All Invited: Cupich Comes to Glenview for Ecumenical Service with the Greek Orthodox Community
Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will preside over an ecumenical service on Friday October 22 at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) in Glenview for the 7th annual Solemn Vespers of the World Day of Prayer for the Safeguarding of Creation.
The Friday service is from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the church located at 1775 Grove Street in Glenview. All are welcome as the Catholic and Greek Orthodox communities of greater Chicagoland gather at OLPH for ecumenical service “to give thanks for God’s gift of creation and to recognize the conservation efforts of His followers,” according to a statement of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
During the service, Cardinal Cupich will be accompanied by His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago. The Greek Orthodox metropolis of Chicago is the diocese of and for Greek Orthodox worshipers in the Midwest, according to www.chicago.goarch.org.
Rev. Larry Basbas, OLPH Associate Pastor and Liturgical Chaplain, will assist during the Friday evening service.
âThis is a wonderful event bringing together the Greek Orthodox and Catholic faith communities of the Glenview and Chicago suburbs,â said Terry Luc, OLPH communications director.
âThis service could be considered as an excellent model of cooperation between religious communities.
âTaking care of the environment is an important concern that we all share,â said Luc.
Vespers will be followed by a talk at the McDonnell Hall of the OLPH by Chicago architect Doug Farr with the talk titled “The Role of Architecture in Maintaining Our Common Home”.
This event will be webcast live on www.olphglenview.org.
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