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    National Philoptochos Children's Medical Fund Luncheon Exceeds All Expectations For Success

    Under the High Patronage of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America and with the spiritual blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver, the National Philoptochos and the Metropolis of Denver Philoptochos presented the Tenth National Children's Medical Fund Luncheon on Saturday, December 3, 2005 at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Dallas, Texas that proved to be one of the most successful luncheons to date. Read More

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    Philoptochos Hosts Children's Medical Fund Luncheon To Benefit Children's Hospitals

    Under the High Patronage of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, and with the spiritual blessings of Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver, the Metropolis of Denver Philoptochos will host the National Philoptochos Society's Tenth Children's Medical Fund Luncheon on Saturday, December 3, 2005 at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Read More

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    Archbishop Demetrios Welcomes Mayor Bill Purcell of Nashville, TN, Host City for 2006 Clergy Laity Congress

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America welcomed Mayor Bill Purcell of Nashville, TN to the Archdiocese on Monday, November 14. Nashville will be the host city of the 38th Biennial Clergy Laity Congress and National Philoptochos Conference of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, to be held from July 16-21, 2006. Read More

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    Direct Archdiocesan District Annual Staff Development Seminar November 8

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Greek Education Department will sponsor the annual Archdiocesan District Staff Development Seminar, Tuesday, November 8th at St. Demetrios High School, Astoria, NY, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Read More

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    Archdiocesan Council Holds Fall Meeting in Boston

    The Archdiocesan Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America held it's Fall Meeting in Boston, MA at the Marriott Long Wharf on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, 2005. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America presided at the Council Meeting which was preceded by the Executive Committee Meeting on Thursday, October 26. Read More

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    Athenagoras Humanitarian Award to Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mikhail Gorbachev

    Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev was the recipient of the Athenagoras Humanitarian Award of the Order of St. Andrew Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in an emotion filled evening, Saturday, October 22, at the New York Hilton. The Award was presented by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in the United States and the official representative of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the spiritual head of the world's 250 million Orthodox faithful. Read More

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    Archbishop Demetrios Condemns Hostile Demonstrations Against Our Ecumenical Patriarchate

    Archbishop Demetrios of America has expressed his deepest sorrow and his strong and unequivocal condemnation for the most recent hostile demonstrations and threats against the holy center of world Orthodoxy, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, in Istanbul, Turkey. Read More

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    Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mikhail Gorbachev to Receive Athenagoras Humanitarian Award October 22

    Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mikhail Gorbachev has accepted the invitation of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, to be the recipient of the 2005 Athenagoras Human Rights Award. The Award will be presented on Saturday, October 22, at the annual banquet of the Order of St. Andrew, an organization of distinguished laymen of the Greek Orthodox Church who have been granted the title of Archon by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Read More

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    Presidential Advisor Frances Fragos Townsend to Speak at Archon Afternoon Reception October 22

    Frances Fragos Townsend, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, will address the Order of St. Andrew Ladies' Tea reception at 1:30 pm on Saturday, October 22, 2005 at the New York Hilton. Read More

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    Holy Eparchial Synod Convenes Sept. 28-29

    The Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America convened September 28-29 under the presidency of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America. Several issues were discussed at length including: Holy Cross School of Theology/Hellenic College, permanent Deacons, regulations for Auxiliary Bishops and the operation and establishment of monasteries. Read More

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    George Tenet to be Toastmaster of Archon Banquet Honoring Mikhail Gorbachev October 22

    George J. Tenet, former Director of Central Intelligence, will serve as toastmaster at the annual banquet of the Order of St. Andrew, at 7:00 p.m., October 22 at the New York Hilton honoring the former president of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev Read More

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    National Church Music Sunday Commemorated on October 2nd

    On Sunday, October 2nd, parishes throughout the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese will celebrate National Church Music Sunday. This day is designated as the annual Archdiocese-wide commemoration of all church musicians. It occurs each year on the first Sunday in October, following the Feast of St. Romanos the Melodist, the patron saint of church musicians. Read More

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    Metropolitan Maximos of Pittsburgh Released from Hospital

    Archbishop Demetrios of America with great joy announced today that Metropolitan Maximos of Pittsburgh has returned home from the hospital and rehabilitation facility where he had been successfully recuperating as a result of a fall on September 2, 2005. Read More

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    Philoptochos Supports Construction of IOCC Clinic and School in Ethiopia

    At a meeting of its National Board, held in Boston, Mass. on September 17, 2005, the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society committed its support for a $60,000 project to develop a medical clinic and school in Ambo, Ethiopia to be constructed by International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) in cooperation with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Read More

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    First Liturgy Following Hurricane Celebrated in Holy Trinity Cathedral in New Orleans

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, spiritual leader of 1.5 million Greek Orthodox faithful, joyfully announced today that the first post-hurricane Divine Liturgy was celebrated yesterday, September 18th, at the historic Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in New Orleans by Fr. Milton Gianulis, a Greek-Orthodox U.S. Navy Chaplain. Read More

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    38th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to Convene in Nashville, July 16-21, 2006

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America and Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, announced today that the Thirty-Eighth Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress, National Philoptochos Convention, and Young Adult Conference of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will convene next year in Nashville, Tennessee, July 16-21. Read More

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    Archbishop Demetrios of America Travels to LA

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, spiritual leader of 1.5 million Greek Orthodox Christians in America and Chairman of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA), representing over 6 million Orthodox Christians, visited Baton Rouge, LA today to personally convey the love and concern of the Orthodox Christian community to those impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Read More

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    2005 Inter-Orthodox National Youth Worker Conference

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is pleased to announce the 2005 Inter-Orthodox National Youth Worker Conference, sponsored by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Antiochian Christian Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Church in America, and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the United States of America. Read More

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    Family Outreach Sunday Initiated by the Department of Outreach & Evangelism

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Outreach & Evangelism is pleased to announce the First Annual Family Outreach Sunday. This program encourages active parishioners to invite inactive family members and Orthodox Christian friends for a special day of fellowship and spiritual renewal. Read More

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    Media Advisory - Archbishop Demetrios to Visit Louisiana

    His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios, spiritual leader of over 1.5 million Greek Orthodox Christians in America and Chairman of SCOBA, the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in America, representing 6 million Orthodox Christians in North America, will travel to Louisiana tomorrow, September 9, 2005 to convey the love and concern of the Orthodox Christian community of America to the people impacted by Hurricane Katrina as well as the relief workers, especially of IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities), the official humanitarian aid agency of SCOBA. Read More

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