Orthodox Store

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Metropolis of Chicago has begun the “The Orthodox Store”, a free grocery store where kits, bags and products will be offered from the headquarters located at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, Chicago. Parishioners are asked to support this exciting multi-parish initiative by contributing complete kits. You may choose to donate any of the THREE kits. For those who prefer to offer financial assistance please send checks to the address listed on the next page. 



In a one (1) gallon Ziploc bag please include the following:

  • One bottle of water
  • Two snack/granola bars
  • Small pack of crackers sealed
  • Small deodorant
  • Small bar of antibacterial soap
  • Small shampoo
  • Small toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Small pack of tissues
  • Three Band-Aids
  • Hand moisturizer


In a one (1) gallon Ziploc bag please include the following:

  • A face mask
  • Two gloves, preferably latex or plastic
  • Small hand sanitizer or antibacterial soap
  • Three Band-Aids
  • Hand moisturizer


In a large paper bag please include the following:

  • Can of corn
  • Can of green beans
  • 2 lbs. of pasta
  • Jar of pasta sauce
  • Jar of spreadable jelly/jam
  • Bag of uncooked rice
  • Can of beans
  • Box of graham crackers


Please drop off complete kits, Tuesdays or Thursdays, from 10am-3pm beginning Tuesday, June 23rd at The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Demetrios, Elmhurst. There will be labeled bins located in the south vestibule (near the Church Office). We ask that you wear appropriate personal protective equipment when you drop off the items.


If you have any questions, please contact the Church Office (630.834.7010).  If you or someone you know from the parish needs assistance, please contact ΠαπΑνδρέας directly.

If you cannot participate by dropping off kits and desire to contribute financially you can mail a donation, payable to the Greek Metropolis of Chicago with “Orthodox Store” in the memo:
555. E. Butterfield Road, Suite 210, Lombard, IL 60148
Prayer of Protection from the Coronavirus


Prayer by Grace Bishop Alexis (Trader) of Bethesda
O God Almighty, Lord of heaven and earth, and of all creation visible and invisible, in Your ineffable goodness, look down upon Your people gathered in Your name. Be our helper and defender in this day of affliction. You know our weakness. You hear our cry in repentance and contrition of heart. O Lord who loves mankind deliver us from the impending threat of the corona virus. Send Your Angel to watch over us and protect us. Grant health and recovery to those suffering from this virus. Guide the hands of physicians, and preserve those who are healthy that we may continue to serve You in peace and glorify Your most honorable and majestic Name, of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Prayer Before Commencing Any Task
Almighty God, our Help and Refuge, Fountain of wisdom and Tower of strength, Who knows that I can do nothing without Your guidance and help. Assist me, I pray to You, and direct me to divine wisdom and power, that I may accomplish this task, and whatever I may undertake to do, faithfully and diligently, according to Your will, so that it may be profitable to myself and others, and to the glory of Your Holy Name. For Yours is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: now and ever and unto the ages. Amen.