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.
The Orthodox Observer places the Church in the context of the current world we live in through a diverse and informative experience — offering participants meaningful exchange with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, her ministries, and affiliates. The experience provides the faithful significant content to listen to, watch, and read; in order to lead, grow, and inspire.
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.
Charters and Regulations
Charter of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Dispute Resolution Procedures
Regulations for the Establishment and Operation of Holy Monasteries
Regulations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Regulations Regarding the Auxiliary Bishops of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Communal & Liturgical Prayers
The Lord's Prayer
The Nicene Creed
2019 Celibate Clergy Candidates for Election to the Episcopacy
Clergy Misconduct Policy
Conflicts and Related Party Transactions Disclosure Policy
Decision of the Supreme Court of New York - August 6, 2004
Directives to be followed by the Clergy dealing with Covid-19 (Coronavirus)
GOA Policy for Religious Exemption from Vaccination
Guidelines and Procedures when a Priest Falls Asleep in the Lord (2010)
Parish Council Guidebook
Priests Returned to the Status of Laymen (1928-2018)