Greek Independence Day is March 25, 2017

Greek Independence Day is March 25, 2017

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Hellenes everywhere will commemorate the 196th anniversary of Greece’s independence.  Greeks and Americans alike will remember the sacrifices made by their ancestors to protect and preserve the Greek heritage and ideals of freedom and democracy.  As Archbishop Demetrios said, ” On this Day of Greek Independence,...

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The Cultural Committee of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Presents an Iconography Workshop

The Cultural Committee of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Presents an Iconography Workshop

The Cultural Committee of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Presents an Iconography Workshop July 28, 29, & 31 and August 1, 2 & 3; 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, lunch included A six-day intensive course for beginners and experienced, under the direction of renowned visiting Master Iconographer and expert instructor...

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The Three Hierarchs and Greek Letters Celebrations

The Three Hierarchs and Greek Letters Celebrations

Direct Archdiocesan Office of Education Announcement GREEK LETTERS CELEBRATIONS In commemoration of the Holy Three Hierarchs, on January 30th, the Direct Archdiocesan District Office of Education organizing the following events to celebrate Greek Letters and Arts: Saturday, January 28, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. – Student Awards Ceremony His Eminence Archbishop...

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Vice President Biden and Miss Nadia Murad say, “Oxi!”

Vice President Biden and Miss Nadia Murad say, “Oxi!”

Vice President Biden and Miss Nadia Murad spoke passionately and eloquently during the 2016 Washington OXI Day Foundation Gala on the courage of the Greeks who said “No!” to the Nazi’s. They were an inspiration for us to continue to say “No!” to our modern-day Goliaths. Enjoy this short highlight...

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Celebrating Saint Basil

Celebrating Saint Basil

The Orthodox Church celebrates thousands of saints a year. There are some saints that have moveable feasts in case their feast falls on a fast period like St. George. There are some that are celebrated following major events like the Virgin Mary after Christmas or St. John the Baptist after...

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Celebrating the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Celebrating the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Are you looking for more information on Christmas?  The Greek Archdiocese of America has an Advent page that features information concerning the feasts and traditions that surround Christmas. This includes information on the Great Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Subheadings include: BIBLICAL STORY of the NATIVITY...

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Love to the End: A Documentary on Mother Maria of Paris

Love to the End: A Documentary on Mother Maria of Paris

“No amount of thought will ever result in any greater formulation than the three words, ‘Love one another’, so long as it is love to the end and without exceptions.” Have you ever been so inspired by someone that you wanted to share their story with the world? In the...

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Highlights of this Year’s Washington OXI Day Foundation’s Awards

Highlights of this Year’s Washington OXI Day Foundation’s Awards

Earlier this year, during the 6th Annual Washington Oxi Day Foundation Celebration, awards were given to Vice President Joe Biden and Nadia Murad. They were honored for their inspiration and example of courage, “the same David vs. Goliath courage for freedom, democracy and humanity that was exhibited by the Greek people...

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Useful Websites for Learning the Greek Language

Useful Websites for Learning the Greek Language

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Department of Greek Education has provided a list of links to useful websites, along with descriptions of the sites, for learning and studying the Greek language.   www.bbc.co.uk/languages/greek/index.shtml Talk Greek is a site that is part of  BBC’s language program. Learn basic Greek words and phrases...

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Two Alaskan Monastic Communities on Spruce and Nilus Islands, Part 2

Two Alaskan Monastic Communities on Spruce and Nilus Islands, Part 2

The following excerpt is from the book Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries, by Alexei Krindatch and is now available through Holy Cross Bookstore. St. Michael Skete on Spruce Island and St. Nilus Skete on St. Nilus Island By Alexei Krindatch Part 2 (Part 1 was posted last week.) Compared to...

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The Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek

The Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek

The Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek is a foreign language achievement test that assesses student proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Modern Greek. News Update 2016 Examination Mailing General Information Standards & Checkpoints (In Greek) Past Exams & Related Documents Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Department of Greek...

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Two Alaskan Monastic Communities on Spruce and Nilus Islands, Part 1

Two Alaskan Monastic Communities on Spruce and Nilus Islands, Part 1

The following excerpt is from the book Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries, by Alexei Krindatch and is now available through Holy Cross Bookstore. St. Michael Skete on Spruce Island and St. Nilus Skete on St. Nilus Island By Alexei Krindatch Part 1 Upon disembarking in Monk’s Lagoon on Spruce Island...

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