Falling Asleep of the Ever-Virgin Mary Church

Chicago, Illinois

Falling Asleep of the Ever-Virgin Mary Church

Founded 1911

Diocese: Romanian Episcopate

Deanery: Central USA Deanery


4225 N Central Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60634-1800

Website: stmarychicago.org

Office: 773-736-1153

Church: 773-283-9550

Fax: 773-736-1155

Parish Contacts

8402 W Madison Dr
Niles, IL 60714


From the East and South
From I-94 West combined with I-90 West, pass downtown Chicago.  Follow I-90 O’Hare Airport/Rockport combined with I-94 Wisconsin/Milwaukee.  When these interstates split, follow I-90 to O’Hare and exit at Lawrence Ave.  At traffic light, turn left and continue on Lawrence.  Cross Milwaukee Ave, then turn left on N Central Ave.  Cross Montrose Ave.  At the intersection with Berteau, turn left into the Church parking lot.

From the West
From I-90 go toward O’Hare Airport, then follow Kennedy Expressway to the Chicago Loop.  Exit at Lawrence Ave, and follow directions above.

From the North
From I-94 exit at Wilson Ave and go on Cicero until the first traffic light at Montrose.  Turn right on Montrose and go to N Central Ave.  Turn left on N Central.  At the traffic light at the intersection of N Central and Berteau, turn left into the Church parking lot.

Schedule of Services

Our services are in English and Romanian.

5:00 PM Great Vespers and Confessions.
Saturday Evening

9:00 AM Matins; 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday Morning

5:00 PM Great Vespers and Confessions.
Eves of Great Feasts

9:00 AM Divine Liturgy or Akathist.
Mornings of Great Feasts

6:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.  On the Fifth Wednesday, the Vigil Matins of the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete is celebrated instead.
Wednesday Evenings in Great Lent

Parish Background

The parish was established in 1911 by the first wave of Romanian immigrants who clustered in the Greater Chicago area. The original church building was located at 1345 Webster Ave. and was consecrated on 30 May 1915 while Rev. Fr. Cornel Foltutziu was the parish priest. It 1921 the parish relocated to 2139 N. Clyborn Ave. and stayed there until 4 Nov. 1962 when the last Holy Liturgy was celebrated. The present church building was built between 1961 and 1963 and was consecrated on 11 August 1963 by the late Archbishop Valerian.