His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros
Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America


His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Boston

His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Denver

His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Atlanta

His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Detroit

His Eminence Metropolitan Savas
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Pittsburgh

His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of San Francisco

His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of New Jersey

His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Chicago


Office of the Secretary of the Holy Eparchial Synod

10 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075-0106
Tel: (212) 774-0542 
Fax: (212) 774-0214

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, President

His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia, Chief Secretary
[email protected]

V. Rev. Nikiforos Fakinos, Secretary

The Office of the Holy Eparchial Synod expresses through its work the unity of the Holy Archdiocese. The primary goal of the Office is to provide timely execution of the decisions taken by the Holy Eparchial Synod as well as to assist and coordinate the process of the work being accomplished by the various Synodal committees of the Archdiocese. In addition, the Office is responsible for:

  • Communicating information relevant to the work of the Synod
  • Issuing official communiqués on behalf of the Synod
  • Promulgating official encyclicals issued by the Synod
  • Distributing the Holy Chrism received from the Ecu- menical Patriarchate.

The Synod in recent years through the work of the Synodal committees which are chaired by a Member of the Holy Eparchial Synod has produced a number of official documents for the needs of the Archdiocese. Among them are:

  • An authorized translation of the Nicene Creed and the Lord’s Prayer.
  • A revised Baptism Certificate which responds to vari- ous circumstances of the family, or lack thereof, without penalizing the children.
  • Revised the booklet, “Welcome to the Parish Council” to better prepare Parish Council members in assuming their responsibilities.
  • Regulations of the Composition and Function of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
  • General Regulations for the Establishment and Opera- tion of Holy Monasteries in the Archdiocese of America.
  • Official translation into English from the original Greek of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom as approved by the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
  • Spiritual Court Regulations.

Εκδότης Αντικειμένων Εκδότης Αντικειμένων

  • Fall Meeting of the Holy Eparchial Synod

    On September 28th, 2020, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America convened a regularly scheduled Holy Eparchial Synod meeting via a teleconference in order to review the up-to-date matters of the Agenda. Read More

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    ΝΕΑ ΥΟΡΚΗ: Την Πέμπτη, 13 Αυγούστου 2020, ο Σεβ. Αρχιεπίσκοπος Αμερικής κ. Ελπιδοφόρος συγκάλεσε σε τηλεδιάσκεψη την Ι. Επαρχιακή Σύνοδο, ώστε να θεωρήσει τρέχοντα ζητήματα της Ι. Αρχιεπισκοπής. Read More

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    Και πάλι με ιδιαίτερη αγάπη εμείς, τα μέλη της Ιεράς Επαρχιακής Συνόδου της Ελληνορθόδοξης Αρχιεπισκοπής Αμερικής, υπό την προεδρία του Σεβασμιωτάτου Αρχιεπισκόπου Αμερικής κ. Ελπιδοφόρου, απευθυνόμαστε επειγόντως προς εσάς με αποφασιστικότητα και μεγάλη πίστη, διότι ακούσαμε τις κραυγές της αγωνίας και του πόνου σας σχετικά με την αρπαγή του Μεγάλου Ναού της Αγίας Σοφίας, της δικής μας Αγίας Σοφίας. Read More