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Source: Greek News By Apostolos Zoupaniotis New York – His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago is the youngest member of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Archdiocese of America, but during the past 30 days of the Coronavirus crisis, that changed everything in America, he made some really tough decisions. “The decision to suspend services throughout the Metropolis on Sunday, March 15th was the most difficult decision I’ve made as Metropolitan”, he told the Greek News in an exclusive interview. Until then, the directive about the maximum number of people allowed to join a gathering was 250. But Nathanael, seeking the…

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: 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: 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…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America NEW YORK – Metropolitan-elect Nathanael of Chicago was ordained to the Episcopacy at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Saturday, March 17, according to the apostolic tradition. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America presided at the services. The Metropolitans, members of the Holy Eparchial Synod, the bishops of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and hierarchs from other jurisdictions members of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the United States, as well as visiting hierarchs from abroad, concelebrated in the Divine Liturgy. In total, sixteen Hierarchs took part in the services assisted by 14…