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    Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Feast of the Holy Unmercenaries - November 1, 2014

    We are led in this effort by our National Ladies Philoptochos Society, and on Sunday, November 2, local chapters throughout our Holy Archdiocese will have a special offering for these ministries. I ask that you contribute generously to assist the work of our beloved Ecumenical Patriarchate at a time when critical needs there and throughout the Middle East are growing. As we are witnessing, long established ministries are challenged for resources as new humanitarian crises and desperate pleas for assistance are growing.

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    Archbishop Demetrios As He Begins Official Visit to Cyprus, Says It Is a Pilgrimage to a Sacred Place

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America arrived today, Oct 21, 2014, in Cyprus for an official visit to Cyprus, following the invitation of the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nikos Anastasiades, and with the unanimous agreement of the Holy Synod of the Church of Cyprus.

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    Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for OXI Day - October 28, 2014

    As we commemorate OXI Day on October 28 and remember the valiant stand of the people of Greece in 1940 against the advancement of the forces of Fascism, we are aware that struggles for freedom and peace and against tyranny are very much a part of our modern world. Just as some of us and most certainly our fathers and mothers saw and experienced the brutality and inhumane actions of an occupying force, so too we are witnesses today of persecution, violence, and death.

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    Ground Blessing for Saint Nicholas at WTC, a place of prayer and peace, a place of hope and love

    More than 2,000 people gathered yesterday Oct. 18, 2014 at 130 Liberty Street, the new site for Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center, for the historic event of the Blessing of the Ground and the symbolic “laying of the corner stone.”

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    Announcement of the Holy Eparchial Synod

    The Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America convened for its regular meeting in the Synodal Chamber at the Archdiocesan headquarters on October 15 and 16. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America presided at the meeting, with the participation of the Members of the Synod.

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    Ground Blessing LIVE on Satellite, ANT1-SAT TV and the Internet

    The Ground Blessing ceremony for the Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center, on Saturday October 18, 2014 at 12:00 noon, will be broadcast live through a LIVE SATELLITE FEED (see technical information below), both domestically and internationally and will be carried live through the Antenna Satellite TV network, as well through an Internet simulcast through the special internet page for the rebuilding of Saint Nicholas www.stnicholaswtc.org which is also accessible through the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese official web page www.goarch.org

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    Rebuilding of Saint Nicholas at WTC to Commence with Ground Blessing Oct. 18

    A Ground Blessing ceremony for the Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center is set for Saturday October 18, 2014 at 12:00 noon. The ceremony will include a combined prayer service of blessing of the site (agiasmos), and a doxology (a service of thanksgiving). Contact: Press Office/Stavros Papagermanos (212) 570-3530

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    Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for National Leadership 100 Sunday - October 26, 2014

    On this Sunday, October 26, the Feast of Saint Demetrios and following the Feast of Saint Iakovos on October 23, we give thanks to God for the steadfast and abounding labor of the members of Leadership 100 and celebrate the great accomplishments of the Leadership 100 Endowment Fund, as its celebration of its 30th Anniversary comes to a close.

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    Archbishop Demetrios to Make Official Visit to Cyprus

    On the invitation of the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nikos Anastasiades and with the unanimous agreement of the Holy Synod of the Church of Cyprus, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America will embark on an official visit to Cyprus, October 20-27, 2014.

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    Fr. John Orfanakos Fund for the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival Scholarship

    The Archdiocese Department of Religious Education has established the Fr. John Orfanakos Fund for the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival Scholarship as a tribute to the late Co-Chairman of the Archdiocese Oratorical Festival.

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    VP and Foreign Minister of Greece Evangelos Venizelos Visits Archbishop Demetrios

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America received today Monday Sept. 22, 2014, the visit of Mr. Evangelos Venizelos, the Vice President of the Greek Government and Foreign Minister of Greece.

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    Assembly of Bishops Issues Message to the Faithful, Statement on Middle East

    The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America concluded its fifth annual meeting on Thursday in Dallas, Texas. The Assembly issued a message to the faithful and a statement on the Middle East.

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    His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Addresses Assembly in Video Message

    His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, in a special video message presented during today’s opening session, addressed the members of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.

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