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.
  • Webinar: Keep the Summer Connection Active!

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    May 26, 2020

    A Webinar from May 20, 2020 covering Tips & Strategies for honoring graduates and holding virtual summer faith-building programs, presented by Angeliki Constantine, Educational Ministry Specialist, Dept. of Religious Education; and Natalia Tzobanaki and Despina Lachanaris, Creators of OrthodoxPebbles.com. Read More

  • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese COVID-19 Relief Fund: Message from Nicole VanKuilenburg

    Department of Communications

    May 26, 2020

    A message from Nicole VanKuilenburg, registered nurse in Boston, MA: "I feel very fortunate to be working and have a job at this time. But, as many of you are aware, there are families that aren't as fortunate, and they are out of work and struggling." Read More

  • Welcome to the NEW Orthodox Observer

    Orthodox Observer

    May 25, 2020

    Based completely online, the new Orthodox Observer intentionally provides significant multimedia content about the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in order to inform and inspire our faithful. Read More

  • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese COVID-19 Relief Fund

    Department of Communications

    May 25, 2020

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces the creation of the “Greek Orthodox Archdiocese COVID-19 Relief Fund” as an important part of its efforts to support those around the country who have been impacted by the current pandemic. Read More

  • Be the Bee #144 | Staying Healthy During Coronavirus

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    May 25, 2020

    Feeling scared to go back to school or work? What about Church? This has been a crazy time for us all. So Steve and Christian are back to share four keys to staying healthy during the coronavirus pandemic (and as public place begin to reopen). They even made a companion journal to the episode. The journal offers guided questions to help you stay healthy: mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Read More

  • Greek American Day Schools Transition to On-Line Learning

    Department of Greek Education

    May 25, 2020

    In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affecting our world, all of the Greek-American Day and Afternoon School programs across the country were forced to suspend in school classes and transition to on-line instruction. The majority of our Parochial Day and Afternoon Greek School Programs have executed successful on-line learning tools in order to provide the most effective educational instructions to their students. Read More

  • Metropolis of Detroit Summer Camp 2020

    Orthodox Observer

    May 25, 2020

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit summer camps are taking advantage of technology, reaching out to campers to raise their spirits and to bring camp into their homes, despite the closure of camps due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

  • “Putting a Face on Our Ministries” An Interview with His Grace, Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos

    St. Photios Shrine

    May 25, 2020

    Although well-known in the southern states, the Saint Photios Shrine is not so well-known on the national level. Thus, His Grace’s taskforce is to now help elevate the knowledge of this first shrine in the consciousness of our Orthodox Church and people, through its ongoing different programs and events, taking on more active roles in the communities, employing traveling exhibits, educational and historical presentations. Read More

  • Η Θεολογική Σχολή του Τιμίου Σταυρού Εγκαινιάζει Πρόγραμμα Πιστοποίησης Ενός Έτους

    Hellenic College Holy Cross

    May 25, 2020

    Η Ελληνορθόδοξη Σχολή του Τιμίου Σταυρού εγκαινιάζει νέο πρόγραμμα ενός έτους για το ακαδημαϊκό έτος 2020-2021, το οποίο έχει τον τίτλο: Πιστοποίηση στη Διακονία Νέων και Εφήβων και στην Ηγεσία. Το πρόγραμμα έχει σχεδιασθεί για εκείνους που έχουν λάβει πτυχίο Bachelor και επιθυμούν να εμπλουτίσουν τις θεολογικές γνώσεις τους αναπτύσσοντας δεξιότητες και κατανόηση, εργαλεία απαραίτητα για την αποτελεσματική διακονία των νέων. Read More

  • Η Καλοκαιρινή Κατασκήνωση του Ελληνικού Χωριού μας θα προσφέρει Διαδικτυακή Καλοκαιρινή Κατασκήνωση

