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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Orthodox News Worldwide: Why I supported Martin Luther King in Selma and more

Orthodox News Worldwide: Why I supported Martin Luther King in Selma and more

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy”, the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris. These are some of the stories making headlines this week. Archbishop Iakovos: “Why I supported Martin Luther King in Selma” Rev. Dr. Demetrios J. Constantelos...

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The Parish Stewardship Program – Council of Ministries Part II

The Parish Stewardship Program – Council of Ministries Part II

Council of Ministries and its Role in Stewardship Development Fr. Steve Dalber, Saint Nektarios Church, Charlotte, NC   The Role of the Priest The priest in this model is free to be priest; to oversee the work of the parish council and all of the ministries without having to try to micromanage...

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The Parish Stewardship Program – Council of Ministries Part I

The Parish Stewardship Program – Council of Ministries Part I

Council of Ministries and its Role in Stewardship Development Fr. Steve Dalber, Saint Nektarios Church, Charlotte, NC Introduction The concept of a “Council of Ministries” is not only a structuring of ministries but also a leadership structure for the entire community. This not something that was invented, but rather something that evolved...

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The Parish Stewardship Program – Forms

The Parish Stewardship Program – Forms

Note to Parish Stewardship Team: If an individual indicates an interest, it must be acknowledged. To solicit volunteers and ignore their offer of assistance will likely have a negative effect on their parish participation in general and on stewardship specifically. See pp. 27 and 28 of The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese...

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Maryland Philoptochos Chapter Raises Money by Baking Christmas Bread.

Maryland Philoptochos Chapter Raises Money by Baking Christmas Bread.

A 35-year tradition continues at the Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Parkville, MD. Members of the St. Demetrios Ladies Philoptochos Society, who are mostly women in their 70s or 80s, gathered recently to make traditional round loaves of Greek Christmas bread, known as Christopsomo, literally translated as “Christ’s bread.”...

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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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The Parish Stewardship Program – End of Year Procedure

The Parish Stewardship Program – End of Year Procedure

End-of-Year Procedure The Importance of an End-of-Year Procedure Ideally, every Steward is an active supporter of the ministries of the parish by offering their time, talents and treasure.  Unfortunately, this is not always the case.  People move in and out of the church’s area of service, change residence, or may...

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A Resource to Celebrate Saint Nicholas

A Resource to Celebrate Saint Nicholas

It’s always surprised me how adults burden themselves during the Christmas Holiday Season by playing Santa, and they neglect to honor his prototype St. Nicholas. Do you know who St. Nicholas was and is? The Greek Archdiocese of America has an Advent page that features information concerning the feasts and...

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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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