Parish Highlight: Transfiguration of Christ Corona, NY

A scene from the celebration of March 25, 1926 at the entrance of the new community church of The Transfiguration of Christ in Corona, NY. (Photo Courtesy of Transfiguration of Christ Corona, NY)

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April 17, 2024

A. Fantis School Soars to Academic Heights, Fueled by Core Values

A. Fantis School Soars to Academic Heights, Fueled by Core Values

A. Fantis School of the Historic Saints Constantine and Helen Cathedral of Brooklyn proudly announces its exceptional achievement in ranking #3 out of over 500 private schools in New York, according to recent data released by the New York State Education Department. Last fall, the data showed that A. Fantis placed #6 out of over 1,100 public and charter schools. Despite the unprecedented pandemic challenges, A. Fantis not only maintained its academic excellence but also experienced remarkable growth, propelling it to the upper echelons of New York's educational landscape.

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April 3, 2024

Parish Highlight: St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church Orange, CT

Parish Highlight: St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church Orange, CT

The Saint Barbara Community was founded in 1919 in the City of New Haven, Connecticut, following the influx of Greek immigrants beginning, according to public records, in 1895. Early immigrants included Turkish citizens fleeing from the Greek and Pontic genocide of the Christian population in Anatolia by the government of the Ottoman Empire against the indigenous Greek population during and after World War I (1914-1922).

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March 29, 2024

Parish Highlight: St. Spyridon Cathedral Worcester, MA

Parish Highlight: St. Spyridon Cathedral Worcester, MA

The community was officially established on October 15, 1914 through a constitution enacted at a meeting hall located at 9 Bartlett Street in Worcester. For the first years Beaver Hall at 69 Grafton Street was used for Church services with meetings held at 9 Bartlett Street, later at 126 Green Street, and still later at the AOH Hall on Trumbull Street.

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March 15, 2024

Parish Highlight: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral Bethlehem, PA

Parish Highlight: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral Bethlehem, PA

The first Orthodox Christians to arrive from Greece in hopes of a new life in the Lehigh Valley came to Bethlehem in 1911, opening restaurants or working at Bethlehem Steel. By 1916 these immigrants, realizing the need and importance of maintaining their faith and culture, purchased the former St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church at 1224 East Fourth Street, on the South Side of Bethlehem. From its founding in 1916 until 1955, this church served the Greek Orthodox population.

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March 11, 2024

Parish Highlight: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Atlanta, Georgia

Parish Highlight: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Atlanta, Georgia

In the late 1800's, the first immigrants from Greece arrived in Atlanta. As their numbers grew, they organized their own community and desired to establish a church of their faith, Orthodoxy.

Our Cathedral of the Annunciation was officially organized in 1905. September 5, 1905 is recognized as the birthday of our church. It has grown from an immigrant Church which first worshiped in a rented hall in downtown Atlanta to the present resplendent Cathedral on Clairmont Road.

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March 11, 2024

Parish Highlight: Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church Poughkeepsie, New York

Parish Highlight: Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church Poughkeepsie, New York

Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church is located at 140 S. Grand Ave., Poughkeepsie, New York. Greek immigrants settled the Mid-Hudson River region with Poughkeepsie, NY as its largest city in the late 19th century and build the first Orthodox Church, Kimisis tis Theotokou in 1923. In 1969, the cornerstone to the relocated church on South Grand Avenue was laid. The current church on South Grand Avenue was built to accommodate a growing population.

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March 11, 2024

Parish Highlight: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Detroit, MI

Parish Highlight: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Detroit, MI

The Detroit parish is the oldest Greek Orthodox parish in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

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March 4, 2024

Parish Highlight: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Salt Lake City, Utah

Parish Highlight: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Salt Lake City, Utah

In 1904, newly arrived Greek immigrants were settling along Second, Third and Fourth South between First and Sixth West in Salt Lake City, Utah. This section of the City became known as “Greek Town.” Greek Town became the economic, social, and residential center for thousands of Greeks who called Salt Lake their home.

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March 4, 2024

Parish Highlight: St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Shreveport, Louisiana

Parish Highlight: St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Shreveport, Louisiana

St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Shreveport, Louisiana was established in 1917. These photos represent a few moments in St. George's rich history. The Original Greek Orthodox Church was located on the corner of Peabody and Hope Streets in 1924. Members purchased this building, which was remodeled and used as the house of worship for several years. 

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February 28, 2024

Parish Highlight: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in West Babylon, New York Supports 300 Families With Their Expanded Food Pantry

Parish Highlight: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in West Babylon, New York Supports 300 Families With Their Expanded Food Pantry

West Babylon, New York—Every Tuesday and Thursday, volunteers from Philoptochos, Greek School parents, GOYANS and several members of the parish of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in West Babylon, New York gather to work at the St. Nicholas Food Pantry.

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January 17, 2024

St. Katherine Foundation in Redondo Beach Awards

St. Katherine Foundation in Redondo Beach Awards

The St. Katherine Foundation at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Redondo Beach, California joyfully rewarded 14 students from the parish with scholarships. Read More

October 19, 2021

A Community in the Picturesque Hudson Valley

A Community in the Picturesque Hudson Valley

KINGSTON, N.Y. – The picturesque Hudson Valley between Albany and New York City, settled by the Dutch in the 17th century, is home to a several parishes of more recent vintage, and to Saint Basil Academy. Read More

January 1, 2017

Minn. Philoxenia House Plans Major Expansion

Minn. Philoxenia House Plans Major Expansion

For over 10 years, the Philoxenia House Mission has been in operation in downtown Rochester, close to the Mayo Clinic. Its mission is to live out the verse “I was a stranger and you took me in” (Mathew 25:35) by providing free housing to Mayo Clinic patients and their family members in need of assistance. Read More

June 1, 2016

NJ Parish Greek School Wins Award

NJ Parish Greek School Wins Award

St. Demetrios Greek School and its library took part in a competition that was held by the Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs in Greece in cooperation with the Greek Department of the International Board of Books for Young people organization, where schools were being awarded for promoting Greek literature. Read More

June 1, 2016