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Iakovos (Garmatis) of Chicago

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May his memory be eternal.
His Eminence [[Metropolitan]] '''Iakovos (Garmatis) of Chicago''' currently serves (1928 – 2017) served the Metropolis of Chicago for the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]]from 1979 to 2017.
He was elected to the episcopacy by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the [[Ecumenical Patriarchate]] of Constantinople in 1969, and consecrated as Bishop of Apameia later that year, and appointed to the Diocese (Seventh District) of Detroit as Bishop of that district. He was enthroned by His Eminence [[Archbishop]] [[Iakovos (Coucouzis) of America|Iakovos]] of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America on [[May 1]], 1979, as the [[Bishop]] of Chicago at the Annunciation Cathedral. In November 1997, the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate elected His Grace Bishop Iakovos of Chicago to the active Metropolitanate of Chicago and [[Exarch]] of Ionias. In this capacity, His Eminence serves the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Chicago as its Presiding Hierarch<!--(PrσedroV)--->.
Beginning his higher education in Athens, Greece, and continuing his studies and service in the Boston area, Metropolitan Iakovos was appointed Archdiocesan [[vicar bishop|Vicar]] of the Diocese of Detroit by Archbishop Iakovos in February 1968. One year later, he was elevated to the rank of Bishop by the Holy See of Constantinople. He was [[consecration|consecrated]] Bishop of Apameia (an Auxiliary Bishop of Archbishop Iakovos) on [[Christmas]] Day of 1969, and appointed to the [[Metropolis of Detroit|Diocese of Detroit]] as Bishop of that district.
In 1971 he was appointed President of [[Hellenic College (Brookline, Massachusetts)|Hellenic College]] and [[Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (Brookline, Massachusetts)|Holy Cross School of Theology]] in Brookline, Massachusetts, while remaining as administrative overseer of the Diocese of Detroit. He simultaneously served as the Bishop of the New England area during his five-year tenure as President of Hellenic College and Holy Cross School of Theology.
The After assuming the position of Presiding Hierarch of the Diocese of Chicago consists of 34 parishes in Illinois1997, with another 24 parishes Metropolitan Iakovos characterized his tenure by his many initiatives. Under his leadership the Metropolis has increased its efforts to assist the homeless and those in Wisconsinneed, Minnesotaas witnessed in the labors of the Diocesan Philanthropy Committee. He founded new Youth programs, Iowa, northern Indianaestablished various local Dialogue Commissions with other faith communities, and eastern Missouriworked with other area religious leaders in promoting justice and truth in our society. The general offices Various other programs of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Chicago are located established by Metropolitan Iakovos include the Bishop Iakovos Scholarship Assistance Program, the Bishop's Task Force on AIDS, the Diocese Junior Olympics, the Diocese Dance Festival, as well as numerous programs in Chicago, Illinoisreligion and Greek education.
Since assuming the position of Presiding Hierarch of In 2002, the Diocese of Chicagowas elevated to a Metropolis, and Metropolitan Iakovos has characterized his tenure by his many initiativesbecame its first Metropolitan. Under his leadership the Diocese has increased its efforts to assist the homeless and those in need, as witnessed The Metropolis of Chicago consists of 34 parishes in the labors of the Diocesan Philanthropy Committee. He has founded new Youth programsIllinois, established various local Dialogue Commissions with other faith communities and continues to work with other area Religious leaders in promoting justice and truth another 24 parishes in our society.  Various other programs of the Diocese established by Metropolitan Iakovos include the Bishop Iakovos Scholarship Assistance ProgramWisconsin, the Bishop's Task Force on AIDSMinnesota, the Diocese Junior OlympicsIowa, the Diocese Dance Festivalnorthern Indiana, as well as numerous programs in religion and eastern Missouri. The general offices of the Greek educationOrthodox Metropolis of Chicago are located in Chicago, Illinois.
before=Timotheos|
title=Metropolitan of Chicago ([[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America|Greek]])|
years=1979-present2017|after=&mdash;[[Nicholas (Pissare) of Detroit|Nicholas of Detroit]]<br>''([[locum tenens]])''}}
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*[http://chicago.goarch.org/metropolitan-iakovos/ Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago] from the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago
==External linklinks==
*[http://orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/hierarchs/constantinople/bios/bio_iakovos_metr_chicago.html Listing] on the Orthodox Research Institute
*[http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-leader-greek-orthodox-church-obituary-met-20170603-story.html ''Chicago Tribune'' obituary]]
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