Orthodox Mission – Hyde Park, Chicago

Welcome – Добро пожаловать – Bun venit – Καλωσόρισμα – أهلا وسهلا
Christ is in our midst!

Dear Visitor,

St. Makarios the Great Orthodox Mission parish is the first Orthodox parish to be planted on the South Side of Chicago since the earlier waves of immigration in the 19th and 20th century. We serve as the Orthodox Christian Chaplaincy at the University of Chicago, and provide an Orthodox Christian presence, witnessing to the broader South Side.

a scene from the altar during service

Come visit. See the beauty and profundity of our liturgy and sacramental life; the truth, wisdom and light of Orthodox teachings; the gentle strength of our healing pastoral care for the person; and the generous liberality of our concern for our neighbor.

All Orthodox Christians are welcome! All spiritual seekers and inquirers are welcome! Bring curiosity, bring openness-the zeal of faith is welcome, as is the challenging question born out of spiritual struggle. Our God is rich in goodness and love, He spares no expense in his work to heal us, to ennoble us, to raise us to the brilliant height that is true humanity divinized in Jesus Christ through the power of the Spirit.