2023 Clergy-Laity Assembly

About the Assembly

The purpose of the Clergy-Laity Assembly is to bring together, under the care of our hierarch, Metropolitan Nathanael, all ordained and lay leaders from within the Metropolis to discuss and decide important matters affecting the life, growth, and unity of the Church, its ministries, finances, and philanthropic concerns.

The Assembly provides an environment in which our clergymen and lay representatives can come together in worship and fellowship to exchange knowledge and ideas, share best practices and, ultimately, make informed decisions that benefit and further the mission of the Metropolis.

The theme of the 2023 Clergy-Laity/Philoptochos Assembly is:  Trust in God: “…God who began a good work in you will surely complete it…” (Phillipians 1:6).


Registration is required and now open for the 2023 Clergy-Laity Assembly. To attend, please register no later than Monday, September 11, 2023 by clicking the button below.

Registration Types and Fees:

  • Delegate Registration (includes meals, events and conference materials): $450.00 per person through August 1st | $500.00 per person after August 1st
  • Presvyteres and Retired Clergy (includes meals, events and conference materials): $400.00 per person through August 1st | $450.00 per person after August 1st
  • Observer (All Observers are Non-Voting) With Full Meals and Events: $450.00 per person through August 1st | $500.00 per person after August 1st
  • Grand Banquet only (Thursday evening):  $100 per person

Please remember that all parishes are expected to have four delegates in attendance at the Assembly, comprised of the following: (1) the Parish Priest; (2) the President of the Parish Council, and in his or her absence the Vice President, or in his or her absence any member of the Parish Council designated by it; and (3) two members of the Parish elected by the Parish Assembly. For more information, please review the Uniform Parish Regulations.

Important Note to Proistamenoi and Philoptochos Chapter Presidents:

You will need to enter the names, emails, phone numbers and home addresses for your parish delegates (Proistamenoi only); or your Philoptochos Delegates (Philoptochos Chapter Presidents Only).  Please have this information readily available as you will not be able to submit your online registration until you complete this step.  Your digital signature will attest to the fact that your delegates will each register individually.   

Hotel registration must be done separately.  See link below.


Meridian Banquet & Conference Center

1701 W Algonquin Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 | (847) 952-8181

The Meridian Banquets is located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, approximately 30 miles northwest of the city of Chicago, and approximately 15 miles from O’Hare airport.  The facility serves Chicagoland, specializing in social and business functions.  With over 50,000 square feet of space available, their soundproof meeting rooms accommodate a wide range of meetings, presentations and fellowship opportunities.  


A block of rooms has been reserved at a group rate from October 11 – 13, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1800 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173. The special discounted room rate is $139 plus tax, where applicable.  The hotel is less than a 10-minute drive from the Meridian.  Reservations must be made by September 11, 2023, after which the room block will be released as well as the special rate for this Assembly.  Please make your reservation early.

Click on “Book a Room” below to reserve your stay.

  • Group Name: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago
  • Group Code: G-GREK

Contact Us

For questions regarding the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago’s 2023 Clergy-Laity Assembly, please contact: 

Gail Holguin, Office Operations Administrator

Direct: 312.736.2287, gholguin@chicago.goarch.org