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  • Catechetical Homily of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the beginning of Holy and Great Lent, 2020 »

    February 28, 2020

    We offer hymns of thanks to the God of love as once again we enter Holy and Great Lent, the arena of ascetic struggle, fasting and abstinence, of vigilance and spiritual awareness, of guarding our senses and prayer, of humility and self-knowledge. We are commencing a new and blessed pilgrimage toward Holy Pascha, which has “opened for us the gates of paradise.” In Church and as Church, as we behold the Risen Lord of glory, we all journey together along the way of deification by grace that leads to the heavenly goods “prepared by God for those who love Him” (1 Cor. 2:9).

  • 2020 Divine Liturgy Daily Schedule Announced »

    December 31, 2019

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced today that, beginning January 1, 2020, at least one parish in the Metropolis will celebrate the Divine Liturgy and offer the Holy Eucharist every day of the year.

  • Statement Regarding Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church »

    December 29, 2019

    "Today, the Holy Trinity community celebrated the final Divine Liturgy at its location in Chicago’s Belmont Cragin neighborhood. This was a day filled with mixed emotions for me as Metropolitan and for the parishioners of Holy Trinity. As we look ahead to the new year and beyond, one thing is certain: we remain grounded in our faith in Jesus Christ, Who shall serve as the rock upon which the future of Holy Trinity will be established,” expressed His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael. Information about Holy Trinity’s temporary worship and office locations is available in the statement.

  • Metropolis of Chicago to Move Operations to Lombard, Illinois in the New Year »

    December 24, 2019

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced today it will move its staff and operations to a property located at 555 E. Butterfield Road, Ste 201, Lombard, Illinois, 60148 on January 15, 2020. “We are deeply thankful to members of the Danos family, not only for their generous gift to the Metropolis, but also their personal investment of time and attention to ensure the Metropolis functions efficiently and effectively for the benefit of the faithful,” said His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael.

  • Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew's Christmas Encyclical 2019 »

    December 22, 2019

    "The Holy Spirit is the giver of life, the source of goodness, the bestower of gifts, life, and light. The Christian is a human being that is afire, loves God, humanity, and beauty, active and creative,” writes Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Read his full Christmas Encyclical below.

  • Metropolitan Nathanael's Christmas Encyclical 2019 »

    December 20, 2019

    Explore the joy that mercy affords us as we find our best selves in the Christmas season. The Metropolis of Chicago invites you to read Metropolitan Nathanael’s Christmas Encyclical and gift it to your loved ones. Kαλά Χριστούγεννα!

  • Young Adult League Nationwide Conference Returns to Chicago »

    November 20, 2019

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago and Young Adult League Chicago announced today that Chicago is the host of the nationwide Young Adult League (YAL) Conference during President’s Day weekend. This is the first time the YAL Conference will take place since 2007. This year's theme is “Orthodox on Purpose” with speakers to be announced soon.

  • Philoptochos Hosts Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon in Chicago to Benefit Area Hospitals and Children’s Programs »

    November 18, 2019

    National Philoptochos President, Maria Logus and Metropolis of Chicago Philoptochos President and Luncheon Chair, Pamela Agyris disbursed nearly $300,000 and awarded 17 Children’s Medical Fund Grant recipients for 2019.

  • Statement Regarding the Interim Parish Council of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church »

    November 13, 2019

    His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael encourages all members of the Metropolis “to help the interim Parish Council shoulder the great responsibility to restructure and revitalize the Holy Trinity parish and contribute to its spiritual growth.”

  • A Thank You Letter to the Faithful from His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael »

    November 4, 2019

    His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael has written a thank you letter to the faithful to share the accomplishments at the Clergy-Laity Assembly and the preparations being made to secure a bright and prosperous future for the Metropolis.

  • Statement Concerning the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church »

    November 1, 2019

    The faithful of the Metropolis of Chicago, along with all people of goodwill, are asked for their continued prayers and support of the Holy Trinity community during this period of transition and renewal.

  • Metropolis of Chicago Launches New Ministry for High School Graduates »

    October 31, 2019

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced a new ministry for high school graduates called Lighthouse. Lighthouse aims to prepare campers for the social, emotional, practical, and spiritual challenges they will encounter in their college experience and beyond.

  • Investiture of New Metropolis of Chicago Archons at the Annual Archon Weekend »

    October 29, 2019

    The Metropolis of Chicago was honored to receive three new Archons over the weekend: Archons Stelio Efstratiades and Perry Siatis from the Greek Orthodox Church and Archon Jeremy Orhyn from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

  • The Very Reverend Timothy Recognized as one of the "Most Distinguished Greek-Americans of 2019" »

    October 22, 2019

    The Very Reverend Timothy Bakakos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, was honored at the United Hellenic Voters of America's Awards Ceremony as one of the “Most Distinguished Greek-Americans of 2019”. Axios!

  • In Case You Missed It: Watch the Paul Wattson Lecture Featuring His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael Symeonides »

    October 21, 2019

    At the Catholic Theological Union’s Annual Paul Wattson Lecture on October 9, 2019, His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael discussed the role of discernment within Greek Orthodox Christian theology and touched on examples of its praxis in select matters of ethical inquiry.