ECCLESIA, Greek Orthodox Churches of the Chicago Metropolis Book
Explore the establishment and growth of the ecclesiastical Greek Orthodox churches. Documented for the first time in one place through personal interviews with dozens of priests and parishioners. Discover the Greek immigrant community, fundamental beliefs and history, as well at the meaning of Greek orthodoxy icons and symbols. If you are new to Orthodoxy, this book will illuminate Orthodox Christianity with its simple text and explanations
Bulk discounts for fundraisers and church organizations.
- A monumental photographic and historical journey through the entire Greek Orthodox Metropolis (Archdiocese) of Chicago
- Spans 59 individual parishes of Greek Orthodox Churches in six states: Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, northwest Indiana and northwest Missouri
- More than 400 richly colored photographs of Greek Orthodox churches with interior and exterior pictures
- Book is signed by author
- Measures 11" x 11" with 224 pages, ISBN 0-9759782-0-9
""I was delighted to receive your marvelous book, ECCLESIA, GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCHES of the CHICAGO METROPOLIS. As regards to the text, the photographs, and general presentation of the book, you have achieved a remarkably high standard. Indeed, your work constitutes a model of the way in which a study of this kind should be produced. My warmest congratulations!"" - Metropolitan Kallistos Ware
""Your book tells an important story of the Greek Orthodox Church in the Midwest, one that could be lost if not documented and archived in photos...Your photo record and historical information will prove extremely valuable to those who wish to tell the story of Orthodoxy in Chicago."" - Anton Vrame, PhD. Director of Religious Education Archdiocese, NY
Beautiful resource, ECCLESIA, is an excellent visual and historical record of the architecture and iconography of Greek Orthodox congregations in the region centered on Chicago but ranging from Missouri to Minnesota to Indiana. The large format book is extremely easy to navigate. I have found it helpful for teaching about the visual culture of religion.
I think your book is terrific!
""A masterpiece that should be in every Orthodox living room."" - Metropolitan IAKOVOS of Chicago quoted from Orthodox Observer