• Interview: ​A Visit with Archbishop Elpidophoros

    Interview

    October 22, 2019

    Ancient Faith Ministries interviews Archbishop Elpidophoros 75 days after his enthronement as the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 15

    Center for Family Care

    August 25, 2019

    On September 1, we celebrate the Ecclesiastical (Church) New Year. This day has also been set aside by the Ecumenical Patriarch as a special day of Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 14

    Center for Family Care

    August 18, 2019

    The significance of an Orthodox Christian’s regular participation in the sacrament of Holy Communion cannot be overstated. Having received the Body and Blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we are mystically united to Him and one another.also been set aside by the Ecumenical Patriarch as a special day of Protection for the Environment. During prayers this week, read Psalm 103 (104), which is read at the beginning of Vespers. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 13

    Center for Family Care

    August 11, 2019

    As descendants of Adam and Eve, we have inherited the reality of a fallen world. One of the basic truths we accept as Orthodox Christians is that we are sinners. This is important to acknowledge. as “offering” and, as such, is a fitting name for the bread we bring to church for the Divine Liturgy. The making of prosphora in our homes is an opportunity for families to gather and participate in the life of the Church in a meaningful way. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 12

    Center for Family Care

    August 4, 2019

    The significance of an Orthodox Christian’s regular participation in the sacrament of Holy Communion cannot be overstated. Having received the Body and Blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we are mystically united to Him and one another. It is only God Who makes us worthy of such a wondrous gift. In His great mercy, we approach the chalice with fear, faith, and love—fully committed to lead holy, transfigured lives. Read More

  • The Importance of Service(s) (with Archbishop Elpidophoros)

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    July 29, 2019

    Archbishop Elpidophoros of America joins Steve to explore why service is at the heart of our lives as Christians. But he also reminds us that, if we truly want to emphasize service, then we must also emphasize the services of the Church. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 11

    Center for Family Care

    July 28, 2019

    Today we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration. As a family, at home read the epistle and gospel for the feast at dinnertime. This feast has an afterfeast period of seven days. During these seven days, pray the festal hymns during your family prayer time. If you like, you can even learn how to chant them by listening online. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 10

    Center for Family Care

    July 21, 2019

    As the month of July expires, our attention turns to the two-week fasting period (August 1–14) preceding the final great feast day of the ecclesiastical year, the Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15). At this time, it is customary for Orthodox Christian communities to gather and alternately pray the small and great Paraklesis (supplication) services to the Theotokos on most evenings during the fast. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 9

    Center for Family Care

    July 14, 2019

    This week we would like you to pray for your parents every day during your family or individual prayer time. You can pray with words from your heart, or you can use the following prayer. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 8

    Center for Family Care

    July 7, 2019

    The Church’s lectionary designates Scripture readings for every day of the year. The readings correspond to the particular ecclesiastical season in which the Church finds itself.And with good reason! In a concise manner, praying “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner” (or one of its variations) helps us to follow the Apostle Paul’s exhortation to “pray without ceasing” Read More

  • Κήρυγμα Σεβ. Αρχιεπισκόπου Αμερικής κ. Ελπιδοφόρου, Κυριακή 30 Ιουνίου 2019

    Homily

    June 30, 2019

    Είναι η σημερινή εορτή μία επέκταση της χθεσινής εορτής των Πρωτοκορυφαίων Αποστόλων Πέτρου και Παύλου και γι᾽ αυτό ως και να είναι η ίδια εορτή η υμνολογία της Εκκλησίας συνεχίζει να επικεντρώνεται στην ενότητα του λαού του Θεού, Παλαιάς και Νέας Διαθήκης, στη μία κοινή μαρτυρία της αποκαλύψεως του Θεού με σύνθεση της υμνολογίας των δύο ημερών, κατά την οποία στο χορό των Ένδεκα Αποστόλων εντάσσεται ως δωδέκατος ο Απόστολος Παύλος. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 7

    Center for Family Care

    June 30, 2019

    Make an effort to attend either an upcoming Vespers or Orthros before Divine Liturgy on Sunday. Encourage your family to pay attention to how we use our five senses to worship during church services. Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Enthronement Luncheon Remarks

    Press Office

    June 28, 2019

    Your love and welcome are truly overwhelming, and I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. So many expressions of appreciation, so many warm words of greeting. From the Enthronement Ceremony in the Cathedral to this festive and magnificent luncheon – a fellowship meal of faith and love. You will forgive me if I say that I am truly overcome by your kind and generous reception of my humble person. I truly thank you all for such a glorious day! Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 6

    Center for Family Care

    June 23, 2019

    On June 23, the Orthodox Church commemorates the Sunday of All Saints, which honors the eternal memory of every man, woman, and child, throughout the ages, that “finished the race” having “fought the good fight” and received “the crown of righteousness” (2 Timothy 4:7–8). Read More

  • Video: Archiepiscopal and Synodical Divine Liturgy

    Video

    June 23, 2019

    Video: On Sunday, June 23, the day after the Enthronement of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, His Eminence presided for the first time as Archbishop at the Hierarchal concelebration of the Divine Liturgy with the members of the Holy Eparchial Synod. The Orthros Service and Divine Liturgy took place at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York, NY. Read More

  • Video: Enthronement of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros

    Video

    June 23, 2019

    Watch the enthronement of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, the seventh Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, which took place on Saturday June 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan (337 East 74th Street, NYC) Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 5

    Center for Family Care

    June 16, 2019

    On Sunday, June 16, we celebrate Pentecost. Take time to learn to chant the apolytikion/troparion to sing during the feast and through the Apodosis (Leave-Taking) of Pentecost on Saturday, June 2. Read More

  • Why Do Bishops Get Enthroned?

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    June 15, 2019

    When Archbishop Elpidophoros comes to America, the first thing that’s going to happen is his enthronement on June 22. Yet that word, “enthronement,” can be confusing. After all, a bishop isn’t a king. Why does he need to be enthroned? The Church is a body. And just like different organs perform different functions in the body, the Church is made up of people with different talents and responsibilities. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 4

    Center for Family Care

    June 9, 2019

    This Saturday, June 15, is the fourth and final Saturday of Souls service. Praying for those who have departed this life is not something we should do on Saturday of the Souls or Memorial Services—rather it should be part of our regular prayer life. Read More

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros Speaks about His Encounter with St. Iakovos Tsalikis

    Video

    June 7, 2019

    Archbishop Elpidophoros: “the saints are our bridge and bond with heaven.” His visit to venerate St. Iakovos Tsalikis, the earthly angel and heavenly man, and the address of the Archbishop at the Sacred Monastery of St. David of Evia, May 30, 2019. Read More

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