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 Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria to Visit US, Receive Athenagoras Human Rights Award

    Archons

    September 30, 2022

    New York - His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America is pleased to welcome His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa to the United States, where he will receive the 2022 Athenagoras Human Rights Award from the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarch in America, at their annual Banquet on Saturday, October 8, 2022. Read More

  • Remarks at the Repatriation Celebratory Luncheon

    Message

    September 29, 2022

    We are gathered for this celebratory luncheon, because today is a day of great joy for all. Only yesterday, we were in the Queen of Cities, Constantinople with His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Today, we find ourselves in Greece, at the home of the Manuscript whose journey has been a long one. Read More

  • Remarks Remarks at Dinner in Honor of the Repatriation of Gospel Manuscript 220

    Message

    September 29, 2022

    We complete today’s monumental occasion with this festive agape meal, replete with the exhausted joy from so many commemorations, here in the refectory of Panagia Eikosiphoinissa Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery. It is meet and right that we close the day here, in the home of the of the Manuscript, a home that awaits the return of other lost children who were flung far and wide after the First World War’s ravages of this spiritual center. Read More

  • Remarks at the Official Repatriation Event of Gospel 220, in memoriam of Metropolitan Pavlos of Drama, Kozinitsa Monastery

    Message

    September 29, 2022

    Today, this auspicious and joy-filled day, I have the privilege to represent our Spiritual Father, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew – in whose sacred presence we were graced these last days, for the purpose of receiving an extraordinary example of Christian love and responsibility. For today, the Holy Book of the Gospels, the manuscript once known as Kosinitza Manuscript 220, is being returned to its Monastic Home and Sanctuary. Read More

  • Joint Statement of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Museum of the Bible

    Department of Communications

    September 29, 2022

    DRAMA, Greece — On Thursday, September 29, 2022, an 11th-century Greek Gospel manuscript was officially repatriated to the Theotokos Eikosiphoinissa (Kosinitza) Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery by the Museum of the Bible. One of the world’s oldest hand-lettered gospels, “Kosinitza Manuscript 220” is among the 470 religious objects and 430 manuscripts looted from the Monastery in 1917 by Bulgarian Forces. Read More

  • Ohio Historical Marker Placed at Church Site Founded by Greek Christian Refugees of Asia Minor

    News Release

    September 29, 2022

    Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in partnership with the Ohio History Connection, a nonprofit statewide history organization advancing Ohio’s history and stories, held a dedication ceremony for a Historical Marker on Saturday, September 17 at 12 p.m. at the site of the former Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church built in 1917, located at 1749 10th Street N.E., Canton, OH 44709. The Historical Marker recognized the property as a landmark that served as the religious, social, and cultural center for the Greek Christian refugees of Asia Minor who migrated to Canton, Ohio in the early 1900s. Read More

  • National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians Celebrates National Church Music Sunday

    National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians

    September 29, 2022

    The National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians celebrated National Church Music Sunday October 2, 2022. This annual celebration occurs the first Sunday after the observance of the feast day of St. Romanos, the Patron Saint of the National Forum and church musicians, which falls on October 1st. The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America sets this day aside each year to recognize and honor all of its church musicians. Read More

  • Υψηλόβαθμη Αντιπροσωπεία του Μουσείου της Βίβλου στον Οικουμενικό Πατριάρχη

    Orthodox Observer

    September 28, 2022

    Η Α.Θ. Παναγιότης ο Οικουμενικός Πατριάρχης κ.κ. Βαρθολομαίος δέχθηκε την Τρίτη, 27 Σεπτεμβρίου 2022, τον Ελλογιμ. κ. Steve Green, Ιδρυτή και Πρόεδρο του Δ.Σ. του Μουσείου της Βίβλου, το οποίο εδρεύει στην πρωτεύουσα των ΗΠΑ, μαζί με τους συνεργάτες του, Ελλογιμ. Δρ. Jeffrey Kloha, επί κεφαλής Επιμελητή του Μουσείου, Δρ. Brian Hyland, Βοηθό Επιμελητή των Μεσαιωνικών Χειρογράφων του Μουσείου, και την Καθηγήτρια Δρα Ελισάβετ Προδρόμου, Μέλος του Γνωμοδοτικού Συμβουλίου αυτού. Read More

  • Statement of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America on Hurricane Ian

    News Release

    September 28, 2022

    Statement of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America on Hurricane Ian Read More

  • Letter from Metropolitan Alexios on Hurricane Ian

    News Release

    September 28, 2022

    With hurricane season upon the Southern United States, I prayerfully ask that we turn our attention and prayers to the state of Florida, recently fallen under a State of Emergency due to the oncoming Hurricane Ian. Specifically, I offer my prayers and blessing to those Metropolis communities which are in the storms current path, including the Tampa Bay area and Naples. Read More

  • IOCC and Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Respond in Ukraine Partnership Provides Emergency Assistance to Ukrainians Affected by Conflict

