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.
Construction at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center has begun! Watch the Retreat Center take shape and stay informed by following this blog.
The St. Iakovos Retreat Center represents an opportunity to give in a way that nourishes our children and families, strengthens our Faith, supports and extends the Community, and serves the Lord. This is a gift to be embraced by generations and generations. Click here to read about the Phase II appeal.
News & Upcoming – Recent Events
Reception for Passage of SR 70
The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago along with the Friends of the Ecumenical Patriarchate from Peoria, a committee working under the guidance of His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, was pleased to host a special reception for the Illinois State Senators that sponsored and co-sponsored a major resolution passed earlier this year in the Illinois State Senate supporting the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Click here to read more.
Annual Christmas Open House
His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos, the Metropolis Council and the Philoptochos Board of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago cordially invite you to attend the Annual Christmas Open House on Sunday, December 15, at 5pm, 40 E. Burton Pl., Chicago, IL.
Successful Opening of Greek Architects Exhibit
The Greek Architects of Istanbul in the Era of Westernization Exhibit opened to a tremendous reception on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at the Damen Student Center at the Loyola University Chicago Lakeshore Campus. The exhibit traces the great contribution of Greek architects living in Constantinople (modern day Istanbul) during the modernization process of the city. Click here to read the press release…
His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos celebrated the Feast of St. John Chrysostom at the Monastery of St. John Chrysostomos in Pleasant Prairie, WI. On the evening of November 12, 2013 the service of Great Vespers was celebrated followed by the Orthros service. On the morning of November 13, 2013 following the hours, a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was celebrated with clergy from the Metropolis and Abbot Joseph from the Holy Trinity Monastery in Detroit, MI. The pictures above are from the celebration of the Divine Liturgy.
Online Classes Find Eager Audience
With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, and the leadership and vision of His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, the online expansion of its Byzantine Music School has been an overwhelming success. Click here to read more.
The 2014 InterFaith Calendar is a spectacular 14”x 22” full-color, twelve-month, wall calendar produced with the cooperative effort of 17 Religious Communities and highlights the following: American Indian, Anglican Christianity, Bahá’í Faith, Buddhism, Catholic Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Orthodox Christianity, Protestant Christianity, Sikhism, Shinto, Taoism, Zoroastrianism. Order today.
New Children's CD by Metropolis Native
Jenni Pulos flexes her rap skills--and her funny bone--with her first CD, Old School Kids Beats. The mom-to-be and star of Bravo's Flipping Out and Interior Therapy has created a cute hip hop album for the pre-school set that parents will like too. Each song represents a daily part of kids' lives. The CD can be purchased on Amazon and cdbaby.com. The album will also be available in Toys R Us stores on November 10th.
No Man is an Island
The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is proud to support and endorse the latest short film project undertaken by the Greek America Foundation called "No Man is an Island," which will immortalize the story of one of the most historic and heroic acts during World War II. Click here to learn more.
Pick Up Your Cross Day Camp
"Pick Up Your Cross and Follow Me" Day Camp is a special ministry offered to young people with Disabilities. Click the image above for details and contact information.
Retreat Center Appeal
As we have entered this period of preparation for the Birth of our Savior, the faithful of the Metropolis of Chicago are also preparing for the birth of another beacon of Salvation in our very midst. The Phase II Building Program at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center is well under way. Click here to read more.