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.
The Orthodox Observer places the Church in the context of the current world we live in through a diverse and informative experience — offering participants meaningful exchange with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, her ministries, and affiliates. The experience provides the faithful significant content to listen to, watch, and read; in order to lead, grow, and inspire.
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) of America was born in 1967 in Bakirköy, Istanbul.
What is Orthodox Christianity?
The Orthodox Christian Faith proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the teachings of the Apostles, and the tradition and life of the living Church worldwide through worship, communion, witness, and service.
The Archdiocese responds to the spiritual needs of the Greek Orthodox Christian Faithful through National Ministries, providing programs and services to your local parishes, Metropolises, and you. We invite you to prayerfully consider sharing the resources given to you by God with a donation to the Archdiocese. Your support helps us further the vital ministry work.
One-time grants of up to $2,500 will be made available to those who are facing extreme financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.
Daily Scripture Readings and Lives of the Saints
Weekly Bulletin and Important Information from the Archdiocese
Official news releases and events in English
Official news releases and events in Greek
Delivery of the Monthly Observer in PDF Format
New products, promotions and sales from Orthodox Marketplace
News and Events from the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese news releases and schedule of events for the media
Periodic updates and corrections to the Archdiocese Yearbook
News, resources, and information from the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical, Interfaith Relations
Resources for Families and Parish Ministry to Families
General News and Information from the Department of Greek Education
News for staff and adult alumni who have attended the Ionian Village camping program
Resources, News & Updates for Parish Outreach & Evangelism
News and announcements related to PRAXIS magazine, a publication of the Department of Religious Education printed three times a year
Announcements from the Department of Internet Ministries for parish webmasters.
Mailing list of the Department of Religious Education for communicating with religious educators
Resources, News & Updates for the Parish Stewardship Committee
Mailing list of news and events for volunteers of St. Basil Academy
News and Information regarding the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society
Official news releases and events from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan District of New York
Official news releases and events from the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta
Official news releases and events from the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston
Official news releases and events from the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago
Official news releases and events from the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver
Official news releases and events from the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit
Official news releases and events from the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey
Official news releases and events from the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh