President

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros
Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Members

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Boston

His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Denver

His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Atlanta

His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Detroit

His Eminence Metropolitan Savas
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Pittsburgh

His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of San Francisco

His Eminence Metropolitan Apostolos
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of New Jersey

His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Chicago

 

Office of the Secretary of the Holy Eparchial Synod

10 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075-0106
Tel: (212) 774-0542 
Fax: (212) 774-0214

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, President

His Grace Bishop Athenagoras Ziliaskopoulos Chief Secretary
[email protected]

V. Rev. Nikiforos Fakinos, Undersecretary

The Office of the Holy Eparchial Synod expresses through its work the unity of the Holy Archdiocese. The primary goal of the Office is to provide timely execution of the decisions taken by the Holy Eparchial Synod as well as to assist and coordinate the process of the work being accomplished by the various Synodal committees of the Archdiocese. In addition, the Office is responsible for:

  • Communicating information relevant to the work of the Synod
  • Issuing official communiqués on behalf of the Synod
  • Promulgating official encyclicals issued by the Synod
  • Distributing the Holy Chrism received from the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

The Synod in recent years through the work of the Synodal committees which are chaired by a Member of the Holy Eparchial Synod has produced a number of official documents for the needs of the Archdiocese. Among them are:

  • An authorized translation of the Nicene Creed and the Lord’s Prayer.
  • A revised Baptism Certificate which responds to various circumstances of the family, or lack thereof, without penalizing the children.
  • Revised the booklet, “Welcome to the Parish Council” to better prepare Parish Council members in assuming their responsibilities.
  • Regulations of the Composition and Function of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
  • General Regulations for the Establishment and Operation of Holy Monasteries in the Archdiocese of America.
  • Official translation into English from the original Greek of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom as approved by the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
  • Spiritual Court Regulations.
Metropolises & Hierarchs
News from the Eparchial Synod
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    Communique of the Holy Eparchial Synod - November 3, 2023

    November 4, 2023

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America presided over a special session of the Holy Eparchial Synod today, which is being held in conjunction to this weekend’s Archdiocesan Council meeting in New York, in order to review ongoing affairs concerning the life of the Church.

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    Communiqué of the Holy Eparchial Synod

    July 5, 2023

    Today His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros presided over a special meeting of the Holy Eparchial Synod which was convened through videoconference.

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    Communiqué of the Holy Eparchial Synod

    June 15, 2023

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America presided over a special meeting of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America which was convened through videoconference for the purpose of considering current matters affecting the life of the Church in America.

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