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For Immediate Release

On November 29, 2018, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago made the following statement:

“The Metropolis is aware that Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Chicago will be auctioned on December 14 and finds the situation regrettable and disappointing.

“Since his enthronement in March, His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael has treated Holy Trinity’s foreclosure as a top priority. Though it has limited power in civil matters like this one, the Metropolis has and continues to devote substantial time and resources in a good faith effort to find the best path forward for Holy Trinity.

“Regardless of the outcome of the auction on December 14, the Metropolis will continue to work with the parish, and if necessary, find a spiritual home for parishioners so worship, stewardship and the ministries of the Church continue in earnest. We ask the faithful of the Metropolis for their prayers and to remain mindful of the words of the Apostle Paul: “when one member suffers, all suffer together” (1 Cor. 12:26).”

About the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago

Tracing its roots back to 1923, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is the diocese of Greek Orthodox faithful in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, as well as northern Indiana and southeastern Missouri and consists of 58 parishes and two monastic communities. The Metropolis is one of nine regions in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and is presided over by His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael. The general offices of the Metropolis are temporarily located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. For more information, visit To sign up for news from the Metropolis, visit

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Chris Varones