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    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Mourns the Passing of George S. Coumantaros

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America mourns the passing of George S. Coumantaros, an internationally renowned businessman and veteran ocean racer, an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, philanthropist and great benefactor of the Church, who passed away peacefully in Athens, Greece on October 17, 2016. He was 94 years of age.

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    George S. Tsandikos, New Vice President of the Archdiocesan Council

    George S. Tsandikos is the new Vice President of the Archdiocesan Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America succeeding the late Michael Jaharis who served in this position for 16 years.

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    Archdiocesan Council Commences New Two-Year Term

    The Archdiocesan Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America began its new two-year term and convened for its regularly scheduled fall meetings Oct. 13-14, 2016 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel.

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    Announcement of the Holy Eparchial Synod (Fall 2016)

    The Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America convened for its regular meeting at the Synodal Chamber of the Archdiocesan headquarters in New York on October 12th and 13th 2016. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America presided at the meeting with the participation of all the Members of the Synod.

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    "Bartholomew: Apostle and Visionary" - First Complete Biography of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

    The first complete biography on His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, titled “Bartholomew: Apostle and Visionary,” authored by Fr. John Chryssavgis and published by Thomas Nelson Publishing has just been released, in time for the 25th Anniversary of His All-Holiness’ elevation to the venerable Patriarchal Throne of Constantinople.

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    Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for National Leadership 100 Sunday - October 23, 2016

    On this Sunday, October 23, the Feast of Saint Iakovos, we give thanks first to God whose love was revealed among us in sending his Son into the world so that we might love through him (I John 4:9), for the love manifested by the benevolent energies of the members of Leadership 100 and to celebrate these manifold acts of love and faithfulness now demonstrated for 32 years by the Leadership 100 Endowment Fund, founded by Archbishop Iakovos of Blessed Memory.

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    President Nicos Anastasiades and Archbishop Demetrios of America talk about the Cyprus issue

    The President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nicos Anastasiades visited His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America today, September 23, 2016. President Anastasiadis is in New York participating in the United Nations General Assembly.

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    Ο Πρωθυπουργός της Ελλάδος κ. Αλέξης Τσίπρας επισκέφθηκε τον Αρχιεπίσκοπο Αμερικής κ. Δημήτριο

    Ο Σεβασμιώτατος Αρχιεπίσκοπος Αμερικής κ. Δημήτριος υποδέχθηκε σήμερα στην έδρα της Ιεράς Αρχιεπισκοπής Αμερικής στη Νέα Υόρκη τον Πρωθυπουργό της Ελλάδος κ. Αλέξη Τσίπρα ο οποίος βρίσκεται στη Νέα Υόρκη στα πλαίσια της συνόδου του Οργανισμού Ηνωμένων Εθνών.

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    Stavros Niarchos Foundation Donates 5 Million Dollars for the Rebuilding of Saint Nicholas at the WTC

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces with great joy that the Stavros Niarchos Foundation fulfilled last week, its noble pledge of five million dollars to the Fund for the rebuilding of the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center.

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    Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Commemoration of the Asia Minor Catastrophe - September 18, 2016

    In recognition of this and many related tragic events of that era, I ask the parishes of our Holy Archdiocese to have special observances and memorial services on Sunday, September 18. Together, let us remember our forbearers who perished and commemorate the valor shown by those who survived. Let us honor the memory and sacrifice of those who suffered. As we are confronted by the crises in our contemporary world, let us find strength and guidance in our Orthodox faith, just as many did in those dark days, placing their hope for deliverance and salvation in Almighty God.

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    Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Mike Pence Visits Archbishop Demetrios

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America received today in his office at the Headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, the Vice-Presidential nominee of the Republican Party.

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    Massive Damage at Ionian Village, Archdiocese Begins Rebuilding Campaign

    Following the initial news of destruction at the Ionian Village Camp facilities, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces today with sadness, that in the early morning of Thursday, September 8th, the campus of the Ionian Village Camping Program in Vartholomio, Greece, sustained massive damage from fierce tornadoes that hit the area in and around the camp.

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    Ionian Village Sustains Extensive Damage from Tornados

    The site of Ionian Village in Vartholomio, Ilia, Greece, sustained extensive damage from fierce tornados that went through that location and the wider area of the prefecture of Ilia, earlier today. Ionian Village is the international Summer Camp ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in Greece.

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    Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Ecclesiastical New Year and the Day for the Protection of our Natural Environment

    We give thanks to our merciful and holy God for this blessed opportunity to begin another ecclesiastical year, and we anticipate the witness of His presence and power in our lives and in our worship and work of spreading His Gospel. In addition to the observance of this day as the beginning of a new liturgical cycle, it has also been designated by our beloved Ecumenical Patriarchate as the Day for the Protection of our Natural Environment.

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    2017 Parish Ecclesiastical Calendars Offered - Online Ordering Now Available

    Calendar orders can now be placed online at This new online ordering system will speed up the ordering process and provide for a timely delivery of calendars. The web site provides the opportunity to customize the parish and sponsor backer information, view a proof and submit payment. All parishes were sent a packet with a username and password for the online ordering site. If this was not received please contact the Department of Communications.

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    Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Feast of the Dormition - August 15, 2016

    The Virgin Mary knew the voice of Christ because she shared a unique relationship with Him as His mother. She heard His voice from birth throughout His life and ministry; she heard His words as He grew; she marveled at His wisdom as a youth; she listened to His teaching; she was burdened with great sorrow when He cried out from the Cross; and she was filled with great joy following His resurrection and hearing His promises.

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