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.
  • Volume 17, Issue 3 (2018): Faith and Art

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    May 23, 2018

    This issue of PRAXIS on arts in the Church helps us consider elements of our worship and faith—iconography, unique architecture, chanting and singing, vibrant vestments, the smell of incense, the iconostasis—designed and crafted with skill and art for our worship. It also features interviews with Orthodox Christians working as artists in various fields: music, opera, theatre, writing, painting and illustration. Read More

  • Archdiocese Statement about Opinions Expressed at HCHC Commencement

    Press Office

    May 23, 2018

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is addressing concerns regarding comments made and opinions expressed at the 76th commencement of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, May 19, 2018. Read More

  • Archdiocese Statement on Santa Fe High School Shooting

    Press Office

    May 21, 2018

    The mass school shooting at Santa Fe High School, in the small town of Santa Fe, Texas, last Friday May 18, 2018, has once again brought shock, sorrow and anger to the whole country and the world. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 1

    Center for Family Care

    May 21, 2018

    IT’S SUMMER! We bask in this wonderful time for family, friends, relaxing, and fun. It's a time for vacations from work and school. But there is one vacation we shouldn’t consider this summer—and that is from Church. Church should be the center of our lives throughout the year, and summer is no exception! So join us this summer as we #soakuptheSON. Read More

  • Archdiocese Releases Report on Saint Nicholas

    Press Office

    May 16, 2018

    In order to promote transparency and accountability, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has posted, on its website, the results of Phase I of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC (“PwC”) investigative report (“Report”) regarding the rebuilding of Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine. Read More

  • Archiepiscopal Encyclical for AHEPA Sunday, May 20, 2018

    Archbishop Demetrios

    May 16, 2018

    With joy and gratitude, the parishes of our Holy Archdiocese are asked to commemorate AHEPA Sunday and to recognize the service offered by the members of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association and the organizations of the AHEPA family. Each year we designate a Sunday in May for this purpose, primarily to honor the significant work and offering that is being made by AHEPA members in our parishes, communities, nation, and around the world. It is also an annual recognition of a long and cherished relationship between AHEPA and the Greek Orthodox Church in America. Read More

  • Volume 17, Issue 3 (2018)

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    May 10, 2018

    The Spring 2018 Edition of Praxis Magazine is coming soon! Read More

  • Archdiocesan Council Spring Meeting 2018

    Press Office

    May 8, 2018

    The Archdiocesan Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America held its regularly scheduled spring meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 3-4, 2018, under the chairmanship of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America. Read More

  • Update On St. Nicholas Investigation – Phase 1 Preliminary Findings Announced At Archdiocesan Council

    Press Office

    May 4, 2018

    PITTSBURGH – On May 4, 2018, Elaine Allen, Chairman of the Standing Audit Committee of the Archdiocesan Council, of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, announced the substantial completion of Phase 1 of the St. Nicholas Special Investigative Committee’ s (SIC) investigation into the management and finances of the St. Nicholas Church and National Shrine project. The SIC has received PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Phase 1 draft report and is expected to announce its findings to the Executive Committee of the Archdiocesan Council imminently. Read More

  • Archbishop Offers Invocation at Investiture of Judge Gregory Katsas

    Press Office

    May 1, 2018

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America offered the invocation of the Investiture of the Honorable Gregory G. Katsas as Circuit Judge of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Friday, April 27. Read More

  • Nicholas Anton Appointed Interim Director of the Ecumenical Department

    Press Office

    April 26, 2018

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America has appointed Nicholas Anton as the interim director of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Mr. Anton has been the Coordinator of UN Programs as well as the Special Assistant to the Director of the Department since 2014. Read More

  • Direct Archdiocesan District Announces Purchase of new site for Camp St. Paul

    Press Office

    April 19, 2018

    On April 16, 2018, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and members of the Camp St. Paul Committee closed on the purchase of the future site of Camp St. Paul at a cost of approximately $1,450,000. Since its inception 14 years ago, this successful camping ministry of the Direct Archdiocesan District of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has been leasing a site in Batam, Conn., and in 2016 because of its exponential growth, the camp leadership decided that the District needed to secure its own property to assure the continued success of this camping ministry. Read More

  • Ionian Village Annual Summer Camp Reunion

    Press Office

    April 19, 2018

    Over 275 campers and staff members from the 2017 Ionian Village program came together over the weekend of April 13-15 in Nashville, Tennessee for the Annual Summer Camp Reunion. Read More

  • “All Things are possible for those who believe,” Archbishop ’s Encyclical for the Greek Independence Day Parade in New York (2018)

    Archbishop Demetrios

    April 18, 2018

    It is with great joy that we anticipate our annual Greek Independence Day Parade this year, as we will gather on Sunday, April 22nd to march on Fifth Avenue in celebration of this Day and our precious heritage of freedom. In this celebration and the participation of our parishes throughout the region, we offer a visible witness of the strength of our heritage and the power of faith. Read More

  • March-April 2018 Orthodox Observer

    Orthodox Observer

    April 10, 2018

    March-April 2018 Edition of the Orthodox Observer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Read More

  • 2018 Paschal Message from His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios

    Archbishop Demetrios

    April 7, 2018

    2018 Paschal (Easter) Message in English of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Read More

  • Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2018

    Encyclical

    April 7, 2018

    The experience of Christ’s Resurrection, the all-saving victory of Life over Death, is the nucleus of faith, divine worship, ethos and culture of the Christ-loving orthodox people of God. The life of the Orthodox faithful, in all its manifestations and dimensions, is nurtured and nourished by faith in the Resurrection, and constitutes a daily Pascha. This paschal experience is not simply a remembrance of the Lord’s Resurrection but also a participation in our own renewal, and an unshakeable conviction about the eschatological perfection of all. Read More