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  • 7th Annual Motorcycle Blessing »

    March 20, 2019

    Join us on Sunday, May 19, 2019 for GAMA's 7th Annual Motorcycle Bike Blessing at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Homer Glen, IL.

  • FANARI: What is Love? »

    March 20, 2019

    "What is Love?" is the theme of Fanari Camp this Summer 2019. Registration is available for all weeks and is open to youth in 6th - 11th grades.

  • Family Synaxis: Blueprints for 'The Little Church' »

    March 20, 2019

    The Family Synaxis of the Metropolis of Chicago together with the Pick up your Cross & Follow Me Ministry invites you to our Annual Lenten Retreat: Blueprints for "The Little Church", Saturday, March 30, 2019, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Oak Lawn, IL.

  • Spring Dance Workshop »

    March 19, 2019

    Join us on Saturday, May 4, 2019 for the Spring Dance Workshop Featuring Agis Tsakalos, instructor for the 'Lykeion Ellinidon Kalamatas"

  • 100th Commemoration of the Great Catastrophe »

    March 19, 2019

    Few today know of one of the first genocides of the twentieth century committed against the Greeks of the Black Sea, Pontos, and Asia Minor. Rooted in ethnic and religious intolerance against Christian minorities, Ottoman Turkey committed brutal atrocities against its Greek population between 1913 and 1923. We invite you to a ground-breaking symposium featuring distinguished scholars as they reflect upon history, a legacy of loss, remembrance, and the diaspora experience today.

  • Metropolitan's Homily on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, 2019 »

    March 19, 2019

    It seems like just a few days ago, dear fathers and beloved brothers and sisters in Christ—it seems like only yesterday that these piercing words ushered us further into the Triodion period. As a prologue to the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, the Lord poses a poignant question to those around Him—to those who believed that they alone possessed the true faith.

  • Winter 2018-19 Philoptochos Perspective »

    March 15, 2019

    Read the Winter 2018-2019 Philoptochos Perspective Newsletter

  • Special Risk Management Committee Formed »

    March 11, 2019

    Preserving the safety and security of 58 parishes, two monastic communities and Metropolis institutions is the charge of a special committee formed by His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced today.

  • Metropolitan Nathanael's Encyclical for Great and Holy Lent in Greek and English »

    March 8, 2019

    We can say that true repentance is to recognize our sinful state and to seek out God. These two elements – repentance and seeking God – must go hand in hand. For the recognition and acceptance of our weaknesses, when not coupled with seeking God, can lead a person to disappointment and despair. Everything that we do during this period – fasting, attending services, almsgiving, prayer, confession, etc. – we do as a means to seek God.

  • Metropolitan Nathanael's Lenten Service Schedule »

    March 8, 2019

    View the 2019 Lenten Liturgical Schedule of His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago

  • Patriarchal Encyclical for Great and Holy Lent in Greek and English »

    March 8, 2019

    In a world of manifold confusion, the ascetic experience of Orthodoxy constitutes an invaluable spiritual asset, an inexhaustible source of divine knowledge and human wisdom. The blessed phenomenon of ascesis, whose spirit pervades our entire way of life – for “asceticism is Christianity in its entirety” – is not the privilege of the few or chosen, but an “ecclesial event,” a communal good, a shared blessing and the common vocation for all faithful without exception.

  • Metropolis Begins Parish Baselining Initiative »

    February 12, 2019

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago today announced the launch of a Baselining Survey initiative which seeks to gather current and historical information about the 58 parishes of the Metropolis.

  • Metropolis of Chicago Initiates Search for Executive Director »

    February 7, 2019

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago today announced that it is accepting applications for the new position of Executive Director. Interested candidates can find a detailed job description here.

  • Men's Retreat, Great Lent: From False Freedom to True Freedom »

    February 4, 2019

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Family Synaxis Presents the 2019 Eighth Annual Men's Retreat, Feb 22-23, 2019 at the Saint Iakovos Retreat Center.

  • Metropolis of Chicago Relocation FAQ »

    January 25, 2019

    Read for more information on the temporary relocation of the Metropolis of Chicago's operations.