News and Events
The Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir, the performance arm of the Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Music of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, is preparing for their first-ever visit and performance in Constantinople on the occasion of the Great Feast of St. Andrew, the First-Called Apostle.
The Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries’ (Y2AM) popular weekly YouTube series, “Be the Bee,” will now be available on Ancient Faith Radio as part of AFR’s new offering of video podcasts.
When we commune with Him and offer our prayers of thanksgiving for all that He gives to us, we have no need for anxiety or worry. From day to day and year to year the circumstances of our lives will change. Challenges will come. Great joy and happiness will be experienced. Dear family members and friends will leave this temporal life. New relationships will begin. Through all of this, we are encouraged by the Apostle Paul to have no anxiety about anything because our trust is in our Creator and Redeemer.
Congressional Briefing for the members of the House of Representatives on religious freedom and the efforts to re-open the Halki School of Theology
With the initiative of Congressman Gus Biliakis (R-FL), a Congressional briefing on the suffering religious freedoms of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the continued 42-year closure of the Halki Seminary was held yesterday, Nov. 20, at Capitol Hill. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America was one of the three presenters.
NEW YORK – Professor Aristotle Papanikolaou, Ph.D., was installed yesterday, November 18, as the inaugural holder of the Archbishop Demetrios Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture at Fordham University.
Archdiocese Establishes Philippines Relief Fund and asks for prayers and offerings to support relief efforts in the Philippines
Archbishop Demetrios of America, on behalf of the Holy Eparchial Synod, issued an Encyclical (available here) in which he calls upon the faithful of the Archdiocese to pray for, and offer financial support to the people of the Philippines who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan
Archiepiscopal Encyclical Calling for Prayers and Support for the Victims of the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
On behalf of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, bringing to your attention the dreadful devastation produced by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines on November 8th and asking for your prayers and assistance at these difficult times for millions of people.
The International Environmental 19th Conference of the Parties (COP 19) opened in Warsaw on November 11 and will conclude on November 22, 2013. His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has addressed a statement on the importance and implications of this convention.