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    Grand Banquet of 42nd Clergy Laity Congress to be Carried Live on the Website of the Archdiocese

    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.

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    Plenary Session of the 42nd Congress Concludes, Delegates Approve Budget and Resolutions

    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.

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    42nd Clergy Laity Congress Delegates Explore Questions of Family and Faith

    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.”

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    Archbishop Demetrios to Officiate at Funeral of Emanuel G. Demos

    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.

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    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Addresses Congress Via Skype, Archbishop Demetrios Officially Opens 42nd Clergy-Laity Congress with Keynote Address

    His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew addressed from the Phanar in Constantinople the delegates of the 42nd Clergy-Laity Congress via remote video-conferencing through Skype and conveyed his greetings and his Patriarchal blessings to all attending the official opening at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel.

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    42nd Clergy-Laity Congress Begins with Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of St. George

    The 42nd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America began today with the Orthros service and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy held in the historic Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George of Philadelphia with hundreds of faithful in attendance.

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    Archdiocese Announces with Great Sorrow the Passing of Emanuel Demos

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces with great sorrow the falling asleep in the Lord of Emanuel G. Demos,...

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    Vice President Joe Biden to Deliver Remarks to the 42nd Clergy Laity Congress in Philadelphia

    Vice President Joe Biden will deliver remarks at the Grand Banquet of the 42nd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

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    Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for Independence Day - July 4, 2014

    On this Independence Day we offer thanksgiving and praise to God for the freedom we have as human beings created in His divine image and as citizens of a nation that values, protects and promotes freedom as essential to human life, well-being, and potential. As Orthodox Christians we know and affirm that God is the source of our freedom because He is the absolutely Free and the Creator of genuine freedom.

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    The 42nd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress Convenes in Philadelphia July 6-10

    The 42nd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will convene in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 6- 10, 2014, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel and it will focus on the theme of this Congress “The Orthodox Christian Family: A Dwelling of Christ and a Witness of His Gospel.”

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    New Survey to Assess Resources of the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

    The Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM), of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, designed an online survey to assess its existing resources and channels of communication with young people with the goal of creating more effective means of ministering to youth and young adults.

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    Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek Scheduled for June 23

    The 2014 Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek will be administered on Monday, June 23, from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., according to an announcement from the Direct Archdiocesan District Office of Education.

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    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Join Pope Francis for Vatican Prayer Summit

    His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual leader of over 300 million Orthodox Christian faithful worldwide, will join Pope Francis at the Vatican for a prayer summit on the evening of June 8, 2014 in an intensive spiritually-focused initiative for Middle East peace process. Together with the Pope and the Ecumenical Patriarch, the Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will participate in an interfaith prayer service of Muslims, Jews and Christians for peace in the region.

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    Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Urges Church To Lift Ban on Ordination of Married Priests in Eastern Catholic Churches in North America

    The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation voted in early June to encourage the "lifting of the restrictions regarding the ordination of married men to the priesthood in the Eastern Catholic Churches of North America."

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    Saint Basil Academy to Celebrate 70th Anniversary

    Saint Basil Academy will celebrate its 70th Anniversary, June 21, 2014, in its magnificent campus by the Hudson River, in Garrison, NY.

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    EWTN Network to Broadcast Live Ecumenical Celebration of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis in Jerusalem

    On Sunday, May 25, 2014, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis will meet at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher to commemorate a meeting in the Holy Land fifty years ago by their revered predecessors, Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras and Pope Paul VI.

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