2023 Annual Impact Report


“There is one body, but it has many parts. But all its many parts make up one body. It is the same with Christ. We were all baptized by one Holy Spirit. And so we are formed into one body.” 

– 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 

Just as the body has many parts, society also has many segments. All of these are important to the Metropolis of Chicago, which aims to bring meaning, purpose, and belonging to all sectors of society. This is achieved through our engagement ministries that reach a wide range of people.

Historically, the Metropolis of Chicago has taken a keen interest in cultivating the faith of youth and young adults, but we also engage the elderly, families, new converts, faith seekers, and the poor and vulnerable, among others. 

The Metropolis of Chicago and the Archdiocese of America maintain and support several ministries and programs that speak to the needs and concerns of our faithful and faith seekers.

Here are just a few to explore: 

Infants & Youth:    Altar Servers  |    Fanari   |   Sunday school   |   Greek school   |   GOYA

Young Adults:    Lighthouse Camp   |   Young Adult League (YAL) 

Adults and Seniors:    Family Synaxis   |   Orthodox Roots   |   Mission Team Chicago 

Poor and Vulnerable:   Philoptochos  |    TEAM Belong   |   Project HOPE   |   Philoxenia House

Orthodox Converts:   Conversations with Converts 

Together with religious education, philanthropy and outreach, our engagement ministries seek to deepen the faith and enrich the spiritual lives of participants. Click HERE>> to learn more about our ministries. 

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“Unity in Christ cultivates relationships with family, friends, and neighbors—bearing fruit for vibrant communities and a flourishing Church” – Metropolis of Chicago Vision for Growth 

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