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Source: The National Herald By TNH Staff CHICAGO, IL – The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced the work of a transition team to aid in the implementation of new policies, procedures and strategy under the new leadership of His Eminence Nathanael, who was installed as the Metropolitan of the Chicago on March 24. The transition team has been assisting him since his enthronement. “As metropolitan, one of my priorities is to instill greater transparency and accountability in how the Metropolis of Chicago conducts its affairs,” Nathanael said. “Openness allows the faithful of the Metropolis to clearly see how their…

Source: The National Herald By TNH Staff CHICAGO, IL – His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago sent out his Pascha Encyclical for 2018, his first as the new metropolitan. The full text follows. Nathanael By the grace of God, Metropolitan of the Holy Metropolis of Chicago Pascha 2018 To the Reverend Clergy, Monastic Communities, and blessed people of the Holy Metropolis of Chicago. Beloved fathersand brethren, Beloved children in the Lord of the Metropolis of Chicago, During this joyous and triumphant season of the Resurrection of Christ, as I extend to all of you my festal and paternal embrace, I…

Source: The National Herald BY THEODORE KALMOUKOS The case of Fr. James Dokos, former presiding priest of the Annunciation Parish in Milwaukee has brought to light once again a lack of leadership in the Greek Orthodox Church, on the Archdiocesan and Metropolis levels. The Milwaukee DA has charged Dokos with theft of trust funds, and Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos with attempt to interfere with the judicial process. First of all Fr. Dokos should not have been involved with financial issues involving his parishioners including assuming the role of caretaker of the trust established by the Franczak family. Undoubtedly, this entire…

July 22, 2014 Rev. Fr. James Greanias, President Metropolis of Chicago Clergy Syndesmos c/o St. Iakovos Greek Orthodox Church 602 E. Monroe Street Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 Fr. Jim, You are listed as the current leader of the Clergy Brotherhood of our Metropolis.  I have been a steward of the Parish of Saints Peter & Paul for almost 40 years.  Twenty years on the Council, three of them as President.  I served as a delegate to several Diocesan Assemblies and ten Clergy-Laity Congresses.  I stepped off the Council three years ago to make room for others to serve.  I know that…