A Real Health Care Plan

From time to time following the 10:00am Sunday Divine Liturgy Annunciation parish invites speakers and presenters that provide tips on how to stay healthier, be less reliant on pharmaceuticals and slash personal health care costs. This program is based on the Sacramental-Liturgical, wholistic worldview of the human person. Included in this program are homilies, healing services and prayer campaigns for those who struggle with health care and health care costs. For information call us at 708-645-0241. Recommended web site link:

"A Body of Truth"

Enter the "H-Zone" (Honesty Zone) with Fr. Thomas J. Loya as he addresses the hot button issues of today with a perspective unlike anything being heard on radio and TV today.

Prayer Vigils Against Planned Parenthood and in favor of Life


The Byzantine Catholic Church in America has entered the "New Evangelization" through BEMA (Byzantine Evangelization ssion Association.) Be a part of the movment!

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The choirs and cantors of Annunciation parish singing the transcendent ancient music of the Byzantine Catholic Church which is heard on our radio program, "Light of the East Radio," can now be heard on a newly released CD, THEOSIS. Cost of the CD is $15. To order call: (708) 645-0241. Or, send a check and return address with your order made out to Annunciation Church and mailed to Annunciation Church 14610

Will-Cook Rd. Homer Glen, IL. 60491




Easter Nut Roll (Potica) and Poppyseed Roll Sales

$20 per roll. Pick up or delivery. To order call: 708-645-0241


2014 Holy Week Schedule

Week of the Bridegroom
Also called Holy Week or Great Week
Great and Holy Monday-April 14
Theme: Story of Joseph (Genesis 37)as a pre-figurement of Christ's suffering
      8:00am Bridegroom Matins
      7:00pm Presanctified Liturgy

Great and Holy Tuesday-April 15
Theme: Parable of the Ten Virgins (Mt 24:36-26:2) and our readiness for Judgment Day.
      8:00am Bridegroom Matins
      7:00pm Presanctified Liturgy

Great and Holy Wednesday-April 16
Theme: The repentant woman who anointed Christ’s feet is contrasted with the agreement by Judas to betray Christ. The anointing at the evening service is for the healing of our soul and body in preparation for the commemoration of the Mystical Supper the next day.
      8:00am Bridegroom Matins
      7:00pm Presanctified Liturgy with anointing of the sick

Great and Holy Thursday-April 17
Theme: Four events: Jesus washes the feet of His disciples, the Institution of the Holy Eucharist, Christ's agony in the garden and the betrayal of Christ by Judas.
      8:00am Bridegroom Matins
      7:00pm Vespers with Liturgy of St. Basil
(Teen retreat begins. Church remains open until 2:00am. Tours provided)

Great and Holy Friday-April 18
Theme: Christ's suffering and death on the Cross and His burial in a tomb.
      9:00am Matins with reading of 12 passion Gospels
      1:00pm Royal Hours
      7:00pm Vespers with procession of burial shroud
      8:30pm Singing of the Lamentations of the Mother of God
(Confession available after Vespers. Church remains open throughout the night)

Great and Holy Saturday-April 19
Theme: At the Jerusalem Matins we commemorate Christ's descent into Hades anticipating the moment when Christ will conquer Satan's power of death and rise out of Hades taking fallen humanity with Him. There is a baptismal theme to this service because throughout Church history this evening was the primary time for people to be baptized into Christ.
      9:00am Jerusalem Matins with Procession of Shroud
      7:00pm Vespers with Liturgy of St. Basil (Blessing of Pascha food baskets to follow)

Resurrection Sunday (Pascha!) April 20
Theme: "Christ comes forth from the tomb like a bridegroom from the bridal chamber and fills the women with joy!" Resurrection Matins
      9:00am Resurrection Matins with procession
      10:00am Divine Liturgy (Blessing of Pascha food baskets to follow)

Prairie Fest 2013
Friday, August 9th through Sunday, August 11th

Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church
14610 Will-Cook Rd. Homer Glen, IL
This outdoor event features an Art Fair, 5k run, homemade Slavic foods, children's games, prairie tours, church tours, $5,000 grand raffle prize, small raffles, continuous variety of live music provided by big name local bands and also a (local Teen) "Battle of the Bands".

Friday, August 9th - 5:30pm - 10:00pm
7:30pm "Maggie Speaks" Band

Saturday, August 10th noon - 10:00pm
Noon - 5k Run
1:00pm - "Battle of the (local Teen) Bands"
5:00pm - "Rhythm Method" Rock Band
7:30pm - "M&R Rush Band"

Sunday, August 11th 11:00am - 7:00pm
11:00am "Eddie Korosa, Jr." Polka Band
1:30pm "Polka Generations Band"
4:00pm "Harvest Moon" American Roots Music

- Tours of our award winning prairie at 2pm and 4pm
- Church tours, Art Fair - Sat. and Sun. during the Fest
- Homemade baked goods. All this and no cover charge!
- For information call: 708-645-0241
- On premise parking just $5

See the Flyer

Upcoming speaking engagements

Fr. Thomas J. Loya and the Tabor Life Institute:



Phone: 708-645-0762



Annunciation of the Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Parish
14610 Will Cook Road • Homer Glen, IL 60491 • phone 708 645 0241 • fax 708 645 0243 • email

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