The City Council has passed an ordinance officially adding the honorary title “Metropolitan Iakovos Way” to Burton Place in Downtown Chicago in recognition of Metropolitan Iakovos’ years of service to Chicago citizens.
Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago, spiritual leader of all Greek Orthodox parishioners within Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin as well as large portions of Missouri and Indiana, visited Saint Iakovos Greek Orthodox Church in Valparaiso on Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23, 2016, to celebrate and officiate Saturday services marking the beginning of the Feast of the Metropolitan’s Patron Saintand then staying to officiate Sunday services.
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 Metropolis of Chicago energetically serves the needs of the disadvantaged, sick and suffering. From the Bishop's Task Force on AIDS to her coordinated efforts to seek justice and humanity in the prison system, the Metropolis strives to be a ministering presence of Jesus Christ to all people.