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This year's Clergy Laity Congress features impactful ministry panels and workshops designed to equip delegates with the tools, resources, and inspiration needed to strengthen parishes and foster thriving communities. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue, gaining valuable insights and practical strategies to enhance their local ministries. The Congress aims to empower participants with a renewed sense of purpose and vision, ensuring the ongoing growth and vitality of their parishes and the broader Orthodox Christian community. Throughout the week, there are a wide number of topics being addressed in both Ministry Panels and Workshops.

His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago

His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago

His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago


His Eminence Nathanael of Chicago presides over the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, consisting of 58 parishes and 2 monastic communities in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, central Missouri, and northern Indiana. He was enthroned as Metropolitan of Chicago on March 24, 2018.

His Eminence earned a B.A. in religious studies from Hellenic College (2000); an MDiv from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (2003); and an STM in Christian ethics (2003) and a ThD in bioethics from Boston University (2007). He also studied public health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

47th Biennial
Clergy-Laity Congress
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America