Past Event

The Great and Holy Council: A Universal Church with a Universal Mandate

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago

Metropolitan of Chicago (then director)

Elected Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Chicago on February 7, 2018. Ordained as Metropolitan on March 17, 2018.

Archbishop Demetrios of America appointed the Very Rev. Archimandrite Dr. Nathanael Symeonides to the position of Director of the Office of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations on September 16, 2013.

Fr. Nathanael was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, and is a 2000 Graduate of Hellenic College and a 2003 Graduate of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. He holds a ThD in Bioethics from Boston University, and a MS from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

He was ordained a Deacon by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios in 2003 and a Presbyter by the Archbishop in 2010. He served as the Deacon to the Archbishop from 2006-2010 and as the pastor of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, NYC since 2010.