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The Martha and Mary Maternity House is an Orthodox Christian Maternity Home for pregnant women in need of support. We are the fulfillment of a long-held dream of the members of Orthodox Christians for Life - Chicago, and we are a ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago. 

Our Pan-Orthodox Board of Directors operates under the guidance of His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, with the solid support of our beloved hierarchs across all Orthodox Jurisdictions.

We took occupancy of our house in the northwest suburbs of Chicago on November 1, 2015.  After completing final preparations, our first "daughter" moved into the House on April 1, 2016. One of our greatest joys is to celebrate the birthdays of our youngest “family” members…some of whom turn three in 2019!


Spiritual Father & Advisor

His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago

Rev. Fr. Herman Kincaid, Orthodox Church in America

Jolynn Ruggerio

Diane Pero

Dr. Soula Sarros

Lena Angelos (Philoptochos Liaison)

Nick Cavaligos (Orthodox Christians for Life Liaison)

Rev. Fr. Andrew Georganas, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Matushka Jessica Kincaid

Rev. Fr. Malek Rihani, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

Dr. Dn. Theodore Saclarides, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Kathryn Saclarides-Bocanegra

Gia Xenakis


Vice President
















Laura J. K. Paulus

Exec. Director & Housemother