Below, you will find a comprehensive listing of the latest news, articles, video, and other content on the official website of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
  • The George N. Boulukos EOCS Scholarship

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    February 26, 2021

    The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting offers up to two $1000 scholarships each year. We select applicants who best demonstrate love of God and the Orthodox Christian Faith through service, scholarship, leadership, and practical citizenship in their church, school, Scouting unit, and community. Scholarships are contingent upon acceptance to an accredited four-year college or university. Read More

  • Peter Agris Memorial Journalism/Communications Awards Mark 29th Year of Grants to Greek Americans

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    February 26, 2021

    The Peter Agris Memorial Journalism/Communications Scholarships recently kicked off its 29th year of providing critical financial aid to aspiring Greek American journalists, communications, and media specialists. The grants are provided through a collaboration between the Alpha Omega Council of New England and the Agris family. Read More

  • Archdiocese Launches Official Logo and Website for 200th Anniversary of 1821

    GOARCH Administration

    February 26, 2021

    The website, developed by the Archdiocesan Department of Internet Ministries, will serve as the main point of information and advertisement regarding the various events of the 200th Anniversary across the Archdiocese and throughout the Omogenia, as well as provide access to the many educational programs that will be offered online and, when possible, in person. Read More

  • $14,000 for Texas Crisis Support

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    February 25, 2021

    The National Philoptochos Executive Board, together with the Metropolis of Denver Philoptochos Board will disburse a total of $14,000 to four foodbanks which have the greatest outreach and serve the greatest number of people, $2,500 each from the National Philoptochos Emergency Fund, and an additional $1,000 each from the Metropolis of Denver Philoptochos. Read More

  • Stewardship & Outreach: 10 Steps to Parish Health in the Pandemic

    Orthodox Observer

    February 24, 2021

    As we serve our parishes within evolving pandemic guidelines, it is important to keep our focus on ministry, community, and finances. This forces us to think outside the box, engaging and educating our faithful and inquirers in ways we may have never considered. These new and creative approaches could serve our parishes well after the current crisis is behind us. Read More

  • Climate Change as Moral Priority: The Green Patriarch

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    February 24, 2021

    The University of Massachusetts, Lowell, is offering a webinar titled, “Climate Change as Moral Priority: The Greek Patriarch” featuring Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Theological Advisor to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 6pm (ET). The program will explore the question, “What have we learned about the relationship between religion and climate change, especially in this period of the pandemic?” Read More

  • Now Accepting Online Nominations for the Office of Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

    Ecumenical Patriarchate News Release

    February 22, 2021

    With the blessings of the Exarch His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, the Order of St. Andrew is now accepting online applications for the high office of Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Read More

  • From Orphan to Abolitionist: Photius Fisk and the Making of Greek America

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    February 22, 2021

    The Embassy of Greece, in collaboration with the UCLA Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture, will offer a presentation via zoom on Saturday, February, 27, 2021 at 2:00pm EST. The presentation is titled, “From Orphan to Abolitionist: Photius Fisk and the Making of Greek America.” Presented by Dr. Thomas W. Gallant, Nicholas Family Endowed Chair in Modern History – University of California, San Diego. Read More

  • Webinars Offered by the Office of Greek Education

    Department of Greek Education

    February 22, 2021

    The Director of Greek Education, Mr. Anastasios Koularmanis in cooperation with Mrs. Athena Kromidas the President of the High Council for Greek Education, and the Museum of School Life and Education (Μουσείο Σχολικής Ζωής και Εκπαίδευσης) will be offering monthly educational webinars related to the topic of, “200 Years Since the Greek Revolution”. Read More

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros, Homily at the Divine Liturgy of the Publican and the Pharisee

    Homily

    February 21, 2021

    It is in a hymn of this morning’s Orthros service that for the first time this year we are introduced to the words “open to me the gates of repentance, O Giver of Life…” reminding us that we are now in the period of Triodion – the season of awareness that leads to the Great Fast of the Holy Forty Days and the Pascha of our Lord. Read More

  • IOCC: Helping Our US Neighbors in Need

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    February 20, 2021

    As we’re watching unfolding crises in Texas—from a deep freeze to power loss and now a growing water crisis—IOCC is in touch with partners and local Orthodox dioceses. We stand ready to help as needs become clear. Give a gift today to US programs so we can respond quickly and effectively to people facing great need. Read More

