The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, together with the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the The Hellenic Society of Constantinople present The Annual Commemoration of the Fall of Constantinople.
Recently, public statements have been made by persons against the hierarchs of the Metropolis of Chicago, as well as some of her clergy. The purpose of these statements are clear: to create a climate of disunity and discord within the Metropolis by passing judgment without knowledge, bearing false witness, and seeking to undermine the authority of our Church leaders.
In response, the Clergy Syndesmos of the Metropolis of Chicago has issued its own statement.
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.