Diocese: Diocese of the Midwest
Deanery: Chicago Deanery
7549 W 61st Pl
Summit, Illinois 60501-1617
From I-55 (North Side, Downtown & South-west Suburbs):
Take exit for Rt. 171/1st Ave. SOUTH. At first light turn right (Rt.171/S. Archer Ave.). Proceed through two lights. Turn left onto W 61st Place (look for an Ace Hardware on the Corner). Church is one block down on the right. OR Take exit for Rt. 43/Harlem Ave. SOUTH. Take Harlem to W 63rd St. exit, turn right onto W 63rd St. Proceed to S. 76th Ave. (Archer Bank on the Corner) turn right. The Church is three blocks down on the right. Park wherever you find a spot.
From the West & North Suburbs:
Take I-294 SOUTH (Indiana) to I-55 NORTH. Take exit for Rt. 171/1st Ave. SOUTH. At first light turn right (Rt.171/S. Archer Ave.). Proceed through two lights. Turn left onto W 61st Place (look for an Ace Hardware on the Corner). Church is one block down on the right. Park wherever you find a spot.
From the South (I-294 & South Suburbs) via 171 North
Get on Rt. 171 NORTH. Proceed to 61st Place and turn right.
From the South (I-294 & South Suburbs) via 43 North
Get on Rt. 43 NORTH. Proceed to W 63rd St. exit, turn right onto W 63rd St. Proceed to S. 76th Ave. (Archer Bank on the Corner) turn right. The Church is three blocks down on the right. Park wherever you find a spot.
Schedule of Services
6:00 PM Vespers.
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY each month outside of Lent, a Service of Prayer for the Sick before the relics of St Panteleimon and anointing is held at 7 PM.
7:00 PM Great Vespers with Litiya.
Eves of Great Feasts
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Mornings of Great Feasts
Presanctified Liturgy- 7pm: (1st & 5th Fri.) the Prayer for the Sick w Anointing following ; (2nd, 3rd, & 4th Fri.) with Trisagion Prayers for the Departed following ; Lenten Pot-Luck Dinner after Liturgy (every Fri.).
Friday Evenings in Great Lent
For a complete list of upcoming services, please visit the Monthly Calendar on the parish website.
Private Confessions are heard before or after Vigil, before Liturgy, or by appointment with Fr Myron.
General Confessions follow the Vigil on the first Saturday of the month.
Saint Panteleimon Church was established in 1938 by Orthodox Christians of Slavic backgrounds living in the Summit area, who wished a local parish to facilitate a more regular and active church life.
In 1998, we were blessed by the gift of Relics of St Panteleimon, given to us by His Beatitude, Metropolitan THEODOSIUS. The relics were installed in an Icon of St Panteleimon, written by one of our parishioners who is an iconographer. Already two miraculous healings have been attributed to the icon and relics.
Saint Panteleimon has gone through some hard times. But due to the dynamic efforts of our present Pastor VRev Myron Manzuk (who had previously served the Parish from Oct
1996- Feb 2000) and those of our Past Pastor, Rev. George Gulin, as well as our Lay Leadership and members, Saint Panteleimon is now a vital, growing, blossoming parish.
Our resiliency is a testament to the dedication of our members. Through fund-raisers such as Fundability, Paschal/Christmas candy sales, Rummage Sales, Parish/Sisterhood dinners, and other events such as our annual Patronal Lamb Roast (late July), we increase our ability to serve the Parish and the community at large. The scope and success of the projects we undertake, frequently belies the size of our parish. These projects have included the top to bottom renovation and redecoration of the Rectory, which was accomplished “in house” through the labors of our own parishioners. Most recently, in the summer of 2001, our cupola and steeple roof, were coated with a sky-blue colored, water-proof epoxy covering. This was
complimented by a brand new 24K gold cross. This beatification project was made possible by the generous donation of an outside benefactor, as well as contributions from our arishioners.
Other efforts such as our monthly non-Sacramental Healing Service, begun under Fr.
George, attract both Orthodox and non-Orthodox. It serves as a true charitable Christian ministry to the community, while also serving as means to evangelize the Orthodox Faith in general and our parish in particular. We have also undertaken to have the Parish serve as a collection point for supplies which go to local Pro-Life Women’s Centers, which counsel women contemplating abortion.
Saint Panteleimon is a truly Pan-Orthodox parish, consisting of people from a variety of backgrounds: Slavs, Greeks, Western Europeans; converts and “cradles”. Our membership covers a wide area of the South Side of Chicago, as well as the South-West and Western Suburbs. Despite being one of the smaller parishes in the Chicago Deanery, Saint Panteleimon is known for its warm, family atmosphere; dedication to parish life and Christian witness;
and vital Orthodox worship and teaching. Come bless the Lord with us and let us exalt His Name together.