Below, you will find a comprehensive listing of the latest news, articles, video, and other content on the official website of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Great Vespers of Saint Gerasimos of Cephalonia

    Homily

    October 19, 2020

    Tonight we have gathered in honor of your Heavenly Patron, the God-bearing Father Gerasimos, who hailed from Trikala in Peloponnesos. Before the Saint came to the island paradise of Cephalonia, where his relics are enshrined, he struggled mightily for Christ throughout the Orthodox world – in Constantinople, Mount Athos, Jerusalem, Mount Sinai, the deserts of Egypt, Antioch, Damascus, Zakynthos, and finally to the “New Jerusalem” he founded in Cephalonia and in his miraculous ministry. Read More

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros Appoints the National Philoptochos 2020-2022 Executive Board

    GOARCH Administration

    October 19, 2020

    Today, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America in his capacity as Chairman of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society announced the appointment of the Executive Board Members for the 2020-2022 term. Read More

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros Completes Visits to All Parishes, Chapels and Monasteries Within the Archdiocesan District

    Orthodox Observer

    October 19, 2020

    On Sunday, October 18, 2020, Archbishop Elpidophoros of America celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Silver Spring, MD. With this visit the Archbishop has been to all of the parishes, chapels and monastic communities located within the Archdiocesan District, which comprises the states of New York, Connecticut, Maryland, the District of Columbia and also the Bahamas. Read More

  • Panos Coufos Interviews With the Orthodox Observer on MBC's 2020 Fall Camp

    News

    October 19, 2020

    The Orthodox Observer sat down with the recently appointed Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Metropolis of Boston, Panos Coufos, about the Metropolis of Boston's Fall Camp programming in 2020 amid Covid-19. Read More

  • Homily on the Sunday of the Feast of the Holy Evangelist Luke

    Homily

    October 18, 2020

    It has been said, “last but not least,” as this wonderful community of Saints Constantine and Helen does, indeed, now complete my visitations of all the Parishes of the Archdiocesan District. However, I would rather say, “I saved the best for last!” Read More

  • Maximize: Working Toward Tithing -- our Journey in Carmel, Indiana

    Stewardship Ministries

    October 16, 2020

    Under the leadership of Fr. Bill, the parish council and the stewardship committee, parishioners were asked to give, asked to honor God through their giving and asked to give of all they have received from God. Parishioners were asked and they responded with joy in their hearts. Read More

  • Tornado Hits Ionian Village

    Ionian Village

    October 16, 2020

    Ionian Village, the Archdiocese’s summer camp site in the northwestern Peloponnese, sustained damage on Monday, October 13, 2020. A tornado ripped through the facility, causing most significant damage to the cafeteria (“Trap”) and the pool. Several trees behind the cabins were uprooted and launched hundreds of feet. No one was on site during the tornado, and no one was injured. Read More

  • When Parents Disagree: Some Thoughts and Considerations

    Center for Family Care

    October 16, 2020

    Children learn from their parents what it means to be a male, female, husband, wife, mother, and father. We teach them primarily from what we model and do, not what we say. They need to see us as husband and wife who work hard to listen, hear and understand each other—both when we agree and disagree. Read More

  • Be the Bee #153 | Is Self-Care Selfish?

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    October 15, 2020

    #WorldMentalHealthDay can help raise awareness about the importance of self-care. But does this mean self-indulgence? Is taking care of your health a selfish thing that Christians should avoid? Aren't we called to sacrifice everything for God and neighbor? Read More

  • WABC Radio To Air Live With The Louhs

    Orthodox Observer

    October 15, 2020

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces the Rev. Dr. Nicholas Louh and his wife, Dr. Roxanne Louh, as the hosts of a new radio program of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese on 77WABC Talk Radio. The program, Live with the Louhs will broadcast each week beginning Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 6:00am ET in the NY Metro area. Read More

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros meets with Metropolitan Evangelos of Sardes

    Orthodox Observer

    October 14, 2020

    Τον Σεβ. Μητροπολίτη Σάρδεων κ. Ευάγγελο δέχθηκε σήμερα ο Σεβ. Αρχιεπίσκοπος κ. Ελπιδοφόρος και τον συνεχάρη για την εκλογή του στην ιστορική αυτή μητρόπολη του πανσέπτου Οικουμενικού Θρόνου. Read More

  • Resource Center on Responding to Anti-Semitism

    GOA News Release

    October 14, 2020

    In October 2020, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America released a resource page in response to anti-Semitism. This page explores the relationship between Orthodox Christianity and Judaism through the centuries and today. Read More

  • Metropolis Council Appointments for the Metropolis of New Jersey

    GOA News Release

    October 14, 2020

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, in his role as Patriarchal Vicar of the Eparchy of New Jersey, announced the composition of the new Metropolis Council for the Holy Metropolis of New Jersey. Along with the appointment of the V. Rev. Archimandrite Constantine Moralis as Metropolis Chancellor, the members of the Metropolis Council are as follows: Read More

  • OCMC Delivers COVID-19 Relief Funds to Struggling Communities

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    October 14, 2020

    The rapid spread of COVID-19, resulting in millions of infections and deaths around the world, as well as economic devastation prompted OCMC to act. Thanks to an outpouring of support from our donors, we were able to assist our brothers and sisters in the mission field who were among those hit the hardest. Read More

  • HCHC Announces Two New VPs

    Hellenic College Holy Cross

    October 14, 2020

    Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology has announced the appointment of Dr. Diana Demetrulias as HCHC’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Rev. Dn. Gary Alexander as Vice President for Administrative Affairs. Read More

  • Introducing “Time Out for Marriage" a New Ministry of the GOA Center for Family Care

    Center for Family Care

    October 14, 2020

    The Center for Family Care is pleased to introduce the new video series “Time Out For Marriage”featuring Presvytera Kerry Pappas. Concise 2 to 3 minute messages will offer encouragement for couples drawn from the wisdom of Holy Scripture, saints’ teachings, and contemporary marriage literature. Each “Time Out” will present an exercise or challenge for couples to engage in as they seek to grow in their union with Christ and one another. Read More

  • StaEllinika Presents Final Version

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    October 14, 2020

    The final version of the Greek language-learning platform "StaEllinika" was presented on Tuesday by the Secretary General for Public Diplomacy & Greeks Abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ioannis Chrysoulakis. Read More

  • 2nd Educational Conference. Office of Greek Education.

    Department of Greek Education

    October 14, 2020

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  • Archdiocese Announces COVID-19 Parish Recovery Initiative

    GOARCH Administration

    October 13, 2020

    Following the prolonged COVID-19 shutdown, many parishes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America have reported declines in weekly giving and long-term stewardship donations, significantly lowered attendance at holy services and ministries, and technological challenges associated with delivering services and ministries virtually. Read More

  • Sermon: "…but the greatest of these is love.” (1 Cor 13:13)

    Stewardship Ministries

    October 13, 2020

    Jesus spoke of love and showed compassion. He taught us by his example to love one another and to be compassionate toward those in need. In the Gospels, we read of the compassion of Jesus Read More