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    Hellenic College Holy Cross Announces 2024 Honorees

    April 23, 2024

    Hellenic College Holy Cross will once again recognize a couple for their exemplary vision and leadership in the Church. Helen and Archon Louis Nicozisis will each receive an honorary doctorate from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology at the upcoming 82nd Commencement on May 18, 2024. This highest honor the school can bestow will be granted to them for the impact they have made at Holy Cross and across the Archdiocese in the field of missions and evangelism.

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    The Hellenic Initiative is once again partnering with DIATROFI – The Program on Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition

    April 23, 2024

    This Easter Season, The Hellenic Initiative is once again partnering with DIATROFI – The Program on Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition, implemented by Ινστιτούτο Prolepsis, which supports children who face food insecurity and hunger with daily meals delivered to schools. 

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    April 2024 St. Michael's Home Construction Updates

    April 22, 2024

    Apart from landscaping and the final layer of roadway asphalt, the exterior of the structure has been completely transformed with new windows, doors, brickwork, stuccoing, roofing, heating/ac units, etc. and the entire project is just over 2/3 complete. Focus is now on the interior and since all spaces have been partitioned, installation of HVAC, electrical work and plumbing continues and needs close to $2,000,000 to be completed. Once all those systems are installed, sheetrock will go up. While those materials have been purchased and are on-site, another $2,000,000 is needed to complete that major stage of construction. 

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    “An Inmate is Praying for Me, Unworthy as I Am”: A Lenten Reflection from Fr. Michael Pejovic

    April 22, 2024

    Being a Prisoner Relationship Manager (PRM) for OCPM is no easy task. Each PRM is responsible for hundreds of people in prison across the United States. They are not only personally responding to each inmate’s spiritual needs, but also assisting his or her community around them (family members, Orthodox clergy, prison staff, etc.). With the trauma that often accompanies just one person in prison, you can imagine the heavy cross our PRMs are carrying for our brothers and sisters behind bars.

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    JOURNEYING THROUGH GREAT LENT, HOLY WEEK, AND PASCHA: A Series of Video Reflections by the Holy Cross Faculty

    April 22, 2024

    The Dean of Holy Cross, Fr. Eugen J. Pentiuc, and the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology faculty invite you to engage with this educational video series, presented by ©The Scriptorium Initiative, offering spiritual guidance and instruction throughout the Triodion, Lenten and Holy Week season. The links to the video recordings will be posted each Sunday on this page and a Holy Cross Educational channel on YouTube.

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    Register for the 2024 National Philoptochos Convention in San Diego, CA

    April 17, 2024

    Registration is open for the 2024 National Philoptochos Convention in San Diego, CA! Join us from June 30 to July 4 for a transformative experience where attendees can connect face-to-face, gain valuable insights, and share the love.Let's celebrate achievements, recharge, and refuel as we embrace our sub-theme 'Inspiring Women, Impacting The World.'

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    Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of Philadelphia Awards Eleftheria Medal to Archon Commander Dr. Limberakis

    April 10, 2024

    On April 6, 2024, the Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of Philadelphia and the Greater Delaware Valley presented its Eleftheria Medal to Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis, Archon Megas Aktouarios, National Commander of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The Eleftheria Medal is given annually in honor of an individual who was perpetuated Hellenism.

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    Archon Aristotle Papanikolaou Named University of Chicago Divinity School Alum of the Year 2024

    April 3, 2024

    Archon Aristotle “Telly” Papanikolaou has been named the University of Chicago Divinity School Alum of the Year for 2024. This honor is being conferred upon recommendation from the University of Chicago Divinity School’s Alumni Council and the Board of Trustees of the Baptist Theological Union. Archon Papanikolaou will deliver his Alum of the Year address at the Divinity School on May 24, 2024.

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    Leadership 100 Concludes 33rd Annual Conference in Naples, Florida

    March 7, 2024

    The 33rd Annual Leadership 100 Conference, which took place February 29-March 3, 2024, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples in Naples, Florida, concluded with the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy officiated by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, assisted by His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh, His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela, National Chancellor of the Archdiocese V. Rev. Fr. Nektarios Papazafiropoulos and parish priest Fr. Demetrios J. Mott at St. Katherine Church in Naples, Florida on Sunday, March 3. The conference, which saw record attendance of 725 members and guests, commemorated the 40th Anniversary of the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Fund, according to Demetrios G. Logothetis, Chairman.

