About Our Church

Our parish of approximately 325 families is lead by head pastor, Rev. Fr. Panagiotis Boznos.

Saint Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church was established in 1965 to preach Christ and His Gospel in Aurora, Illinois and the neighboring suburbs enriching 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. Learn more about the Ministries Saint Athanasios offers.


What is Orthodox Christianity? Learn more about Christ, the Holy Trinity, and the traditions of the Orthodox Church


Saint Athanasios is the patron saint of our church. Learn more about his life and impact on Christianity


Our church is led by Rev. Fr. Panagiotis Boznos. Learn more about his background here


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Our Mission

Our mission is to proclaim the Gospel in accordance with the Orthodox faith and sanctify the faithful through God’s grace in the worship and the sacraments of the Church. In so doing, we aim to fulfill Christ’s great commission that we “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:18).