Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to Participate in an Initiative to End Racism

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to Participate in an Initiative to End Racism

GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE TO PARTICIPATE IN AN INITIATIVE TO END RACISM NEW YORK – As our nation observes the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is proud to announce that it will participate in an ecumenical initiative to end racism. The process will begin in...

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God is with Us

God is with Us

Listen to the 2016 Christmas Message of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America as he encourages and enlightens the faithful to the true meaning of Christmas. We no longer have a fear of tomorrow because God is with us. You can listen to the Radio Christmas Message in English or...

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Life at Ionian Village 2016

Life at Ionian Village 2016

Vartholomio, Greece – Ionian Village, the summer camp ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in Greece, is having another very successful year and the campers report they “are having the best summer of their life.” Ionian Village operates from a beautiful seafront campsite on western Peloponnesus in Greece...

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Making Communication Easier

Making Communication Easier

The Orthodox Software Initiative of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has been developed to aid the Archdiocese, Metropolises and Parishes access the easiest and most effective way to communicate with each other and directly with the Orthodox Faithful. In the following video, Effie Marie Smith talks about the Orthodox...

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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Protests the Reading of Koran in Hagia Sophia

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Protests the Reading of Koran in Hagia Sophia

NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America expresses its deepest regret for the unexpected and continuing daily reading of the Koran in Hagia Sophia. The United States, as well as Germany and Greece have already officially expressed very clear protests which emphasize verbatim: “We would encourage Turkey to preserve...

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Holy and Great Council Will Take Place as Scheduled

Holy and Great Council Will Take Place as Scheduled

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE ON THE HOLY AND GREAT SYNOD NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has received today the text of an important announcement from the Ecumenical Patriarchate about the Holy and Great Synod of the Orthodox Church, which is presented below: ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE Communiqué...

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Ecumenical Patriarch to Send Representatives to GOA Clergy-Laity Congress

Ecumenical Patriarch to Send Representatives to GOA Clergy-Laity Congress

NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America was informed yesterday by a letter from His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew that Metropolitans Ambrosios of Korea and Nathanael of Kos and Nisyros will represent His All Holiness and the Ecumenical Patriarchate at the 43rd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress, to be...

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Online Information on the Holy and Great Council Now Available

Online Information on the Holy and Great Council Now Available

ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE PROVIDES RESOURCES FOR HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL NEW YORK – An historic gathering for the Orthodox Christian Churches, the first of its kind in 1200 years, is being supported with both digital communications and a multilingual team of experts. A website, www.orthodoxcouncil.org, provides background information on the Holy...

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GOA Expresses Sympathy for Serbian Orthodox Bretheren

GOA Expresses Sympathy for Serbian Orthodox Bretheren

NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America expresses deep sorrow, concern and sympathy to our Serbian Orthodox brethren for the massive fire that destroyed yesterday evening the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sava in lower Manhattan. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America responding to the sad news of...

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Patriarchal Encyclical on the Upcoming Great and Holy Council

Patriarchal Encyclical on the Upcoming Great and Holy Council

  The Orthodox Church, in this case, recognizes only one authority: the Council of her canonical hierarchs ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE Prot. No.: 314   PATRIARCHAL AND SYNODICAL ENCYCLICAL ON THE CONVOCATION OF THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH † B A R T H O L O M E...

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Lenten Encyclical from Archbishop Demetrios

Lenten Encyclical from Archbishop Demetrios

  Holy and Great Lent   It is my prayer that your love may abound more and more…. Philippians 1:9                                     To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox Communities, the Distinguished Archons...

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UN Commission on the Status of Women

UN Commission on the Status of Women

NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will co-sponsor two events at this year’s UN Commission on the Status of Women:   Forced Migration, Human Trafficking, and Child Soldiers: How ISIL is Exploiting the Conflict in the Middle East and March 15, 2016–Forced Migration, Human Trafficking, and Child Soldiers: How...

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