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  • Archpastoral Encyclical on the Feast of Great and Holy Pascha 2018 »

    April 4, 2018

    His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago greets the metropolis with the joy of The Resurrection. He offers Paschal prayers and words of paternal love to the clergy, monastics, and faithful.

  • Palm Sunday Archpastoral Visitation »

    April 2, 2018

    His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago officiated Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy at Annuciation Greek Orthodox Parish of Milwaukee. Today's visit was the first by the Metropolitan outside of the Chicago Metro Area, first to Milwaukee and first to the State of Wisconsin.

  • Annual Greek Flag Raising at Daley Plaza »

    March 26, 2018

    A large crowd attended the Annual Raising of the Greek Flag and Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Richard J. Daley Center Plaza in Downtown Chicago on Thursday, March 22.

  • Presentation at Iowa State Capital on 75th Anniversary of Protest Letter »

    March 26, 2018

    On its 75th Anniversary, the Greek Orthodox Archbishop Damaskinos' Letter of Protest Against the Holocaust is commemorated. While living in Nazi occupied Greece, Archbishop Damaskinos stands out as the only worldwide leader to formally protest the Holocaust during World War II.

  • Enthronement Address of His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael »

    March 25, 2018

    As we come together in this sacred space dedicated to the Annunciation, the words and melodies of the psalmist come to mind: “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; his mercy endures forever. Let Israel say: His mercy endures forever. Let the house of Aaron say: His mercy endures forever. Let those who fear the Lord say: His mercy endures forever” (Psalm 118). Our celebration today invites us to raise our own voices and exclaim: “God’s mercy endures forever!”

  • Ἐνθρονιστήριος Λόγος Τοῦ Σεβασμιωτάτου Μητροπολίτου Σικάγου κ. Ναθαναήλ »

    March 25, 2018

    Καθώς εἴμαστε συναθροισμένοι σ᾽ αὐτό τόν ἱερό τόπο, τόν ἀφιερωμένο στόν Εὐαγγελισμό τῆς Παναγίας μας, ἔρχονται στή σκέψη μου τά λόγια τοῦ Ψαλμωδοῦ: «Ἐξομολογεῖσθε τῷ Κυρίῳ, ὅτι ἀγαθός, ὅτι εἰς τόν αἰῶνα τό ἔλεος αὐτοῦ. Εἰπάτω δή οἶκος Ἰσραήλ, ὅτι ἀγαθός, ὅτι εἰς τόν αἰῶνα τό ἔλεος αὐτοῦ. Εἰπάτω δή οἶκος Ἀαρών, ὅτι ἀγαθός, ὅτι εἰς τόν αἰῶνα τό ἔλεος αὐτοῦ» (Ψαλτ. 117, 1-3). Ὁ σημερινός ἑορτασμός μᾶς καλεῖ νά ὑψώσουμε τίς φωνές μας καί νά διακηρύξουμε: «ὅτι εἰς τόν αἰῶνα τό ἔλεος αὐτοῦ».

  • Metropolitan Nathanael Installed as Metropolitan of Chicago »

    March 24, 2018

    Last month, following the recommendation of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, members of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul unanimously cast their votes for Metropolitan Nathanael. He was ordained a bishop of the Church with the title Metropolitan Chicago on Saturday, March 17 in New York City. The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is honored today to hold an Enthronement Ceremony to install the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Chicago Nathanael Symeonides.

  • Letter to the Metropolis of Chicago from His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios »

    March 20, 2018

    Archbishop Demetrios introduces the Very Reverend Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides, the new Metropolitan of the Holy Metropolis of Chicago. The Archbishop asks the clergy and faithful to offer love and dedication, under the care of Metropolitan Nathanael, for the realization of the supreme apostolic mission of the Church.

  • Axios! Ordination of Metropolitan Nathanael »

    March 20, 2018

    Metropolitan-elect Nathanael of Chicago was ordained to the Episcopacy at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Saturday, March 17, according to the apostolic tradition. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America presided at the services.

  • 75th Anniversary of Arch. Damaskinos' Protest Against the Holocaust »

    March 20, 2018

    On March 18, 2018, the Jewish Federation of Peoria and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago hosted an educational presentation at the Peoria Riverfront Museum recognizing the 75th Anniversary of Greek Orthodox Archbishop Damaskinos' Letter of Protest Against the Holocaust.

  • Hierarchical Ordination of Metropolitan-Elect Nathanael of Chicago »

    March 16, 2018

    His Grace Metropolitan-elect of Chicago Nathanael Symeonides will be ordained a Bishop by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America, presiding at the services; concelebrating members of the Holy Eparchial Synod, and other Hierarchs from around the world on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (319 E 74th Street, NYC).

  • State of Indiana Passes Archon Resolution »

    March 15, 2018

    Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb endorses the action taken by the Indiana Senate with resolution SR2 and the House of Representatives resolution HR28, both of which are the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle’s Religious Freedom Resolution for the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Indiana is now the 45th State to fully pass Religious Freedom resolutions in support of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

  • Archons Hold Third Annual Business Retreat »

    March 3, 2018

    The Metropolis of Chicago's Archons held their Third Annual Archon Business Retreat on Saturday, February 24, at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center in Kansasville, Wisconsin. During the event, the Regional Commanders discussed Metropolis of Chicago Archon news and reported on National Archon-related events.

  • Resolution Passes Indiana House HR28 »

    February 28, 2018

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago and the Metropolis of Detroit, currently both under the leadership of Metropolitan Nicholas, together with Order of Saint Andrew (Archon) Regional Commanders, are proud to announce passage today of Indiana HR28, the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle’s Religious Freedom Resolution for the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

  • World Famous Cantor Performs Free Concert »

    February 20, 2018

    This past Sunday, February 18, at the Jewish Community Center in Whitefish Bay, world famous Cantor Alberto Mizrahi preformed a free concert and gave remarks at the forth presentation in an educational series entitles "An Untold Tale: The Holocaust in Greece".