become this parish-yet it has indeed been that many years, and much has, by the grace of God, happened in those years.

As I was considering the history and life of Saint Luke the Evangelist Church, one particular image struck me as particularly meaningful and that is the image of "old become new". Twenty years ago a group of people organized a new mission in a building that was old. That building is 100 years old this year, but has been transformed into a new temple consecrated to Orthodox worship of Almighty God. And this reflects quite nicely that the Church-two thousand years old in earthly terms-has been planted and has grown into a new and vibrant community of faithful and committed children of God in Palos Hills. who in their turn also have become the means for another new Orthodox community to begin its ministry of salvation.

How marvelous are the ways of the Lord! Let us all rejoice and give thanks for the innumerable and ineffable blessings which have been bestowed on us in the Saint Luke parish community.

Invoking God's Blessing upon you, Father Andrew, and upon all the faithful members of the parish, and with every good wish for your anniversary celebration, I remain

Faithfully yours in Christ,

√∑JOB

Archbishop of Chicago and the Midwest