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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Great Vespers at Holy Transfiguration Church in Mattituck, NY »
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Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Visits Camp Saint Paul »
Camp Saint Paul Week One Completed »
Save the Date for the Children's Medical Fund Luncheon: November 11, 2023 »
Postponed: 2023 Metropolis of Denver Music Conference »
Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Welcomes National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians to GOARCH »
His Grace Bishop Constantine of Sassima at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, May 19-21, 2022 »
2023 Metropolis of Denver Annual Clergy-Laity-Philoptochos Assembly on May 11-13, 2022 »
Remarks By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Service of Great Compline »
Remarks of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Meeting with the Clergy of the Holy Metropolis of Detroit »
Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Meeting and Lunch with the Metropolis of Detroit Staff »
Archbishop Calls on Detroit to Extend Its Hand Nationally, Stresses Youth Retention »
Remarks By Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Dinner with the Leadership of the Metropolis of Detroit »
Religious Educator Resources Available
The Metropolis of Pittsburgh Religious Education Commission has uploaded resources for Church School Director/Supervisors and Teachers, which can be found at the Religious Education page of the website.
Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco 2023 Deacons Retreat »
“The Life You’re Looking For” – Metropolis of San Francisco Young Adult Fall Retreat »
Youth Participation Activities Committee Engages Young Adults at Metropolis of San Francisco YAL Conference »
Metropolis of San Francisco 2023 Church Music Scholars »
Metropolis of San Francisco Gala October 28, 2023 »
Metropolitan Apostolos of New Jersey at Panagia Soumela »
52nd Annual Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey GOYA Olympics Held over Memorial Day Weekend »
The Metropolis of New Jersey Holds Annual Clergy Laity Assembly and Philoptochos Convention »
Camp Good Shepherd: 2023 Registrations are Open! »
Baltimore Area YAL Gathers for Compline and Discussion led by His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia »
Metropolis of Chicago Receives Unqualified (“Clean”) Audit Opinion for 2022 Consolidated Financial Statements »
Metropolis of Chicago Launches "Higher Calling" Initiative »
YAL Chicago Conference 2023 »
Fanari Camp Celebrates 50 Years! »
Fanari Camp Celebrating 50 Years »