Nestled in the Wisconsin woods, the rustic Saint Iakovos Retreat Center (SIRC), hosted Metropolis of Chicago families during Labor Day Weekend. Around forty families attended the annual event, centered around the theme of: Sacred Space, Sacred Time: Cultivating Orthodox Families.
On Wednesday, August 31, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago held the first of what is planned to be an new annual event within the Metropolis; the service of Great Vespers for the Feast of the Indiction and Protection of the Environment.
Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, officiated Sunday Services at St Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church on Sunday, August 21. He was honored to joined as his guest by United States Senator Amy Klobuchar.
The OCF Chapter of the University of Illinois, located in Urbana-Champaign, ushered in the beginning of the new academic year. On Sunday afternoon, August 21, the officers of the OCF Chapter manned an OCF Informational Booth as part of the university’s Quad Day.
The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago under the leadership of Metropolitan Iakovos, and the Metropolis of Detroit under the leadership of Metropolitan Nicholas, together with Order of Saint Andrew (Archon) Regional Commanders Gus M. Pablecas, John G. Manos, and Lazaros Kircos, announce a joint campaign in Indiana to gain passage of the Order of Saints Andrew the Apostle’s Religious Freedom Resolution for the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
The Fall 2016 Sunday Church School Teacher Workshop, “Bible Basics for the Orthodox Church School Teacher” was held on August 20, 2016 in Elmhurst, Illinois. Over 130 Orthodox Sunday School teachers and directors, representing 7 Orthodox jurisdictions, from throughout the Chicagoland area attended this event.
Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Metropolis of Chicago, was invited today to meet privately with Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton at his residence in St Paul. Bishop Demetrios was accompanied by Rev. Richard Andrews of St George Greek Orthodox Church in St Paul, Rev. Tim Sas of Twelve Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Duluth and Rev. George Dokos of St Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis, along with Metropolis Media Relations Director John Ackerman and Executive Assistant to the Bishop William Kallas.
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.