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October 4, 2021
On September 30, 2021 at the Cubby Bear in Chicago, Illinois, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago's St. Iakovos Retreat Center celebrated their past, present and the future with an in-person gathering and recording of an hour-long special, that is now available to watch by clicking the video above.
June 30, 2021
During the sixth segment in the series of Bronze Cross bestowals, Metropolitan Nathanael visits Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin and recognizes and blesses Bronze Cross recipients from Annunciation Cathedral (Chicago, IL), Holy Taxiarhai - Saint Haralambos Church (Niles, IL), St. George Church (Schererville, IN), and Annunciation (Milwaukee, WI).
March 3, 2021
His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael traveled across Illinois to bestow the Metropolis Bronze Cross on our exceptional servant leaders from the parishes of All Saints (Peoria), Three Hierarchs (Champaign) and St. Sophia (Elgin). Fr. Michael Constantinides of Saint George (Rock Island) assisted the Metropolitan by bestowing the Bronze Cross on Collette Spurgetis who has since fallen asleep in the Lord. May her memory be eternal.
February 8, 2021
Mary Boatwright, Professor Emerita of Classical Studies at Duke University, joins Professor Young Richard Kim to discuss the impact of Greek culture on the Romans. “Loving Greece in Rome: Hellenic Culture in an Age of Empire,” is the first discussion in our “Philhellenism Through The Ages” series in celebration of Greece’s bicentennial.
January 29, 2021
As the novel coronavirus affects the lives of millions of people throughout the world, rising above national boundaries and racial differences, it has invariably left an indelible mark on matters of public health and mental health. What is the importance of coordination and cooperation, of mandatory lockdowns and social distancing, as well as of leadership and support? And what is the tradeoff between health and economy? What is the appropriate response to – and what have we learned about – the need to care for people?
January 14, 2021
As a result of COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions prevented, Metropolitan Nathanael decided to bring the Bronze Crosses to the recipients - either by visiting them at their homes or honoring them in their parishes. His Eminence has now made a second trip -- this time, to Missouri and Swansea, Illinois for a second round of bestowals!
December 23, 2020
Metropolitan Nathanael, expressing his gratitude and love to the faithful for supporting their local communities through the Ministries of the Metropolis of Chicago, reminds us: "as the magi offered gifts to the infant Jesus, and as He offered Himself to us, we must continuously offer our own gifts - our time, talent, and treasure - to the world."
December 17, 2020
Lighthouse is a summer camp ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago designed to walk high school seniors through an Orthodox understanding of vocation, and arm them with the tools they need to hold fast to their faith during their college years. Camp begins this summer on June 26, 2021 at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.
December 11, 2020
The Bronze Crosses were to have been bestowed on the recipients by the Metropolitan at the Inaugural the Servant Leadership Awards Banquet, scheduled for May 1, 2020. However, the COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions imposed by the State of Illinois prevented that Banquet from being held. The Metropolitan decided to bring the Bronze Cross to them instead - starting with Minnesota!