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NEW ROMANIAN ORTHODOX METROPOLIA OF THE UNITED STATES HOLDS ENTHRONEMENT CEREMONY

GREEK ORTHODOX HIERARCHY ATTEND HISTORICAL SERVICE IN CHICAGO

CHICAGO, IL: Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago, Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit, and Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos proudly attended the Enthronement Ceremony for the new Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the United States of His Eminence Archbishop Nicolae on April 30, 2017. This historical ceremony took place at Ss. Constantine & Helen Romanian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago and was presided by His Eminence Metropolitan Nifon of Targoviste as the delegate of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel.

Honored attendees at this historic event included Romanian Orthodox Archbishop Iosif of Western & Southern Europe, Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Archbishop Peter of Chicago and Mid-America, Antiochian Orthodox Bishop Anthony of North America, Serbian Orthodox Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwest America, and Romanian Orthodox Bishop Ioan Casian of Canada.

The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church at it’s session on October 28-29, 2016, confirmed decisions of the Archdiocesan Congress of July 1-3, 2016, to establish the Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas, composed of two dioceses: The Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese of the United States and the Romanian Orthodox Dioceses of Canada. The ceremony of elevation to the rank of Metropolitan for His Eminence Nicolae took place on October 30, 2016, at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest.

The Eastern Orthodox Church is the second largest Christian denomination worldwide. The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago oversees all Greek Orthodox Parishes within Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, as well as large portions of Missouri and Indiana. You can find more information on His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago, His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago on our website: www.chicago.goarch.org.