City of Chicago Honors Met. Iakovos
CHICAGO HONORS METROPOLITAN IAKOVOS OF CHICAGO
CITY ADDS HONORARY TITLE OF“METROPOLITAN IAKOVOS WAY”
TO BURTON PLACE
CHICAGO, IL: 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. This recognition, a surprise to Metropolitan Iakovos, was unveiled at a private gathering at the Metropolis of Chicago offices at 40 East Burton Place on October 27.
Metropolitan Iakovos has served as the spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago since May, 1979. Under his leadership the Metropolis has increased its efforts to assist the homeless and those in need, as witnessed in the labors of the Metropolis Philanthropy Committee. He has founded new Youth programs, established various local dialogueswith other faith communities, and continues to work with area religious leaders in promoting justice in our society.
Eastern Orthodox Christians are the second largest Christian faith tradition worldwide. The Metropolis of Chicago oversees all Greek Orthodox Parishes within Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, as well as eastern Missouri and northwest Indiana. You can find more information on His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago on our website: www.chicago.goarch.org. You can find the legislative action by the City of Chicago at www.Chicago.councilmatic.org/ legislation/o-2016-5625/.