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Process Leading to Great and Holy Council of 2016

What an exciting time!  We are living in a great moment of history! While we are celebrating Pentecost on June 19, 2016, fourteen autocephalous Orthodox…

May 22, 2016

Online Information on the Holy and Great Council Now Available

ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE PROVIDES RESOURCES FOR HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL NEW YORK – An historic gathering for the Orthodox Christian Churches, the first…

May 22, 2016

New York Parish Hopes to Find Stolen Icon

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan- On Sunday, May 8, 2016, an icon of St. Spyridon was stolen from Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church on Wadsworth Avenue,…

May 21, 2016

Site of Jesus’ Baptism to be Cleared of Mines, giving access to Orthodox Christians and other Christian Denominations

Under a new agreement between Israeli and Palestinian officials, the site of Jesus’ baptism is to be cleared of mines over the next two years, giving…

May 17, 2016

Could Attending Church Services be the Key to a Longer Life?

Attending religious service might nurture your physical health as well as your spiritual health.  A new study published by the American Medical Association…

May 17, 2016

Panhellenic Motorcycle Association Holds Bike Blessing and Memorial Ride


May 17, 2016

Everyone Celebrates St. George in Taybeh

On May 6. 2016, Orthodox, Catholic, and Melkite faithful gathered in Taybeh, the only Christian town left in Israel or Palestine, to celebrate the feast…

May 09, 2016

Fr. David Bissias Speaks at Chicago Archons Retreat

  KANSASVILLE, WI: The Archons of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago held their first ever Archon Retreat today at the St Iakovos Retreat Center…

May 09, 2016

Metropolitan Joseph Offers Prayers for St. Savas Community

Christ is Risen! His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, along with the bishops, clergy, Archdiocese Board of Trustees, and faithful of the Antiochian Orthodox…

May 04, 2016

OCA Offers Prayers after Fire of Serbian Cathedral

SYOSSET, NY  On Bright Monday, May 2, 2016, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, sent a letter to His Grace, Serbian Orthodox Bishop Mitrophan, offering…

May 04, 2016

Paschal Message from Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the U.S.

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

May 03, 2016

GOA Expresses Sympathy for Serbian Orthodox Bretheren

NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America expresses deep sorrow, concern and sympathy to our Serbian Orthodox brethren for the massive fire…

May 03, 2016