Orthodox Mission – Hyde Park, Chicago

Добро пожаловать – Bun venit – Καλωσόρισμα – أهلا وسهلا
Christ is in our midst!


Dear Visitor,

St. Makarios the Great Orthodox Mission parish is the first Orthodox parish to be planted on the South Side of Chicago since the earlier waves of immigration in the 19th and 20th century. We serve as the Orthodox Christian Chaplaincy at the University of Chicago, and provide an Orthodox Christian presence, witnessing to the broader South Side.

Whether you are an Orthodox Christian looking for a neighborhood parish, a spiritual seeker, or a curious inquirer, all are welcome! Come visit. See the beauty and profundity of our liturgy and sacramental life; the truth, wisdom and light of Orthodox teachings; the gentle strength of our healing pastoral care for the person; and the generous liberality of our concern for our neighbor.


Please scroll down to view our meeting times and locations. The links at the top of this page provide more information about Orthodoxy, in general, and our parish, in particular.

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We’re glad that you found us, and we hope to see you soon! Many blessings!

Meeting Times and Locations

 Notice: Special service time and location on Sunday, October 30, 2016.

On Sunday, October 30, 2016, we will all be celebrating the Feast of St. John of Chicago at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral with Divine Liturgy starting at 9:30 am. There will be no service in Hyde Park on this day. If you need a ride, please reach out to Fr. Elijah (see the ‘Contact Us’ link at the top of this page). 

Address: Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, 1121 N. Leavitt Street, Chicago, Illinois 60622

For more information, visit Holy Trinity’s website here:



Sunday Services

        9 AM Matins
        10 AM Divine Liturgy,

Our Sunday services are held in the Chapel of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, which is on the southwest corner of Blackstone and 53rd Street, directly across the street from Boston Market. In order to enter, please ring the portable door bell hanging from the door knob, or simply knock gently if you see someone near the door.

        Exact address: 1421 E. 53rd St., Chicago, IL 60615


Saturday Services

        6 PM Vespers

Our Saturday services are held at Calvert House, which is just east of the University of Chicago’s main quadrangle on University Avenue. In order to get in, please use the back entrance to Calvert House, which can be accessed from University via the narrow path on the right/south side of the building. Knock on the back door, and someone will let you in.

        Exact address: 5735 University Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60637


Weekday Services


These services are subject to change, depending on the time of year and space availability.
Please see the calendar below and our facebook page for updated service times and locations.

        Exact address: Please see calendar below, check out our facebook page, or contact us (see link at top of page) for more details.

Saint Makarios Orthodox Mission Calendar of Services and Events



Find us on Facebook for announcements, etc.