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Metropolis of Chicago Archons Awarded Second Matching Grant

The Metropolis of Chicago Archons were recently awarded a second grant, this time from The Renaissance Fund, to further the Archons’ endeavors of informing the public about the issues facing the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

This two-year matching grant program will allow the Archons of the Metropolis of Chicago to present Religious Freedom Symposiums, retain speakers, conduct Archon meetings, produce promotional materials, and help provide educational programs to raise awareness about the key issues currently challenging the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The fund will also help fund administrative services and materials.

The Renaissance Fund, NFP is a 501(c)(3) qualified non-for-profit charitable organization that awards grants, donations, and scholarships to eligible students and organizations. The private foundation supports religious, charitable, educational, and scientific purposes of organizations promoting educational and humanitarian efforts and programs in the Greek Community within the United States, and the Eastern Orthodox Church. For more information about the Renaissance Fund visit

Archons are honorees of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew selected for their outstanding service to the Church, and are well-known, distinguished, and well-respected leaders of the Orthodox Christian community. To learn more about the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America visit