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.
  • Be the Bee #158 | How to "Give Thanks in All Circumstances"

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    November 24, 2020

    Thanksgiving is a time to feel grateful. But that attitude of gratitude can go away as soon as we're done with the turkey. How do we keep it going? Saint Paul tells us to "give thanks in all circumstances." Because real gratitude is more than a feeling. As we see in the Parable of the Rich Fool, it starts with remembering one crucial thing. Read More

  • Financial Statements

    Department of Finance

    November 24, 2020

    Downloadable pdfs of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America's Financial Statements. Read More

  • Cyber Monday Sale on Orthodox Marketplace

    Orthodox Observer

    November 23, 2020

    Orthodox Marketplace, the official web store of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, is excited to announce this year's Cyber Monday Sale! Read More

  • Christmas Open House at the Saint Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine

    St. Photios Shrine

    November 23, 2020

    On behalf of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, together with the Board and the Staff of the Saint Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine, I am pleased to invite you and the faithful you serve to our Second Annual Christmas Open House at the Saint Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine on Sunday, December 6, from 4:00—6:00 p.m. Read More

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Homily at Saint Matrona of Moscow Cathedral of Miami

    Homily

    November 22, 2020

    It is a great joy to be with the clergy and faithful of the Slavic Vicariate, and especially to have the additional blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta joining us in prayer. Read More

  • Homily at the Liturgy for the Feast of the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple

    Homily

    November 21, 2020

    Today we continue our spiritual journey on this most sacred day of the Entry of the Virgin into the Temple. I do not say the Temple of Solomon, for the First Temple of King Solomon was destroyed by Ναβουχοδονόσορ (Nebuchchadnezzar), six hundred years before the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ. Read More

  • Live with the Louhs

    Orthodox Observer

    November 21, 2020

    On this week's episode of "Live with the Louhs," a radio ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, Fr. Nicholas and his wife, Dr. Roxanne Louh, a Clinical Psychologist, speak with Dr. George Dangas, a Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Surgery (Vascular). Dr. George speaks with the Louhs on the importance of caring for our hearts and our physical health amidst the stress of 2020. Read More

  • St. Nicholas November 2020 Monthly Update

    St. Nicholas National Shrine

    November 19, 2020

    We are excited to announce the unveiling before Thanksgiving of the new website of the Saint Nicholas National Shrine. There have been many updates and a refreshed look and feel. We are hoping to attract many more visitors to this new site, and increase not only support for the Shrine, but begin to expand in earnest the awareness of the public about the Shrine and its truly global importance. Read More

  • Archiepiscopal Encyclical: Thanksgiving

    Encyclical

    November 19, 2020

    Let us give thanks unto the Lord! Let us celebrate this National Day of Thanksgiving, a time when we remember that the opposite of scarcity is not abundance, but gratitude. Read More

  • HCHC Classes to Continue Online For Spring Semester

    Hellenic College Holy Cross

    November 19, 2020

    In a letter to the Hellenic College Holy Cross community, President George M. Cantonis announced that, in light of the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the campus will not reopen for the spring semester and all courses will continue to be taught remotely. The Administration “had held out hope that we could welcome everyone back to campus for in-person classes, worship, and fellowship…and we have explored every avenue for turning that hope into reality.” Read More

  • Be the Bee #157 | 3 Reasons to Fast from Social Media

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    November 19, 2020

    Why do we fast from good things like tasty food? A the start of the Nativity Fast, we'll share three basic reasons why fasting helps transform our spiritual lives. But then we'll go a little deeper and explore why these same reasons suggest you should fast, not just from food, but from social media as well. Read More

  • US Parishes Mark Annual IOCC Sunday ahead of Thanksgiving Day

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    November 18, 2020

    Partnering with local clergy and volunteers, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) celebrates IOCC Sunday across the United States on November 22 this year. Read More

  • What is Love?

    Center for Family Care

    November 17, 2020

    “I love your new SUV!” “I love this restaurant!” “I love that movie’s soundtrack.” Countless times, I have expressed these types of sentiments. Perhaps in my eagerness to describe a sincere appreciation for things, I casually say I love them. As innocent as this may appear, I begin to suspect that the careless and repeated misapplication of a word tends to dull its rich meaning. Read More

  • Communiqué from Ecumenical Patriarchate Regarding Upcoming Visit of Sec. of State Michael R. Pompeo

    Ecumenical Patriarchate News Release

    November 16, 2020

    We are pleased to announce that the Hon. Michael R. Pompeo, United States Secretary of State, will at his initiative visit the See of the Ecumenical Patriarchate this Tuesday, November 17, which is the source of joy and honor for the Mother Church of Constantinople. Read More

  • Bishop Spyridon of Amastris Ordained in Belmont, California

    GOA News Release

    November 16, 2020

    AXIOS was chanted with jubilant voices on Saturday, November 14 as Bishop-elect Spyridon (Kezios) of Amastris was ordained to the holy episcopacy. Clergy, family and friends traveled from near and far to join in prayer on this momentous day at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Belmont, CA, to witness this beautiful service and the continuation of Apostolic Succession which began with the founding of the Orthodox Christian Church by the Apostle Andrew in Constantinople nearly 2,000 years ago. Read More

  • HCHC Receives Two Million Euros From Greek Government

    Hellenic College Holy Cross

    November 16, 2020

    President George M. Cantonis announced that Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology has received a restricted gift of two million euros ($2,388,000) from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America that was given to them by the government of Greece for HCHC. Read More

  • Homily on the Eighth Sunday of Saint Luke

    Homily

    November 16, 2020

    On this Sunday of the Good Samaritan, I rejoice to be with all of you in this historic community. My visit to Oakland coincides with the ordination to the episcopacy of one most distinguished clergy of your Metropolis, Father Spencer Kezios – now Bishop Spyridon of Amastris. Yesterday in Belmont, at the Parish of the Holy Cross, we celebrated his elevation into the ministry of the High Priesthood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Today, I feel blessed to celebrate the Divine Liturgy with all of you. Read More

  • International Orthodox Christian Charities Elects Jasmina T. Boulanger Chairman of the Board

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    November 15, 2020

    Baltimore, Md. - The Board of Directors of International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) elected Jasmina T. Boulanger of Orange County, California, as Chairman of the Board at its October 2020 biannual meeting. Mrs. Boulanger is the first woman elected Chairman of the Board of IOCC. She succeeds Mark Stavropoulos of Michigan, who successfully completed six years as Chairman, the maximum allowed by the organization’s charter. Read More

  • Address at the Ordination of Bishop-Elect Spyridon of Amastris

    Message

    November 14, 2020

    My dear brother, today we gather in this Church of the Holy Cross, a Parish well known to you and served by your dear friend and collaborator, the late and ever-memorable Father Leonidas Contos. We gather before the Holy Cross of the Lord, the place par excellence of sacrificial love, to receive your offering of service in the Holy High Priesthood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Read More

  • Be the Bee #156 | 3 Ways Christians Can Deal with Temptation

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    November 13, 2020

    Does having bad thoughts make you a bad person? What should Christians do with the temptations we experience? The Church refers to these thoughts as logismoi: the thoughts that tempt us and can lead us into sin. And Christians have been dealing with these temptations from the beginning. Read More