    Orthodox Observer

    September 27, 2022

    International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) announced today that with support from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, IOCC will provide immediate assistance to people in Ukraine displaced by the conflict and receiving aid through six dioceses of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. Read More

  • New York Greek Film Expo 2022, a Greek Film Festival for all New Yorkers, presented by Hellenic Film Society USA

    Orthodox Observer

    September 27, 2022

    The Hellenic Film Society USA (HFS) has announced the lineup for its annual New York Greek Film Expo, a Greek film festival for all New Yorkers, to be held September 29—October 9, expanding to four theaters across the New York metro area. Read More

  • Remarks at Centennial Banquet, Saint Demetrios Community Center, Seattle

    Message

    September 26, 2022

    Given the coincidence, I look at the Saint Demetrios Parish here in Seattle as a microcosm of the Archdiocese. You are a Parish that is full of vibrancy and energy. Your liturgical schedule is lively. Your numbers – both of the stewardship ministries and Philoptochos – are impressive. Your activities for youth, seniors, and especially the fellowship groups – demonstrate a sincere and successful program of outreach to all the constituencies of the Parish. But above all of these marvelous aspects of Parish life, there is one thing that impresses me the most: the pairing of your Mission Statement and your Vision Statement. Read More

  • Monastic Synaxis Communique

    Office of the Archbishop

    September 26, 2022

    Monastic Synaxis Communique Read More

  • Lord, Do I Really Love You?

    Center for Family Care

    September 26, 2022

    God isn’t looking for more members of the parish. God isn’t looking for religious consumers: people who come to church to get something. He’s looking for disciples: those willing to leave important things behind to follow something (Someone) of much greater importance. Discipleship is an orientation – a pattern of life – that involves commitment, action, sacrifice. Read More

  • Homily at the Divine Liturgy Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Seattle, Washington

    Homily

    September 25, 2022

    The Divine Liturgy is the final point in our arc of celebration for this Centennial Weekend. We come together as a community, and as more than what we can perceive with our senses. For in the Eucharist, when we ‘do this in remembrance of Him,’ we step into God’s time – His Kairos, the Eternal Now where all is present, and all is possible. Read More

  • Ἀρχιεπισκοπικὴ Ἐγκύκλιος γιὰ τὴ Μικρασιατικὴ Καταστροφή

    Encyclical

    September 25, 2022

    Ὁ µήνας Σεπτέµβριος ὁλοκληρώνεται µὲ ἐκδηλώσεις µνήµης γεγονότων, τὰ ὁποῖα εἶναι µὲν θλιβερά, ἀλλὰ σηµαδεύουν τὴν ἐθνική µας ταυτότητα. Μόλις πρὶν µερικὲς ἡµέρες ἦταν ἡ εἰκοστὴ πρώτη ἐπέτειος τῆς ἑνδεκάτης Σεπτεµβρίου, ἐνῶ βρισκόµαστε ἐν µέσῳ τῶν ἐκδηλώσεων γιὰ τὴν ἐπέτειο τῶν ἑκατό ἐτῶν ἀπὸ τὴ Μικρασιατικὴ καταστροφή, κατὰ τὴν ὁποία χάθηκαν τόσες ζωές, ἀφανίζοντας τὶς Ἑλληνικὲς κοινότητες ἀπὸ τὸν Ἑλλήσποντο τοῦ Πόντου µέχρι τὰ νοτιότερα παράλια τῆς Μικρᾶς Ἀσίας. Read More

  • FCAO Honors Dr. Kyriakos A. Athanasiou at Annual Testimonial Dinner

    Orthodox Observer

    September 25, 2022

    Archbishop Elpidophoros, Honorary Co-Chair of the event with President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades , said, “All of us want justice for Cyprus. All of us want peace. And for this reason, we will never stop demanding for the Turkish troops to stop the illegal occupation of almost half of the island of Cyprus. We can never stop working until we achieve this result. Unity must prevail. Justice must prevail. And if these come to pass, then the bright future of Cyprus will be assured for many generations to come. Read More

  • Homily At the Service of Great Vespers, Saint Demetrios Church, Seattle

    Homily

    September 25, 2022

    I am so very happy to be sharing this celebratory centenary weekend with your parish, and with the wider Orthodox Community of Seattle. I must stress that your parish and the Archdiocese are the same age! One hundred years young – each one! Read More

  • Greetings and Toast At the Luncheon Hosted by the Archons of the Throne, Assumption Greek Orthodox Church

    Message

    September 25, 2022

    Anytime that I find myself in the company of the Order of Saint Andrew, our much beloved and deeply cherished body of Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate here in America, I feel tremendous pride and great happiness. As you know, the Archons are a special group of people in the life of the Church. By their very offikia, they take upon themselves duties and responsibilities to the Mother Church of Constantinople that are essential for Her health and prosperity. Read More