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.
  • 2019 Kanonion

    Liturgy & Worship

    November 6, 2018

    The Kanonion is a summarized list of the readings for each Sunday of the year along with various additional information. The Kanonion is created each Fall by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Read More

  • Strength Through Faith

    Center for Family Care

    November 6, 2018

    With today’s common perceptions of what qualifies for being “strong,” we might be somewhat surprised to find an extraordinary example from a certain young girl from antiquity—one who was likely just a teenager. That is, however, exactly what we see when we look at the life of the Theotokos—strength in its most noble form. Read More

  • Healthy Fasting: A Practice for All Ages

    Center for Family Care

    November 6, 2018

    This webinar connects the physical and spiritual elements of fasting for contemporary life by appealing to what the Church has always understood—our physical fast supports godly thoughts, words, and actions. Read More

  • Archiepiscopal Encyclical for the Feast of the Holy Archangels, Nov. 8, 2018

    Archbishop Demetrios

    November 6, 2018

    Today as we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Archangels and give thanks to God for these holy messengers and protectors, we also continue our celebration of the 60th anniversary of the opening of Saint Michael’s Home. Through the vision and leadership of His Eminence Archbishop Michael together with the efforts and donations of faithful from throughout our Holy Archdiocese, the doors of Saint Michael’s Home were officially opened on May 25, 1958. On this day, a sacred work began through a facility and ministry that has continued to offer compassionate and quality care to Greek Orthodox elderly. Read More

  • Introducing Our Children to the Bible

    Center for Family Care

    November 2, 2018

    A webinar about how to introduce your children to the Bible. Read More

  • Volume 18, Issue 1 (2018): Digital Media

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    November 1, 2018

    Through the spread and prevalence of technology in our contemporary world, especially digital media, we live in an environment where we are constantly presented with information. We are challenged, due to the volume and types of information, to discern what is important and helpful, and we are also challenged to be good stewards of our time while using technology in our daily lives. The focus of this issue of PRAXIS on the topic of digital media is important in our ministry as teachers and leaders in our parishes. Read More

  • “United Against Hate”: Archbishop Demetrios Joins Religious Leaders in Solidarity with Pittsburgh

    Press Office

    October 31, 2018

    NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, joined other distinguished religious leaders today in the Park East Synagogue, in a memorial event titled “United Against Hate,” an inter-religious gathering of Leaders in solidarity with Pittsburgh and the victims of the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue. Read More

  • Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for November 1, 2018 - Feast of the Holy Unmercenaries, Saints Cosmas and Damian

    Archbishop Demetrios

    October 31, 2018

    Our sacred ministry to those in need is our response to the grace and compassion that has been shown to us by God through Christ. As Jesus guided His disciples, He directs us to love one another as I have loved you (John 15:12). Read More

  • 2018 Annual Professional Development Seminar of the Direct Archdiocesan District

    Press Office

    October 30, 2018

    The 2018 annual Staff Development Seminar, organized by the Direct Archdiocesan District Office of Education, will be held Tuesday, November 6 (Election Day), at St. Demetrios High School in Astoria. The Seminar aims at offering in-service training to teachers who serve in the District’s Greek-American day schools, as well as the Greek afternoon/Saturday schools. Read More

  • New Publication on the Holy and Great Council by the Ecumenical Department

    Press Office

    October 30, 2018

    The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical & Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces the publication of the fourth volume in the Faith Matters Book Series. The book, entitled The Reception of the Holy and Great Council: Reflections of Orthodox Christian Women was compiled and edited by Carrie Frederick Frost in order to offer women’s perspectives on the Holy and Great Council which was held in Crete in 2016. Read More

  • Archbishop Demetrios' Statement on the Pittsburgh Massacre

    Press Office

    October 29, 2018

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, on behalf of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, expresses the disbelief, outrage, pain and sorrow of all Greek Orthodox people in America at the horrendous terrorist and racist attack against innocent people attending their religious services at the “Tree of Life” Synagogue in Pittsburgh, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Read More

  • Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for OXI Day - October 28, 2018

    Archbishop Demetrios

    October 24, 2018

    Today, we honor the bravery and sacrifice of our fathers and mothers who stood valiantly against the armies of the fascist powers. They proclaimed a resolute “NO” to occupation. Read More

  • Raising Kids Who Care

    Center for Family Care

    October 24, 2018

    How can we, as Orthodox Christians, help our children reveal, nurture and cultivate the love and empathy hidden within their hearts in a society plastered with messages of self-seeking and self-fulfillment? How can we raise children who will become adults with a desire to care for and serve others wholeheartedly? Read More

  • Archdiocesan Council Convenes First Meeting for 2018-2020 – Archdiocese on Firm and Promising Ground

    Press Office

    October 20, 2018

    NEW YORK – The Archdiocesan Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America convened for its first meeting of the 2018-2020 term, Thursday Oct. 18 and Friday, Oct. 19 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. Read More

  • ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE HOLY EPARCHIAL SYNOD

    Press Office

    October 19, 2018

    The Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America was convened for its regular fall meeting at the Synodal chamber of the Holy Archdiocesesan headquarters in New York City on October 17 and 18, 2018 and was presided by his Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America with the participation of all the Metropolitans members of the Synod. Read More

  • Special Investigative Committee Releases Phase II Saint Nicholas Report

    Press Office

    October 18, 2018

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, keeping with her on-going commitment to transparency and accountability, has posted on its website, the results of Phase II of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC (“PwC”) investigative report (the “Report”) regarding the rebuilding of Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine (“St. Nicholas”). Read More

  • Synod Members Visit St Nicholas at WTC

    Press Office

    October 17, 2018

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America and the Metropolitans of the Holy Eparchial Synod visited yesterday, Oct. 16, 2018, the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center. Read More

  • What to do to Prevent and Detect Child Abuse

    Center for Family Care

    October 17, 2018

    As Orthodox Christian parents, we may find it difficult to address the topic of child abuse, especially regarding our own children’s well-being and safety. We may like to believe that our children are protected by our prayers and our Orthodox community, but in reality child abuse can happen to any child, anywhere. Read More

  • 2018 Professional Development Seminar of the Direct Archdiocesan District

    Education Office ­ Direct Archdiocesan District

    October 17, 2018

    The Direct Archdiocesan District Office of Education is pleased to announce that the annual Professional Development Seminar will be held on Tuesday, November 6th (Election Day), at St. Demetrios High School in Astoria. The Seminar aims at offering in-service training to teachers who serve in District’s Greek-American day schools as well as the Greek afternoon/Saturday schools. Read More