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.
  • COVID-19 and Ongoing Challenges in the Ecumenical Community

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    September 22, 2020

    COVID-19 continues to challenge the world, churches, and ministry. The National Council of Churches USA and the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University are pleased to present the first of a series of webinars highlighting some of these ecclesial challenges. The discussion will also highlight how churches is striving to meet these challenges, as well as the opportunity to do this ministry together. Read More

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros Recognized amongst “Brooklyn’s COVID Heroes”

    Orthodox Observer

    September 22, 2020

    On September 22, 2020, Archbishop Elpidophoros was recognized by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams as one of “Brooklyn’s COVID Heroes” for the Archdiocesan COVID-19 Relief Fund. Established in March 2020 under the direction of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, the fund was an important part of the Archdiocese’s efforts to support those around the country impacted by the coronavirus and who faced hardship. Read More

  • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Distributes $620,775 to Applicants Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic in the USA

    Orthodox Observer

    September 22, 2020

    “What you are doing is the work of God!” These words come from Matt of Long Island City, NY the beneficiary of a grant from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Covid-19 Relief Fund. Matt is one of 358 grant recipients who received much needed assistance after being financial impacted by the global pandemic. Read More

  • 2020 Conference: "Christ, The Measure of Wellness: Healing Mind, Body, and Soul”

    Assembly of Bishops

    September 21, 2020

    In 2019, OCAMPR was invited to collaborate with the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops to establish a Mental Health Task Force charged to identify and respond to the mental health needs of the Orthodox faithful. With that in mind, the OCAMPR Board decided to focus our 2020 conference on the topic of mental health from a theological, psychological, and medical perspective. Read More

  • A Message From FDF

    GOA News Release

    September 21, 2020

    This is the time of year when parish dance programs traditionally begin to plan for the upcoming FDF. As we learn more about COVID-19, it has become clear that FDF, as we have celebrated it in the past, will need to be reimagined for 2021. Read More

  • Ionian Village Sustains Minimal Damage from Hurricane Ionas

    Ionian Village

    September 21, 2020

    Late last week a rare and powerful hurricane, Ionas, caused tremendous damage in western Greece. The storm has been referred to as a “medicane,” a Mediterranean hurricane, and has created extensive destruction in the Ionian. Heavy rain and 75 m.p.h winds tore up some of the area’s most scenic and popular beaches and islands. Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Sunday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

    Homily

    September 20, 2020

    I am truly delighted to be with you today, at this wonderful parish in New Britain, dedicated to the Τροπαιοφόρος and Great-Martyr George. On this Sunday after the Universal Exaltation of the Cross, when we continue to celebrate the “ὅπλον εἰρήνης ἀήττητον τρόπαιον,” “the weapon of peace, the invincible trophy,” the example of Saint George is especially meaningful. Read More

  • Virtual Bike Ride for IOCC: Race to Respond

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    September 20, 2020

    On September 26, we’re racing to respond across the country (and across the globe!) in a virtual bike ride for IOCC. Keep yourself and your neighbors safe while helping people in need around the world! Read More

  • National Sisterhood of Presvyteres 2020-2022 Board

    National Sisterhood of Presbyteres

    September 19, 2020

    The National Sisterhood of Presvyteres (NSP) is the national body of Presvyteres and diakonisses of our Holy Archdiocese which is comprised of those active, retired, and widowed. The purpose of the NSP is to promote the spirit of Christian love among the Presvyteres of the GOA, provide opportunities for presvyteres to get acquainted with one another, and also to meet periodically to discuss mutual concerns and to develop programs for outreach. Read More

  • Address at the 4th Annual National Advanced Orthodox Leadership Conference

    GOA News Release

    September 18, 2020

    I greet all of you with a salutation of peace at the beginning of this new Church year which, as you all know, also coincides with the day of prayer for the protection of the environment on September 1st. I mention this because I believe there can be no leadership without stewardship. Read More

  • NCC - New and Emerging Faith Voices on Ending Racism Town Hall

    Video

    September 18, 2020

    A webinar hosted by the National Council of Churches featuring Nicholas Anton. Read More

  • List of Clergy Candidates for Election to the Episcopacy of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

    Orthodox Observer

    September 18, 2020

    In accordance with Article 14 of the Charter of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the pertinent Regulations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Archdiocese publishes a list of candidates eligible for election to the Office of Metropolitan or Auxiliary Bishop. Read More

  • The Christ and Anastasia Economos Orthodoxy in America Lecture

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    September 17, 2020

    Monday's upcoming lecture, "The Future of Orthodox-Catholic Relations in the USA" will be presented by HIs Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America. Read More

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros Announces New Appointments

    Orthodox Observer

    September 16, 2020

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America announced four new appointments and assignments at the Archdiocese to coincide with the commencement of the new Ecclesiastical year. Read More

  • St. Sophia's Holy Paradox: Loving God First is Loving Your Children More

    Center for Family Care

    September 16, 2020

    Saint Sophia’s witness has gifted loving mothers throughout the ages with a special Wisdom to emulate: loving Christ more than the temporary happiness of our own children is actually loving them more. Read More

  • A Message from Metropolitan Gerasimos on the Wildfires in California

    GOA News Release

    September 15, 2020

    Words cannot adequately describe the rapidly changing conditions throughout the west coast brought on by hundreds of raging fires in California, Oregon and Washington. Sadly, the fire season is still in its early stages and there is justified concern that the coming months will bring more devastation, loss of life and the destruction of homes and livelihoods. Read More

  • Office of Ionian Village Hosts Decades Meeting for Alumni

    Ionian Village

    September 15, 2020

    Although the Ionian Village Summer Program was cancelled due to COVID-19, many former participants (campers, staff members, former administration, medical volunteers and clergy) were given the opportunity to gather online. Weekly “virtual” reunions were held from mid-July through mid-August. These reunions were organized into decades (1970’s, 80’s,90’s, 2000’s, 2010’s) and were hosted by Fr. Gary Kyriacou, the current Director of Ionian Village. Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Celebrates the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

    Orthodox Observer

    September 15, 2020

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America celebrated the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross at the Chapel of the Holy Cross at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA. Read More

  • Be the Bee #150 | Are You Struggling to Pray?

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    September 14, 2020

    Sticking to our daily prayer rule can be tough! But why? We'll explore the simple reason prayer can feel crammed into our day rather than a natural part of it. And we'll offer a simple way to help you transform wasted moments into opportunities for connection with God. Read More