• Communiqué of the Holy Eparchial Synod

    Holy Eparchial Synod

    February 4, 2021

    On Wednesday, February 3, 2021, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America convened the Holy Eparchial Synod via videoconference for a regularly scheduled meeting. The discussion focused on the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821. Read More

  • Communique of the Holy Eparchial Synod

    Holy Eparchial Synod

    February 3, 2021

    Today, February 3, 2021, the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Sacred Archdiocese of America convened at the invitation of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America for a regularly scheduled videoconference in order to review pending issues concerning the life of the Church. Read More

  • Archdiocese Sends $50,000 in Financial Aid to Beirut, Lebanon

    Holy Eparchial Synod

    December 30, 2020

    Following a devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon in August, the Holy Eparchial Synod implored the parishes and monasteries of the Holy Archdiocese to make a special collection in order to assist those Orthodox Churches and faithful that were adversely affected by the blast. Read More

  • Holy Eparchial Synod Meets, Sends Christmas Wishes

    Holy Eparchial Synod

    December 22, 2020

    This, the 99th, meeting of the Holy Eparchial Synod is of historic significance in expectation of the 100th Anniversary of the Archdiocese, which will be celebrated in the year 2022. Among the important decisions of the Holy Eparchial Synod were the appointment of the Synodal Hierarchs as Chairmen of the newly composed Archdiocesan Council committees. Read More

  • Fall Meeting of the Holy Eparchial Synod

    Holy Eparchial Synod

    September 28, 2020

    On September 28th, 2020, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America convened a regularly scheduled Holy Eparchial Synod meeting via a teleconference in order to review the up-to-date matters of the Agenda. Read More

  • Holy Eparchial Synod Addresses Pension of Hierarchs in America

    Holy Eparchial Synod

    August 13, 2020

    On Thursday, August 13th, 2020, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America called together a Holy Eparchial Synod meeting via a teleconference to review significant matters of the Holy Archdiocese. Read More

  • Holy Eparchial Synod Designates July 24 as a Day of Mourning

    Holy Eparchial Synod

    July 16, 2020

    Again and most fervently, the Members of the Holy Eparchial Synod of Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, under the presidency of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, write to you with urgency, determination, and great faith; for we have heard your cries of anguish and pain over the seizure of the Great Church of Holy Wisdom, our Ἁγία Σοφία. Read More

  • THE HOLY EPARCHIAL SYNOD OF THE GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF AMERICA

    Holy Eparchial Synod

    July 11, 2020

    We, the Members of the Holy Eparchial Synod of Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, under the presidency of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, write to you in the power of the Holy Spirt in these anguished days when the Great Church of Christ, the Patriarchal Cathedral of Holy Wisdom, Ἁγία Σοφία, institutionalized for the past ninety years as a museum and world cultural monument, has been re-converted into a mosque. This egregious and unnecessary action has gravely wounded all Orthodox Christians, indeed all Christians around the world and all people of faith and good will. Read More

  • Communiqué of the Holy Eparchial Synod

    Holy Eparchial Synod

    June 19, 2020

    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

  • Holy Eparchial Synod Communique

    Holy Eparchial Synod

    May 7, 2020

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America convened the Holy Eparchial Synod via videoconference, in order to discuss and decide on a process for the reopening of parishes. Read More

  • Holy Eparchial Synod Communique

    Holy Eparchial Synod

    April 6, 2020

    On Monday, April 6, 2020, the Holy Eparchial Synod convened via teleconference, in order to discuss significant matters that affect the Archdiocese of America, and unanimously decided the following: Read More

  • Communique of the Holy Eparchial Synod

    Holy Eparchial Synod

    March 31, 2020

    On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the Holy Eparchial Synod convened via teleconference, in order to be informed and to discuss significant matters that affect the Archdiocese of America, and unanimously decided the following. Read More

  • Further Guidance From The Holy Eparchial Synod

    Holy Eparchial Synod

    March 14, 2020

    For the benefit and protection of the faithful, and taking into account the recent scientific findings, we advise our faithful not to be exposed in places of public assembly (including attending church) during the next few weeks. Read More

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros of America and the Holy Eparchial Synod issue Guidelines on Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

    Holy Eparchial Synod

    March 6, 2020

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America and the Most Reverend Members of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, have issued guidelines to the Clergy and Laity of the Archdiocese to face the outbreak of the Coronavirus, Covid-19, that has spread throughout the world. Read More

  • Communiqué of the Holy Eparchial Synod

    Holy Eparchial Synod

    October 17, 2019

    NEW YORK - The Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America convened for their regular fall meeting, October 15-16, under the presidency of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America and: Read More

  • Announcement of the Holy Eparchial Synod

    Holy Eparchial Synod

    October 19, 2017

    The Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America convened its regular meeting at the Synodal chamber of the Holy Archdiocese in New York on October 18 and 19, 2017, presided by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America with the participation of all the members of the Synod. Read More

  • Announcement of the Holy Eparchial Synod (Spring 2017)

    Holy Eparchial Synod

    April 6, 2017

    New York - The Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America convened its regular meeting at the Synodal chamber of the Holy Archdiocese in New York on April 5th and 6th, 2017, and was presided by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Gerοn of America with the participation of the member Hierarchs. Read More

  • Announcement of the Holy Eparchial Synod (Fall 2016)

    Holy Eparchial Synod

    October 13, 2016

    The Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America convened for its regular meeting at the Synodal Chamber of the Archdiocesan headquarters in New York on October 12th and 13th 2016. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America presided at the meeting with the participation of all the Members of the Synod. Read More

  • Announcement of the Holy Eparchial Synod

    Holy Eparchial Synod

    April 15, 2016

    The Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America convened for its regular spring meeting at the Synodal Chamber of the Archdiocesan headquarters in New York on April 13th and 14th 2016. Read More

  • Holy Synod’s Spring Meeting

    Holy Eparchial Synod

    April 13, 2016

    NEW YORK – The Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese convened for its regular spring meeting in the synodal chamber at Archdiocese headquarters April 13–14, with Archbishop Demetrios presiding. Read More

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