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.
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His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) of America was born in 1967 in Bakirköy, Istanbul.
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2024 Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver Clergy-Laity Congress »
2024 Clergy-Laity »
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Metropolis of Pittsburgh 2024 St. Photios Awards Banquet »
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2024 St Photios Awards Banquet »
2024 Ninth Annual Greek Language Festival & Quiz Bowl »
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NNJYAL Beefsteak Fundrasier »
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