Ground Blessing of Saint Nicholas National Shrine – Parish Resources

Ground Blessing of Saint Nicholas National Shrine – Parish Resources

On Saturday, October 18th the historic ground blessing for the rebuilding of the new Saint Nicholas National Shrine will take place. To help you promote awareness of this event, we have made available a number of turn-key solutions to use within your respective Metropolises and parishes. BROADCAST OF THE GROUND...

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VIDEO: Archbishop Demetrios’ Invitation to Ground Blessing of Saint Nicholas Church

VIDEO: Archbishop Demetrios’ Invitation to Ground Blessing of Saint Nicholas Church

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America extends an invitation to all of the faithful of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to join him along with the Holy Eparchial Synod in New York on October 18, 2014 to bless the hallowed and sacred ground upon which St. Nicholas National Shrine at the...

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Ground Blessing for Saint Nicholas at World Trade Center Set for October 18

Ground Blessing for Saint Nicholas at World Trade Center Set for October 18

NEW YORK – A Ground Blessing ceremony for the St. Nicholas National Shrineat the World Trade Center is set for Saturday October 18, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. The ceremony will include a combined prayer service of blessing of the site (aghiasmos), a doxology (a service of thanksgiving) and a memorial...

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The Universal Exaltation of  The Precious and Life-Giving Cross

The Universal Exaltation of The Precious and Life-Giving Cross

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 of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Day, Afternoon, and Church Schools, the Philoptochos Sisterhoods, the Youth, the Hellenic Organizations, and the...

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Ecumenical Patriarch Declares Day of Prayer for the Environment

Ecumenical Patriarch Declares Day of Prayer for the Environment

Patriarchal Encyclical for the Ecclesiastical New Year Prot. No. 907 + BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Entire Church: Grace and Peace from the Creator, Sustainer and Governor of all Creation, our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ Blessed brothers, sisters, and children...

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Archbishop Demetrios: Theotokos Demonstrates Relationship with God

Archbishop Demetrios: Theotokos Demonstrates Relationship with God

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 of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Day, Afternoon, and Church Schools, the Philoptochos Sisterhoods, the Youth, the Hellenic Organizations, and the...

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Archbishop Demetrios calls for prayers for the Christians in the Middle East

Archbishop Demetrios calls for prayers for the Christians in the Middle East

They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, or any scorching heat. For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their...

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Ecumenical Patriarch: Cohabitation of Same-Sex Couples Contrary to Gospel

Ecumenical Patriarch: Cohabitation of Same-Sex Couples Contrary to Gospel

The following is an excerpt from the Message of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the 42nd Clergy-Laity Congress in Philadelphia, delivered July 7, 2014. Our Lord, through His first miracle in Canaan, Galilee, blessed the holy sacrament of marriage, in which two persons of different sexes come together...

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Plenary Session of 42nd Clergy-Laity Congress Concludes, Delegates Approve Budget and Resolutions

Plenary Session of 42nd Clergy-Laity Congress Concludes, Delegates Approve Budget and Resolutions

PHILADELPHIA – The plenary session of the 42nd Clergy-Laity Congress concluded Wednesday July 9, after several days of forums, meetings of committees, and workshops. The session consisted of reports from committees, ministries, and affiliated organizations and institutions of the Church. The reports presented and discussed were by the following: Administration,...

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Archbishop Demetrios to Officiate at the Funeral of Emanuel George Demos

Archbishop Demetrios to Officiate at the Funeral of Emanuel George Demos

NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America will officiate at the funeral of Emanuel George Demos, 75, the General Legal Counsel of the Archdiocese, who passed away July 4, 2014 in New York. Born on November 7, 1938 in New Britain, Connecticut to George and Angeliki Demos, he...

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Addresses CLC Opening via Skype, Archbishop Demetrios Opens 42nd Clergy-Laity With Keynote Address

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Addresses CLC Opening via Skype, Archbishop Demetrios Opens 42nd Clergy-Laity With Keynote Address

PHILADELPHIA – His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew addressed from the Phanar in Constantinople the delegates of the 42nd Clergy-Laity Congress via remote video-conferencing through Skype and conveyed his greetings and his Patriarchal blessings to all attending the official opening at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel. The opening session program...

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Archbishop’s Encyclical: Religious Freedom is Founded on Truth

Archbishop’s Encyclical: Religious Freedom is Founded on Truth

Protocol Number 109/14 July 4, 2014 Independence Day 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 of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Day, Afternoon, and Church Schools, the Philoptochos...

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