Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
601 S. Central Avenue
Chicago, IL 60644
Phone: (773) 626-3114
Fax: (773) 626-3141
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The Very Reverend Father Timothy G. Bakakos Appointed Chancellor of the Metropolis of Chicago
August 14, 2019
His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael announced the appointment of the Very Reverend Father Timothy Bakakos as Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago. He will begin in his new role on September 1.
"As the most senior priest in the Metropolis of Chicago, Fr. Timothy brings a wealth of experience, relationships, and insight to the role of Chancellor. I am most pleased by Fr. Timothy's desire to serve the Metropolis given that he has embodied the essence of Christ-centered servant leadership throughout his ordained ministry, a blessing which will directly benefit our parishes, our clergy, and our faithful," said His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael.
As Chancellor, Fr. Timothy will be responsible for nurturing the spiritual growth and overseeing administrative matters of the clergy of the 58 parishes and two monastic communities across the Metropolis' six-state region. Beyond working closely with the clergy, Fr. Timothy will also interact with lay leadership, maintain and grow the Metropolis' ministries, and advance Metropolis' policies and programs.
"I am honored to be chosen as Chancellor of the Metropolis of Chicago and am eager to help implement the vision of His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael. The calling of the priesthood is in my blood, and though I will now serve the Metropolis in another capacity, I will remain an advocate for the clergy and work hard to foster a culture of openness and brotherhood," said Fr. Timothy.
During his nearly 40 years of priesthood, Fr. Timothy served at St Elias the Prophet Church in Dubuque, IA; St. Sophia in Elgin, IL; St. Nicholas Church in Oak Lawn, IL; and (currently) the Assumption Church in Chicago, IL. He attended Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology, Pierce College in Agia Paraskeve, and the University of Athens. In 1975, Fr. Timothy received a B.S from Hellenic College and an MDiv from Holy Cross School of Theology in 1978. He was ordained into the Holy Diaconate in 1980 and, months later, ordained into the priesthood. Among other responsibilities, Fr.Timothy also served as a member of the Metropolis Council; currently serves as a member of the Metropolis of Chicago Spiritual Court, and is the Spiritual Advisor to the Metropolis' "Bishop Iakovos Scholarship Fund." Additionally, he served on the National Clergy Benefits Committee (ABC) of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and was a Metropolis of Chicago Clergy representative to the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council (APC).
We meet for worship services each Sunday morning, followed by the coffee fellowship hour in Plato Hall.
Sundays: Orthros (Matins): 8:30 AM | Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM
Sunday Children's Liturgy (in St. Catherine's Chapel): 9:45 AM
Weekday Services: Orthros (Matins): 8:30 AM | Divine Liturgy: 9:30 AM
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Live Divine Liturgy Services can be viewed every Sunday morning beginning at 9:45 am CDT
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