40 East Burton Place is the historic home of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago. Recognized throughout the nation and located in the heart of Gold Coast, neighboring Downtown Chicago, the Metropolis Offices and St Anthony's Chapel are located within it's walls.
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is mourning the passing of Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago, 89, who fell asleep in the Lord last night, June 2, 2017, at Chicago’s Weiss Memorial Hospital following a short illness.
With the most profound sorrow and sense of loss, yet with confident hope in the Resurrection we sadly inform the faithful and clergy of the Holy Metropolis of Chicago that our spiritual father, His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago, fell asleep in the Lord this Friday evening, June 2, 2017, following a sudden, unexpected illness.
The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, together with the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Hellenic Society of Constantinople, and in association with the Greek America Foundation, hosted “Engineering An Ancient Empire And Its Legacy Today” at the 37th Annual Commemoration of the Fall of Constantinople.
Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, visited St Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Springfield on Sunday, May 28. Bishop Demetrios presided at Sunday services, visited afterwards with the local Greek Orthodox community, and later in the evening attend a dinner/dance celebrating the parish’s 60th Anniversary in Springfield.
Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago officially opened the 36th Annual Metropolis of Chicago Junior Olympics this morning to a massive gathering of youth, parents, coaches and clergy from throughout the Metropolis of Chicago.
The Metropolis of Chicago, under the spiritual guidance of her beloved Hierarch, His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos, consists of thirty-four parishes in Illinois, with another twenty-four parishes in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, northern Indiana, and eastern and central Missouri.
The newly established St. Iakovos Retreat Center is a 138-acre facility located in beautiful Kansasville, WI on the 11-acre Friendship Lake with over 50 acres of pinewood forest. The St. Iakovos Retreat Center offers guests a unique quiet setting for all types of retreats and events.
The Religious Education Department of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago seeks to provide resources and training for our parish educators and volunteers to provide a firm foundation of faith and tradition for our Orthodox children and adults..