St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church
Sharing the Gospel of Christ Since 1979The Holy Orthodox Church of Saint Sophia and Her three daughters, Faith, Hope and Love is a Community of Orthodox Christians who strive to love their God with all their hearts, souls and minds. With this, we seek to love our neighbors as ourselves. The goals of our parish are to equip its faithful stewards for the work of its ministries: for the building up of the Body of Christ. Through this we grow together in the grace, and knowledge of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
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The Holy Great Martyr Demetrius the Myrrh-streamer
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Masks Matter Project
With the onset of the Corona Virus Pandemic, the St. Sophia Philoptochos began making fabric masks for distribution in the Fox Valley Community. Our “Masks Matter Project” supplied masks to the Elgin Community Crisis Center, Lazarus House, P.A.D.S. of Elgin, South Elgin High School, teachers and staff of the Pericles Greek School of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, Parishioners of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church and various people in need of masks. More than 550 masks were made and donated!
Thank you to all those who helped make this project a success. To our dedicated sewers who did not hesitate to ready their sewing machines and step right up ---Garifalia Bolos, Matina Caribacas, Stella Frangiadakis, Fani Kalamaras, Karen Karas, Gus Panagiotopoulos, Sophie Petratos and Demi Wians.
To our fabric and elastic cutters who sharpened their scissors and were a big help to our sewers: Jill Maria Antipas, Pam Argyris, Irene Arsoniadis, Peggy Boytor, Vasiliki Constantine, Polly Gorski, Jenny Metropulos, Janice Novick and Maria Raleigh.
To Vivian Baxter, Pat Kolodziej and Maria Sarris who ordered fabric and elastic and printed Mask Matters labels for our masks. Also, a very special thank you to the Children’s Theatre of Elgin who graciously donated some of the fabric.
Our project Coordinator and delivery girl, Kathy Katrakis