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On Friday, September 27, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago and Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church made the following statement:

Following September 10, 2019, Bankruptcy Court approval of the sale of Holy Trinity’s Chicago and the Deerfield properties, the parish is beginning the next chapter in its spiritual life. During the transition period, new leadership will be established for the immediate and long-term benefit of the parish. To foster this transition, and upon the request of His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael, the Parish Council members have offered their collective resignations.

The bankruptcy and foreclosure actions have been a deep source of pain for the Holy Trinity community. The Metropolis of Chicago is well aware of this reality and will continue to work with the parish to assist in its search for a new spiritual home appropriate for worship, prayer, and fellowship. To facilitate the work that lies ahead, an interim Parish Council will be appointed by the Metropolitan. Moreover, following a discussion about the need for changes to the parish’s clergy leadership, a new parish priest will be assigned in the near future. Until such time as a new priest is assigned to the parish, together with the interim Parish Council, the Very Reverend Timothy Bakakos, Chancellor of the Metropolis of Chicago, will oversee the administrative concerns of the parish.

The Metropolis of Chicago asks the faithful of the Metropolis to continue its prayers for and support of the Holy Trinity community throughout the transition.

About the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago

Tracing its roots back to 1923, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is the diocese of Greek Orthodox faithful in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin as well as northern Indiana and southeastern Missouri consisting of 58 parishes and two monastic communities. The Metropolis is one of nine regions in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and is presided over by His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael. The general offices of the Metropolis are temporarily located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. For more information, visit To sign up for news from the Metropolis, visit:

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Chris Varones