This article was provided by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
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 April with the public gathering of the 38 member communions of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) and all people of good will to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination.
On the evening of April 3rd, religious and civic leaders will join the faithful and take part in the Orthodox Christian service of Holy Tuesday at the Greek Orthodox National Cathedral of Saint Sophia, hosted by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America. The hymnology will reflect upon the importance of repentance and reconciliation, central components to any process to end racism. A public rally is also planned on the National Mall on April 4th and is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people from across the country.
For more information about the events in April, visit: http://nationalcouncilofchurches.us/actnow/
For more information about the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese’s history and involvement in the civil rights movement, visit: civilrights.goarch.org
For the response of the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops of the USA to the racist violence in Charlottesville, VA, visit: http://assemblyofbishops.org/news/2017/response-to-racist-violence-charlottesville-va
About the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, with its headquarters located in the City of New York, is an Eparchy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The Archdiocese serves as a beacon, carrier, and witness of the message of Christ to all persons who live in the United States of America, through divine worship, preaching, teaching, and living of the Orthodox Christian Faith. Learn more about His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, the Metropolises, Parishes, National Ministries, and many Organizations, Institutions, and more!
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