Semi-Annual Grave Decoration Clean up and Disposal: Weeks of March 1st and Sept 1st!

Visitor Information

Cemetery Grounds Visitation Hours:
The cemetery gates are open for visitation, every day of the year, including holidays:

May 1 – September 15: 8:00am – 6:30pm

September 16 – April 30: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Sunday: Closed

The office is closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas. 

On Christmas Eve and on Good Friday the office closes at noon.


Rules & Regulations:

Visitors are reminded that these grounds are sacredly devoted to the interment of the dead and that a strict observance of all that is proper in a place so dedicated will be required of all who visit.

We have an Entrance and an Exit. Kindly observe the Rules and Regulations of the Driveway.

Thousands of people visit Bethania each year, many visit in a single day. Bethania Cemetery is a private cemetery, but because it is open to the public for visiting, it is very difficult to control the activity of every visitor. We regret that we cannot guarantee any item that is placed out on your lot from damage or loss, nor will we be held responsible to families for such occurrences.

The Christian Burial of your loved ones with dignity and the ongoing care of their graves is the main goal of the Bethania Association.  However, there are incidents when items placed may become damaged during the course of the year. We are sorry that this happens and want you to know that these incidents are not deliberate, nor do they show a lack of compassion for your deceased family members or loved ones. Accordingly, any items placed out on your lot are placed at your own risk.

Grave Decorations:

Cross style grave decorations, whether store bought or homemade, may not exceed 24 inches in height. If any size larger than 24 inches is placed out on a plot, the same will be removed and disposed of without notice.

Homemade or temporary monuments or markers of any kind that depict any names (first or last), dates, or any other type of inscription work are not allowed and said will be removed and disposed of without notice. Example: homemade crosses that indicated your loved ones name, year of birth, and year of death.


All sections in Bethania Cemetery allow one (1) foot head planting of Annual Flowers only that do not grow more than 24″ in height.

This means one (1) foot in front of the monument’s base, and no more than the length of the base. Planting of bushes, trees, shrubs, evergreens, bulbs, or perennials, by any visitor or lot owner is strictly prohibited. 

Please check with the office for proper designated planting area.

Greek Orthodox Sections of Bethania Cemetery

Bethania Cemetery has several sections of the cemetery dedicated to our Greek Orthodox Families.  These sections are all conveniently located directly across Archer Avenue from The Protection of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church.

In 2018 Bethania Cemetery opened St. Stylianos Greek Orthodox Section in our cemetery in honor of the late Very Reverend Byron Stylianos Papanikolaou of Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church located in Palos Hills, IL.

The Very Reverend Fr. Tom De Medeiros of Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, blessed this section on Thursday, October 11, 2018

St. Stylianos is an estate section featuring plots that are 75% larger with spacious aisles, planting options and a beautiful memory garden.  The grave spaces in this section are large enough to accommodate private crypt style mausoleums and raised monuments.

These Estate plots are sold in 2-grave, 3-grave and 4-grave plot configurations only.

Bethania Cemetery has made available to our families, special package pricing with display monuments already placed at select graves where not only are those grave spaces discounted, but other incentives are provided as well.

Just beyond St. Stylianos is  St. John The Baptist which opened on October 1, 2019.

The Very Reverend Father John N. Kalomas of St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, blessed this section on August 28, 2020

This new section also features larger grave spaces and aisles that can accommodate private crypt mausoleums and raised monuments.

In the summer of 2024, another Greek Orthodox section, named St. Basil, will become available with large estate plots. This section was blessed by the Very Reverend Father John N. Kalomas on December 15, 2023.

For more information on our many Greek Orthodox Sections, please contact our office directly at 708-458-2270.