Wasn't sure where else to post this:
someone mentioned Greek churches in Chicago as being sort of a Greek Club for oldbies and not very welcoming to young people. I just moved next to Greektown so I'm looking for a church, and don't want to run into this syndrome. Anyone have info on this? I guess a good church doesn't have to be in Greektown, but I'm just wondering since it'd be convenient.
There isn't much left of Greektown: the UIC campus took care of that.
The only Church near their is St. Basil's. I haven't been their in years, but yeah, I remember it being pretty Greek/clanish. Annuciation Cathedral is not extremely far, and accessible by CTA. If you aren't bound to the Greek archdiocese, Christ the Savior (OCA) is close by. Last I was there it was mix of young and middle aged, convert and craddle. In Ukraininan Village there are a number of parishes, but of various types of Slavs. And if you don't mind a ride on the blue line, you can join us at All Saints Antiochian, near the Addison stop.
But back to the Greeks: I think the more open parishes tend to be in the suburbs: Holy Apostles in Westchester, St. John in Des Plaines, etc. St. Haralambos in Niles is VERY Greek, has excelent chant etc. The services are all in Greek (at least when I went there) but plenty of people couldn't care less if you are not Greek. The priest is excellent too. SS. Peter and Paul in Glenview was the best Greek Church in the area, IMHO, but I have not been there in quite some time.