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Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, For decades, the region considered a cradle of civilization and the birthplace of Christianity has become an arena of violence, resulting in the loss of countless lives. While the source of violence has varied in each instance, what is consistent in every case is that the blood of innocent victims has saturated the Middle East. This is especially true of Christians, who have endured unimaginable suffering because of their faith.
Camp Saint Paul celebrates its 10th Anniversary since its establishment as the camping youth ministry of the Direct Archdiocesan District. The success of this program is paralleled by the other camping programs across the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. This 10th anniversary year, the program hosted more than 600 campers in its four weeks of operation.
The 42nd Clergy Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, which convened in Philadelphia, Pa., July 6-10, 2014 approved six resolutions: 1) on Family, 2) on the rebuilding of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at the new World Trade Center, 3) on religious Freedom presented by the Order of St. Andrew – Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, 4) on the treat and protection of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East, 5) a resolution regarding the environment, and 6) a general resolution of thanks.
With great sadness, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America remembers the late Elenie K. Huszagh, 77, who passed away on July 11.
Vice President Biden addresses Clergy Laity Banquet expressing support for the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Cyprus and Greece
Vice President Joe Biden addressed the delegates of the 42nd Biennial Clergy Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, last night, at the Grand Banquet, held in the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel.
The Grand Banquet of the 42nd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will be broadcast live on the Internet starting at 7:45 pm. Vice President Joe Biden will be present and deliver remarks.
The plenary session of the 42nd Clergy-Laity Congress concluded Wednesday July 9, after several days of forums, meetings of committees, and workshops. The session consisted of reports from committees, ministries, and affiliated organizations and institutions of the Church. The reports presented and discussed were by the following: Administration, Finance, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Philanthropy, Chaplaincy, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Leadership 100, Religious Education, Hellenic College Holy Cross, Center for Family Care, Communications, Marriage and Family, and Greek Education.
The delegates of the 42nd Clergy Laity Congress explored during this second full day of deliberations, the complex issues affecting the Orthodox Christian Family based on the theme, “The Orthodox Christian Family: A Dwelling of Christ and a Witness of His Gospel.”
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America will officiate at the funeral of Emanuel George Demos, 75, the General Legal Counsel of the Archdiocese, who passed away July 4, 2014 in New York.