40 East Burton Place is the historic home of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago. Recognized throughout the nation and located in the heart of Gold Coast, neighboring Downtown Chicago, the Metropolis Offices and St Anthony's Chapel are located within it's walls.
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is mourning the passing of Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago, 89, who fell asleep in the Lord last night, June 2, 2017, at Chicago’s Weiss Memorial Hospital following a short illness.
With the most profound sorrow and sense of loss, yet with confident hope in the Resurrection we sadly inform the faithful and clergy of the Holy Metropolis of Chicago that our spiritual father, His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago, fell asleep in the Lord this Friday evening, June 2, 2017, following a sudden, unexpected illness.
The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, together with the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Hellenic Society of Constantinople, and in association with the Greek America Foundation, hosted “Engineering An Ancient Empire And Its Legacy Today” at the 37th Annual Commemoration of the Fall of Constantinople.
Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, visited St Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Springfield on Sunday, May 28. Bishop Demetrios presided at Sunday services, visited afterwards with the local Greek Orthodox community, and later in the evening attend a dinner/dance celebrating the parish’s 60th Anniversary in Springfield.
Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago officially opened the 36th Annual Metropolis of Chicago Junior Olympics this morning to a massive gathering of youth, parents, coaches and clergy from throughout the Metropolis of Chicago.
This past weekend thousands of Orthodox clergy and parishioners from throughout Chicagoland, including Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago, came to St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Des Plaines, Illinois, to see the Kardiotissa, “The Tender Heart” myrrh-flowing, miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary from St George Greek Orthodox Church in Taylor, Pennsylvania.