Ecclesia: Greek Orthodox churches of the Chicago metropolis

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Kantyli Inc., Jan 1, 2004 - History - 223 pages
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Just released 224 pages, more than 400 full-color, original photographs, hard cover with striking dust jacket, 11" by 11" coffee-table book showcasing the beauty of the Greek Orthodox Churches of the Midwest! ECCLESIA, Greek Orthodox Churches of the Chicago Metropolis, by Panos Fiorentinos, takes the reader on a photographic and historic journey through all 59 churches of the Chicago Metropolis, one of the nine regions of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North America. This one-of-a-kind photographic chronicle captivates the reader with the unique beauty and rich tradition of these parishes, some of them established more than 100 years ago and located in cities and towns throughout Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minneapolis, Missouri and Wisconsin. In addition to showcasing these churches through stunning photography, Fiorentinos has chronicled, for the first time in one place, their individual histories. ECCLESIA educates through scholarly essays that explain the Greek Orthodox Church's architecture, fundamental beliefs and history, as well as the meaning of its icons and symbols. It also provides a historical perspective about the Greek immigrants who founded many of these churches, while paying tribute to the various ethnic groups and converts who are now part of these parishes' heritage. This book will appeal to those interested in the architecture and interior adornment of churches, the establishment and growth of religion, genealogy, immigration, and regional history, and will be a unique addition to the historical, religious and photography collections of colleges, universities and local and regional community libraries.

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Contents

Authors Note
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The Immigrants Story
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Brief Introduction to the Orthodox Faith 17 Whats in a Name? 17 The Early Church
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