Browsing: Chicago

Source: Chicago Tribune By MADELINE BUCKLEY When a parishioner of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Lakeview received permission to be at the side of his parent who was seriously ill after contracting COVID-19, the Rev. Chrysanthos Kerkeres was able to say a prayer over the phone. The son donned full protective gear, called up the priest on FaceTime and showed his parent the phone. Kerkeres gave a general blessing over the parishioner, who remains hospitalized. The parishioner was one of 18 people with connections to the North Side church who have fallen ill with the virus, four of whom have…

Source: The National Herald By TNH Staff Originally published on December 20, 2019 CHICAGO – Isolation. Violence. Hope and Communion was the theme of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion (OCAMPR) annual conference that was held November 7-9 and was hosted by the Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Glenview, Illinois. The Orthodox Theological Society of America (OTSA) held their annual conference concurrently with OCAMPR, providing additional opportunities for fellowship and dialogue for all 150 participants. “We had tornado drills in elementary school when I was young. Now we have active shooter drills,” shared Dr. Philip Mamalakis,…

Paul Gavrilyuk Ph.D. “Recovering The Fullness of Synodality: Lay Participation in the Conciliar Process” It is our pleasure to announce that our lecturer for this year is Dr. Paul Gavrilyuk, the Aquinas Chair in Philosophy and Theology in the Theology Department at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN. Dr. Gavrilyuk is the founding president of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA) and the author of numerous articles and books, from The Suffering of the Impassible God: the Dialectics of Patristic Theology (2004) to Georges Florovsky and the Russian Religious Renaissance (2013), both published by Oxford University Press. Lecture…

Source: The National Herald By Theodore Kalmoukos BOSTON – Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago, in an exclusive interview with The National Herald, discussed the recent sale of the nave of the historic parish of Holy Trinity of Chicago. He also gave his reasons for not informing His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros about the sale and spoke about the crying icon of the Mother of God, the audit of the finances of the Metropolis, and why the Holy Trinity parish continues to have two salaried priests given its financial troubles. The entire interview follows: TNH: Your Eminence how do you feel about the…

Source: The National Herald By TNH Staff CHICAGO – The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced the enactment of a series of policies and decisions designed to provide for greater transparency, accountability and communication in its operations, ministries and finances. The actions were introduced by His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael during his first 100 days as the newly enthroned Metropolitan and approved and/or implemented by the newly formed Metropolis Council. “The Orthodox faithful have long supported the Church with their time, talent and treasure, in good and tough times, and have made their concerns and expectations clear to me,” His Eminence…

Source: Daily Beast How a priceless Russian icon—said to be painted by St. Luke himself—evaded the Bolsheviks and the Nazis to land in a charming Chicago church designed by a world-famous architect. WILLIAM O’CONNOR The Tikhvin Icon has traveled through history and across the globe on an arduous journey few pieces of art can claim to match. A portrait of the Virgin Mother said to be painted by the divine hand of St. Luke himself, the icon is one of the world’s most precious religious objects. According to legend, over the centuries it eluded capture by the Turks, the Swedes,…

Source: Ancient Faith Ministries May 15, 2018 Length: 1:38:37 Bill Marianes has an in depth conversation with the newly elected Metropolitan Nathanael Symeonides of the Chicago Metropolis of the GOA. Topics and calls range from Orthodox unity to strategic planning. Don’t miss this 90 minute intimate conversation with one of our newest and youngest hierarchs. Click here to listen.

Source: Estiator Magazine Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago, enthroned just last month, impressed us with his enthronement address and appears to be quite suited to shepherd a Metropolis that was led for decades by a questionable prelate and his auxiliary bishop over the last few years, who has now been cast aside. Based on other reports as well, Nathanael appears to be a serious individual, a good orator (who has an excellent command of both languages), exceptionally trained, and above all, down to earth. From his interviews, we gather that he has an understanding of today’s social reality, and at a time…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Saturday of Lazarus The Saturday of Lazarus and Palm Sunday precede and foreshadow the events of Holy Week. In addition to showing Christ’s divinity, the feast of the Resurrection of Lazarus is a prophecy of the resurrection of Christ and all the dead for all time.  The events of Holy Week are overwhelming, but in the end, the light of Christ prevails. There is hope! It is in this Season of Hope that I reflect upon my experience of witnessing the Enthronement of the Metropolitan of Chicago, Nathanael, on March 24, 2018.  I am hopeful, because…

1 2 3 4