Department of Religious Education Releases New Resources

The Department of Religious Education has released the following new resources in support of the ongoing curriculum update and revisions for parish religious education programs. Read More

Deacon Theodore Lyketsos Ordination Speech

Deacon Theodore Lyketsos Ordination Speech

Standing before you and in the presence of our all-seeing Lord, I am struck by the enormity of the task before me. To stand before the Holy Altar Table of our Lord as his διακονος, as His servant seems to me to be at once a glorious privilege and a fearful burden. A glorious privilege, because the Lord Himself is glorious, and to stand near Him at the Holy Altar of Sacrifice is to partake in glory itself. Read More

Greening the Parish: Hopeful Aspirations

Greening the Parish: Hopeful Aspirations

The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations presented the fourth webinar in the "Greening the Parish" series, featuring young adults’ hopes for the present and future as they work to protect God’s Creation. Read More

Transforming the Heart of a Community: From Dues to Stewardship

Transforming the Heart of a Community: From Dues to Stewardship

Fr. John Touloumes arrived at Holy Trinity in August 1993 with a mandate from then Bishop (later Metropolitan) Maximos: Transition the parish of almost 200 families from dues to stewardship. Within four months, the team built its stewardship ministry – in Greek and English – and the parish has never looked back. After 88 years on Pittsburgh’s north side, Holy Trinity broke ground in December 2011 on a new complex that Metropolitan Savas opened on Pentecost weekend in June 2013 (the 90th anniversary of the parish). The parish is on target to pay off its mortgage by 2020 – or sooner. Read More

GOA Center for Family Care: Family Connections

GOA Center for Family Care: Family Connections

Throughout the Lenten and Paschal season, The GOA Center for Family Care will be posting the upcoming Sunday's Gospel lesson and corresponding activities and Family Connection activities on their Facebook page. Read More

Introduction of Family Matters Podcast: Fully Human Edition

Introduction of Family Matters Podcast: Fully Human Edition

Fr Alex Goussetis and Prevytera Melanie DiStefanos of the GOA Center for Family Care talk about the launching of a new podcast series that is dedicated to special needs families called "Family Matters: Fully Human Edition" Read More

Time Out for Marriage: Elder Care Part 1

Time Out for Marriage: Elder Care Part 1

In this episode of "Time Out for Marriage," by the GOA Center for Family Care, Presvytera Kerry Pappas discusses the stress and strain that can arise for couples when caring for elderly family members. Read More

Communiqué of the Holy Eparchial Synod

Communiqué of the Holy Eparchial Synod

Today His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America convened the Holy Eparchial Synod via teleconference for a regularly scheduled meeting. The proceedings focused on the preparation for the 200-year Anniversary of the Greek Revolution. Read More

2020 – 2022 Archdiocesan Council Membership and Committees Assignments Announced

2020 – 2022 Archdiocesan Council Membership and Committees Assignments Announced

With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces the membership and committee assignments for the 2020-2022 term of the Archdiocesan Council. This term, the Archdiocesan Council is welcoming a record number of first time Members to its ranks as Archbishop Elpidophoros continues to welcome new voices and points of view into the governance of the church. Read More

Free Bible Study Guide from Y2AM

Free Bible Study Guide from Y2AM

The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM - Orthodox Christian Youth and Young Adult Ministries) published a Bible Study for the Triodion period and Great Lent. Check out this incredible resource for ten Sundays of readings! Read More

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