The old saying goes, be careful what you wish for because you just might get it.
Well, Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago, who is making his rounds as the recently enthroned hierarch of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago joked during a Palm Sunday sermon that having Pascha, or Easter, a week after the Western Christian denominations meant that candy would be deeply discounted.
The audience in the church laughed— especially when he mentioned that Peeps were his favorite Easter candies.
But Chicago mom Tia Angelos took note and set her kids on a fun experience of taking advantage of all those cheap Easter candies and buying up a basket full of… yep, you guessed it. Peeps.
She had her sons Athan and George prepare a beautiful basket and met Metropolitan Nathanael at Holy Wednesday services at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Lincoln Park.
On hand to greet Tia and her boys when they presented Metropolitan Nathanael with his Peeps was Fr. Chrysanthos Kerkeres, who was surely wondering where his Easter Peeps were.
Perhaps he’s not a fan of Peeps. Or if he is, the Metropolitan will share.
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