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Archbishop Demetrios, Catholic Archbishop Kurtz Celebrate Growing Closeness Between Orthodox and Catholics Ahead of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Pope Francis Meeting in Jerusalem
Fifty years ago, in January 1964, two great Christian leaders met in Jerusalem. Pope Paul VI of Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras of Constantinople swept aside centuries of hostility and embraced one another in the city where Christ was crucified and rose from the dead.
In this blessed Paschal season filled with the light and joy of our Lord’s Holy Resurrection, we observe a special day among our parishes and our Greek American community, AHEPA Sunday. On this day we recognize the history, accomplishments, and ongoing service of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association and the members of the AHEPA family.
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.
The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople elected unanimously today the Very Reverend Archimandrite Cleopas Strongylis Metropolitan of Sweden and All Scandinavia. His Grace Metropolitan elect Cleopas Strongylis has been serving as the Dean of the Annunciation Cathedral in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Archdiocesan Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America convened for its regular spring meeting May 1-2 in Washington, DC, under the chairmanship of Archbishop Demetrios of America. Present at the meeting were Metropolitans Methodios of Boston and Savas of Pittsburgh and Bishops Andonios of Phasiane and Sevastianos of Zela. The other members of the Synod, absent from the meeting, were unable to attend.
We, the Hierarchs who constitute the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, greet all the Parishes around our great Nation with love and joy, and with significant good news.
Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America Issues Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of the Bishops Abducted in Syria
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America issued the following statement on April 22, 2014 for the one-year anniversary of the Bishops abducted in Syria.
During the Holy Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches, which took place in Constantinople on March 6-9, 2014, the Prelates, through a unanimous vote, agreed to form separate Assemblies of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in Canada and in the United States of America. They further agreed to incorporate the hierarchs of Central America into the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Latin America.
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America officially launched its community blog site giving the faithful an opportunity to read thought-provoking articles on a broad spectrum of issues. With the changing landscape in communications initiated by mobile technology, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is responding to the needs to share the Good News of the Holy Gospel in fresh and creative ways and to provide insights and strategies for the various ministries and programs of the Church.
On this beautiful and glorious Feast of Feasts, our hearts and minds are filled with brilliant light and abundant joy in the presence of the Risen Christ. He is in our midst now and forever, in all His holiness and glory, having offered Himself as a pure sacrifice for our sins. He is before us and within us as the Victor over corruption and death, offering true and abundant life through His grace. Our Lord embraces us on this day of exaltation and praise as our Redeemer, guiding us in the way of salvation and sanctifying us for eternal life.
Come, brethren and children in the Lord, receive the light from the unwaning Light of the Phanar, the Holy Center of the Orthodox, and let us all together and jointly glorify "Christ, Who is risen from the dead."
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America attended yesterday, an Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House, for approximately 90 Christian religious leaders from all over the United States.
Holy Week and Pascha Schedule of Bishops Andonios of Phasiane and Sevastianos of Zela (April 12-23, 2014)
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America continues to support recovery efforts in the Philippines. Through a recent $40,000 grant to the International Orthodox Christian Charities, the Archdiocese will finance a home reconstruction and agriculture assistance project.
President Barack Obama welcomed today Friday, April 4, 2014, at the White House His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America and the Greek-American community for the Annual Greek Independence Day Celebration. This was the 28th consecutive celebration at the White House honoring the 193rd Anniversary of the start of the Greek War for Independence of March 25th, 1821.
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM) is pleased to announce a new podcast for youth and young adults.
The Mayor of the City of New York Bill de Blasio welcomed today at Gracie Mansion His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America for the celebration of Greek Independence Day. Mayor De Blasio, continuing a long tradition, graciously hosted the annual reception for the Omogeneia to honor and celebrate the 193rd Anniversary of March 25, 1821, the start of the struggle for Greek Independence.
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