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  • A Letter from Metropolitan Nathanael Regarding Fanari Summer Camp »

    April 28, 2020

    After much deliberation with the Fanari Camp Leadership Team and medical and public safety professionals, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced today the cancellation of the 2020 Fanari Summer Camp program.

  • A Partnership to Help Those Who Lost Their Jobs Due to COVID-19 »

    April 21, 2020

    The Metropolis of Chicago is partnering with Medix, a national workforce solutions firm, to help displaced workers belonging to the Metropolis find work during the pandemic. See the announcement for more details, including how to apply.

  • Metropolitan Nathanael's Pascha Encyclical 2020 »

    April 18, 2020

    Reflect on how the Resurrection of Jesus Christ continues to transform the world. The Metropolis of Chicago invites you to read this letter from Metropolitan Nathanael and share it with loved ones this Pascha. Καλή Ανάσταση!

  • Thank You for Helping Us Raise Over $59k! »

    April 15, 2020

    In one week since the COVID-19 Parish Relief Fund appeal began, a total of $59,801 has been donated to support parishes most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Metropolis of Chicago is truly blessed and humbled by the selfless acts of those who stepped forward to support our parishes.

  • Philoptochos Perspective: Children's Medical Fund Special Luncheon Edition »

    April 13, 2020

    The Spring 2020 Philoptochos Perspective is a special edition dedicated to the Children's Medical Fund Luncheon that was held on November 16, 2019 and disbursed $300,000 and awarded 17 Children’s Medical Fund Grant recipients. Read the Philoptochos Perspective: Children's Medical Fund Special Luncheon Edition to view letters, quotes and photos from the memorable event.

  • Priests at North Side Greek Orthodox Church Deal With 4 Funerals, Virtual Ministering as 18 People Linked to Parish Struck by COVID-19 »

    April 12, 2020

    When a parishioner of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Lakeview received permission to be at the side of his parent who was seriously ill after contracting COVID-19, the Rev. Chrysanthos Kerkeres was able to say a prayer over the phone.

  • Metropolis of Chicago Launches COVID-19 Parish Relief Fund »

    April 1, 2020

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced the creation of a COVID-19 Parish Relief Fund to support parishes under significant financial distress as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Updated Statement Regarding Liturgical Services Across the Metropolis of Chicago »

    March 22, 2020

    As cases of COVID-19 continue to escalate across the nation, the primary aim of the Metropolis of Chicago has been and will continue to be to protect our laypeople, clergy and neighbors from exposure to the virus, while also providing spiritual nourishment to the faithful in a safe manner. Read the latest statement regarding services and what following adjustments are implemented to provide further spiritual sustenance to the faithful.

  • A Pastoral Message to the Faithful From Metropolitan Nathanael »

    March 17, 2020

    Metropolitan Nathanael offers his pastoral reflections to help guide our hearts during these uncertain times. Please read the message, share it with others, and pray with us.

  • US House of Rep. passes Concurrent Res. 75 »

    March 15, 2020

    His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, was proud to receive numerous phone calls from members of the United States House of Representatives informing him of passage late this afternoon of House Concurrent Resolution 75.

  • Falling Asleep of Father Anthony M. Coniaris »

    March 15, 2020

    Coniaris, Father Anthony M. age 93, fell asleep in the Lord on March 15, 2020 at the Glen in Hopkins. His wife, Mary Pappas Coniaris, preceded him in death in July 1991, after 42 years of marriage.

  • Update to the Faithful Concerning COVID-19 and Liturgical Services »

    March 14, 2020

    In this spirit of care and solidarity, all liturgical services in parishes of the Holy Metropolis of Chicago are suspended effective immediately, until further notice. Funerals, baptisms, and weddings will be celebrated with immediate family members in attendance only. Services in our two monasteries will only be open to the monastics residing therein. Moreover, all non-liturgical, in-person activities, whether occurring on parish grounds or offsite, are suspended effective immediately until further notice. These include, but are not limited to, catechetical classes, Greek language classes, fellowship, youth ministries, lectures, retreats, parish council meetings, social events, Bible studies, athletics, and Philoptochos meetings.

  • Measures Taken by the Metropolis of Chicago for the Care of its Parishes and Neighbors »

    March 9, 2020

    A statement by His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael concerning steps being taken to address the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Metropolis of Chicago Announces Recipients of Metropolis Bronze Cross »

    March 8, 2020

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced the recipients of the Metropolis of Chicago’s Bronze Cross. The Bronze Cross is one of the highest honors bestowed upon a layperson in the Metropolis and is intended to recognize service, leadership and innovation on a parish or local community level.

  • Falling Asleep of Archon Harry W. Spell »

    March 4, 2020

    Archon Harry W. Spell, Archon Notarios, fell asleep in the Lord on February 26, 2020. He was 96 years old.