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.



PSA: Stay Home. Save Lives. (Greek Version Only)

Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago and Dr. George Chiampas, ER Doctor at Northwestern University, have an important message regarding the safety measures needed to care for our elderly and communities to stop the spread of coronavirus.



SeparateButUnited Page

COVID-19 Resources Page

Pastoral Messages By Date

Monday, May 25

"Distance Does Not Exist"

+Fr. Panagiotis Boznos, St. Athanasios - Aurora, IL

Sunday, May 24

"Blind Man Healing & Pandemic"

+Fr. Ciprian Sas, Annunciation - Milwaukee, WI

Saturday, May 23

"Myrrhbearer Mary of Cleopas & the Family of Jesus"

+Fr. Richard Demetrius Andrews, Saints Peter & Paul - Glenview, IL

Friday, May 22

"It's St. Dunstan Day!"

+Fr. Dustin Lyon, St. George - DeKalb, IL

Thursday, May 21

"The Joy of Togetherness"

+Fr. Timothy Sas, Twelve Holy Apostles Church - Duluth, MN

Wednesday, May 20

"For We Cannot But Speak the Things That We Have Seen and Heard"

+Fr. Dean Botsis, Holy Taxiarhai and St. Haralambos - Niles, IL

Tuesday, May 19

"My Sheep Hear My Voice, and I Know Them, and They Follow Me; And I Give Them Eternal Life."

+Fr. Chris Mihalopoulos, St. Nectarios - Palatine, IL

Monday, May 18

"Called to Give Witness"

+Fr. Simeon Johnson, Saint Andrews - Chicago, IL

Sunday, May 17

"The Samaritan Woman and God's Therapeutic Judgment"

Fr. Anastasios Theodoropoulos, All Saints - Peoria, IL

Saturday, May 16

"Make It Personal"

+Fr. George Lamberis, Holy Taxiarhai and St. Haralambos - Niles, IL

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