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  • Postponed: Annual Lenten Retreat: Moving Toward Harmony & Unity »

    March 21

    *In light of the rapidly changing developments with COVID-19, and our steadfast commitment to the safety and health of our parishioners, the Metropolis of Chicago has postponed this event. A new date will be chosen when it is safe to do so. His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael extends his sincere prayers to you and your families during this time of crisis.

    Metropolis of Chicago's Family Synaxis and Pick Up Your Cross & Follow Me Ministry invite you to their Annual Lenten Retreat: Moving Toward Harmony & Unity.

    This retreat is open to the whole family and will include, worship time, adult workshops, discussion, breakfast and lunch. Parallel and inclusion programming available for children with special needs, with help from the Pick Up Your Cross Ministry. Childcare is also provided for children of all ages.

    Click here to register by March 13, 2020.
     

  • Postponed: Celebration of Books »

    March 15 - 19

    *In light of the rapidly changing developments with COVID-19, and our steadfast commitment to the safety and health of our parishioners, the Metropolis of Chicago has postponed this event. A new date will be chosen when it is safe to do so. His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael extends his sincere prayers to you and your families during this time of crisis.

    Thousands of Orthodox books will be on display for all to browse and purchase for their library at the Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church beginning March 15th. There will also be a series of presentations throughout the Celebration of Books, please view the event flyer for more information.

    The Celebration of Books is sponsored by the Metropolis of Chicago Religious Education Department.

  • Philoptochos Lenten Retreat »

    March 13

    You are cordially invited to participate in this spiritually uplifting, informative, and enlightening program.

     

    Presentations By: Fr. Panayiotis Hasiakos (Greek) & Fr. Dimitrios Burikas (English). Retreat Master: Very Reverend Father Timothy Bakakos, Chancellor

     

    Kindly Respond by Monday March  9. Contact:

    Demetria Bakris, Co-Chairperson

    (219-789-4560), dbakris@gmail.com                

     

    Christina Hoitis. Co-Chairperson

    (847-571-8188), christinahiotis@hotmail.com

  • Postponed: Salutations to the Theotokos »

    March 6 - 27

    *In light of the rapidly changing developments with COVID-19, and our steadfast commitment to the safety and health of our parishioners, the Metropolis of Chicago has postponed this event. A new date will be chosen when it is safe to do so. His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael extends his sincere prayers to you and your families during this time of crisis.

    The first five Friday evenings of Great and Holy Lent is dedicated to the beautiful and solemn service, Salutations of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary). This Service gives us special strength during the period of Great Lent, as we ask Theotokos to support us during this struggle and to meditate for us to God for salvation and perfect endings.

    Join us for the next five Fridays at the St. Spyridon Hellenic Orthodox Church.

    Click here for more information.

  • Albert Cardinal Meyer Lecture Series - Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis »

    March 5 - 6

    Each year, the University of Saint Mary of the Lake holds a series of public lectures to explore issues of importance in theology, the arts, science and literature. This year, Archdeacon John Chryssavgis will be their visiting lecturer to address us on creation theology, a topic of great importance to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and to Pope Francis.

    Thursday, March 5 (7 PM-9 PM)

    Lecture I : On Early as in Heaven: Toward an Ecological Ethos and Worldview

    Friday, March 6 (9 AM-12 PM)

    Lecture II: Integral Ecology and Ecumenical Integrity: The Vision of Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew

    Admission is free, but reservation is required. Click here for more information.

  • Postponed: Annual Lenten Lecture Series: SS. Peter & Paul »

    March 4 - April 8

    *In light of the rapidly changing developments with COVID-19, and our steadfast commitment to the safety and health of our parishioners, the Metropolis of Chicago has postponed this event. A new date will be chosen when it is safe to do so. His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael extends his sincere prayers to you and your families during this time of crisis.

