YAL (Young Adult League) Chicago

YAL Chicago is the ministry home for one of the most pivotal periods in an Orthodox Christian’s life: young adulthood. YAL Chicago seeks to make the key tenets of our faith authentic and applicable in an open and non-judgmental space. Through our gatherings of worship, fellowship, stewardship, and education, we seek to live out our Mission and Vision:



Inspiring and empowering young adults’ holistic connection to Christ and His Church.


An authentic and holistic ministry assuring faithful, engaged, and committed Orthodox Christians.


Latest News & Events Latest News & Events

  • YAL Chicago Hybrid Winter Retreat »

    February 1, 2021

    Join us *in-person or online via Zoom for YAL Chicago's first hybrid event of the year! Featuring guest speakers Katherine and Eddie Bocanegra, who will speak to their work in social justice and how we can help heal the world around us. The day will be filled with liturgy, interacting in small groups and completing a service project!

  • YAL Orthodoxy on Tap »

    November 23, 2020

    YAL Chicago invites you to the Orthodoxy on Tap series on ZOOM. Special guests will be featured on November 19, December 1, and December 10 to discuss "Why Orthodoxy?"

  • YAL Bible Study »

    September 22, 2020

    Join the Youth & Young Adult League ("YAL") for a weekly bible study via Zoom with Father Kosmas Kallis and Chrysanthy Tiggas, MDiv, where the Book of Exodus will be discussed.

  • YAL Softball Tournament »

    September 18, 2020

    Join us for a softball tournament for young adults (ages 18 - 35) at SS. Constantine & Helen in Palos Hills, Illinois! It will take place over the first three weekends in October on Saturday & Sunday during afternoons/evenings. The exact schedule will depend on the number of registrants.

  • YAL Virtual Book Club | Tattoos on the Heart »

    June 18, 2020

    YAL Chicago will be hosting a virtual book club for the book, "Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion" by Father Gregory Boyle.