    News

    May 25, 2020

    Η Διεύθυνση Ελληνικής Εκπαίδευσης και Πολιτισμού της Μητρόπολης Αγίου Φραγκίσκου ανακοίνωσε ότι η Καλοκαιρινή Κατασκήνωση για τη Μύηση στον Ελληνικό Πολιτισμό, η οποία συνήθως πραγματοποιείται στο St. Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center στο Dunlap, CA, προσαρμόζεται στις τρέχουσες συνθήκες και θα συνεχίσει να προσφέρει το δημοφιλές αυτό πρόγραμμα σε διαδικτυακή μορφή. Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Sunday of the Man Born Blind

    Homily

    May 24, 2020

    What a joy that today, for the first time, as Archbishop of America and Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, I am able to visit this Cathedral of Saint John the Forerunner and Baptist — the spiritual center of our newly established Vicariate for the Orthodox Christian Communities of the Slavic Tradition. Read More

  • A Note on the Common Communion Spoon by Fr. Alkiviadis C. Calivas

    Orthodox Observer

    May 23, 2020

    Liturgical spoons existed from at least the sixth-seventh century. But it does not mean that they were used for Communion. In fact, canon 101 of the Penthekte Synod (691-692) prohibits the use of any receptacle for the reception of the consecrated Bread other than the human hand. The canon reads: “So that if anyone should wish to partake of the pure Body during the time of the synaxis…let him form his hands into the shape of a cross, and thus approaching, let him receive the communion of grace…For we nowise welcome those men who make certain receptacles out of gold or any other material to serve instead of their hands for the reception of the divine gift. Read More

  • ΤΑΜΕΙΟ ΠΙΣΤΗ: Αιτήσεις για Υποτροφία του Ταμείου ΠΙΣΤΗ για την Ορθοδοξία και τον Ελληνισμό είναι Τώρα Διαθέσιμες

    FAITH

    May 23, 2020

    Κάθε χρόνο και από τότε που ιδρύθηκε, δηλαδή το 2004, το Ταμείο ΠΙΣΤΗ χαιρετίζει τα ακαδημαϊκά επιτεύγματα νέων της Ελληνο-Αμερικανικής κοινότητας χορηγώντας, με αξιοκρατικά κριτήρια, υποτροφίες σ’ εκείνους τους φερέλπιδες τελειόφοιτους λυκείου ανά την Αμερικανική επικράτεια που είναι πολλά υποσχόμενοι. Read More

  • Religious Ed at Home - Week 8

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    May 22, 2020

    Sunday of the Blind Man - Weekly resources, activities, lessons, and crafts for Religious Education at home. Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Liturgy of Ss. Constantine & Helen

    Messages

    May 21, 2020

    For thus, the City of Constantine remains to this day. Our Constantinople, our Christian Capital, is redolent still with the fragrance of sanctity and the glory of ages past. There have been inexpressible peaks, and there have dark valleys through the centuries, but the constant in Constantinople has always been the divine, God-appointed mission of the Great Church of Christ to lead the Faithful to the Kingdom of Heaven. Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Vespers of Ss. Constantine & Helen

    Messages

    May 20, 2020

    This evening we gather again in this beloved Cathedral, to celebrate your patrons, the great Constantine and his pious mother, Helen, whose lives are so central to the history of our Church. We remember them as Equals-to-the-Apostles – Ἰσαπόστολοι – whose manifold gifts to the Church speak powerfully across the centuries. Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

    Messages

    May 17, 2020

    Today, we come together virtually once again, to celebrate the Risen Christ and observe two important commemorations: the Annual AHEPA Sunday and the Pontian Genocide remembrance. Both of these observances call to mind that we are a community with a past, and a community with a future. The past must not be forgotten, and how we handle the future is now more important than ever. Read More

  • Religious Ed at Home - Week 7

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    May 15, 2020

    Sunday of the Samaritan Woman - Weekly resources, activities, lessons, and crafts for Religious Education at home. Read More