With the growing concern regarding Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), below are parish resources, preventative information, communication updates and important links. To learn more about the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and its symptoms, prevention & treatment, testing, and more, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

"Metropolitan Nathanael's COVID-19 Parish Relief Fund Update & More"

His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael discusses the COVID-19 Parish Relief Fund, timing for distributions to parishes in need, the significance of the recent grant awarded by The Renaissance Fund, and what the pandemic represents for the Metropolis and its faithful.

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  • Update and Summary of Levels of Participation »

    May 30, 2020

    All parishes remain required to comply with the May 20, 2020 Directive, including obtaining the blessing of the Metropolitan to enter Level 2, and subsequently the blessing to enter Level 3. The Metropolis created a phased program for parishes to prepare and to welcome the return of their congregants.

  • Statement Regarding Sacraments of Confession and Holy Unction »

    May 30, 2020

    As the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago to reunite the faithful with their parish homes, it is taking steps to ensure that this reunion is grounded on the sacramental life of the Church.

  • Reuniting Our People With Their Parish Homes »

    May 20, 2020

    Following its May 11 statement, the Metropolis of Chicago has issued guidance that would permit a greater number of parishioners to attend liturgical services provided that the conditions and protocols set forth in the guidance are strictly followed.

  • Statement Regarding Liturgical Services and the Sacramental Life of the Church »

    May 11, 2020

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago released a statement announcing plans to implement a comprehensive set of conditions-based protocols in the coming weeks to reintroduce greater participation in liturgical services and the sacramental life of the Church.

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Community Care Program for Seniors

If you or a loved one is a senior in need of in-home caregiving services, please consider whether you qualify for free services through the Community Care Program established by the Illinois Department on Aging. To learn more about the program or to apply for benefits, call the Senior Help Line at the Department on Aging at 1-800-252-8966 or visit www2.illinois.gov\aging.

 

The Hellenic Foundation, which has served the Greek American senior community for decades, has bilingual staff members who are able to answer general questions about the Community Care Program. For more information, please call 773-631-5222 Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit www.hellenicfoundation.org/community-care-program.