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Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago

The Metropolis of Chicago is an ecclesiastical territory, a metropolis, large diocese, of the Greek Orthodox Church in the North-Central Midwest, United States, with its see city of Chicago. It is part of the Archdiocese of America and is led by a metropolitan who serves as the priest of the mother church, Annunciation Cathedral in the City of Chicago. Metropolitan Iakovos was enthroned as the Bishop of Chicago on May 1, 1979, following his election to that post by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Phanar, Constantinople, Turkey. In 2002, the diocese was raised to Metropolitan status.[1]

Greek Orthodox Metropolises
Metropolis of Chicago
Metropolitan Nathanael (Symeonides)
Cathedral Annunciation Cathedral, Chicago
Religious Brothers & Sisters n/a
Location Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota Northern Indiana, and Eastern Missouri, United States
Vital Statistics
Total Parishes 61
Total Orthodox Population n/a
Total Population abt 26,000,000
The Annunciation Cathedral




Aurora – St. Athanasios Church

Champaign – Three Hierarchs Church

Chicago (Hegewisch) – Assumption Church

Chicago – Annunciation Cathedral

Chicago – Assumption Church

Chicago – Holy Trinity Church

Chicago – St. Andrew Church

Chicago – St. Basil Church

Chicago – St. Demetrios Church

Chicago – St. George Church

Chicago – St. Nicholas Albanian Church

DeKalb – St. George Church

Decatur – Annunciation Church

Des Plaines – St. John the Baptist Church

East Moline – Assumption Church

Elgin – St. Sophia Church

Elmhurst – St. Demetrios Church

Glenview – SS. Peter and Paul Church

Joliet – All Saints Church

Justice – Holy Cross Church

Kankakee – Annunciation Church

Libertyville – St. Demetrios Church

Lincolnshire – Ascension of Our Lord Church

Niles – Holy Taxiarchai-St. Haralambos

Oak Lawn – Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

Olympia Fields – Assumption Greek Orthodox Church

Palatine – St. Nectarios Church

Palos Heights – St. Spyridon Church

Palos Hills – SS. Constantine & Helen Church

Peoria – All Saints Greek Orthodox Church

Rock Island – St. George Church

Rockford – SS. Constantine & Helen Church

Springfield – St. Anthony Church

Swansea – SS. Constantine & Helen Church

Westchester – Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church


Hammond – Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

Merrillville – Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church

Schereville – Saint George Greek Orthodox Church

South Bend – St. Andrew Church

Valparaiso – St. Iakovos Church


Cedar Rapids – St. John the Baptist Church

Des Moines – St. George Church

Dubuque – St. Elias the Prophet Church

Mason City – Holy Transfiguration Church

Sioux City – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

Waterloo – St. Demetrios Church


Duluth – Twelve Holy Apostles Church

Minneapolis – St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church

Rochester – SS. Anargyroi Church

St. Paul – St. George Church


Columbia – St. Luke the Evangelist Church

St. Louis – St. Nicholas Church

Town and Country – Assumption Greek Orthodox Church


Appleton – St. Nicholas Church

Fond du Lac – Holy Trinity Church

Madison – Assumption Church

Milwaukee – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Racine – Dormition of the Theotokos Church

Sheboygan – St. Spyridon Church

Wauwatosa – SS. Constantine and Helen Church


Illinois – Holy Transfiguration

Wisconsin – St. John Chrysostomos


  1. ^ Eltagouri, Grace Wong, Marwa. "First Metropolitan of Chicago dies at 89". Retrieved 5 June 2017.