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  • Divorce Rebuilders Group »

    February 17 - March 23

    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:

  • Fanari Winter Camp 2019 (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 to register today!

  • 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.

  • Y2AM on the Road Retreat | All Wisconsin Parishes »

    March 14

    Join us for Y2AM on the Road Retreat! It will include two parts on for GOYAns (Middle & High Schoolers) and one for Young Adults (18-35) as follows:


    GOYA RETREAT | Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Wauwatosa, WI | 10am-2pm:

    • 10am: Arrival, Registration, Ice Breakers
    • 11am: Session & Activity
    • 12pm: Lunch
    • 1pm: Session & Activity
    • 2pm: Departure


    YAL DINNER & DISCUSSION | TBD Milwaukee, WI Restaurant | 7-10pm: Our Milwaukee-area Young Adults are invited to join us for a fun dinner & discussion on the 'Why' of Great Lent.

    Register here:

  • Oratorical Festival 2020 »

    April 25

    The Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical and Fine Arts Festival is a longstanding tradition that provides a unique opportunity for our youth both to learn about their faith and to display their talents in the areas of Speech, Essay, Poetry, Iconography and Vocal Solo (new category as of 2019). Those who are successful at their individual parish festivals are invited to participate at the Metropolitan Festival each spring.

    The deadline for submitting the Participant Registration Form is Monday, March 25, 2019.

    Click here for more information.

  • The Inaugural Servant Leadership Awards »

    May 1


    The Metropolis will host its inaugural Servant Leadership Awards Dinner on Friday, May 1, 2020 at the Cotillion Banquets in Palatine, Illinois. On that date, the Metropolis will gather as one to recognize laypersons from our parishes who have distinguished themselves for their acts of service, leadership and innovation on behalf of our Holy Church. His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael wishes to use this occasion to formally acknowledge and reward the hard work and achievements of the lay servant leaders in our parishes, and hopes that by highlighting their efforts, others will be inspired to get involved in the life of the Church.


    Tickets to the Servant Leadership Awards Dinner will go on sale in March.

    Click here for more information regarding nominations.