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Assembly Publishes Report on Orthodox Christian Fellowship on US College Campuses

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America released a new study report today. The report focuses on Orthodox Christian…

Jul 06, 2015

National Commander Emeritus, Archon Megas Aktouarios Dr. Chris Philip fell asleep in the Lord, July 2, 2015

The Order of Saint Andrew mourns the passing of our dear National Commander Emeritus Dr. Chris Philip, Archon Megas Aktouarios who fell asleep in the…

Jul 06, 2015

Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia Keynotes Divine Compassion Distinguished Lectureship at HCHC

His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia delivered the Divine Compassion Distinguished Lecture at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox…

Jul 03, 2015

Response of Assembly of Bishops to Obergefell v Hodges

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America strongly disagrees with the United States Supreme Court decision of June 26,…

Jul 02, 2015

Hellenic College Holy Cross Students Travel Abroad on St. Helen’s Pilgrimage

By Dr. Timothy Patitsas Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics and coordinator of St. Helen’s Pilgrimage The 2015 St. Helen’s Pilgrimage is on…

Jul 02, 2015

Rev. Dr. Christopher T. Metropulos Begins Tenure as President of HCHC

BROOKLINE, MA – The Rev. Dr. Christopher T. Metropulos begins today his tenure as the 21st President of Hellenic College Holy Cross. His appointment…

Jul 02, 2015

CrossRoaders Explore “Vocation and Christ”

The CrossRoaders have officially finished Stage 2 of CrossRoad, “Vocation and Christ.” They have spent the past four days taking theology…

Jun 29, 2015

June 26, 2015, Friday — US Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage in All 50 States

“Marriages” between two men or two women today were “legalized” in all 50 states of the United States — even in states which…

Jun 27, 2015

Archbishop Demetrios Attends Funeral of South Carolina Slain Pastor Rev. Clementa Pinckney

NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, attended today, Jun. 26, 2015, the funeral service for…

Jun 26, 2015

Ionian Village Celebrates 45 Years of Youth Ministry

Vartholomio, GREECE – On June 23, Ionian Village, the international summer camping ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, began its…

Jun 26, 2015

Videos Now Online from Dallas Clergy Laity Gathering

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America posted two videos today of the Pan-Orthodox Doxology and Clergy Laity Gathering…

Jun 25, 2015

Archbishop Demetrios to Attend Funeral of South Carolina Slain Pastor

NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, will travel to Charleston, S.C. tomorrow Friday Jun….

Jun 25, 2015

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