The Clergy Family Initiative, a ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Benefits Office, is pleased to announce the launch of the first-ever Parish Council Nominee Training Video Series.

These programs, made possible through a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment, will be used by Clergy as part of the mandatory Parish Council Nominee Training as mandated by the regulations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

The goal of the series is to have each Parish Council Nominee better understand the challenges that our clergy face and how they have a direct role in assisting the priest in his ministry to the flock entrusted to him.

Parish Council Training Supplemental Materials


Supplemental Materials

Download the accompanying slide deck which includes background research and references to facilitate discussion.


We encourage the beloved Clergy of our Archdiocese to apply for the Clergy Initiative Financial Literacy and Grant Program.

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We invite you all to learn more about the Clergy Initiative.

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It is our heartfelt prayer that as Parish Leadership you will learn more about the ministry of your priest, and his personal challenges, and grow as co-workers in sharing the Ministry of Christ.


The Clergy Family Initiative Parish Council Training Videos

We invite you to view your Metropolis’ two-part video series with a personal greeting and explanation from your Hierarch. Each Hierarch and our Archbishop speaks of the importance of having each Parish view this video series, and to address the specific needs and concerns of their community.

Bonus Footage