  • Kallinikeion Institute Announces 2021 Course

    Hellenic College Holy Cross

    February 19, 2021

    The Kallinikeion Institute at Hellenic College Holy Cross is an online, intensive Modern Greek language program, offering three courses (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced) taught by current or former members of the HCHC faculty. The 2021 program, which is open to both HCHC and non-HCHC students, will run from Monday, May 17, to Friday, June 11. Read More

  • 1821 in Art: The Contribution to the Movement of Philhellenism

    Department of Greek Education

    February 19, 2021

    This webinar is hosted by the High Council of Greek Education in collaboration with the School Life and Education Museum. First, the evolution of the creation of the philhellenic movement will be presented and its main exponents will be mentioned. Second, a brief outline of the most important events of the Greek Revolution will be made. The whole narrative is presented through works of art by artists who captured with their own expressive tools this glorious path. Read More

  • The Greek Revolution Through American Eyes

    Hellenic College Holy Cross

    February 19, 2021

    On March 22, 2021, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America will inaugurate the exhibition, The Greek Revolution through American Eyes at the Maliotis Cultural Center of Hellenic College Holy Cross, Brookline, MA. It will remain up at the Maliotis Cultural Center until October 15, 2021. The exhibition is a Digital and physical Traveling Exhibition that commemorates the 200th anniversary of the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821, and was created in partnership between the Maliotis Cultural Center and the Dean C. and Zoë S. Pappas Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies of Stockton University in New Jersey. The exhibition will open at Stockton University in Fall 2021. Read More

  • Youth Stewardship: Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders

    News Release

    February 19, 2021

    While being a “steward in good standing” at your parish might start at the age of 18, it is never too early to instill in our children and youth the importance of learning to give to the church. Perhaps it might be part of their allowance. Maybe they can volunteer for a local charity. Do they have a talent they can use to help others? Read More

  • Ver. Rev. Archimandrite Demetrios Simeonidis Obituary

    Orthodox Observer

    February 17, 2021

    Ver. Rev. Archimandrite Demetrios Simeonidis (July 31, 1938), lovingly known as Father D., fell asleep in the Lord Sunday, February 14, 2021. He served the Holy Greek Orthodox Church faithfully for fifty-two years, becoming a guiding light, Spiritual Father, and dear friend to thousands of people he met throughout his ministry. All who met Father Demetrios loved him. He was humble, kind, generous, and wise, and exemplified every day what it means to live a Christ-centered life. Read More

  • Greek School Portland Participates in Panhellenic Student Conference

    News Release

    February 17, 2021

    On February 11 & 12, 2021, Greek School Portland participated in the Panhellenic Student Conference: “Dialogue or clash of cultures? On the occasion of the landmark of 2,500 years from the battle of Thermopylae and the naval battle of Salamis”. The conference was hosted by the College of Athens in collaboration with the Vardinogiannis Foundation and was addressed to all Secondary Schools of Greece as well as the Greek Diaspora. Read More

  • Webinar: Doing Life with Your Adult Children

    Center for Family Care

    February 16, 2021

    While parenting doesn’t end when your child becomes an adult, it DOES change! Whether you are parenting an adult child or you are one yourself, the principles that are discussed in this webinar will be helpful to all who listen. Read More

  • Metropolis of San Francisco Expands Youth Ministry Office

    News Release

    February 16, 2021

    Father Gary will work side by side with Johanna Duterte Carter, the Metropolis Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, with Father Gary being responsible for the continued development and growth of all Metropolis youth activities and programs, including FDF, JOY, GOYA, and Young Adults. He will also create resources and curricula to be utilized to support and enhance the efforts of clergy and lay leaders in each parish, including collaborating with the ministry of Christian Education. Read More

  • Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Foundation Board of Trustees Meets and Announces Four New Founding Members

    Orthodox Observer

    February 15, 2021

    The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Foundation for the Sacred See of Saint Andrew is a new initiative of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. As part of the program to achieve financial independence, the Chair of the Communications Committee, Aphrodite Skeadas, assisted by Archon John Mindala and volunteer George Orfanakos, in coordination with the Development Committee led by Father Alex Karloutsos, is establishing very ambitious and innovative initiatives in support of the various giving programs. Read More