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    FOCUS Detroit will start serving a meal for students and their families at Commonwealth Community Development Academy

    February 28, 2024

    On Tuesday, March 5th, FOCUS Detroit will start serving a meal for students and their families at Commonwealth Community Development Academy.

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    Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) sent a delegation to Huehuetenango, Guatemala for the opening of the new St. Peter & Paul Mission Center and St. Andrew Seminary

    February 27, 2024

    Last week, the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) sent a delegation to Huehuetenango, Guatemala for the opening of the new St. Peter & Paul Mission Center and St. Andrew Seminary.

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    Journeying Through the Triodion, Holy Week, and Pascha – A Series of Video Reflections by Holy Cross Faculty

    February 26, 2024

    Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is launching the first fruits of The Scriptorium Initiative with a series of Lenten and Holy Week Reflections beginning on Sunday, February 26 involving the full faculty of Holy Cross. The series, organized by Dean Fr. Eugen J. Pentiuc and the Holy Cross Faculty, is entitled Journeying Together Through the Triodion, Holy Week, and Pascha.

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    FOCUS Houston Prepares for a New Ministry

    February 22, 2024

    Thanks to the Orthodox community of Houston, FOCUS Houston will be moving into its new space. The 1,700 square foot suite is located inside an office building on the campus of the Saint Constantine School.

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    AHEPA District 6 Family Holds its Inaugural Hellenic History Tournament

    February 22, 2024

    FLUSHING, NY – History was made on February 17, 2024, as the Inaugural Hellenic History Tournament (HHT) was held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Flushing, NY. Co-chairs Dean Moskos, Past District 6 AHEPA Governor, and Lainie Damaskos-Christou, District 6 Daughters of Penelope Governor, were successful in their collaborative effort to bring this regional tournament within the AHEPA Family for the first time to the Empire State. Many chapters and individual donors throughout the district helped sponsor the teams and raised the funds required to award $4,500 in Scholarship award prizes and cover the expenses of this full day’s event that included breakfast and lunch.

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    Hellenic College Holy Cross Panel Discussion Artificial Intelligence: "Playing God?"

    February 21, 2024

    Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion on Artificial Intelligence, its theological, ethical & pastoral perspectives organized by the Huffington Ecumenical Institute.

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    AHEPA hosts History Tournament, Anna Rezan and her movie “My People”

    February 21, 2024

    The root of the saying “twice as nice” hails from Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher of the Classical period. On February 19, 2024, AHEPA Chapter 69 and the Daughters of Penelope Nike #230 of Cherry Hill, NJ opened up their doors to the community for its own version of Plato’s Academy of Hellenism to the Delaware Valey and beyond.

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    Early Church History: Receiving the Ancient Faith Behind Bars

    February 21, 2024

    Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church in Meridian, Idaho, is quickly becoming a model parish for Orthodox prison ministry. Among the 200 people that regularly attend services, at least a quarter of their parishioners are involved in prison ministry. “Oh my gosh, the attitude and response of my parish has been fantastic!” says Donna Allee, Prison Ministry Coordinator at Holy Transfiguration. “Even the children and other adults prepare Christmas and Pascha cards for the inmates.”

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    Archon Dinner in Anaheim 

    February 19, 2024

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America and Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco were honored guests at the Archon Dinner hosted by Archon Gerry and Jeannie Ranglas.  The Dinner took place during the Folk Dance Festival (FDF) weekend in Anaheim, CA. Guests included Consul General of Greece in Los Angeles Christina Valassopoulos, National Chancellor for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Fr. Nektarios Papazariopoulos and Chancellor of the Metropolis of San Francisco His Grace Bishop Ioannis of Phocaea. 

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    Philoptochos Wear Red for Heart Health Awareness Month

    February 14, 2024

    On Sunday, February 4, 2024 Philoptochos spread agape, heart health awareness, and support by wearing red. Philoptochos chapters from across the country in Anaheim, California to Atlanta, Georgia participated.

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    Congressional Hellenic Caucus Initiative with POTUS on Cyprus Applauded

    February 14, 2024

    The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (Order of AHEPA) commends the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues for its initiative to urge President Joe Biden to formally welcome President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides to the White House for a formal state visit, announced Supreme President Savas C. Tsivicos.

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