Though the current times have separated us from family, frends and neighbors, we remain united to each other as members of the Body of Christ. As Orthodox Christians, there are few greater truths present in our faith. In this spirit, the Metropolis of Chicago will share with the faithful sermonettes, prayers, reflection or stories from the clergy members and others of the Metropolis on a daily basis.

We hope you visit this webpage every day and share the pastoral messages with your family, friends and neighbors. The Metropolis asks the faithful for their continued prayers for our first responders, doctors, nurses, and for the people under their care.


Metropolitan Nathanael's Videos By Date

Monday, March 30

"Ascending the Ladder: Discussion with Metropolitan Nathanael"

Fr. John Chryssavgis joins Metropolitan Nathanael to discuss St. John Climacus and his great spiritual work, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, which the Orthodox Church commemorates on the Fourth Sunday of Lent.

Monday, March 30

"Cultivating Relationships at Home"

Wednesday, March 25

"Coping with Coronavirus: Discussion with Metropolitan Nathanael"

Metropolitan Nathanael, Father Doug Papulis, and Father Michael Arbanas discuss the Church’s leadership during the coronavirus pandemic, the road to recovery, and more on Facebook live.

Sunday, March 22

"Conveying My Love and Prayers"

Pastoral Messages By Date

Thursday, April 2

"A Helper and Protector, He Has Become My Salvation"

+Fr. Dimitri Tobias, St. Basil

Wednesday, April 1

"Commemorating St. Mary of Egypt – On April Fools’ Day?!"

+Fr. Basil Hickman, St. George

Tuesday, March 31

"St. Innocent: Entering a New Nation with a Sound Plan and Courage"

+Fr. Perry Kallis, St. Paul

Monday, March 30

"Ladders and Great Lent"

+Fr. Panayiotis Hasiakos, St. Demetrios Chicago

Sunday, March 29

"I Believe, Help My Unbelief"

+Fr. Panagiotis Boznos

Saturday, March 28

"Taking the Lead of the Theotokos"

+Fr. Ciprian Sas

Friday, March 27

"Theotokos, Pray for Us!"

+Fr. Richard Andrews, Saints Peter & Paul

Thursday, March 26

"Imitating Christ"

+Fr. Dustin Lyon, St. George

Wednesday, March 25

"Annunciation of the Theotokos"

+Fr. Timothy Sas, Twelve Holy Apostles

Tuesday, March 24

"God Is With Us"

+Fr. Dean Botsis, St. Haralambos

Monday, March 23

"Monday After the Veneration of the Holy Cross"

+Fr. Chris Mihalopoulos, St. Nectarios

Sunday, March 22

"Sunday of the Holy Cross: We are people under the protection of the Cross"

+ Fr. Symeon Johnson, St. Andrew

Youth & Young Adults


Join YAL for Prayer & Connection

Please join us in Virtual Ministry by YAL Chicago: Virtual Connection, a time of Prayer, Community, and Conversation in these times of Social Distancing. Each Friday at 6pm, we will be streaming a live Salutations Service followed by an Open Question Forum at 7pm to all via Zoom.

There is also an opportunity to submit names to be lifted up in Prayer to the Theotokos in these difficult times. We hope to see you all there!


Fanari Camp Prayer Services

Every Wednesday at 3 PM, youth are invited to Fanari Prayer Service via Instagram and Facebook Live. We will also be taking names to pray for so if you would like to submit names, please go to our Instagram Story to input the names of people you’d like prayed for. Please join us in praying for the safety of our community and the entire world. Spread the word for this special service. Stay safe.



"Our Lord Jesus Christ not only works in ways that are beyond reason, He also works through each of us," wrote His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael.

A Prayer in Light of the Coronavirus Pandemic

A Prayer for All Times

Prayers for the Sick

Prayers At Mealtime

Daily Personal Prayers: At Night (Compline)

Daily Personal Prayers: In The Morning

The Akathist Hymn and Small Compline

The Great Compline