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  • Update from Locum Tenens »

    February 15, 2018

    Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit, Locum Tenens of Chicago, announces the election of the Very Reverend Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides as Metropolitan of Chicago.

  • Michael B. Petrovich Memorial Scholarship »

    February 10, 2018

    The Federation of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians - Metropolis of Chicago is pleased to announce the introduction of the Michael B. Petrovich Memorial Scholarship. The Scholarship will be awarded to one parishioner of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago who is seeking a Bachelors of Arts degree or higher in Music Theory, Music Composition, Voice, Choral Music, Byzantine Chant, Choral Conducting, Piano, Organ, Music Education, or other related field of study deemed appropriate by the scholarship committee.

  • Bishop Demetrios Sabbatical Announcement »

    February 9, 2018

    Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos announces that he will be starting a one-year sabbatical beginning February 10, 2018.

  • 2018 Blessing of the Water Services »

    February 1, 2018

    For 2018, Outdoor Blessing of the Water Services have been held in ten communities within the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago. Each January 6, Eastern Orthodox Christians throughout the world celebrate Theophany, which in Greek mean “manifestation of God.” The feast day commemorates the Baptism of Christ and the revelation of the Holy Trinity.

  • Bishop Demetrios Celebrates Feast Day of St. Anthony at Metropolis Chapel »

    January 20, 2018

    Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos celebrates the feastday of St. Anthony the Great at St. Anthony Chapel at the Metropolis of Chicago offices.

  • Bishop Demetrios Completes 80 Archpastoral Visitations in 2017 »

    December 30, 2017

    In 2017, His Grace, Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Holy Metropolis of Chicago, through the strength and blessings of our Lord, made over 80 pastoral visitations throughout the year, visiting the faithful in all 58 parishes within our Metropolis.

  • Services Celebrated at St. Dionysios Chapel »

    December 19, 2017

    Bishop Demetrios of Mokossos officiates services at St. Dionysios Chapel at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Chicago.

  • 2018 Blessing of the Water Services »

    December 19, 2017

    The outdoor Blessing of the Water service at a major waterway is rare in this part of the United States due to our climate. This year the Metropolis of Chicago will witness nine outdoor services within the six Midwest states we oversee.

  • His Grace Attends 100th Anniversary Celebration in St. Louis »

    December 11, 2017

    His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, along with clergy from throughout Missouri and Southern Illinois joined St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in St Louis on Saturday, December 9, to celebrate their 100th Anniversary at a Black-tie Gala at the parish’s Family Life Center.

  • Holocaust in Greece: The Untold Story »

    December 7, 2017

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is proud to announce a series of educational presentations to be held in Milwaukee throughout January, February and March of 2018 concerning the Holocaust in Greece and the heroic effort by the Greek Orthodox Church and citizens of Greece to shelter and hide Greece's Jewish population from the invading Nazi forces during World War II.

  • Cathedral Celebrates 125th Anniversary »

    December 4, 2017

    A large crowd packed the ballroom of the world famous Drake Hotel in Downtown Chicago to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

  • Bishop Demetrios Officiates Six Month Memorial for Metropolitan Iakovos »

    December 4, 2017

    Metropolis of Chicago observes six month remembrance of Metropolitan Iakovos of blessed memory.

  • Bishop Demetrios Celebrates with Metropolis of Chicago Archons »

    December 1, 2017

    His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos officiated Vesper and Divine Liturgy Services for St Andrew the Apostle at Chicago's St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Church, joined at both events by the Metropolis of Chicago Archons and many members of the Clergy.

  • Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos Officiates Divine Liturgy at the Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Centre »

    November 21, 2017

    His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos officiated today's Divine Liturgy Celebrating the Entrance of the Theotokos at the Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Centre in Wheeling.

  • 2017 Martha & Mary Maternity House Celebration and Thanksgiving Banquet »

    November 21, 2017

    St. John The Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Des Plaines, Illinois, hosted the Martha and Mary Maternity House Celebration and Thanksgiving Banquet on Tuesday, November 14.