    Saints Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church: 2020 Annual Lenten Lecture Series

    THEME: PILLARS OF LENT

    Great and Holy Lent in the Orthodox Christian Church is a time for intense spiritual renewal in preparation for experiencing our Lord’s Passion and Resurrection during Holy Week. The key components of this renewal include
    the ascetical disciplines of prayer, fasting, almsgiving, and repentance. They all work together to help us grow closer to our Lord Jesus Christ and to our neighbor, especially those in need. The ultimate goal is healing and wholeness as we grow in the image and likeness of God.

     

    View full schedule.

  • Postponed: Lenten Lecture Series »

    March 4 - April 1

    *In light of the rapidly changing developments with COVID-19, and our steadfast commitment to the safety and health of our parishioners, the Metropolis of Chicago has postponed this event. A new date will be chosen when it is safe to do so. His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael extends his sincere prayers to you and your families during this time of crisis.

    Lent affords all Orthodox Christians a time of reflection and spiritual strengthening with increased fasting, prayer and services as we move towards the Passion and glorious, saving Resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ.

    Each Wednesday evening, during Great and Holy Lent, edifying lectures will take place at St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church. These Lectures will occur after the Pre-Sanctified Liturgy and a meal will follow.

    Click here for more information.

  • Fanari Winter Camp 2020 (Junior GOYAns Only) »

    February 28 - March 2

    Seeing that waiting an entire year for the next session of camp is just too long, Fanari Winter Camp brings all of the fun of Fanari Summer Camp to the winter months. Fanari Winter Camp offers two sessions, the first for Senior GOYAns (High Schoolers) and the second for Junior GOYAns (Middle Schoolers). Our most enjoyable activities include: Worship, Orthodox Life, Winter Olympics, and much more! Our 2020 Fanari Winter Camp sessions are as follows:

    • Fanari Winter Camp | Senior GOYA (High School): January 17-20, 2020 [MLK Day Weekend] | $225/camper
    • Fanari Winter Camp | Junior GOYA (Middle School): February 28-March 2, 2020 [Pulaski Day Weekend] | $225/camper

     

    Visit www.fanari.camp/winter-camp to register today!

  • Postponed: Divorce Rebuilders Group »

    February 17 - March 23

    *In light of the rapidly changing developments with COVID-19, and our steadfast commitment to the safety and health of our parishioners, the Metropolis of Chicago has postponed this event. A new date will be chosen when it is safe to do so. His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael extends his sincere prayers to you and your families during this time of crisis.

    Saints Peter and Paul’s Divorce Rebuilders Group is an Orthodox ministry that offers support, guidance, and hope to those who are separated and divorced.

    For the last 13 years, Divorce Rebuilders has addressed the contemporary needs of Orthodox Christians by offering them a place to process the many aspects of the divorce experience through instruction, guidance, and support.

    Meetings are once a week for six weeks starting Monday, February 17, 2020 at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Westchester, IL.

    For more information, visit: ssppglenview.org/divorce-rebuilders-group/

  • YAL Chicago Conference »

    February 14 - 17

    Geared toward Orthodox Christians between the ages of 18-35, the YAL Conference will provide an opportunity for young adults from across the country to explore, share, and live their faith in an immersive experience. This year's theme is “Orthodox on Purpose” with speakers to be announced soon.

    • Become an event sponsor or donate here.
    • The event is sold out. Join the waitlist here.

  • Round Table with the Met »

    February 7

    Young Adults [ages 21-40] are invited to “Round Table with the Met” to engage in conversation with His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael.

     

    • When: Friday, February 7, 2020 from 8 PM - 10 PM
    • Where: Hyatt Regency Bloomington Hotel in Bloomington, MN
    • RSVP on Facebook here.

     

    The “Roundtable” is a program of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago whose purpose is to build and sustain an ongoing conversation with young adults about the Church and what roles they can play to help shape its future. Launched in October 2018, the Roundtable is envisioned to be a series of small group meetings in parishes throughout the Metropolis between young adults and His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael.

     

    For more information visit: www.roundtables.squarespace.com

  • Western Region Family Basketball Tournament »

    February 7 - 9

    The Western Region Family Basketball Tournament brings together parishes of the Western and Northern Regions of the Metropolis of Chicago in order to build up the church of Christ by confirming our unity and common faith. This is accomplished through worship, workshops, fellowship, and games.

