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    Letter of Appeal for the Mudslide Victims of San Bernardino, CA

    In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the spirit of St. Paul?s moving exhortation, weep with those who weep (Romans 12:15) and put on heartfelt compassion (Colossians 3:12), I write this letter in the wake of the mudslides that have claimed the lives of 14 people in San Bernardino, California. The victims of this terrible catastrophe were the caretaker of our St. Sophia Camp in San Bernardino, his entire family, and a number of his relatives and friends who were with him on Christmas Day within the area of the camp. Read More

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    Archbishop Demetrios Appeals for Help for Victims of California Mudslides

    Responding to the tragedy that occurred on Christmas Day at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Camp in San Bernardino, CA, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, has issued an urgent appeal to be read in all parishes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. In this appeal he requests that a special offering be made on Sunday, January 4, 2004, to benefit the families of the victims who perished during the mudslides that ravaged the area of San Bernardino. Read More

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    New Initiative for Supporting and Expanding the Ministries of the Church

    A new important national initiative creating an Endowment with the sole purpose of funding the National Ministries and Institutions of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and thus advancing Orthodoxy and Hellenism, was launched on November 19. Read More

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    Senator Paul Sarbanes Visits Archbishop Demetrios

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America and Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, met yesterday with Greek-American U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in New York. Read More

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    Archbishop Demetrios Condemns Recent Terrorist Attacks

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America and Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, issued a statement condemning the recent terrorist attacks in Constantinople. Read More

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    New Publications And Cd Available From The Department Of Greek Education

    The Department of Greek Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is pleased to announce the publication of two books, a student book and a teacher book, which contain a compilation of the Comprehensive Examinations in Modern Greek of the past twelve years (1991-2002). The publication of these books was made possible by a grant from the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation. Read More

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    Saint Photios National Shrine Annual Pilgrimage

    February 6 is the Feast day of Saint Photios the Great, patron saint of the National Shrine of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, located in St. Augustine, Florida. The St. Photios Shrine Foundation Board of Trustees will also celebrate the feast of the Shrine with its annual Trustees Meeting at the Annual Saint Photios National Shrine Pilgrimage. Read More

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    Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute to Offer Masters in Orthodox Christian Studies

    The Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute and the Graduate Theological Union will offer a Master of Arts in Orthodox Christian Studies. This is the first accredited graduate program in Orthodox Christian theology in the United States not offered by an Orthodox seminary. Read More

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    Archbishop Demetrios to Visit Greece for Formal Induction to the Academy of Athens

    The Academy of Athens, the preeminent intellectual institution of Greece, will hold a special session for the official induction of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America "as an abroad-residing member of the Academy of Athens in the Discipline of Theology in the areas of Ethics and Political Sciences." Read More

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    St. Photios Foundation Executive Board Undertakes Development

    The fall meeting of the St. Photios Foundation Executive Board took place on October 24, 2003 at the St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine in St. Augustine, Florida. The Executive Director, V. Rev. Nicholas Graff, welcomed members of the Executive Board on behalf of the Foundation Chairman, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios. Read More

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    Department of Internet Ministries Launches Collaborative Network for Orthodox Christian Web Developers

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Internet Ministries is pleased to announce the creation of an online collaborative network for Orthodox Christian web developers and webmasters. This network will allow individuals who are developing parish web sites, involved in their organization’s web strategy, or who wish to interact with and learn from other Orthodox Christian Internet professionals the opportunity to communicate and collaborate. Read More

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    Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Religious Education Announces Fall 2003 Internet School of Orthodox Studies Schedule

    The Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces the Fall 2003 schedule of religious education classes for adults, families and parish educators over the Internet. The theme of the ISOS Winter Semester Classes is: An Introduction to Orthodox Theology. The series of 60 minute classes is intended to provide participants the opportunity to examine the basic theological elements of the Orthodox Church. Read More

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    The Other Holy Land to Air on Hallmark Channel September 28

    The Other Holy Land, filmed in Turkey and the United States and including interviews with His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, Bishop Kallistos Ware, Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Christian Studies at Oxford University and other noted theologians and historians, will air on the Hallmark Channel, September 28, 2003. The World Premiere television program will be broadcast nationally at 7:00 a.m. ET/PT (6:00 a.m. CT) and 12 Noon ET/PT (11:00 a.m. CT). Check your local TV listing or call your cable or satellite provider for satellite and channel number. Read More

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    Ionian Village Completes Successful 2003 Program

    On August 9, 2003, the final group of campers of Ionian Village departed the village of Bartholomio, Greece, to conclude the 2003 camping season. For the past two months, participants of the Ionian Village program traveled throughout the countryside of Greece visiting religious, historical and archeological sites, as well as islands and noteworthy holy places. The campers departed for their homes in the United States with a renewed understanding of their faith and culture, as well as a better understanding of themselves as Orthodox Christians. Read More

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    Archons Receive AHEPA Medal of Freedom -- Cited for Support of Ecumenical Patriarchate

    The Order of St. Andrew was honored with the AHEPA MEDAL of FREEDOM on July 31 at the Grand Banquet of the 81st Annual Convention of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) held in Phoenix, AZ. Read More

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    Q and A on the New Charter Now Available On-Line

    Now available on the web site of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is a brief "Question and Answer" on the new Charter. This article reviews questions that have been raised during the process and highlights many of the key issues related to the Charter and its process of preparation. Read More

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    St. Photios Foundation Executive Board Meets

    The spring meeting of the St. Photios Foundation Executive Board took place on June 28, 2003 at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in St. Augustine, Florida. The meeting was held in conjunction with the Greek Landing Day Celebration 2003. Read More

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    Official Charter Text and Support Documents Available On-Line

    The distribution of the Charter of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has begun with the posting of the official English and Greek texts on the web site of the Archdiocese. Also posted with the Charter is the letter of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew upon the granting of the Charter by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the letter of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America to the Clergy, Parish Councils, and Faithful of the Greek Orthodox Communities in America. Read More

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    National Young Adult Committee Convenes Successful Meetings

    On July 2-3 the National Young Adult Committee of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, convened its meetings in Baltimore, MD, prior to the Annual Young Adult Conference. The Committee, which is comprised of two young adult representatives from each Metropolis in the Archdiocese, set out a new course for the future of young adult ministry. Read More

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    National YAL Conference a Big Success

    Hundreds of young adults from around the country gathered in downtown Baltimore, Maryland from July 3-7, as part of the 21st National Young Adult League Conference. The theme of this year’s Conference was “Sign of the Cross: Vision and Victory.” Read More

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