The Metropolis of Chicago consists of thirty-four parishes in Illinois, with another twenty-four parishes in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, northern Indiana, and eastern and central Missouri. The general offices of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago are located in Chicago, Illinois.
Illinois Resolution SR-70
Through the help of the Friends of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Peoria, a concerted effort is being made to gain majority support for Illinois State Resolution SR-70 for religious freedom in Turkey. Is your Illinois state Senator supporting this resolution? Find out by clicking here… UPDATED 4/11… Read the 5/8 City of Chicago Resolution in support of SR-70.
ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ! ΑΛΗΘΩΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ!
CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN
Annual Motorcycle Blessing
His Grace, Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, presided over the annual blessing of motorcycles, sponsored by the Greek American Motorcycle Association (GAMA) on April 21, 2013. This year’s parish sponsor was Assumption Church, Orland Park, IL. From its inception in 2008, the annual blessing has continued to grow. In its first year 50 motorcycles were blessed – this year there were over 185 motorcycles were blessed!
News & Upcoming – Recent Events
SIRC Groundbreaking Capital Campaign
Beginning Monday, March 18th (Great Lent) and running through Saturday, September 14th (Holy Cross) of 2013, the Saint Iakovos Retreat Center will conduct a special Groundbreaking Capital Campaign, in order to raise the necessary funds for its Phase II Building Program. This program consists of the construction of three buildings (Main Lodge & 2 Cabins)…Click here to read more.
The Annual Metropolis Quilt-a-thon on the south side of Chicago took place on Saturday, April 6, at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Palos Hills, Illinois. It has been named and dedicated as "Maria Pazoles Memorial Quilt-a-thon" by His Grace Bishop Demetrios two years ago…to read more follow this link.
Apodosis of Pascha Vigil
St. Demetrios Church in Elmhurst will celebrate the Apodosis of Pascha with His Eminence, Metropolitan Iakovos on June 11, at 8:30. Click here for more info.
2103 Fanari Camper and Counselor Applications are now available. Forms are available as a single zip file. To download the form packet, click here.