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  • March for Life 2014 »

    January 24, 2014

    On the forty-first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s controversial ruling in Roe v. Wade, Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos proclaimed his Church’s opposition to voluntary abortion and the termination of preborn life at many commemorating events.

  • Byzantine Music School Goes Online »

    November 19, 2013

    Broadcasting from St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Des Plaines, IL, Fr. Sotirios Malamis, a certified instructor of Byzantine Music, instructs students via audio and video.

  • Feast of St. John Chrysostom »

    November 19, 2013

    His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos celebrated the Feast of St. John Chrysostom at the Monastery of St. John Chrysostomos in Pleasant Prairie, WI.

  • Reception for Passage of SR70 »

    November 18, 2013

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago along with the Friends of the Ecumenical Patriarchate from Peoria hosted a special reception for the Illinois State Senators that sponsored and co-sponsored a major resolution passed earlier this year in the Illinois State Senate supporting the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

  • Report of 2013 Clergy Laity in Sioux City, IA »

    October 22, 2013

    From Wednesday, October 2nd through Sunday, October 6th the Metropolis of Chicago Clergy and Laity Representatives met in Sioux City, Iowa for the biennial Clergy Laity Conference & Philoptochos Assembly.

  • Miracle in Sioux City »

    October 22, 2013

    During the "Night of Terror," where at least eight tornadoes were on the ground near Sioux City, the Clergy Laity Conference of Chicago was taking place in the Marina Inn & Conference Center. By God's grace there was very little to no damage in the city and no fatalities.

  • Online Byzantine Music School »

    October 15, 2013

    With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is pleased to announce the expansion of its Music School with two new courses to be taught online: Introduction to Byzantine Music and Advanced Course in Byzantine Music.

  • Inclusion Awareness Day »

    October 8, 2013

    In our constant striving to fulfill our Great Commission in Christ, we once again invite all of our faithful and parishes to observe Sunday, October 13, 2013, as Inclusion Awareness Day.

  • St. Iakovos Feast-day Observances »

    October 8, 2013

    This year Metropolitan IAKOVOS of Chicago, the clergy and the faithful will be observing the feast-day of St. Iakovos, their spiritual shepherd’s Apostolic Patron, with the celebration of the Great Vesper Service and a Hierarchical con-celebrated Divine Liturgy.

  • Statement of the Metropolis of Chicago Clergy Syndesmos »

    October 3, 2013

    With our spiritual father and hierarch, His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos, our Chancellor, His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, the (undersigned) Clergy Syndesmos of the Holy Metropolis of Chicago stand together to deplore the use of public media outlets as a means of handling internal issues and conflicts that confront the Church.

  • Greek Architects of Istanbul »

    September 30, 2013

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition, “Greek Architects of Istanbul in the Era of Westernization,” which focuses on the contributions of Greek architects to the modernization of Istanbul, Turkey.

  • His Grace Blesses Foundation at Retreat Center »

    August 14, 2013

    On August 13, His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos blessed the foundation of the new construction at the Saint Iakovos Retreat Center with the celebration of a Small Agiasmos and the prayers of the blessing of a new foundation.

  • No Man is an Island »

    August 14, 2013

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is proud to support and endorse the latest short film project undertaken by the Greek America Foundation called "No Man is an Island," which will immortalize the story of one of the most historic and heroic acts during World War II.

  • His Grace Makes Historic Pilgrimage to Constantinople »

    August 10, 2013

    Following the passage of Illinois State Resolution (SR) 70 on May 31, His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos together with two members of the "Friends of the Ecumenical Patriarchate from Peoria Committee", and three other faithful from the Metropolis of Chicago, made a pilgrimage to Constantinople.

  • Fr. Lyon Represents Metropolis »

    August 3, 2013

    On May 30th, Archbishop Michael Jackels was installed as the 10th archbishop of the 175-year-old Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque, IA. Fr. Dustin Lyon, priest of St. Elias the Prophet Church in Dubuque, had the honor of representing the Metropolis of Chicago and the Orthodox community at the installation ceremony and Mass.