What We Stand For – Mission, Vision Values

And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.” - Habakkuk 2:2-3


Organizations with healthy cultures invest time and resources to discern and record their mission, vision and values. The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is no exception.

In the spring of 2018, 86 volunteers from across the Metropolis came together for three days to discuss fundamental questions including 'why we are here' and 'what we wish to accomplish while we are here.' The outcomes of the gathering were adopted by the Metropolis of Chicago as its mission, vision, values and why statements which can be found HERE.

Our mission, vision and values reflect the fact that Orthodox Christianity is an ancient faith with rich traditions and sacred values. They affirm that Christ is and always must be at the center of our lives. They also seek to grow a sense of community, among Orthodox Christians and non-Orthodox Christians, based on beauty, love and truth.

The Metropolis of Chicago has and will continue to bear witness to Christ and minister to the local people, developing programs and policies that support and advance our mission, vision and values. We welcome feedback from the faithful. Please contact us with your thoughts and recommendations.