• Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to Participate in an Initiative to end Racism

    As our nation observes the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is proud to announce that it will participate in an ecumenical initiative to end racism. The process will begin in April with the public gathering of the 38 member communions of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) and all people of good will to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination. Read More

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    Archiepiscopal Encyclical for Matters of Justice and Truth

    With the grace and blessing of the Omnipotent God, we have entered the new calendar year 2018, which we celebrate rooted in our faith to Christ Who revealed Himself to us, a faith through which everything is possible and attainable, especially matters of justice, truth, peace and love. Read More

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    Unable to reach Tarpon Springs Archbishop Celebrates Epiphany in New York

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America celebrated Epiphany, today January 6, 2018, in the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Hicksville, New York. The recent snowstorm and unusually frigid temperatures in the northeast grounded and cancelled thousands of flights and as a result it was not possible for the Archbishop to travel to Tarpon Springs, the Epiphany city for the annual celebration and the dive for the Cross. Read More

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    Archiepiscopal Encyclical Announcing the 44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress

    With joy in our hearts as we anticipate the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord, I join with the beloved and respected Hierarchs of the Holy Eparchial Synod and the members of the Archdiocesan Council in announcing that our 44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress and the national meeting of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society will convene July 1 to 5, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts. Read More

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    Archiepiscopal Encyclical for the Feast of Saint Basil and the New Year 2018

    At the inception of this New Year of 2018, we affirm as Orthodox Christians that the words above offered by our Lord in reference to His divine work are also the focus of our worship and ministry. In all that we do as the Greek Orthodox Church in America, we look to Christ as our Savior and Guide, we offer the Gospel of life and truth, and we demonstrate the grace of God in our service to others. We preach the message of salvation. We speak of liberty in Christ to all who are in bondage to sin and the burdens of this life. We offer a witness of the healing and transformation that we find in Him. We proclaim constantly and consistently that this is the acceptable year of the Lord. Read More

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    Patriarchal Proclamation for Christmas 2017

    We welcome the “all-perfect God,” who “brought love into the world,” who becomes “closer to us than we to ourselves.” Through kenosis, the divine Word condescends to the created beings in “a condescension inexplicable and incomprehensible.” He “whom nothing can contain” is contained in the womb of the Virgin; the greatest exists in the least. This great chapter of our faith, of how the transcendent God “became human for humankind,” while remaining an “inexpressible” mystery. “The great mystery of divine Incarnation ever remains a mystery.” Read More

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    Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for The Nativity of Christ 2017

    We glorify Christ on this blessed and glorious Feast for having come to us and for revealing the abundant and redeeming grace of God Read More

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    Archbishop Asks for Support and Prayers for California Fire Victims

    “Our thoughts and prayers are constant and fervent for all the people affected by the latest waves of fires in several California counties. We read reports of houses destroyed, we see the videos of the threatening fires... Read More

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