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    Metropolitans Ambrosios of Korea and Nathanael of Kos and Nisyros to represent Ecumenical Patriarch at the 43rd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America was informed yesterday by a letter from His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew that Metropolitans Ambrosios of Korea and Nathanael of Kos and Nisyros will represent His All Holiness and the Ecumenical Patriarchate at the 43rd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress, to be held July 3-8, 2016 at the at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

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    Επίσκεψη του Δημάρχου Θεσσαλονίκης Γιάννη Μπουτάρη στον Αρχιεπίσκοπο Δημήτριο

    Ο Σεβασμιώτατος Αρχιεπίσκοπος Αμερικής κ. Δημήτριος δέχθηκε σήμερα στο γραφείο του στην έδρα της Ιεράς Αρχιεπισκοπής Αμερικής, τον Δήμαρχο Θεσσαλονίκης κ. Γιάννη Μπουτάρη και την αντιπροσωπεία του Δήμου που τον συνοδεύει στο ταξίδι του στην Αμερική.

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    Ecumenical Patriarchate Provides Resources for Holy and Great Council

    An historic gathering for the Orthodox Christian Churches, the first of its kind in 1200 years, is being supported with both digital communications and a multilingual team of experts.

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    Archdiocesan Council Spring Meeting Convened in Pittsburgh

    The Archdiocesan Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America convened for its regular spring meeting May 12-13 in Pittsburgh, Pa., under the chairmanship of Archbishop Demetrios of America.

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    Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for AHEPA Sunday - May 15, 2016

    On this day we also recognize the members of our beloved AHEPA family, as they are inspired by the power of the faith that we share and their love for humankind to offer service and resources in many ways. For over ninety years the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association has promoted the ideals of philanthropy, education, civic responsibility, and family and individual excellence through many programs and special efforts, including assistance to Greek immigrants, scholarships for youth, housing for senior adults, relief funds following major tragedies, and activism on a wide range of issues.

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    Archbishop Demetrios Visits Fire Ravaged St. Sava Cathedral

    As an expression of the support and concern of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America visited yesterday afternoon the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sava in lower Manhattan, which was destroyed by a catastrophic fire on the evening of Pascha Sunday, May 1, 2016.

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    Archdiocese Expresses Sympathy and Concern upon the Fire Destruction of St. Sava Cathedral

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America expresses deep sorrow, concern and sympathy to our Serbian Orthodox brethren for the massive fire that destroyed yesterday evening the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sava in lower Manhattan.

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    Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2016

    We wholeheartedly address you from the See of the Ecumenical Patriarchate with the joyous greeting “Christ is risen!” The resurrection of Christ is the center of our Orthodox faith. Without the resurrection, our faith is “in vain” (1 Cor. 15:14). Through His resurrection, the divine Word rendered humanity – created in the image of God but wounded and stained by sin – incorrupt and deified, granting us once again the possibility of achieving divine likeness, of which we were deprived through disobedience.

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    Orthodox Christians to Observe Pascha (Easter) May 1st

    More than 250 million Orthodox Christians worldwide will celebrate Pascha (Easter) Sunday, May 1, 2016. This year Orthodox Pascha is celebrated almost a month after the celebration of the Western Easter, while next year it will fall on the same day. The Orthodox date for Easter is based on a decree of the Council of Nicaea, Asia Minor, held in 325 A.D. According to this decree, Easter must be celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon of the vernal equinox but always after the Hebrew Passover to maintain the Biblical sequence of events of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. The Orthodox Christian churches have adhered strictly to this formula.

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    43rd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress Registration Open and On-line

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces the opening of the on-line registration process for the 43rd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress, to be held July 3-8, 2016 at the at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

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    The 43rd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress to Convene in Nashville, July 3-8

    The 43rd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will convene in Nashville, Tennessee, July 3-8, 2016, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

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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 spring meeting at the Synodal Chamber of the Archdiocesan headquarters in New York on April 13th and 14th 2016. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America presided at the meeting with the participation of the Members of the Synod.

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    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Pope Francis and Archbishop Ieronymos to Visit the Island of Lesbos

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has received the following announcement from the Ecumenical Patriarchate and forwards it to the faithful and the media.

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