The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, with its headquarters located in the City of New York, is an Eparchy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, The mission of the Archdiocese is to proclaim the Gospel of Christ, to teach and spread the Orthodox Christian faith, to energize, cultivate, and guide the life of the Church in the United States of America according to the Orthodox Christian faith and tradition.
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His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) of America was born in 1967 in Bakirköy, Istanbul.
What is Orthodox Christianity?
The Orthodox Christian Faith proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the teachings of the Apostles, and the tradition and life of the living Church worldwide through worship, communion, witness, and service.
The Archdiocese responds to the spiritual needs of the Greek Orthodox Christian Faithful through National Ministries, providing programs and services to your local parishes, Metropolises, and you. We invite you to prayerfully consider sharing the resources given to you by God with a donation to the Archdiocese. Your support helps us further the vital ministry work.
Beginning on November 15 and concluding on December 24, the Nativity Fast is an opportunity to prepare for the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior in the Flesh on December 25.
The Greek Orthodox Church in its tradition of prayer and worship is rooted in the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.
In 2022, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese is celebrating its past 100 years, both online and in person!
Thursday of the 11th Week Fast Day (Fish Allowed)
November 30, 2022
October 18, 2022
Fourth Centennial Pilgrimage to Istanbul, Holy Land, Jordan Commences
Last Night’s Soup Run
SUNDAY SERMON SERIES, 13th Sunday of Luke, November 27
New Leadership For Metropolis Missions And Evangelism Ministry
Young Adult Fall Retreat Focuses on Wellness of Mind, Body, and Soul
YAL San Diego 2022 - Another Shining Success
Webinar: How Do We Understand Orthodox Marriage Today
Greek Education Professional Development Conference Day November 8, 2022
Prosphoro - an Introduction
Dos and Donts When Explaining Disability to Your Typically Developing Children
Giving Thanks: Eucharistic Stewardship
2023 Stewardship Campaign Resources
Lord, Do I Really Love You?