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Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Feast of Saint Photios and Saint Photios National Shrine Day
On this blessed Feast of Saint Photios the Confessor, Patriarch of Constantinople, we commemorate a Saint who offered a brilliant witness of the truth and love of God. Having a tremendous intellectual ability and a deep love and faith in Christ, he endured false accusations, threats, and ordeals, yet he remained a true messenger of Gospel. Throughout his life Saint Photios was a faithful ambassador for Christ, never wavering in his apostolic mission to proclaim the truth that leads to God and salvation.
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships Available
Applications and instructions for three scholarships administered by the Department of Philanthropy of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America are available for awards to be made for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Feast of the Three Hierarchs and Greek Letters Day 2016
In our annual commemoration of the Feast of our three Holy Fathers, the Great Hierarchs and Ecumenical Teachers Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom, we affirm the power of their witness and guidance down through the centuries. As during the days of their pastoral ministry, their faith in God, their wisdom, and their holiness continue to lead us to Christ and deepen our understanding and experience of our relationship with Him.
Announcement of the Sacred Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches
At the invitation of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the Synaxis of Primates of the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches took place at the Orthodox Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy, Geneva, from 21st to 28th January, 2016.
Archdiocese Mourns the loss of Father John Romas
It is with deep sorrow that the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese announces the passing of Rev. Father John Romas on Sunday January 24, 2016. Father John fell asleep in the Lord shortly after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and reposed peacefully at White Plains Hospital, N.Y.
Catholic and Orthodox Christians Affirm Sanctity of Life, Invite People into the Embrace of Christ
On the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Orthodox and Catholic Christians will join in prayer and public gathering to express their long-standing belief that all life is sacred.
Celebration Weekend for the Three Hierarchs and the Day of Greek Letters
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through its National and Direct Archdiocesan District departments of Education, organizes a program of celebration to mark the Feast of the Three Hierarchs, and the Day of Greek Letters.
Ecumenical Patriarch Convenes Synaxis at Chambésy, Geneva
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will convene under his chairmanship, Jan. 21-28, 2016, a Synaxis of the Primates of the local Orthodox Churches at the Orthodox Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy, Geneva.
Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Feast of Saint Basil and the New Year
As we dedicate the year and our lives to the holy will of God, it also is fitting at the beginning of this year 2016 that we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the ministry of His All-Holiness our beloved Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. This is truly a significant event for our Holy Archdiocese and for Orthodox Chris
Patriarchal Christmas Proclamation 2015
The sweetness of the holy night of Christmas once again embraces the world. In the midst of human toil and suffering, crisis and challenge, greed and hatred, anxiety and despair, the mystery of the divine incarnation presents the same charm as a truly tangible and ever contemporary reality, urging "the inhabitants of the world to learn righteousness" (cf. Is. 26:9), for "today our Savior is born" (Luke 2:11).
Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Feast of the Nativity 2015
On this blessed Feast of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I greet you in the grace, joy and peace that accompany this unique event. We celebrate our Lord’s holy Incarnation as a miraculous revelation of God’s grace, and through faith we see the path to redemption, restoration, and life without end. Our hearts are filled with joy, for our hope is renewed in the fulfillment of His divine promise to save us and be with us. We also experience the peace of God, which passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7), as our hearts and minds are filled with the transforming presence of Christ.
FAITH Endowment Announces Summer 2016 Financial Aid Travel Grants to Ionian Village
Continuing for the tenth consecutive year, “FAITH: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism” will once again sponsor a series of financial aid travel grants this summer to campers participating in the Ionian Village Summer Camp program. FAITH provides full and partial scholarships to those participants who qualify.
2016 Archdiocesan Yearbook Dedicated to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew- Now Available Online
The 2016 Yearbook of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is dedicated to His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of His Enthronement as Ecumenical Patriarch. The book is now available online at www.goarch.org/archdiocese/yearbook.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Honors Late Archbishop Iakovos’ Pioneering Contribution to Civil Rights
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces with appreciation and joy the creation of a special Reflection Area, named after our late Archbishop Iakovos, in the newly built National African-American History and Culture Museum in Washington, DC.
Greek Ministers Dimitris Mardas and Elena Kountoura Visit Archbishop Demetrios
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America welcomed today the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece Prof. Dimitris Mardas and the Minister of Tourism Elena Kountoura. The two members of the Greek Government were visiting New York as speakers and participants to the Annual Capital Link, Invest in Greece Forum.
Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Fellowship to Work at the United Nations
The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces the continuation of its Faith-based Diplomacy & Advocacy Initiative. The Initiative established a total of four (2 for 2015-2016 and 2 for 2016-2017) yearlong Archdiocesan fellowships at the United Nations.