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On November 1, 2019, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago made the following statement concerning the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church:

Yesterday, the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Chicago closed on the sale of its Chicago property to The Universal Church in compliance with the Bankruptcy Court’s September 10, 2019 approval of the sale. While efforts were made by a group of six individuals for reconsideration of the September 10 approval, the Bankruptcy Court rejected their motions.

Although the parish was forced to sell its real estate assets to settle debts with lenders and to proceed with the settlement of its bankruptcy, steps are being taken to ensure that the Holy Trinity parish can move forward as a faith community that ministers to the needs of its parishioners and society at large.

In the near future, new parish leadership, both lay and ordained, will be appointed by the Metropolis of Chicago in an effort to introduce a fresh outlook on common challenges and new opportunities facing the parish. As Jesus Christ remains our chief cornerstone, we are at peace knowing that the Holy Trinity parish will establish stronger foundations that will enable it to serve the needs of all people for decades to come.

The faithful of the Metropolis of Chicago, along with all people of goodwill, are asked for their continued prayers and support of the Holy Trinity community during this period of transition and renewal.

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 consisting 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