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    FOCUS Houston Prepares for a New Ministry

    February 22, 2024

    Thanks to the Orthodox community of Houston, FOCUS Houston will be moving into its new space. The 1,700 square foot suite is located inside an office building on the campus of the Saint Constantine School.

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    AHEPA District 6 Family Holds its Inaugural Hellenic History Tournament

    February 22, 2024

    FLUSHING, NY – History was made on February 17, 2024, as the Inaugural Hellenic History Tournament (HHT) was held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Flushing, NY. Co-chairs Dean Moskos, Past District 6 AHEPA Governor, and Lainie Damaskos-Christou, District 6 Daughters of Penelope Governor, were successful in their collaborative effort to bring this regional tournament within the AHEPA Family for the first time to the Empire State. Many chapters and individual donors throughout the district helped sponsor the teams and raised the funds required to award $4,500 in Scholarship award prizes and cover the expenses of this full day’s event that included breakfast and lunch.

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    Hellenic College Holy Cross Panel Discussion Artificial Intelligence: "Playing God?"

    February 21, 2024

    Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion on Artificial Intelligence, its theological, ethical & pastoral perspectives organized by the Huffington Ecumenical Institute.

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    AHEPA hosts History Tournament, Anna Rezan and her movie “My People”

    February 21, 2024

    The root of the saying “twice as nice” hails from Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher of the Classical period. On February 19, 2024, AHEPA Chapter 69 and the Daughters of Penelope Nike #230 of Cherry Hill, NJ opened up their doors to the community for its own version of Plato’s Academy of Hellenism to the Delaware Valey and beyond.

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    Early Church History: Receiving the Ancient Faith Behind Bars

    February 21, 2024

    Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church in Meridian, Idaho, is quickly becoming a model parish for Orthodox prison ministry. Among the 200 people that regularly attend services, at least a quarter of their parishioners are involved in prison ministry. “Oh my gosh, the attitude and response of my parish has been fantastic!” says Donna Allee, Prison Ministry Coordinator at Holy Transfiguration. “Even the children and other adults prepare Christmas and Pascha cards for the inmates.”

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    Archon Dinner in Anaheim 

    February 19, 2024

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America and Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco were honored guests at the Archon Dinner hosted by Archon Gerry and Jeannie Ranglas.  The Dinner took place during the Folk Dance Festival (FDF) weekend in Anaheim, CA. Guests included Consul General of Greece in Los Angeles Christina Valassopoulos, National Chancellor for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Fr. Nektarios Papazariopoulos and Chancellor of the Metropolis of San Francisco His Grace Bishop Ioannis of Phocaea. 

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    Philoptochos Wear Red for Heart Health Awareness Month

    February 14, 2024

    On Sunday, February 4, 2024 Philoptochos spread agape, heart health awareness, and support by wearing red. Philoptochos chapters from across the country in Anaheim, California to Atlanta, Georgia participated.

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    Congressional Hellenic Caucus Initiative with POTUS on Cyprus Applauded

    February 14, 2024

    The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (Order of AHEPA) commends the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues for its initiative to urge President Joe Biden to formally welcome President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides to the White House for a formal state visit, announced Supreme President Savas C. Tsivicos.

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    St. Michael's Home Tours

    February 7, 2024

    St. Michael’s Home has announced that it will be offering group tours of its new facility in Uniondale, Long Island.

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    Archon Commander Dr. Limberakis Addresses International Religious Freedom Summit

    February 1, 2024

    On Tuesday, January 30, 2024, Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis, National Commander of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate delivered remarks on the pivotal importance of religious freedom and the words and example of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the International Religious Freedom (IRF) Summit in Washington, D.C. Dr. Limberakis participated in a panel discussion entitled "Law and Religion: Legal Victories & Tools for IRF.” Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou, Visiting Professor in the International Studies Program at Boston College and Vice Chair of the Archon Engagement Committee on Women in Orthodoxy, was the moderator for the discussion.

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    “I Knew I Had God With Me and In Me”: How to Celebrate Theophany from Behind Bars

    January 30, 2024

    New York, New York — The over 1,300 people in prison served by Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry are used to receiving spiritual “blessings” in the mail, but February is a special month. February is the only time everyone receives an icon sprinkled with holy water.

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    Become an OCMC Parish Ambassador

    January 24, 2024

    OCMC is looking for Ambassadors in all-sized parishes, whether actively involved in missions or just exploring. Ambassadors play a vital role in spreading awareness and understanding of missions, answering the call to "make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19). Represent OCMC to foster a missions mindset in your community. Join existing Ambassadors to expand the Gospel's reach, contribute to global mission work, and help spread Christ's message worldwide.

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    Hellenic College Holy Cross Appoints New President

    January 23, 2024

    Demetrios S. Katos has been appointed President of Hellenic College Holy Cross (HCHC). He will start February 1, 2024. He comes to HCHC from Northeastern University, where he is Associate Director of Leadership Giving. He is a higher education professional of 25 years, having also been Dean, Professor of Religious Studies, and Registrar at Hellenic College.

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    Philoptochos Upcoming Caregiver Support Group: For Orthodox Christian Caregivers Nationwide

    January 22, 2024

    Are you caring for a loved one of any age--who may be elderly, or has a chronic or life-threatening illness or health condition, or who is disabled? Do you wish you knew others who are facing the same challenges as you? Do you wish there were someone with whom you could share your thoughts, concerns, and questions and who understands our faith, culture, and community? Are you so overwhelmed you're not even sure what questions to ask or who could help?

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    Attention young adults! Applications for Orthodox Volunteer Corps are due February 5, 2024

    January 16, 2024

    Orthodox Volunteer Corps (OVC) is a ministry of our Church for Orthodox young adults, 21 to 29 years old and one of the newest Agencies of the Assembly of Bishops.

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    National Philoptochos Statement Regarding the Saint Basil Academy Advisory Committee

    January 12, 2024

    The National Philoptochos expresses gratitude and full support for His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros' initiative to conduct a comprehensive review and reassessment of the Ministry of Saint Basil Academy through the dedicated efforts of the Saint Basil Academy Advisory Committee.

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    Greek America Foundation Semester in Athens Study Abroad Scholarship

    January 10, 2024

    We offer rolling admission Semester in Athens Scholarships for study abroad at the Hellenic American University, a US-accredited institution with two campuses in Nashua, New Hampshire and Athens, Greece. The Athens campus is located in the vibrant Kolonaki neighborhood. The university is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and credits are transferable to most North American schools. Students and their academic advisors are responsible for handling all transfers of credits.

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    AHEPA Celebrates Epiphany in Tarpon Springs, Florida

    January 10, 2024

    Supreme President Savas C. Tsivicos and members of the AHEPA Supreme Lodge and Board of Trustees visited Tarpon Springs, FL to celebrate Epiphany over the weekend! They were joined by DOP Grand President Marianthi Treppiedi, MOA Grand President Ally Tsenekos, & SOP Supreme Treasurer George T. Horiates as well.

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    Hellenic Film Society USA Presents LISTEN At Museum of the Moving Image, Sunday, January 14 at 3pm

    January 9, 2024

    Astoria, NY—January 5, 2024—The Hellenic Film Society kicks off 2024 with a screening of Maria Douza's moving film, Listen on Sunday, January 14 at 3pm at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. The screening is part of the Society's Always on Sunday monthly Greek film series.

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