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Welcome to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Chicago
"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." — Romans 15:7
Centrally located near the heart of the city, the Annunciation Greek
Orthodox Cathedral is the oldest church edifice built specifically as a
Greek Orthodox Church in the Metropolis of Chicago.
Established by the original Greek Orthodox community in the city in
1892, the church was built on its present site in 1910 and faithfully
models the Byzantine-Renaissance style of architecture.
Throughout its sacramental life the community and her clergy have
served every level of society through a wide range or programs and
services. As Cathedral for the Metropolis of Chicago, the church serves
as a focal point for major Metropolis ministries such as the "Feed the
Hungry" program, the Bishop's Task Force on AIDS and Metropolis and
As cathedral, the Church of the Annunciation is the seat of the
Metropolitan of Chicago, spiritual father and bishop to sixty parishes
and two monastic communities in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. more»