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  • Enthronement Address of His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael »

    March 25, 2018

    As we come together in this sacred space dedicated to the Annunciation, the words and melodies of the psalmist come to mind: “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; his mercy endures forever. Let Israel say: His mercy endures forever. Let the house of Aaron say: His mercy endures forever. Let those who fear the Lord say: His mercy endures forever” (Psalm 118). Our celebration today invites us to raise our own voices and exclaim: “God’s mercy endures forever!”

  • Ἐνθρονιστήριος Λόγος Τοῦ Σεβασμιωτάτου Μητροπολίτου Σικάγου κ. Ναθαναήλ »

    March 25, 2018

    Καθώς εἴμαστε συναθροισμένοι σ᾽ αὐτό τόν ἱερό τόπο, τόν ἀφιερωμένο στόν Εὐαγγελισμό τῆς Παναγίας μας, ἔρχονται στή σκέψη μου τά λόγια τοῦ Ψαλμωδοῦ: «Ἐξομολογεῖσθε τῷ Κυρίῳ, ὅτι ἀγαθός, ὅτι εἰς τόν αἰῶνα τό ἔλεος αὐτοῦ. Εἰπάτω δή οἶκος Ἰσραήλ, ὅτι ἀγαθός, ὅτι εἰς τόν αἰῶνα τό ἔλεος αὐτοῦ. Εἰπάτω δή οἶκος Ἀαρών, ὅτι ἀγαθός, ὅτι εἰς τόν αἰῶνα τό ἔλεος αὐτοῦ» (Ψαλτ. 117, 1-3). Ὁ σημερινός ἑορτασμός μᾶς καλεῖ νά ὑψώσουμε τίς φωνές μας καί νά διακηρύξουμε: «ὅτι εἰς τόν αἰῶνα τό ἔλεος αὐτοῦ».

  • Metropolitan Nathanael Installed as Metropolitan of Chicago »

    March 24, 2018

    Last month, following the recommendation of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, members of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul unanimously cast their votes for Metropolitan Nathanael. He was ordained a bishop of the Church with the title Metropolitan Chicago on Saturday, March 17 in New York City. The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is honored today to hold an Enthronement Ceremony to install the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Chicago Nathanael Symeonides.

  • Letter to the Metropolis of Chicago from His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios »

    March 20, 2018

    Archbishop Demetrios introduces the Very Reverend Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides, the new Metropolitan of the Holy Metropolis of Chicago. The Archbishop asks the clergy and faithful to offer love and dedication, under the care of Metropolitan Nathanael, for the realization of the supreme apostolic mission of the Church.

  • Axios! Ordination of Metropolitan Nathanael »

    March 20, 2018

    Metropolitan-elect Nathanael of Chicago was ordained to the Episcopacy at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Saturday, March 17, according to the apostolic tradition. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America presided at the services.

  • 75th Anniversary of Arch. Damaskinos' Protest Against the Holocaust »

    March 20, 2018

    On March 18, 2018, the Jewish Federation of Peoria and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago hosted an educational presentation at the Peoria Riverfront Museum recognizing the 75th Anniversary of Greek Orthodox Archbishop Damaskinos' Letter of Protest Against the Holocaust.

  • Hierarchical Ordination of Metropolitan-Elect Nathanael of Chicago »

    March 16, 2018

    His Grace Metropolitan-elect of Chicago Nathanael Symeonides will be ordained a Bishop by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America, presiding at the services; concelebrating members of the Holy Eparchial Synod, and other Hierarchs from around the world on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (319 E 74th Street, NYC).

  • State of Indiana Passes Archon Resolution »

    March 15, 2018

    Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb endorses the action taken by the Indiana Senate with resolution SR2 and the House of Representatives resolution HR28, both of which are the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle’s Religious Freedom Resolution for the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Indiana is now the 45th State to fully pass Religious Freedom resolutions in support of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

  • Archons Hold Third Annual Business Retreat »

    March 3, 2018

    The Metropolis of Chicago's Archons held their Third Annual Archon Business Retreat on Saturday, February 24, at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center in Kansasville, Wisconsin. During the event, the Regional Commanders discussed Metropolis of Chicago Archon news and reported on National Archon-related events.

  • Resolution Passes Indiana House HR28 »

    February 28, 2018

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago and the Metropolis of Detroit, currently both under the leadership of Metropolitan Nicholas, together with Order of Saint Andrew (Archon) Regional Commanders, are proud to announce passage today of Indiana HR28, the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle’s Religious Freedom Resolution for the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

  • World Famous Cantor Performs Free Concert »

    February 20, 2018

    This past Sunday, February 18, at the Jewish Community Center in Whitefish Bay, world famous Cantor Alberto Mizrahi preformed a free concert and gave remarks at the forth presentation in an educational series entitles "An Untold Tale: The Holocaust in Greece".

  • Update from Locum Tenens »

    February 15, 2018

    Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit, Locum Tenens of Chicago, announces the election of the Very Reverend Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides as Metropolitan of Chicago.

  • Michael B. Petrovich Memorial Scholarship »

    February 10, 2018

    The Federation of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians - Metropolis of Chicago is pleased to announce the introduction of the Michael B. Petrovich Memorial Scholarship. The Scholarship will be awarded to one parishioner of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago who is seeking a Bachelors of Arts degree or higher in Music Theory, Music Composition, Voice, Choral Music, Byzantine Chant, Choral Conducting, Piano, Organ, Music Education, or other related field of study deemed appropriate by the scholarship committee.

  • Bishop Demetrios Sabbatical Announcement »

    February 9, 2018

    Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos announces that he will be starting a one-year sabbatical beginning February 10, 2018.

  • 2018 Blessing of the Water Services »

    February 1, 2018

    For 2018, Outdoor Blessing of the Water Services have been held in ten communities within the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago. Each January 6, Eastern Orthodox Christians throughout the world celebrate Theophany, which in Greek mean “manifestation of God.” The feast day commemorates the Baptism of Christ and the revelation of the Holy Trinity.