Do you have a Komboskini? Have you ever worn one? Read on to discover the history and purpose of these prayer ropes worn by Greek Orthodox faithful.
With a heavy heart and profound sadness, we report the passing our beloved Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago. He was 89 years old. May his memory be eternal.
On May 19, Chicagoans had the opportunity to venerate a myrrh-streaming Greek Orthodox icon from Pennsylvania that’s been associated with many miracles.
Christos Anesti! Christ is Risen! Here is the Paschal Encyclical from His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago. Have a blessed Pascha!
St. Nicholas Shrine at the World Trade Center will be a church, a museum, and a place to remember the victims of 9/11. Join us on our VIP tour.
Greek Orthodox Navy Chaplain, Father David C. Hostetler hosted the very first Japanese Epiphany Blessing of the Waters. Learn about the event, and meet Father David.
Read the Christmas Encyclical 2016, by the spiritual father of the Metropolis of Chicago, His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos.
Two distinguished gentlemen from the Chicago Metropolis were recently invested as Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Meet the new Archons.
Another parish is celebrating a milestone anniversary. The community of St. Andrew Chicago will commemorate their 90th anniversary on December 3.
Yesterday, a Lutheran Seminary in Chicago presented Archbishop Demetrios with the 9th century Codex 1424, long missing from a Greek monastery.
Annunciation Cathedral of Chicago will soon kick off a yearlong celebration in anticipation of their 125th anniversary celebration. Learn more about Chicago’s historic Cathedral.
The Annunciation Cathedral of San Francisco sustained extensive damage during an earthquake in 1989. This historic community stands strong, and rebuilding efforts are in full force as they prepare to celebrate their 95th anniversary.
Assumption Church in Homer Glen, IL, known as the “little church that wouldn’t go away”, celebrates its 100th anniversary with a myrrh-streaming icon and a thriving parish.
Today we commemorate the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, Panagia. Hronia polla to all who celebrate today!
Have you ever wondered what Archons do and how you get to be one? We sat down with the Metropolis of Chicago’s Archon Regional Commanders to get the answers to these questions and more.
After 55 years of preparations, The Holy and Great Council will convene on June 19 in Crete. Pan-Orthodox is among unity among discussion items.
May 29 is the anniversary of the Fall of Constantinople. This marked the end of the Byzantine Empire. What happened? Read on to learn more about this important history.
Many exciting things are happening at Ascension of Our Lord Greek Orthodox Church, the newest church community of the Metropolis of Chicago.
His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago shares his annual Paschal address. Kali Anastasi!
It’s Καθαρή Δεύτερα – Clean Monday. It’s the first day of Great Lent. Let’s look at some Clean Monday traditions, and reflect on the Lenten journey.
Father Themi Adamopoulos has led a fascinating life, leading him to find God and his calling to be a missionary priest in Africa.
The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago and SS Kosmas & Damianos Church in Rochester, MN have announced that Philoxenia House, located across the street from Mayo Clinic, is now available to individuals from all faiths.
A jubilee at St. George Greek Orthodox Church of St. Paul commemorated 75 years of service.
Two years ago, St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago was in danger of closing. Today, the parish is thriving, energized, and growing.
Maria Boyle created Divorce Rebuilders so people would have the support they need to help them through this difficult time.
Fr Barnabas Powell, host of Faith Encouraged Live will lead a retreat in Chicago on October 10.
Bishop DEMETRIOS of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, has been appointed to the Hate Crime Prosecution Council by Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.
Last evening, Chicago lost one of its most beloved and respected priests, Father Byron Papanikolaou of SS Constantine and Helen Church in Palos Hills, IL.
St. Demetrios Church Chicago recently embarked on an exterior renovation project, made possible by a donation from the John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation.
Greek blog Louka Mantinias chornicles visit to St. Andrew Church in Patras, by Greek-American Presbytera Dimitra Georganas.
The Philoptochos at St. John the Baptist Church in Des Plaines, IL recently presented a donation of $12,800 to go toward the construction of the St. Nicholas National Shrine, the only house of worship at Ground Zero in New York. The group solicited donations of their members, family and friends.