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.
  • Council of Ministries and Its Role in Stewardship Development

    Stewardship Ministries

    September 24, 2018

    The concept of a “Council of Ministries” is not only a structuring of ministries but also a leadership structure for the entire community. This not something that was invented, but rather something that evolved in our community and is serving us well. It is my hope that this concept might benefit other communities. Read More

  • Kiosk Convenience Increases Stewardship

    Stewardship Ministries

    September 24, 2018

    Is a donation kiosk right for your parish? In a recent study of church giving conducted between 2015 and 2017, the traditional methods of donating (cash and check) are declining whereas electronic giving (online, credit/debit card, via bank transfer) is on the rise. The study indicates that the availability of electronic giving extends the opportunity to donate to your church to occasional attendees and those who are absent. Read More

  • Maximize

    Stewardship Ministries

    September 24, 2018

    Under the leadership of Fr. Bill, the parish council and the stewardship committee, parishioners were asked to give, asked to honor God through their giving and asked to give of all they have received from God. Parishioners were asked and they responded with joy in their hearts. Read More

  • Transforming the Heart of a Community: from Dues to Stewardship

    Stewardship Ministries

    September 24, 2018

    Embracing stewardship at Holy Trinity began by recognizing that everything its parishioners and clergy have emanates from God – their very lives, their health and all worldly possessions. In recognition of this, the parish gives its time, talents and treasure (the three Ts) as thanks to God and does not view stewardship as an obligation, dues or a tax. Read More

  • Archdiocese asks for prayers for Hurricane Florence victims, Donations to be directed to the National Philoptochos

    Press Office

    September 24, 2018

    NEW YORK – Hurricane Florence and its aftermath in the last week, has tragically caused the loss of human life, the destruction of property, power outages and the disruption of the lives of many people in our country, including thousands of our faithful across the eastern seaboard. Read More

  • The Rich Man's Mistake

    Stewardship Ministries

    September 21, 2018

    Everything we have built, earned or amassed has come from God, and is a blessing. If we think everything we have has come from our own efforts, our possessions will be a curse. Sharing God's blessings is not only one of our obligations, it is one of the greatest joys in life. Not enough people today experience this joy. Read More

  • Archdiocese Sends 237K for the Attica Fires Victims

    Press Office

    September 21, 2018

    NEW YORK - The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese has collected to date the amount of $237,438.00 for the victims of the devastating fires of last July in Attica, Greece. This amount was raised following the Encyclical of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America to all the parishes and faithful of the Archdiocese calling for prayers and special collections in support of the fire victims in Attica. Read More

  • Sharing in the Pain of Losing a Loved One

    Center for Family Care

    September 19, 2018

    The loss of a loved one—whether a parent, a spouse, a child or a good friend—can be one of the most devastating and painful experiences in life. It is an unavoidable reality that all of us will experience at some point in our life’s journey. As the old saying goes, time heals. Yet my observation through the years is that time itself is not the solution. Read More

  • A New Youth and Young Adult Resource, the Y2AM Ministry Plan

    Press Office

    September 18, 2018

    A new version of the Youth Ministry plan, for the 2018-19 ministry year, has been announced by the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM) of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Read More

  • Ionian Village summer 2019 program dates

    Press Office

    September 17, 2018

    Ionian Village is the international camping ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America with campgrounds located in Peloponnesus, Greece. Read More

  • Stewards of the Faith

    Stewardship Ministries

    September 16, 2018

    Having faith can be difficult. Keeping faith in the face of doubt is the ongoing struggle of every Christian since the earliest days of Christianity. We dedicate the first Sunday after Easter to Thomas the Apostle, forever remembered as “Doubting Thomas” because he doubted the first reports of the Resurrected Christ. Read More

  • Two Plates - Not One

    Stewardship Ministries

    September 16, 2018

    God gives first. He gives us our body, mind, life, health, talents. On the paten – the plate of God's mercy, He gives us Himself as the Bread of Life, the manna from heaven. He gives forgiveness, strength, courage. He gives victory over sin and death. He gives eternal life. Read More

  • $tewardship or S+ewardship?

    Stewardship Ministries

    September 16, 2018

    In a culture that frequently encourages us to focus on ourselves, Jesus Christ challenges us to re­orient our priorities according to the Kingdom of God breaking into this world. The antidote to greed and selfishness, even when it is masked by religious piety, is genuine repentance and conversion toward Christian steward-ship as a new way of living. Read More

  • Freely You Have Received. Freely Give (Youth Sermon)

    Stewardship Ministries

    September 16, 2018

    This time of year we often hear people around the church talking about stewardship and we generally understand this to mean making our offering to help support the church. There is a lot of talk about the treasures and talents we have received and the importance of giving back to God. Read More

  • Membership in the Body

    Stewardship Ministries

    September 15, 2018

    When we receive Holy Communion, we are drawn out of ourselves and embrace our mission of stewardship, service and evangelization. We carry within us the fire of God’s love that has the power to renew all things. Read More

  • Engaging with the Visual Life of the Church

    Center for Family Care

    September 14, 2018

    The Orthodox Faith contains within it a rich visual, aural and tactile world for both children and adults to explore. Our worship services are incredibly layered; they weave Scripture and song together into the dance of liturgy. Our iconography plays a key role in this liturgy by facilitating worship and revealing the basic principles of our Faith. Icons are a visual expression of our theology, bringing to life the hagiography of the saints and preaching the Gospel to all ages. Growing our children’s visual literacy and understanding of faith using icons is a powerful tool at our disposal. Read More

  • Archiepiscopal Encyclical for the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross (2018)

    Archbishop Demetrios

    September 13, 2018

    We proclaim the Cross to be an invincible shield, a divine scepter, and the boast of the faithful. We exalt it affirming that the Cross sanctifies to the ends of the world Read More

  • Grants at Work: Center for Family Care

    Center for Family Care

    September 12, 2018

    It should be noted that the CFC operates from a dual understanding of family. Of course, there is the family of the household, the basic social structure of any culture, traditionally comprised of parents and children. Conversely, all Orthodox Christians are, indeed, family, not by shared genetics, but through baptism into Christ’s Body, His Holy Church. Therefore, the ministry efforts of the CFC extend also to the greater family of faith. Read More

  • The Journey to Salvation is not a Cruise

    Stewardship Ministries

    September 9, 2018

    If asked the question Why do you go to church? most Orthodox Christians would probably be seriously baffled. This isn’t a question that has been asked or pondered upon by most. The reason for this response -- or lack of response -- lies in the fact that most Orthodox Christians take their faith for granted. Read More