UPCOMING EVENTS
November 6-7, 2021

Fall Retreat

10:00am | St. Iakovos Retreat Center

 

We are so excited to welcome everyone to the St. Iakovos Retreat Center this November for our FALL RETREAT! Join YAL Chicago for a weekend retreat full of faith, fellowship, and service! The itinerary and packing list will be distributed closer to the event. Stay tuned for more information!

PAST EVENTS
Oktoberfest 2021
October 2, 2021

Oktoberfest

2:00pm   | St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Church

 

Fall is in the air...and YAL Chicago is ready for it! Enjoy festive fall food, drinks, pumpkin carving, yard games and more while hanging out with your YAL parea at Oktoberfest!

Get your flannels and beanies ready and join us at St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Church in Edgewater on October 2nd! 

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August 17, 2021

Rooftop Party: Orthodox Style

6:30pm   |  Avli on the Park

 

Enjoy drinks and mezze on the rooftop of Avli on the Park before we retire to a night of discussion and parea. Sponsored by both YAL Chicago and St George Greek Orthodox Telos YAL team.

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July 22, 2021

Annual YAL Boat Cruise

6pm   |   Wendella Boats, 400 N Michigan Ave.

 

 

Join the Greek Orthodox Young Adults of Chicago for a fun evening on a cruise of the Chicago River and Lakefront! Limited number of tickets, get yours today!

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Tuesdays

Bible Study: Book of Exodus

7:30pm   |   Zoom Meeting

 

 

Join us every Tuesday beginning at 7:30pm via Zoom where we will partake in a series studying the Book of Exodus.

  • April 27: Holy Tuesday SPECIAL TIME: 8pm: Holy Week Facts & FAQs 

  • May 4: Exodus 29-32

  • May 11: Exodus 33-36

  • May 18: Exodus 37-40 Last Session

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During Lent

Let's Talk: With His Eminence

Schedule a time

 

His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael invites young adults across the Metropolis to exchange ideas and share their lenten experience with him. Please submit the form via schedule link to get started. Someone from the Metropolis will follow up with you to schedule the meeting.

Retreat 2021
April 16-18, 2021

Living Wholly: Sanctifying Body, Mind, and Soul

4/16 7pm  - 4/18 1pm |   St. Iakovos Retreat Center

 

Join us as we welcome back the annual Spring Retreat! Appropriate COVID-19 protocols must be followed at all times, and all participants must purchase a ticket in advance. We are excited to welcome Mary Long as our keynote speaker.

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April 7, 2021

Virtual Volunteer Fair

7:00pm   |   Zoom Meeting

 

Remember volunteer fairs at school?! Well join us on a virtual one if you’re curious how you can help other communities. This month we will be visiting the By the Hand “virtual booth!” Join us on Zoom as we hear from BTH about what they do and their needs.

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April 2, 2021

Orthodoxy on Tap

6:00pm   |   St Sophia Greek Orthodox Church & Zoom Meeting

 

OOT Theme: Rejoice evermore, give thanks, & pray unceasingly with Fr George Livanos
Location: St Sophia Greek Orthodox Church 525 Church Rd, Elgin, IL 60123 & streaming online for social distance viewing.

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March 8, 2021

Virtual Volunteer Fair

7pm   |   Zoom Meeting

 

Remember volunteer fairs at school?! Well join us on a virtual one if you’re curious how you can help other communities. This month we will be visiting the IOCC “virtual booth!” Join us on Zoom as we hear from IOCC about what they do and their needs.

February 27, 2021

Winter Hybrid Retreat

9:30am - 3pm   |   Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church or Zoom Meeting

Join us for our hybrid Winter Retreat, themed, "Why Orthodoxy: healing in the World", led by Kathryn and Eddie Bocanegra. This event will be available both in-person and via Zoom, as our capacity is limited due to COVID. All appropriate measures of COVID precaution will be used for this event, including distancing and PPE.

ZOOM info is available in the Eventbrite registration.

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January 11, 2021

Outreach Initiative

7pm   |   Zoom Meeting

Each month we invite you to join a quick zoom call with a nonprofit that will explain their organization and their needs. Perhaps they need goods, financial donations, services, hands on deck, etc, this is a way we can introduce the needs of our community to those that want to help.

