Department of Greek Education Announces the Launch of Online Learning Tool StaEllinika

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Department of Education is pleased to announce the launch of StaEllinika, a Greek Language learning platform, available to schools and language programs of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The Program is developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs of Greece and the SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and is supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Read More

Be the Bee: Does God Have a Plan for You?

Be the Bee: Does God Have a Plan for You?

In the season finale of "Be the Bee," Steve is joined by Anna Karos to explore how we can figure out what God wants for us. They draw inspiration from the lessons taught during the CrossRoad Summer Institute, a program designed to help high school juniors and seniors discover their vocation. Read More

Spring Meeting of the Archdiocese Council Convenes Virtually

Spring Meeting of the Archdiocese Council Convenes Virtually

On June 29, 2020 His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America convened the Spring Meeting of the Archdiocese Council. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, travel and meeting restrictions, and public health concerns, the meeting was held virtually via video conferencing in two separate sessions. Read More

Video: Archbishop Elpidophoros Ἀντιφώνησις On the Occasion of the Anniversary of His Enthronement

Video: Archbishop Elpidophoros Ἀντιφώνησις On the Occasion of the Anniversary of His Enthronement

I glorify God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for allowing me to be here today, one year from my enthronement as Archbishop of America, to be here with you so that I may be your servant, your brother, and your friend Read More

Video: Remarks of Father Andreas Vithoulkas, One Year Anniversary of the Enthronement of Archbishop Elpidophoros

Video: Remarks of Father Andreas Vithoulkas, One Year Anniversary of the Enthronement of Archbishop Elpidophoros

Your Eminence: you have stood in the breach for all of us in these crises of faith and conscious. Where there is weakness, you have brought strength. Where there is fear, you have brought courage. Where there is anxiety, you have brought comfort. And where there has been a vacuum of leadership, you have brought moral and spiritual bravery to the fore, as you, like our Holy Ecumenical Patriarch, fear only God alone. Read More

The Words We Choose

The Words We Choose

A few years after graduating from seminary, a young priest was serving as an assistant priest in a parish in Long Island. Picking up the phone one day, he heard the voice of his Dogmatics professor from seminary. The professor politely asked, “How do you like your parish?” The young priest responded that he loved it and felt lucky to be there. The response from his professor would ring in his ears forever. “Luck is not an Orthodox concept,” the professor told him. “We say we are blessed.” From that day forward, the young priest replaced the word “lucky” with the word “blessed.” Read More

Greek Orthodox Parishes Respond to Covid-19

Greek Orthodox Parishes Respond to Covid-19

The Covid-19 Pandemic has forced people around the world to make changes to their everyday lifestyle and, as a result, has greatly affected the way Greek Orthodox parishes and parishioners offer and participate in worship. Read More

Communiqué of the Holy Eparchial Synod

Communiqué of the Holy Eparchial Synod

On Thursday, June 18, 2020, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America convened the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America via videoconference for their regular Spring Session. The Holy Synod addresses the constantly changing spiritual and pastoral needs of the faithful with a spirit of compassion, cooperation and love. With this in mind, the Archbishop thanked the Metropolitans for their harmonious and energetic collaboration during the challenging time of the pandemic. Read More

PRAXIS Spring 2020: Orthodox Youth Around the World

PRAXIS Spring 2020: Orthodox Youth Around the World

The Spring 2020 edition of PRAXIS magazine is now fully available online. The topic of Orthodox Youth around the World was selected to honor the Christmas 2019 declaration of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew that 2020 would be the “year of pastoral renewal and due concern for the youth.” Read More

SOAK UP THE SON: THE WONDER OF GOD’S CREATION

SOAK UP THE SON: THE WONDER OF GOD’S CREATION

The Center for Family Care of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s summer series, “Soak Up the Son: The Wonder of God’s Creation” began on Monday, June 15th. Soak Up the Son is a summer program designed for families. This 10 week seasonal series is offered as a reminder “to commit ourselves and one another and our whole lives to Christ our God.” New episodes will air every Monday at 12PM EST, on the GOA Center for Family Care website (family.goarch.org) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/centerforfamilycare). From there, the program can be modified to your liking, and according to your family dynamics. Read More

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