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On November 13, 2019, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago made the following statement concerning the governance of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church:

On Sunday, November 10, an interim Parish Council of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Chicago officially was installed. Following the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, the Affirmation of Office was administered by the Very Reverend Archimandrite Timothy Bakakos, Chancellor of the Metropolis of Chicago. The interim Parish Council will serve for a period of no more than one year and now consists of members from the Holy Trinity parish and neighboring parishes including:

• Jeffrey Chrones, St. Andrew, Chicago

• Owen Field, St. George, Chicago

• Anthony Frankos, St. Basil, Chicago

• Dimitri Haralampopoulos, St. Demetrios, Chicago

•Phillip Hatzopoulos, St. Andrew, Chicago

• George Katsambas, Holy Trinity, Chicago

• James Lakerdas, Assumption, Chicago

• Peter Mihopoulos, Holy Trinity, Chicago

• Kevin Miologos, Annunciation Cathedral, Chicago

• Spiro Pantazis, Holy Trinity, Chicago

• Sandy Rigopoulos, St. John the Baptist, Des Plaines

• Peter Stamatis, St. John the Baptist, Des Plains

While expressing his gratitude to the Parish Council members who served Holy Trinity during the difficulties of the past few years, His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael encourages all members of the Metropolis “to help the interim Parish Council shoulder the great responsibility to restructure and revitalize the Holy Trinity parish and contribute to its spiritual growth.” The faithful of the Metropolis, along with all people of goodwill, are asked for their continued prayers and support of the Holy Trinity community.

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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