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2021 Clergy-Laity Assembly
Thursday, October 7, 2021 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, October 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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.
Registration is now open for the 2021 Clergy-Laity Assembly. To attend, please register no later than Monday, September 20, 2021 by clicking the button below.
Registration Types and Fees:
- Full (includes meals, events and conference materials): $400.00 per person through August 1st | $450.00 per person after August 1st
- Presvyteres and Retired Clergy (includes meals, events and conference materials): $350.00 per person through August 1st | $400.00 per person after August 1st
- Observer With Selected Meals and Events: A la carte pricing
- Observer With Full Meals and Events: $400.00 per person through August 1st | $450.00 per person after August 1st
- Observer Without Meals or Events: $50.00 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:
Please submit a completed and fully signed copy of the following forms with your registration:
Parish Delegate Verification Form – (Proistamenoi Only)
Philopotchos Delegate Verification Form – (Philoptochos Chapter Presidents Only)
Please have this form fully prepared and scanned before you begin the online registration process, so that you can upload it with your registration.
A block of rooms has been reserved at a group rate from October 5 – 10, 2021 at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, located at 1 South Broadway, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63102. Click on “Book a Room” below to reserve your stay.
- Group Name: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago
- Group Code: GOM
We respectfully invite you to consider becoming a sponsor of the Clergy-Laity Assembly. We have set the registration fee at a reasonable level to help alleviate any financial barriers to attendance. Your gift will help us defray the overall costs of our important event, and ensure that our people will be offered a unique opportunity to gather together and support one another in Christ—the Gateway to Life. The deadline to submit sponsorship is Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
Each parish is asked to nominate lay members for the Archdiocesan Council, Metropolis Council, and Metropolis Audit Committee. If you have received your parish’s signed nomination, please review the Nomination Process Guideline. Once you have read the Guideline, please review the Nomination Acceptance Process, described below, collect your supporting documentation, and then begin the on-line nomination process.
All required documents and files in their entirety and in the correct format must be received by Friday, August 27, 2021 at 5:00 PM CST in order for a nominee to be added to the ballot.
For questions regarding the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago’s 2021 Clergy-Laity Assembly, please contact Vicki Karl, Executive Director of the Metropolis of Chicago at (312) 736-2280 or via email at VKarl@chicagometropolis.org.