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 Clergy Family Life: Q&A with Rev. Fr. Conan Gill

    Religious Education

    March 11, 2019

    Rev. Fr. Conan Gill answers questions about juggling parish responsibilities while raising five children with his wife in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Read More

  • Archbishop’s Encyclical for Holy and Great Lent 2019

    Archbishop Demetrios

    March 8, 2019

    Great Lent is most certainly a challenge as we have experienced in the weeks of preparation for this season. We have reflected on the parables of the Tax Collector and the Pharisee and the Prodigal Son. We have considered the true nature and impact of repentance and humility. We have heard the words of our Lord concerning the Last Judgment and the manner of life and service that leads to eternal life. Read More

  • Patriarchal Catechetical Homily at the Opening of Holy and Great Lent

    Press Office

    March 7, 2019

    With the grace of God, the giver of all gifts, we have once again arrived at Holy and Great Lent, the arena of ascetical struggle, in order to purify ourselves with the Lord’s assistance through prayer, fasting and humility, as well as to prepare ourselves for a spiritual experience of the venerable Passion and the celebration of the splendid Resurrection of Christ the Savior. Read More

  • Keys to a Thriving Marriage

    Center for Family Care

    March 6, 2019

    In this interview-style webinar, we explore some of the basic elements of a thriving marriage, even in the midst of the “busyness” of our daily lives. Read More

  • From Expectations to Mutual Love: The Relationship of the Clergy and Parish Family

    Religious Education

    March 5, 2019

    Both clergy and laity have expectations of one another. Some are holy and right; others are unrealistic and misguided. Unfortunately, many remain unspoken until conflict arises, sapping energy and life from the parish family. Rather than reacting to conflict arising from unmet expectations clergy and their families and parish families have of one another, let us consider an alternative path, one of open and honest dialogue about expectations that will bear the fruit of mutual understanding and trust. Read More

  • Experiencing Great Lent as a Couple

    Center for Family Care

    March 5, 2019

    The transcendent and sanctified reality of marriage obligates husbands and wives to actively contribute and support one another’s spiritual growth and edification. There is no better time to express and expand on this blessed truth than during the Lenten season. Read More

  • Volume 18, Issue 2 (2019): The Clergy Family

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    March 5, 2019

    This issue of PRAXIS gives us an opportunity to contemplate the blessings that have come through the parents, wives and children that surround our deacons, priests and bishops. These precious people give love and support to those who communicate God’s love and support to all. Their familial ministry of comfort to our clergy is therefore a service towards all. For them we give thanks to God, and for them we pray for mercies to be multiplied, in this world and in the Kingdom to come. Read More

  • And When You Fast

    Great Lent

    March 1, 2019

    When people think of the word "Lent," the word "fasting" is one of the first things that comes to mind. The cornerstone of Lent is not fasting, but repentance and growing in our faith. Fasting is a tool that is used to assist in spiritual growth. Fasting is also mischarac­terized as a form of deprivation, rather than a spiritual discipline. Because fasting is so misun­derstood, it is many times done incorrectly. Read More

  • It Came Naturally to Them

    Great Lent

    February 28, 2019

    In loving others, do we realize that we also love the Lord? When we are indifferent, do we realize we are indifferent to Him as well? Do we make it a goal each day to try to help someone? Is our ministering to other people more "natural" or does it seem "forced" or "contrived"? Read More

  • I Never Left! Not True

    Great Lent

    February 15, 2019

    If God our Father is ready and happy to restore us, we should be happy to restore one another. After all, no one has sinned against me more than I have sinned against God. If I expect God to forgive all of my sins, then I should be willing to forgive the sins of others. I should rejoice, rather than resent, when someone "comes back" and "makes it right." Read More

  • Time for a Check Up

    Great Lent

    February 15, 2019

    The period of the Triodion, which begins today, is a time for us to evaluate ourselves on a spiritual scale. Saint Paul, in his Epistle to Timothy, offers us a good "seven-point inspection" of our spiritual lives. Read More

  • PARATHOSI 2019 Youth Dance Festival Celebrated Hellenic Culture and Heritage

    Press Office

    February 12, 2019

    NEW YORK – Τhe seventh annual celebration of Hellenic Heritage & Dance, PARATHOSI 2019, took place Jan. 26, at Lefrak Concert Hall at Queens College, in Flushing, N.Y. Read More

  • Practicing Silence in the Home

    Center for Family Care

    February 5, 2019

    Why is practicing silence in the home so important for family life? Watch as we discuss this question and more. Read More

  • The Church in the Home

    Center for Family Care

    February 4, 2019

    Where can young people experience God's love better than in a Christ-centered home? We need the home environment that includes parents, grandparents, and relatives to manifest this love of God. Learn about what a Church in the Home looks like. Read More

  • January-February 2019 Orthodox Observer

    Orthodox Observer

    January 31, 2019

    January-February 2019 Edition of the Orthodox Observer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Read More

  • Archbishop's Encyclical for the Feast of the Three Hierarchs and Greek Letters Day - January 30 2019

    Archbishop Demetrios

    January 28, 2019

    Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We give glory and thanksgiving to God on this blessed commemoration as we honor the memory of three holy luminaries who continue to guide and inspire us through the wisdom of their teaching and the sanctity of their lives. Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom, recognized in the tradition of our faith as the Three Great Hierarchs and Ecumenical Teachers, offer to us through the witness of their lives beautiful examples of commitment to God and service to Him and others through the power of His divine love. Through their work as pastors and faithful stewards of the people of God, they are true images of the grace revealed to us by Christ. As skilled and prayerful theologians, they show us that the path of faith and truth is followed by those who are transformed by God’s love and offer it to others. Read More