Orthodox Christian Synergy is a pan-Orthodox organization consisting of clergy and lay representatives of Chicago-area Orthodox Christian parishes who seek to project awareness of Orthodox Christianity to the public at large. Synergy works together with its parent organization, the Orthodox Christian Clergy Association of Greater Chicago, and with the blessings of the Chicago-area Orthodox Hierarchs.
The topic of Synergy’s 2010 Symposium was “The ABCs of Marriage: Assumptions, Blessings, and Challenges,” and featured were two speakers: Bishop Michael (Dahulich), Bishop of New York and New Jersey (OCA), whose presentation was titled “Then God blessed them . . . , and Khouria Maggie Hock, Director of the Department of Marriage & Parish Family Ministries in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, whose presentation was titled “Amending the Dream.” The gathering took place at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Cicero, Illinois, on Saturday, October 16, 2010.