Metropolis of Chicago

Family Synaxis


Our ministry is thrilled to invite you to this IN PERSON retreat! While we cannot yet accommodate children, we hope parents (and even some-day parents!) will join us for this engaging event. Curious about Fr. Chris and his book? Check out this interview or this blog post about his book.

(If your family is experiencing financial hardship, please reach out to Fr. Sam.) If you have any questions, please email

Click here to register for the Lenten Parenting Retreat

Finalize your registration by clicking here to pay your $25 registration fee (per household)

Family Synaxis Letter.pdf

Christmas letter from Fr. Sam

Did you miss an online event?

Check out these replays!

Great Lent, with Fr. Tom and Fr. Sam (3/12/21)

Check out our 9/18/20 talk with His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael here:

Check out our 10/16 talk with Randa Anderson here:

Parenting U Video Oct. 16.mp4


The Family Synaxis is featured on the TV show Different Drummers

Bobby Maddex interviews Christine Drechsler and Fr. John Rallis