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Reaffirming Commitment to Marriage and Religious Liberty

Archbishop Demetrios and Holy Eparchial Synod Join Faith Leaders, Reaffirming Commitment to Marriage and Religious Liberty NEW YORK— A few days before…

Apr 24, 2015

Message By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew On the Occasion of Earth Day

Once again, we have a special day instituted in our civil and political world – just as, in the church, we have established September 1st of every year…

Apr 23, 2015

Christos Anesti!

NEW YORK — Your Ministry Updates is a series of videos that highlights the work of  the Archdiocesan Ministries and its Institutions. This project…

Apr 23, 2015

Colloquium On Orthodox Christianity and Humanitarianism At Hellenic College Holy Cross

NEW YORK – The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will host a colloquium…

Apr 23, 2015

Two Kidnapped Bishops

Is there hope?   Here we are just a few weeks following the celebration of our Lord’s glorious resurrection,​ and we are struggling.  The media…

Apr 23, 2015

Gatestone Institute reports on ‘Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction’

The Gatestone Institute recently reported on ‘Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction’ by Uzay Bulut. The Gatestone Institute, a non-partisan,…

Apr 23, 2015

Turkey Presses Conversion of Hagia Sofia After Pope References Genocide

Turkish officials continue to deny or play down the facts about the Armenian Genocide of 1915. At a recent Mass in the Armenian Catholic rite at St. Peter’s…

Apr 20, 2015

Pastoral Practice Committee Pursues Ambitious Agenda in 2015

Can Orthodox weddings be celebrated on Saturdays? Are group confessions permissible? How are catechumens prepared for reception into the Church? The answers…

Apr 16, 2015

IOCC Assists Refugee Families Under Attack Near Damascus

April 16, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) — Last week’s attacks on Yarmouk, a Palestinian refugee camp just outside of Damascus, Syria, has left nearly 20,000…

Apr 16, 2015

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Youth Ministry Update

NEW YORK — Your Ministry Updates is a series of videos that highlights the work of  the Archdiocesan Ministries and its Institutions. This project…

Apr 16, 2015

Paschal Blessings from Archbishop Demetrios

The day of Resurrection; let us be radiant for the festival, and let us embrace one another. Let us say, even to those that hate us, ‘Let us forgive…

Apr 15, 2015

Fires Break Out in Two Greek Orthodox Churches

Fires Break Out in Two Greek Orthodox Churches  Since the celebration of the Glorious Resurrection of our Lord, two Orthodox churches have suffered devastating…

Apr 14, 2015