So, if your New Years resolution is to give back, here’s your very first chance!

Login on Jan 11 at 7pm to hear from Evanston’s Northwestern Settlement

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December 10, 2020

Orthodoxy on Tap

7pm   |   Zoom Call

 

YAL Chicago welcomes Fr. Nicholas Andruchow to the OOT series, "Why Orthodoxy?" Father will discuss the conversion impact and experience of Project Mexico & St. Innocent Orphanage. Join us 12.10.2020 at 7pm via Zoom meeting!

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November 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9, 16, 30
January 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10

Bible Study

7:30pm   |   Zoom Call

 

Join us for our weekly YAL Bible Study via Zoom, where we will discuss the Book of Acts. See syllabus for reading schedule.

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December 1, 2020

Orthodoxy on Tap

7pm   |   Zoom Call

 

YAL Chicago welcomes Neena Vlamis to the  OOT series, "Why Orthodoxy?" Neena will discuss why she converted to the faith and what Orthodoxy means to her.

Join us 12.01.2020 at 7pm via Zoom meeting!

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November 19, 2020

Orthodoxy on Tap

7pm   |   Zoom Call

 

YAL Chicago welcomes Ian Brewer to the new OOT series, "Why Orthodoxy?" Ian will discuss why he converted to the faith and what Orthodoxy means to him.

Join us 11.19.2020 at 7pm via Zoom meeting!

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Sunday Mornings

YAL Sunday School

9:30am   |   Zoom or St. Iakovos Retreat Center

 

If you were snoozin' during Sunday School years ago and feel like you missed some stuff or just have a craving to learn more, now is the time! Join Fr. Kosmas Kallis either at the Saint Iakovos Retreat Center (reservation required, space is limited to 8 people in-person) or via Zoom (registration required for log-in information) Sundays for liturgy and YAL Sunday School!

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July 20, 2020

YAL Book Club

7pm   |   Zoom Meeting (password 698531)

YAL Chicago will be hosting a virtual book club for the book, "Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion" by Father Gregory Boyle.

"For twenty years, Father Gregory Boyle has run Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles—also known as the gang capital of the world. In Tattoos on the Heart, he has distilled his experience working in the ghetto into a breathtaking series of parables inspired by faith." (Los Angeles Times)

 

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Sundays

Liturgies at Camp

8:30am   |  St. Iakovos Retreat Center

Young Adult Liturgies - 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12 at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center 

Register now to attend, due to current guidelines we are limited to 8 people per Sunday, so sign up today to reserve your spot! Fr. Kosmas Kallis will be preaching each of the listed Sundays and is looking forward to seeing you all soon.

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June 12, 2020

Virtual Canon for Racial Reconciliation

7pm   |   Zoom Meeting

 

 

Join YAL Chicago for an evening of prayer as we chant the Canon for Racial Reconciliation. Stay after for a discussion on current events and civil unrest. 

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May 29, 2020

Orthodoxy on Tap Part III

7pm   |   Zoom Meeting

Virtual Orthodoxy on Tap with Fr. Chris Mihalopoulos to tell us why he became a priest.

Pour a beer or glass of wine and enjoy an awesome conversation with YAL Chicago.

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May 22, 2020

Virtual Connection Webinar Series

6:15pm   |   Zoom Meeting

6:15pm begins a Paraklesis for the pandemic followed by a discussion beginning at 6:45pm entitled, "Creating Sacred Spaces."

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May 15, 2020

Orthodoxy on Tap Part II

7pm   |   Zoom Meeting

Virtual Orthodoxy on Tap with Fr. Anastasios Theodoropoulos to tell us why he became a priest.

Pour a beer or glass of wine and enjoy an awesome conversation with YAL Chicago.

ZOOM LINK
September 18, 2021

Liturgy on the Streets

9:30am   |  Annunciation Cathedral 

 

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” Mark 10:45.

Join us for our first event of the new ministry year for a service opportunity and fellowship! On September 18 at Annunciation, we will be preparing a meal together and breaking bread with those experiencing homelessness in Chicago. Please sign up on using sign up genius so we know how many people to expect.