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    Direct Archdiocesan District Announces Purchase of new site for Camp St. Paul

    On April 16, 2018, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and members of the Camp St. Paul Committee closed on the purchase of the future site of Camp St. Paul at a cost of approximately $1,450,000. Since its inception 14 years ago, this successful camping ministry of the Direct Archdiocesan District of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has been leasing a site in Batam, Conn., and in 2016 because of its exponential growth, the camp leadership decided that the District needed to secure its own property to assure the continued success of this camping ministry. Read More

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    Ionian Village Annual Summer Camp Reunion

    Over 275 campers and staff members from the 2017 Ionian Village program came together over the weekend of April 13-15 in Nashville, Tennessee for the Annual Summer Camp Reunion. Read More

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    “All Things are possible for those who believe,” Archbishop ’s Encyclical for the Greek Independence Day Parade in New York (2018)

    It is with great joy that we anticipate our annual Greek Independence Day Parade this year, as we will gather on Sunday, April 22nd to march on Fifth Avenue in celebration of this Day and our precious heritage of freedom. In this celebration and the participation of our parishes throughout the region, we offer a visible witness of the strength of our heritage and the power of faith. Read More

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    Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2018

    The experience of Christ’s Resurrection, the all-saving victory of Life over Death, is the nucleus of faith, divine worship, ethos and culture of the Christ-loving orthodox people of God. The life of the Orthodox faithful, in all its manifestations and dimensions, is nurtured and nourished by faith in the Resurrection, and constitutes a daily Pascha. This paschal experience is not simply a remembrance of the Lord’s Resurrection but also a participation in our own renewal, and an unshakeable conviction about the eschatological perfection of all. Read More

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    Archiepiscopal Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2018

    Today as we proclaim, “It is the Day of Resurrection,” we glorify God, and we shout with resounding joy because it is the Day of life. Our Risen Lord is victorious over death. By His glorious Resurrection, Christ has shown the unlimited power of God as the Source and Giver of life; and because of His love for us, He has brought us from death unto life, and from earth unto Heaven. Life is restored by our Creator to all that it was meant to be! Life abundant and eternal is ours! Read More

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    Ecumenical Leaders Gather in Washington to End Racism

    On April 3, 2018, the eve of the 50th memorial of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., following the solemn service of the Bridegroom of Holy Tuesday, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios hosted more than 400 ecumenical leaders and guests at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sophia, who had gathered in the nation’ s capital to advance efforts to end racism. Read More

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    Message from the Archdiocese

    During this most solemn week of our Church’s calendar, the Archdiocese feels compelled, out of pastoral consideration for our faithful and those entities working closely with us on critical undertakings, to respond to a report, portions of which were inaccurate, recently disseminated in the media. The Archdiocese reminds everyone of the following facts, most of which have been previously communicated: Read More

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    Ionian Village and Leadership 100 revitalize traveling retreat program, IV On-the-Go

    NEW YORK – IV On-the-Go, the traveling retreat program of the Office of Ionian Village will return in the Fall of 2018 after a two year hiatus. Following a successful debut from 2014-2016, Leadership 100 has awarded a five-year grant to support the program’s revitalization and offer the parishes and young people of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese a taste of Ionian Village’s unique and interactive approach to youth ministry. Read More

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