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.
  • THE HOLY EPARCHIAL SYNOD OF THE GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF AMERICA

    Holy Eparchial Synod

    July 11, 2020

    We, the Members of the Holy Eparchial Synod of Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, under the presidency of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, write to you in the power of the Holy Spirt in these anguished days when the Great Church of Christ, the Patriarchal Cathedral of Holy Wisdom, Ἁγία Σοφία, institutionalized for the past ninety years as a museum and world cultural monument, has been re-converted into a mosque. This egregious and unnecessary action has gravely wounded all Orthodox Christians, indeed all Christians around the world and all people of faith and good will. Read More

  • Communique of the Holy Eparchial Synod

    Ecumenical Patriarchate News Release

    July 8, 2020

    The Holy Eparchial Synod met today in an extraordinary video conference at the invitation of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros with an exclusive objective to discuss the recent public debate on an official proposal to change the pension program of the Hierarchs. Read More

  • 45th Biennial Virtual Clergy-Laity Congress Agenda

    GOARCH Administration

    July 8, 2020

    The 45th Biennial Virtual Clergy-Laity Congress will be held on September 9 & 10 beginning at 12:00 p.m. EST. Parishes that have not already responded are kindly asked to name their delegates to the Congress by visiting https://j.mp/parish2020. Read More

  • Are We Ready? Thoughts and Concerns Regarding the Future

    Ecumenical Patriarchate News Release

    July 8, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has brought an overwhelming strain on public health systems throughout the world, causing physical and emotional pain to millions. It has jolted the world’s economy, bringing on poverty and sparking a global hunger crisis. It has aroused untamable fear and paranoia, causing unprecedented political, social and religious contention, together with rioting, killings, and domestic violence. What overshadows all of this is the uncertainty of when it will all end. Read More

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros Supports the Urgent Work of the Archdiocese Benefits Committee

    GOARCH Administration

    July 6, 2020

    Today, July 6, 2020, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America reiterated his support of the Archdiocese Benefits Committee (ABC) as they develop a strategy for providing retirement benefits to Clergymen and Lay Employees of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The ABC is a separate entity led by members who are principally elected by the clergy for the purpose of managing existing benefit plans and adopting new ones. Read More

  • Hellenic Film Society USA Presents Virtual Greek Film Festival

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    July 6, 2020

    The Hellenic Film Society USA (HFS) announced the first-ever virtual Greek film festival in the US, to be held July 10-20, 2020. Audiences across the country will have the opportunity to stream ten quality, entertaining Greek films to their devices throughout the US. For many of the films, it will be their US premiere. In addition, virtual interviews with directors of the films are also planned. Read More

  • Resources for Virtual Summer Camps and Vacation Church Schools

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    July 6, 2020

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces a new website offering critical resources for "virtual" Summer Camp and Vacation Church School programs. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son - Week Four: Earth, Seas, & Plants

    Center for Family Care

    July 6, 2020

    It's time to Soak Up the Son! This week we are learning about how God formed the earth, seas, and plants on the third day of creation! Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Matthew

    Homily

    July 5, 2020

    I am delighted to be with the Kimisis community of Poughkeepsie this morning, and experience your faith and your devotion as we continue to reopen our churches. We do so still exercising great caution and abundant concern for the well being of our faithful. Read More

  • College Scholarship Awarded To Outstanding Greek Orthodox Scout

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    July 5, 2020

    The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting (EOCS) is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Schisler has been awarded a scholarship of $1000. She was selected from a nationwide group of outstanding applicants who had already received both the highest award of their Scout organization (Eagle or Gold, for the Scouting BSA and Girl Scouts of the USA programs, respectively) and the highest Eastern Orthodox Christian Scouting religious award, the Alpha Omega medal. Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Eulogy for Anthony (Tony) Kammas

    Death and Dying

    July 3, 2020

    I know that all of you must still be in a state of deep sadness and shock today, as we gather to comfort one another and bid farewell – all too soon, to a young and vibrant husband, father, child, and a truly outstanding son of our Omogeneia. Read More

  • The Akathist Hymn by Eikona

    Audio

    July 2, 2020

    The Akathist Hymn is a Service of the Orthodox Church that invites the faithful to rejoice in the unique and sublime role the Virgin Mary played in the salvation of mankind. Read More

  • The Service of the Small Paraklesis (Intercessory Prayer) to the Most Holy Theotokos

    Audio

    July 2, 2020

    The service of Paraklesis is chanted to the Theotokos by those whose souls are in distress or sorrow. It is also chanted during the first 14 days of August leading up to the Dormition of the Theotokos. Read More

  • Department of Greek Education Announces the Launch of Online Learning Tool StaEllinika

    Department of Greek Education

    July 1, 2020

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Department of Education is pleased to announce the launch of StaEllinika, a Greek Language learning platform, available to schools and language programs of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The Program is developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs of Greece and the SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and is supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Read More

  • Be the Bee: Does God Have a Plan for You?

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    July 1, 2020

    In the season finale of "Be the Bee," Steve is joined by Anna Karos to explore how we can figure out what God wants for us. They draw inspiration from the lessons taught during the CrossRoad Summer Institute, a program designed to help high school juniors and seniors discover their vocation. Read More

  • Saint Nicholas Shrine to be featured on Ancient Faith Radio - July 1, 2020

    St. Nicholas National Shrine

    July 1, 2020

    Every adult remembers where they were on 9-11-01. The day when over 3,000 souls tragically lost their lives, and well over 6,000 were grievously injured. In that very dark day, the light was also extinguished in one of Christ’s churches as St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was destroyed and buried in rubble. As we approach next year’s 20th anniversary of this devastation and darkness, the phoenix is on the verge of rising from the ashes. And the hopeful and loving light of Orthodox Christianity will again shrine brightly at Ground Zero for the whole world to see and experience. Read More

  • Spring Meeting of the Archdiocese Council Convenes Virtually

    GOARCH Administration

    July 1, 2020

    On June 29, 2020 His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America convened the Spring Meeting of the Archdiocese Council. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, travel and meeting restrictions, and public health concerns, the meeting was held virtually via video conferencing in two separate sessions. Read More

  • Address to Bishop Apostolos of Medeia On the Occasion of His Patronal Feast

    Homily

    June 30, 2020

    I am delighted to be with you today, praying within the Holy Altar, as you celebrate your Nameday here in this magnificent Cathedral of Saint Paul on Long Island. I congratulate you wholeheartedly and pray that your Holy and Heavenly Patrons, the Choir of the Apostles, will always keep you in their spiritual protection and send down upon you every material and spiritual blessing. Read More

  • Archdiocesan Council Keynote Address By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

    GOA News Release

    June 29, 2020

    Today, as we meet in this new way as an Archdiocesan Council, I express to each and every one of you my gratitude and respect for the way you have all come together in these difficult times for the sake of our Church and particularly, for the sake of our sacred Archdiocese. Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Eulogy for George Zapantis

    Death and Dying

    June 29, 2020

    Today, we hear the cry of a mother, a mother unjustly deprived of her son, a mother whose heart is rent in two, a mother who has come to the Church of the Holy Cross upon which the Son of the Theotokos died, to bury her son. To mourn her son. To grieve her son. Read More