    We are happy to announce that St. George St. Paul & Hyatt Regency in Bloomington, MN will host this year’s Tournament!

    Click here to register.

  • Men's Retreat »

    January 31

    Join the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Family Synaxis for their 9th Annual Men’s Retreat from January 31 - February 1, 2020, at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center. The retreat, themed “Men & Fathers of the Bible” will be led by Fr. Richard Andrews of SS. Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church.

    The registration fee is $60 and overnight accommodations are available. Click here to register.

  • Fanari Winter Camp 2019 (Senior GOYAns Only) »

    January 17 - 20

    Seeing that waiting an entire year for the next session of camp is just too long, Fanari Winter Camp brings all of the fun of Fanari Summer Camp to the winter months. Fanari Winter Camp offers two sessions, the first for Senior GOYAns (High Schoolers) and the second for Junior GOYAns (Middle Schoolers). Our most enjoyable activities include: Worship, Orthodox Life, Winter Olympics, and much more! Our 2020 Fanari Winter Camp sessions are as follows:

    • Fanari Winter Camp | Senior GOYA (High School): January 17-20, 2020 [MLK Day Weekend] | $225/camper
    • Fanari Winter Camp | Junior GOYA (Middle School): February 28-March 2, 2020 [Pulaski Day Weekend] | $225/camper

     

    Visit www.fanari.camp/winter-camp to register today!

  • NHIBT 2020: Youth Division Tournament »

    January 17 - 19

    The National Hellenic Invitational Basketball Tournament invites ALL HELLENIC YOUTH to the 90th annual basketball tournament during MLK weekend.

    For more information, please visit: www.nhibt.com

  • Metropolis of Chicago 59th Vasilopita Celebration »

    January 12

    Tickets are $10 for the benefit St. Basil's Academy in Garrison, NY. St. Basil's is a residence for Orthodox young people from troubled homes. Your generosity helps our Metropolis continue to be a major contributor to this worthy mission, enabling St. Basil's to make such a huge difference in the lives of the young who live there.

    Hosted by: Metropolis of Chicago Philoptochos

    For more information, contact St. George Church office (773) 525-1793 or OFFICE@stgeorgechicago.net

  • Christmas Vigil »

    December 24

    Please join us for a Christmas Vigil to glorify the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 24, 2019 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago. The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy presided by His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael will begin at 10 PM.

    Free valet parking available. Please contact Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral for more information - (312) 664-5485.

  • Metropolis of Chicago Christmas Open House »

    December 15

    Join the Chicago Metropolis for their Annual Christmas Open House! Light appetizers and refereshments will be served. No reservations necessary. For more information, please email kathas@hellenicmuseum.org.

  • Y2AM On the Road: St. Louis, MO »

    December 13

    A weekend event for regional youth workers, young adults, and youth to help build up Y2AM Chicago's Ministries.

    • YAL Orthodoxy on Tap w/ Father Kosmas - Friday, Dec. 13 (7-10 PM), TBA pub in St. Louis area
    • Youth Worker Training Seminar (Sunday School Teachers & Youth Leaders) - Saturday, Dec. 14 (10 AM-2 PM) at St. Nicholas Family Center
    • Jr & Sr GOYA Gathering - Saturday, Dec. 14 (5 PM-8 PM) at St. Nicholas Family Center

     

    Cost: There is no cost to these events, other than the youth worker training ($25).

    Click here to RSVP.

  • Lethal Nationalism: Genocide of the Greeks »

    December 7

    Hear the horrifying truth of the decade-long genocide of the Greeks told by survivors and world-reowned genocide scholars.

     

    Join the Metropolis of Chicago for a FREE, private theatrical premiere of “Lethal Nationalism: Genocide of the Greeks” at the Pickwick Theater in Park Ridge.

     

    RSVP is required. Email info@HellenicResearchCenter.org or call (312) - 964-5120.