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    Archbishop Demetrios Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Initiative for Equal Opportunity in Education

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America endorses and applauds the efforts of Governor Andrew Cuomo in introducing the Parental Choice in Education Act.

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    Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for AHEPA Sunday - May 17, 2015

    This day is also our annual commemoration of AHEPA Sunday in recognition of the members of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association and their vital work around the world. Through housing for senior adults, scholarships for youth, and many charitable and educational programs, the AHEPA family has been generously and compassionately meeting needs. In the spirit of Christ Who said to His disciples, Let your light so shine before the people, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven (Matthew 5:16), the members of AHEPA are offering light, hope, and opportunity to many.

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    Archbishop Demetrios Presides over Consecration of Saint Sophia Cathedral in the Nation's Capital

    The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sophia in the Nation’s Capital was consecrated yesterday, Sunday, May 10, 2015, with His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America presiding and more than a thousand people in attendance.

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    Archbishop Demetrios Joins Religious Leaders in Ecumenical Service for the Centennial Commemoration of Armenian Genocide

    Archbishop Demetrios of America participated yesterday evening, May 7, 2015 in the Ecumenical Service of commemoration of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, in Washington’ s National Cathedral.

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    Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos, New President of HCHC

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces the election of the V. Rev. Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos, as the next president of Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. The HCHC announcement is as follows:

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    2015 “Faith Scholarships for Academic Excellence”

    Faith: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism announced that it will once again offer the prestigious series of “Faith Scholarships for Academic Excellence.” These merit-based college scholarships provide funding to graduating high school seniors for their university studies. The application and criteria can be downloaded from the Faith website: www.faithendowment.org.

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    Συνάντηση ΥΠΕΞ της Ελλάδος Νίκου Κοτζιά με τον Αρχιεπίσκοπο Αμερικής Δημήτριο

    Ο Υπουργός Εξωτερικών της Ελλάδος κ. Νίκος Κοτζιάς επισκέφθηκε σήμερα 24 Απριλίου 2015, τον Σεβασμιώτατο Αρχιεπίσκοπο Αμερικής κ. Δημήτριο στην έδρα της Ιεράς Αρχιεπισκοπής Αμερικής.

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    Archbishop Demetrios and Holy Eparchial Synod Join Faith Leaders, Reaffirming Commitment to Marriage and Religious Liberty

    A few days before the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the rights of states to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, more than 30 religious leaders representing tens of millions of US citizens from diverse faith communities throughout the United States have reaffirmed their shared commitment to marriage and religious freedom. An open letter entitled “The Defense of Marriage and the Right of Religious Freedom: Reaffirming a Shared Witness” was issued to all in positions of public service on April 23.

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    Επίσκεψη του Επικεφαλής της ΓΓΑΕ κ. Μιχαήλ Κόκκινου στον Αρχιεπίσκοπο Δημήτριο

    Ο Σεβασμιώτατος Αρχιεπίσκοπος Αμερικής κ. Δημήτριος δέχθηκε σήμερα, 23 Απριλίου 2015, την επίσκεψη του νέου επικεφαλής της Γενικής Γραμματείας Αποδήμου Ελληνισμού, Γενικού Διευθυντού κ. Μιχαήλ Ε. Κόκκινου, τον οποίο συνόδευε ο Γενικός Πρόξενος της Ελλάδος στη Νέα Υόρκη, Πέσβης κ. Γιώργος Ηλιόπουλος.

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    Holy Eparchial Synod Issues Statement on tragic Events in North Africa and Middle East

    The Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, that convened for its regularly scheduled Spring meeting, Apr. 20-22, issued the following statement regarding recent tragic events in North Africa and the Middle East.

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    White House Greek Independence Day Celebration

    We believe in the Resurrection and therefore any impasse can be overcome, said His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America during the Annual White House Greek Independence Day celebration, hosted by President Barack Obama yesterday Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the White House. This was the 29th consecutive celebration at the White House honoring the 194th Anniversary of the start of the Greek War for Independence of March 25th, 1821.

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    Archiepiscopal Encyclical for the Ten-Year Memorial of the Repose of Archbishop Iakovos

    Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On behalf of our Holy Eparchial Synod, I am writing to you in recognition of the ten-year anniversary of the falling asleep in the Lord of our beloved Archbishop Iakovos, late Archbishop of North and South America.

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    Colloquium On Orthodox Christianity and Humanitarianism At Hellenic College Holy Cross

    The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will host a colloquium on Orthodox Christianity and Humanitarianism: Ideas and Action in the Contemporary World. The Colloquium will take place on the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Mass., May 7-8, 2015.

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    Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for Holy Pascha 2015

    In the light and joy of this blessed and holy Day of Resurrection, we gather to celebrate our Holy and Sacred Pascha. This Pascha, this Feast of Feasts, is a celebration of life, abundant and eternal. It is a celebration of the power of grace. It is a day above all others when we proclaim throughout the world that the chains of sin and death have been broken, we have victory through Christ, and through the power of the Cross and the Resurrection we are being transformed from death to life.

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    Πατριαρχική Απόδειξις επί τω Αγίω Πάσχα 2015

    Ὅλοι οἱ Ὀρθόδοξοι πιστοί ἑορτάζομεν καί ἐφέτος χαρμοσύνως τήν Ἀνάστασιν τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ καί ψάλλομεν: «Θανάτου ἑορτάζομεν νέκρωσιν, Ἅδου τήν καθαίρεσιν, ἄλλης βιοτῆς τῆς αἰωνίου ἀπαρχήν∙ καί σκιρτῶντες ὑμνοῦμεν τόν Αἴτιον»

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    Holy Week Services and Pascha Photos

    his week, more than 250 million Orthodox Christians worldwide observe centuries-old religious services which recall the passion, crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ and are conducted each morning and evening throughout this Holy Week in Orthodox Christian Churches. In the link below are some photos from services in churches of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

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    Archbishop Demetrios Attends Easter Prayer Breakfast at White House

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America attended the Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House, yesterday, along with Christian religious leaders from around the United States, and was seated at the table of Vice-President Joe Biden.

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