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.
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All Are Blessed with Dignity & Purpose
A Gospel View of Personhood
New Fully Human Facebook Page
Resource Share: The Body of Christ
Resource Share: A Practical Theology of Disability
Resource Share: Removing Barriers
Balance Between Earthly & Spiritual
Defending our Loved Ones
All Are Called to the Manger
Giving Thanks Multiples Our Gifts
Recipe for Beauty-full Living
The Last Shall Be First
Not Limited By Mental Capacity
Real Communication Is Beyond Words
Re-Lighting the Match
We Are All One in Christ
The Forgiveness of Insults is a Sign of True Love
Forgiveness: We Cannot Give What We Will not Receive
Reflections on the Lord's Prayer
The Lord is Our Shepherd
Community Members, Please Do not Add to Our Earthly Cares
Do's and Dont's List
Choosing the Right Resources
Scars are Marks of Victory
The Universal Gift
Receiving His Peace
The Sacred Mystery of the Image of God
Our True Disability
Nurturing Healthy Independence: Caregiver Advice
Love Gives a Voice to Those Who Can't Speak
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Contentment Comes When We Stop Comparing
Accepting Help Is Fully Human
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