• Soak Up the Son: Week 10

    Center for Family Care

    July 21, 2019

    As the month of July expires, our attention turns to the two-week fasting period (August 1–14) preceding the final great feast day of the ecclesiastical year, the Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15). At this time, it is customary for Orthodox Christian communities to gather and alternately pray the small and great Paraklesis (supplication) services to the Theotokos on most evenings during the fast. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 9

    Center for Family Care

    July 14, 2019

    This week we would like you to pray for your parents every day during your family or individual prayer time. You can pray with words from your heart, or you can use the following prayer. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 8

    Center for Family Care

    July 7, 2019

    The Church’s lectionary designates Scripture readings for every day of the year. The readings correspond to the particular ecclesiastical season in which the Church finds itself.And with good reason! In a concise manner, praying “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner” (or one of its variations) helps us to follow the Apostle Paul’s exhortation to “pray without ceasing” Read More

  • Homily of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America on Sunday, June 30, 2019

    Homily

    June 30, 2019

    Today’s feast is an extension of yesterday’s – of the Chiefs of the Apostles Peter and Paul This is why the hymnology of the Church is similar for both days in the composition of the hymns for these two days, as the feast continues to focus on the unity of the People of God... Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 7

    Center for Family Care

    June 30, 2019

    Make an effort to attend either an upcoming Vespers or Orthros before Divine Liturgy on Sunday. Encourage your family to pay attention to how we use our five senses to worship during church services. Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Enthronement Luncheon Remarks

    Press Office

    June 28, 2019

    Your love and welcome are truly overwhelming, and I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. So many expressions of appreciation, so many warm words of greeting. From the Enthronement Ceremony in the Cathedral to this festive and magnificent luncheon – a fellowship meal of faith and love. You will forgive me if I say that I am truly overcome by your kind and generous reception of my humble person. I truly thank you all for such a glorious day! Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 6

    Center for Family Care

    June 23, 2019

    On June 23, the Orthodox Church commemorates the Sunday of All Saints, which honors the eternal memory of every man, woman, and child, throughout the ages, that “finished the race” having “fought the good fight” and received “the crown of righteousness” (2 Timothy 4:7–8). Read More

  • Video: Archiepiscopal and Synodical Divine Liturgy

    Video

    June 23, 2019

    Video: On Sunday, June 23, the day after the Enthronement of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, His Eminence presided for the first time as Archbishop at the Hierarchal concelebration of the Divine Liturgy with the members of the Holy Eparchial Synod. The Orthros Service and Divine Liturgy took place at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York, NY. Read More

  • Video: Enthronement of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros

    Video

    June 23, 2019

    Watch the enthronement of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, the seventh Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, which took place on Saturday June 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan (337 East 74th Street, NYC) Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 5

    Center for Family Care

    June 16, 2019

    On Sunday, June 16, we celebrate Pentecost. Take time to learn to chant the apolytikion/troparion to sing during the feast and through the Apodosis (Leave-Taking) of Pentecost on Saturday, June 2. Read More

  • Why Do Bishops Get Enthroned?

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    June 15, 2019

    When Archbishop Elpidophoros comes to America, the first thing that’s going to happen is his enthronement on June 22. Yet that word, “enthronement,” can be confusing. After all, a bishop isn’t a king. Why does he need to be enthroned? The Church is a body. And just like different organs perform different functions in the body, the Church is made up of people with different talents and responsibilities. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 4

    Center for Family Care

    June 9, 2019

    This Saturday, June 15, is the fourth and final Saturday of Souls service. Praying for those who have departed this life is not something we should do on Saturday of the Souls or Memorial Services—rather it should be part of our regular prayer life. Read More

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros Speaks about His Encounter with St. Iakovos Tsalikis

    Video

    June 7, 2019

    Archbishop Elpidophoros: “the saints are our bridge and bond with heaven.” His visit to venerate St. Iakovos Tsalikis, the earthly angel and heavenly man, and the address of the Archbishop at the Sacred Monastery of St. David of Evia, May 30, 2019. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 3

    Center for Family Care

    June 3, 2019

    In the Divine Liturgy, right before the Consecration, the priest holds up the gifts and prays, “Thine own of Thine own, we offer to you, on behalf of all and for all.” In other words, we offer back to God the gifts he gave us. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 2

    Center for Family Care

    May 27, 2019

    Make an effort to attend either an upcoming Vespers or Orthros before Divine Liturgy on Sunday. Encourage your family to pay attention to how we use our five senses to worship during church services. Read More

  • It's Not About You

    Center for Family Care

    May 16, 2019

    This webinar discusses how past relationships, from childhood onward, impact our marriages. Read More

  • 2019 Paschal Message from His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios

    Archbishop Demetrios

    April 24, 2019

    2019 Paschal (Easter) Message in English of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 1

    Center for Family Care

    April 15, 2019

    IT’S SUMMER! We bask in this wonderful time for family, friends, relaxing, and fun. It's a time for vacations from work and school. But there is one vacation we shouldn’t consider this summer—and that is from Church. Church should be the center of our lives throughout the year, and summer is no exception! So join us this summer as we #soakuptheSON. Read More

  • Cultivating Lives of Service with Our Children

    Center for Family Care

    March 25, 2019

    How do we plant seeds of selfless love and sacrificial service in our children’s lives? In this webinar, we discuss how to stand alongside our children and seek, together, to serve others in all aspects of our lives. 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

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