On September 19th over 400 participants from across the Metropolis gathered in Des Plaines to attend the annual Metropolis of Chicago Philoptochos luncheon. This year the luncheon benefitted not only the St. Iakovos Retreat Center, but also the St. Nicholas Shrine. Participants were honored to be blessed with the presence of His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos, His Grace Bishop Demetrios as well as Ms. Maria Logos, National President of the Ladies Philoptochos Society. The St. Iakovos Retreat Center would like to thank the Metropolis of Chicago Philoptochos, as well as the individual chapters in the Metropolis of Chicago, for their continuous love, dedication and love of our ministry as well as many the many other ministries the ladies work so hard to support.