• Patriarchal Proclamation for Christmas 2017


    December 23, 2017

    We welcome the “all-perfect God,” who “brought love into the world,” who becomes “closer to us than we to ourselves.” Through kenosis, the divine Word condescends to the created beings in “a condescension inexplicable and incomprehensible.” He “whom nothing can contain” is contained in the womb of the Virgin; the greatest exists in the least. This great chapter of our faith, of how the transcendent God “became human for humankind,” while remaining an “inexpressible” mystery. “The great mystery of divine Incarnation ever remains a mystery.” Read More

  • The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America Response to Racist Violence in Charlottesville, VA

    Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America

    August 18, 2017

    The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America stands with all people of good will in condemning the hateful violence and lamenting the loss of life that resulted from the shameful efforts to promote racial bigotry and white supremacist ideology in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read More

  • Hellenic College Holy Cross 75th Commencement Honors George Logothetis, Fr. George Poulos

    Press Office

    May 20, 2017

    Hellenic College Holy Cross School of Theology graduated 52 students at its 75th commencement May 20, which also awarded an honorary doctorate of humanities to entrepreneur and philanthropist George Logothetis and an honorary doctorate of divinity to Fr. George Poulos, a 1948 graduate of Holy Cross Seminary in Pomfret, Conn. Read More

  • Metropolis of Atlanta Archons Hold 18th Banquet


    May 1, 2017

    ATLANTA – At their 18th annual St. Andrew Banquet on March 18, Metropolis of Atlanta Archons heard a presentation on the current situation in Turkey as it relates to the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Read More

  • Assembly Produces Report on Evangelization and Outreach in Parishes

    Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America

    May 1, 2017

    The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA has released the first national study on evangelization and outreach in Orthodox parishes in the United States. The report “Go and Make Disciples: Evangelization and Outreach in US Orthodox Parishes” explores the practices and strategies developed by some Orthodox parishes that can be viewed as exemplary in their missionary and outreach efforts. Read More

  • 2017 FAITH Scholarship Applications Available


    May 1, 2017

    NEW YORK – The 2017 FAITH Scholarship for Academic Excellence application period has opened. “FAITH: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism” sponsors a series of merit-based scholarships for high school seniors entering college in the fall through this prestigious scholarship series. In the past, awards have ranged from $1,000 to $20,000. Read More

  • CMF and Matthew’s Hearts of Hope – An Inspirational Partnership

    National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians

    May 1, 2017

    “I thank the wonderful women of Philoptochos and the Children’s Medical Fund for their generosity in granting $25,000 to Matthew’s Hearts of Hope in 2015. We have been able to help so many children in the northeast and are expanding our reach to help other children born with congenital heart defects,” states Marie Hatcher, R.N. Read More

  • Philoptochos Stewards Reach Out to Aid Greece, Cyprus

    National Philoptochos Society

    May 1, 2017

    This year, the Aid to Greece and Cyprus Committee has launched its Heart-to-Heart Campaign to bring renewed awareness and commitment to the plight of our brethren overseas. Read More

  • Grandmother, Fisherman from Lesbos to Receive Athenagoras Human Rights Award


    May 1, 2017

    Emilia Kamvisi, an 86-year-old grandmother, and Efstratios Valiamos, a fisherman, both from Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos, will receive this year’s Athenagoras Human Rights Award presented by the Order of St. Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, at the organization’s annual banquet Saturday, Oct. 21. Read More

  • How to Become Part of Saint Nicholas Church and National Shrine Effort

    Orthodox Observer

    May 1, 2017

    Will you belong to Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox National Shrine at the World Trade Center? Read More

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