St. Makarios Mission

Chicago (Hyde Park) , Illinois

St. Makarios Mission

Founded 2008

Diocese: Diocese of the Midwest

Deanery: Chicago Deanery

Mailing address:

c/o Blase Polite
5216 S Blackstone
Chicago, IL 60615-4106

saintmakarios.org

Parish Contacts

Priest-in-Charge
1100 E 55th St
Chicago, IL 60615
Home: 312-714-9775

Lay Leadership

Ms. Lauren Polite
Parish Council President

Directions

To Calvert House

From the East: Take Lakeshore Dr. to 53rd St. exit, go west, turn right on Woodlawn Ave, then right on 59th St., then right on University, Calvert is on right past 58th St.

From the West: Either go to Lakeshore and follow east directions, or take I-94 to Garfield (55th St.) follow through Washington Park, take right on Woodlawn Ave, then right on 59th St., then right on University, Calvert is on right past 58th St.

To Mount Carmel High School

6410 S. Dante—one block east of Dorchester on 64th, 2 blocks west of Stony Island. Service in auditorium. Parking available.

Schedule of Services

6:00 PM Vespers at Calvert House (not handicap accessible).
Saturday Evening

9:00 AM Orthros followed by 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy at Mount Carmel High School Auditorium (handicap accessible).
Sunday Morning

Please visit the parish website for other service times.

Parish Background

St. Makarios was founded in 2008 as an Orthodox parish to reach out to the University of Chicago and the broader South Side, which has lacked an Orthodox presence for many years. Interest originated with a variety of students and families at the University of Chicago who desired to have a local parish for themselves and as a witness to friends and community. Both the number of students and non-University community members who are aware of our mission and attending is growing. We are of many ethnic backgrounds and prior religious backgrounds, and we worship in English, with some repetition of phrases or prayers in several other languages. If you are in the area, please join us!