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  • 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.

  • Retreat Center Groundbreaking »

    May 22, 2013

    On the Friday after Pascha, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago celebrated more than just the Feast of the Life-Giving Fountain. Hundreds of both Clergy and Laity gathered together in order to participate in the Official Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Saint Iakovos Retreat Center.

  • Memorial Quilt-a-thon »

    May 1, 2013

    The Annual Metropolis Quilt-a-thon on the south side of Chicago took place on Saturday, April 6, at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Palos Hills, Illinois. This year, about three hundred quilts were made, one hundred fleeces and one hundred neck roll pillows.

  • Greek Independence Day Parade »

    April 2, 2013

    Each year on the twenty-fifth of March, Orthodox Christians throughout the world joyfully celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most Holy Theotokos. For Greek Orthodox Christians, this day takes on added significance, commemorating the heroic struggle of the Greek nation in the year 1821 for freedom, liberty, and independence.

  • St Basil's Chicago Damaged by Fire »

    March 21, 2013

    It is with a heavy heart that we write to inform you of the tragic fire that has severely damaged our beloved Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Church of Chicago, Illinois. The parish of St. Basil has much work ahead of it, and it is incumbent on the whole of our Metropolis to support our sisters and brothers as they rebuild and restore their historic church.

  • Native Son Stars in New Opera »

    March 14, 2013

    Evan Bravos, an native son of the Metropolis of Chicago, has recently appeared to rave reviews in a new operatic production of the Grapes of Wrath. His Grace Bishop Demetrios had the distinct pleasure of seeing him on-stage in the Production of Grapes of Wrath confirming what the reviews have declared: Evan is a talent to watch.

  • His Grace Meets with Illinois State Senate and Governor »

    March 13, 2013

    On Wednesday, March 6, the Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, was introduced on the floor of the Illinois State Senate and later met with Governor Pat Quinn in support of Senate Resolution (SR) 70.

  • Press Conference in Oak Lawn »

    March 3, 2013

    At a news conference Sunday at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Oak Lawn, kicking off a statewide campaign, Bishop Demetrios, chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, called on the Illinois Legislature to adopt a resolution supporting religious freedom for his order.