About Our Church

2015 marks our 50 year celebration as a house of worship in Aurora, Illinois.  Our parish of approximately 425 families is lead by head pastor, Rev. Dr. Protopresbyter Peter J. Spiro.

Saint Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church was established in 1965 and has enriched the lives of many Eastern Orthodox Christians through countless Divine Liturgies, Sacraments and religious programs.  Our community includes Orthodox Christians mostly of Hellenic heritage, but also of other traditionally Orthodox ethnic backgrounds (including Romanian, Arabic, Serbian) as well as of purely American roots.

Our church offers many different ministries and programs for all age groups to further spiritual growth and community fellowship.

Our parish is under the guidance of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, which is part of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and under the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

The video below, created and narrated by Rev. Dr. Peter, is a short documentary of the 50 year history of Saint Athanasios Church.