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  • Metropolis Welcomes New Interns »

    September 18, 2018

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced today the appointment of two interns, John Anton and Dimitri Kondelis, to support the Metropolis in its daily operations.

  • Joint Press Release on the Observation of the 4th Annual Vespers for Prayer for Creation »

    August 27, 2018

    Heeding the calls of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox parishioners will come together to commemorate the fourth annual Great Vespers for the World Day of Prayer for Creation and uphold their tradition of environmental stewardship.

  • First 100 Days of His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael Signal a New Era of Transparency and Accountability for Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago »

    July 9, 2018

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced today the enactment of a series of policies and decisions designed to provide for greater transparency, accountability and communication in its operations, ministries and finances.

  • Statement on "Zero Tolerance" Policy on Unlawful Immigration »

    June 19, 2018

    "Recent reports regarding the brutal treatment of families who have arrived at U.S. borders without prior authorization have prompted sharp criticisms by faith leaders and people of good will across our nation. As we learn more and more details about these practices and reflect on their impact upon both those who are directly involved and upon all of us as citizens, my heart aches and my conscience is restless..."

  • Metropolitan Nathanael Public Schedule May 16-22 »

    May 14, 2018

    View Metropolitan Nathanael's Public Schedule May 16-22.

  • New Metropolis Council Formed and Holds First Meeting »

    May 9, 2018

    CHICAGO – May 9, 2018 – The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago today announced the formation of its new Metropolis Council. The Metropolis Council is the advisory and consultative body to the Metropolitan and is concerned with the life and growth of the Metropolis, its ministries, institutions and financial condition.

  • One Year Memorial for the Repose of Metropolitan Iakovos »

    May 8, 2018

    During the past year, we have mourned the passing of Metropolitan Iakovos, who served the Holy Metropolis of Chicago as its Chief-Shepherd and father with Christian love and dignity for more than 38 years.

  • Metropolis Leadership Transition Team Announced »

    April 27, 2018

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago today announced the work of a transition team to aid in the implementation of new policies, procedures and strategy under the new leadership of His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael, who was installed as the Metropolitan of the Chicago on March 24. The assembled Transition Team includes professionals from throughout the Orthodox Christian community with the knowledge and expertise necessary to help the Church become more efficient and effective in its mission.

  • Archpastoral Visitation on the Occasion of Retreat Center's Patronal Feast »

    April 19, 2018

    Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago visited the St. Iakovos Retreat Center for their official opening on the Feast Day of the St. Iakovos Retreat Center Chapel; the Chapel of the Life-giving Spring. This was the first visit by the new Metropolitan of Chicago to this Retreat Center.

  • Holy Wednesday Archpastoral Visitation »

    April 6, 2018

    Metropolitan Nathanael officiates Holy Wednesday vesper service at St. Spyridon, Chicago.

  • Holy Thursday Archpastoral Visitation »

    April 6, 2018

    His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago officiated Holy Thursday Divine Liturgy at the Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Centre in Wheeling, Illinois, on April 5, 2018. The Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Centre, which recently marked is 15th Anniversary, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit facility, accredited by the Joint Commission.

  • Archpastoral Encyclical on the Feast of Great and Holy Pascha 2018 »

    April 4, 2018

    His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago greets the metropolis with the joy of The Resurrection. He offers Paschal prayers and words of paternal love to the clergy, monastics, and faithful.

  • Palm Sunday Archpastoral Visitation »

    April 2, 2018

    His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago officiated Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy at Annuciation Greek Orthodox Parish of Milwaukee. Today's visit was the first by the Metropolitan outside of the Chicago Metro Area, first to Milwaukee and first to the State of Wisconsin.

  • Annual Greek Flag Raising at Daley Plaza »

    March 26, 2018

    A large crowd attended the Annual Raising of the Greek Flag and Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Richard J. Daley Center Plaza in Downtown Chicago on Thursday, March 22.

  • Presentation at Iowa State Capital on 75th Anniversary of Protest Letter »

    March 26, 2018

    On its 75th Anniversary, the Greek Orthodox Archbishop Damaskinos' Letter of Protest Against the Holocaust is commemorated. While living in Nazi occupied Greece, Archbishop Damaskinos stands out as the only worldwide leader to formally protest the Holocaust during World War II.