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  • 100th Commemoration of the Great Catastrophe »

    March 19, 2019

    Few today know of one of the first genocides of the twentieth century committed against the Greeks of the Black Sea, Pontos, and Asia Minor. Rooted in ethnic and religious intolerance against Christian minorities, Ottoman Turkey committed brutal atrocities against its Greek population between 1913 and 1923. We invite you to a ground-breaking symposium featuring distinguished scholars as they reflect upon history, a legacy of loss, remembrance, and the diaspora experience today.

  • Metropolitan's Homily on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, 2019 »

    March 19, 2019

    It seems like just a few days ago, dear fathers and beloved brothers and sisters in Christ—it seems like only yesterday that these piercing words ushered us further into the Triodion period. As a prologue to the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, the Lord poses a poignant question to those around Him—to those who believed that they alone possessed the true faith.

  • Winter 2018-19 Philoptochos Perspective »

    March 15, 2019

    Read the Winter 2018-2019 Philoptochos Perspective Newsletter

  • SAVE THE DATE! 17th Biennial Children's Medical Fund Luncheon »

    March 11, 2019

    Save the date for the National Philoptochos 17th Biennial 2019 Children's Medical Fund Luncheon on November 16, 2019 at the Chicago Marriott.

  • Special Risk Management Committee Formed »

    March 11, 2019

    Preserving the safety and security of 58 parishes, two monastic communities and Metropolis institutions is the charge of a special committee formed by His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced today.

  • Metropolitan Nathanael's Encyclical for Great and Holy Lent in Greek and English »

    March 8, 2019

    We can say that true repentance is to recognize our sinful state and to seek out God. These two elements – repentance and seeking God – must go hand in hand. For the recognition and acceptance of our weaknesses, when not coupled with seeking God, can lead a person to disappointment and despair. Everything that we do during this period – fasting, attending services, almsgiving, prayer, confession, etc. – we do as a means to seek God.

  • Metropolitan Nathanael's Lenten Service Schedule »

    March 8, 2019

    View the 2019 Lenten Liturgical Schedule of His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago

  • Patriarchal Encyclical for Great and Holy Lent in Greek and English »

    March 8, 2019

    In a world of manifold confusion, the ascetic experience of Orthodoxy constitutes an invaluable spiritual asset, an inexhaustible source of divine knowledge and human wisdom. The blessed phenomenon of ascesis, whose spirit pervades our entire way of life – for “asceticism is Christianity in its entirety” – is not the privilege of the few or chosen, but an “ecclesial event,” a communal good, a shared blessing and the common vocation for all faithful without exception.

  • 2019 Pan-Orthodox Vespers »

    March 5, 2019

    Join us for Triumph of Orthodoxy Pan-Orthodox Vespers Sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Clergy Association of Greater Chicago on Sunday, March 17 at 6:30 pm.

  • Philoptochos Lenten 2019 Retreat »

    March 1, 2019

    The Metropolis of Chicago Philoptochos presents a Lenten Retreat “Refugees, War and Oppression” on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, Palos Heights, IL

  • Ss. Peter and Paul Philoptochos Quilt-a-Thon »

    March 1, 2019

    Hosted by Saints Peter and Paul Philoptochos Society, join us for the 2019 SS. Peter and Paul Lenten Quilt-a-Thon on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Blankets will be donated to the Evanston North Shore Hospital Pediatric Unit.

  • Metropolis Begins Parish Baselining Initiative »

    February 12, 2019

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago today announced the launch of a Baselining Survey initiative which seeks to gather current and historical information about the 58 parishes of the Metropolis.

  • Metropolis of Chicago Initiates Search for Executive Director »

    February 7, 2019

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago today announced that it is accepting applications for the new position of Executive Director. Interested candidates can find a detailed job description here.

  • Men's Retreat, Great Lent: From False Freedom to True Freedom »

    February 4, 2019

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Family Synaxis Presents the 2019 Eighth Annual Men's Retreat, Feb 22-23, 2019 at the Saint Iakovos Retreat Center.

  • Metropolis of Chicago Relocation FAQ »

    January 25, 2019

    Read for more information on the temporary relocation of the Metropolis of Chicago's operations.

  • Metropolis of Chicago to Relocate To Temporary Location »

    January 25, 2019

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced today its plan to move its operations to a temporary location at 1301 Estes Avenue in Elk Grove Village.

  • Fr. Kosmas Kallis Appointed Youth Director »

    January 14, 2019

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced today the appointment of Fr. Kosmas Kallis as its new Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.

  • Metropolis Receives Donations to Support Key Ministries »

    December 28, 2018

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced today the receipt of two significant financial contributions that will provide additional support to four important ministry initiatives.

  • 2018 Nativity Encyclical »

    December 19, 2018

    Merry Christmas! Here's a message from His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael about this joyous feast.

  • Update on the Status of Holy Trinity Parish »

    December 14, 2018

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago issued a statement regarding Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

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