The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, with its headquarters located in the City of New York, is an Eparchy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, The mission of the Archdiocese is to proclaim the Gospel of Christ, to teach and spread the Orthodox Christian faith, to energize, cultivate, and guide the life of the Church in the United States of America according to the Orthodox Christian faith and tradition.
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His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) of America was born in 1967 in Bakirköy, Istanbul.
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An Example of the Wisemen
Between the Flood and the Rainbow: A Study of The Great Canon of Saint Andrew
Christ is Risen
Holy Week Hymns for Families
Hymnology of Great Lent
Hymns from Great Lent
Hymns from Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday
Hymns from the Bridegroom Matins Services of Great and Holy Week
Hymns from the Feast of the Ascension
Hymns From The Major Feasts of The Church.
Hymns from the Presentation of Christ
Hymns from Theophany
Hymns of Great and Holy Friday
Hymns of Great and Holy Pascha
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A Chance Encounter
A Change in Course
A Cobbler's Quest
A Cup of Water Shared for the Sake of Christ
A Distant Memory
A Greater Tragedy
A Tomato Seed
Acceptance for All
An Example of Lasting Love
An Unsettling Report
Answers to Prayer
Are We Judgmental?
Are We Paying Attention?
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An Introduction to Orthodoxy
Enhancing Professional Practice: Qualities and Skills of the Religious Educator
Mary: Icon of Human Perfection
Meet the Fathers
Orthodox Religious Education: An Introduction
Preparing for the Nativity
Sing Praises to God: An Examination of the Eight Tones
The Liturgical Year as Parish Curriculum
The Ten Commandments for the Contemporary Orthodox Christian
A Mom and a Mission: St. Matrona the Wonderworker Miracles of God Ministries
Byzantine Music and the Orthodox Family
Children and Confession
Introduction of Family Matters: Fully Human Edition
Lazarus and Spiritual Healing
Metropolitan Savas’ Concentric Rings of Love
On Worshiping During Lent
Orthodox Family & Faith
Pastoral Challenges in Marriage 2015: Conference Media
Practicing a Grateful Attitude
Raising Independent Children to be Dependent on God
Rooting and Grounding our Families in Christ and His Church
The Christy Family - Life in Christ, Life with Cerebral Palsy
William Christy - On Faith, Wheelchair Basketball, and How The Teachings of the Fathers Shape…
St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church
Church of Greece Radio
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Pastoral Reflections and Sermons (Audio)
Orthodox Christian Network
Ancient Faith Radio
St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church
Pop Culture Coffee Hour
Interview: A Visit with Archbishop Elpidophoros
UOC St. Nicholas Summer Camp for Families with Disabilities
The Heusel Family: All Children Can Learn, and All Children Can Teach
Out of the Mouths of Babes You Have Perfected Praise
Growing the Virtue of Philoxenia in Our Families and Communities
How Weekday Liturgies Transformed Her Family
Hymns From The Orthros Service.
Hymns From The Vespers Service.
Living in a Pluralistic World
Orthodox Youth and the World
Other Services Of The Church
Paraklesis - Learn to Chant
The Complete Divine Liturgy and Related Hymns
The Service of the Small Paraklesis (Intercessory Prayer) to the Most Holy Theotokos