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.
  • “How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 4: Learning from our Parishes – St. Anna, Roseville, CA

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    May 13, 2021

    This week’s “How-to” Green Your Parish episode features the parish of St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church in Roseville, California on “Learning from our Parishes.” Read More

  • Dates Announced for Ionian Village IV Next Summer Program - A Few Spots Still Available

    Ionian Village

    May 12, 2021

    Under the guidance of the Holy Archdiocese, Ionian Village’s “IV Next” program will be offered July 25th - August 5th, 2021. The program will be for fully vaccinated young adults. Participants must be either ages 19-24, and/or students from the high school class of 2020 (even if only age 18). Anyone that does not meet that exact criteria, unfortunately, will not be permitted to register this summer. The price of IV Next for participants is $1,650. Read More

  • Father Efstratios Magoulias Ordained to the Holy Priesthood

    News Release

    May 12, 2021

    On Sunday, May 9, Father Efstratios Magoulias was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco at Annunciation in Modesto. Father Efstratios has been assigned as the Assistant Priest at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Houston, Texas. AXIOS! Read More

  • A Day at the Ranch - Generous Donor Matches Gifts This Month

    News Release

    May 12, 2021

    During this joyous season of Pascha, we are pleased to announce that a generous anonymous donor has pledged $31,000 to sponsor the entire month of May at our beloved Saint Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center. With the Ranch being closed over this past year, it has been a challenging time, and our campaign – A Day at the Ranch – is already making a difference. Read More

  • Philhellenism Through the Ages: Loving Greece in America

    News Release

    May 12, 2021

    In celebration of the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution, the Classics and Mediterranean Studies Department at the University of Illinois Chicago, under the auspices of the Embassy of Greece in the USA and in collaboration with HALC, the Metropolis of Chicago, and the Consulate General of Greece in Chicago, is pleased to present “Philhellenism Through the Ages,” a two-part series that will explore the impress and influence of Hellenic culture from antiquity to the present. Read More

  • The 40th Commemoration of the Fall of Constantinople

    News Release

    May 12, 2021

    With the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, the Metropolis of Chicago Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and the Hellenic Society of Constantinople are presenting a live town hall meeting for the Metropolis’ 40th Commemoration of the Fall of Constantinople, titled “Hagia Sophia 1453 and 2021: From Past Conquest to Current Captivity.” Read More

  • Live with the Louhs: Caring for Creation with Spyridoula Fotinis

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    May 11, 2021

    Tune in Tuesday May 11 at 8 PM ET, for a conversation with Fr. Nicholas and Dr. Roxanne Louh on Caring for Creation with Spyridoula Fotinis, who will speak about the Green Patriarch and the recent Greening the Parish initiatives of the Department. Read More

  • Navy Chaplains Reunite for First Time Since Seminary

    Orthodox Observer

    May 11, 2021

    During the week of 09-16 April 2021 in Bahrain, an island nation in the Arabian Gulf, the small community of Orthodox Christians worshipping aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, was privileged to host Fr. David Hostetler (HCHC ’11). Fr. David’s visit was all the more blessed as it facilitated his reunion of classmate and fellow Navy Chaplain and GOA priest, Fr. Andrew Kearns (HCHC ’08, ’11). Read More

  • Creative Ideas Inspired by 1821: Creating Our Own Stories

    Department of Greek Education

    May 11, 2021

    The Department of Greek Education will be offering a webinar Saturday May 15, 2021 1:00 pm EST. The webinar is presented by, The Museum of School Life and Education (Μουσείο Σχολικής Ζωής και Εκπαίδευσης) Read More

  • Clergy Retreat of the Holy Archdiocesan District and Metropolis of New Jersey

    Orthodox Observer

    May 11, 2021

    This morning Archbishop Elpidophoros of America addressed the joint Clergy Retreat of the Holy Archdiocesan District and Metropolis of New Jersey. Read More

  • Youth Zoom Townhalls with Hierarchs

    Assembly of Bishops

    May 11, 2021

    The next Zoom call will be for the Southeast region on Tuesday, May 11th at 7pm EDT! Read More

  • Metropolis of Boston Camp Opens 5th Session

    News Release

    May 11, 2021

    Wanting to offer as many of our youth the opportunity to experience the life-transforming MBC program, it brings us much pleasure to once again offer, for the first time in several years, Session 5! Session 5 will run from August 2-8. Read More

  • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Young Adult Online Forum

    News Release

    May 11, 2021

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Young Adult Online Forum continues this spring, introducing a special guest each month. The next gathering will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. PST. Read More

  • Graduation Message for OCF Students from HIs Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    May 11, 2021

    Orthodox Christian Fellowship has been celebrating graduating senior the last week virtually. IN this video, Student Leadership Board Chairman Andrew Gluntz offers closing remarks to OCF graduating seniors, and His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America closes graduation week out with kind remarks and a warm Benediction. Read More

  • Alyssa Kyritsis Appointed New Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries in Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh

    GOA News Release

    May 11, 2021

    It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Mrs. Alyssa Kyritsis as the new Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. A daughter of our Metropolis, she grew in faith through the All Saints GOC of Canonsburg, and pursued undergraduate studies in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Connecticut. Inspired by a deep calling, and through her participation in the ministries of her parish and Metropolis, she pursued further education at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, where she graduated from the Master of Divinity program with High Distinction. Read More

  • Hellenic College Holy Cross Campus Reopening Fall 2021

    Hellenic College Holy Cross

    May 11, 2021

    George M. Cantonis, President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology has announced plans to reopen the HCHC campus for the Fall 2021 semester. Read More

  • Archiepiscopal Encyclical on AHEPA Sunday

    Encyclical

    May 11, 2021

    I extend the warmest greetings and congratulations of the Holy Archdiocese of America to all of the honorable and beloved members of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association on the occasion of our annual observance of AHEPA Sunday. Read More

  • May Newsletter from National Philoptochos: Philanthropy Witness

    National Philoptochos Society

    May 11, 2021

    I greet you during Bright Week as we walk together in spirit towards the sacred mystery of unconditional love found in the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Read More

  • His Eminence Visits Constantino Brumidi Statue in Annapolis

    Orthodox Observer

    May 10, 2021

    In light of the bicentennial of the Greek revolution, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, together with the His Grace Bishop Apostolos and the area clergy joined the Mayor of Annapolis, Gavin Buckley, and Maryland State Senator, Edward Riley, in placing a wreath at the statue of Constantino Brumidi, a Greek-Italian who became known as the Michelangelo of America whose art adorns the dome of the Capitol of the United States. Read More

  • Register Now for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco's "Our Greek Village 2021"

    News Release

    May 10, 2021

    Our Greek Village immersion camp is still accepting registrations for this year’s virtual camp being held June 19 – 26, 2021. Now entering its 12th year, Our Greek Village has earned an excellent reputation for its creativity and quality of instruction in language immersion, art, music, culture and traditions, dance and more. Read More