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    FAITH Endowment Announces Summer 2016 Financial Aid Travel Grants to Ionian Village

    Continuing for the tenth consecutive year, “FAITH: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism” will once again sponsor a series of financial aid travel grants this summer to campers participating in the Ionian Village Summer Camp program. FAITH provides full and partial scholarships to those participants who qualify. Read More

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    2016 Archdiocesan Yearbook Dedicated to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew- Now Available Online

    The 2016 Yearbook of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is dedicated to His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of His Enthronement as Ecumenical Patriarch. The book is now available online at www.goarch.org/archdiocese/yearbook. The Yearbook can also be downloaded from the website as a pdf and used as a digital book on tablets, smart phones and other digital reading devices. Read More

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    Stavros Niarchos Foundation Honors Late Archbishop Iakovos’ Pioneering Contribution to Civil Rights

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces with appreciation and joy the creation of a special Reflection Area, named after our late Archbishop Iakovos, in the newly built National African-American History and Culture Museum in Washington, DC. This is made possible by the significant contribution of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for two million dollars and the personal contribution of Andreas Dracopoulos the SNF’s Co-President, for one million. These grants were made in honor of Archbishop Iakovos’ leadership and legacy in the area of civil and human rights. Read More

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    Greek Ministers Dimitris Mardas and Elena Kountoura Visit Archbishop Demetrios

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America welcomed today the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece Prof. Dimitris Mardas and the Minister of Tourism Elena Kountoura. The two members of the Greek Government were visiting New York as speakers and participants to the Annual Capital Link, Invest in Greece Forum. Read More

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    Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Fellowship to Work at the United Nations

    The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces the continuation of its Faith-based Diplomacy & Advocacy Initiative. The Initiative established a total of four (2 for 2015-2016 and 2 for 2016-2017) yearlong Archdiocesan fellowships at the United Nations. All Orthodox Christian graduate and post-graduate students are invited to apply for this stipend fellowship. Read More

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    50th Commemoration of the Common Lifting of Anathemas between the Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches

    Fifty years ago, on December 7, 1965, after their historic meeting the previous year (Jerusalem 1964), Patriarch Athenagoras and Pope Paul VI declared their commitment to steer the Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches onto a path of mutual understanding, reconciliation, and love. Together they agreed to “remove from memory and from the midst of the Church the sentences of excommunication” leveled against each other in 1054 and which have divided our two Churches for centuries. Read More

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    Archbishop Demetrios of America Receives the High Title of "Geron"

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces with great joy and gratitude to His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the elevation of the Holy Archdiocese of America to the rank of Gerontiki Eparchy (meaning an eparchy headed by a Geron/Elder hierarch) of the Ecumenical Throne in the person of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, who from now on will be called His Eminence Geron Archbishop Demetrios of America. Read More

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    First Lady of Cyprus Andri Anastasiades Honored at Chrysanthemum Ball

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and the Holy Trinity Archdiocesan Cathedral Philoptochos chapter honored the First Lady of Cyprus Mrs. Andri Anastasiades during this year’s 62nd Chrysanthemum Ball, which took place Friday Nov. 20, 2015 at a central New York City Hotel. Read More

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    Internet Ministries Launches Two New Websites for the Study of the Bible and Liturgical Texts

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is pleased to announce the launch of two new websites, www.GreekOrthodox.bible and www.Septuagint.bible, as part of the new .BIBLE top-level domain (TLD) initiative. Read More

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    Archbishop Demetrios Expresses Condemnation and Sorrow for Paris Attacks

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America expressed deep sorrow and unequivocal condemnation for the barbaric terrorist attacks last night in Paris. Read More

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    In-Service Training Seminar for Teachers of the Direct Archdiocesan District

    Two hundred and sixty teachers and administrators attended an in-service training seminar for teachers who serve in the day and Greek afternoon/Saturday schools. The annual Staff Development Seminar was successfully organized Tuesday, November 3, (Election Day), by the Direct Archdiocesan District Office of Education and was held at St. Demetrios High School in Astoria, NY, under the auspices of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America. Read More

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    Rev. Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos to be Installed as the 21st President of HCHC

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (HCHC) will install the Rev. Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos as the 21st President of HCHC on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 2:00 pm in the Pappas Gymnasium. The event will be streamed live at hchc.edu. Read More

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    Archbishop Demetrios Meets with the President of Hellenic Republic, Prime Minister and Archbishop of Athens

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America had separate meetings yesterday October 21, 2015, with the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopis Pavlopoulos, the Prime Minister Mr. Alexis Tsipras and His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece. Archbishop Demetrios travelled to Athens this week to attend and participate in the International Conference on Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece. Read More

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    Archbishop Demetrios highlights the contributions and role of IOCC in Middle East Conference, in Athens

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America participated in the proceedings of the international conference titled Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece, October 18-20, 2015, in Athens. Read More

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    Vice President Joe Biden is the Recipient of the 2015 Athenagoras Human Rights Award

    Archbishop Demetrios of America, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the Western Hemisphere together with Archons’ National Commander Dr. Anthony Limberakis presented the Athenagoras Human Rights Award to Vice President of the United States Joe Biden. The award was presented during the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Award Banquet held at the New York Hilton, Oct. 17, 2015. Read More

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    Vice President Joe Biden to Receive Athenagoras Human Rights Award

    The Order of St. Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate will bestow this year’s Athenagoras Human Rights Award to Vice President Joe Biden at the organization's annual banquet Saturday, Oct. 17, at the New York Hilton Hotel in New York City. Established in 1986, the Athenagoras Human Rights Award is presented annually to a person or organization, which has consistently exemplified, by action, purpose and dedication, support for the basic rights and religious freedom of all people. Read More

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    Archdiocese Issues Statement on Recent Scandal

    In recent days, with heavy heart we have been confronted with a most regrettable matter involving a member of our Clergy, Rev. Fr. George Passias, and an adult female parishioner. We acknowledge the expected reaction of the faithful to feel deeply hurt and utterly disappointed, and the serious danger of scandalization. At the same time we know that the only one who walked on the face of this earth and was sinless was our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Read More

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    Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras Visits Archbishop Demetrios

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America met with the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras, Oct. 1, 2015, at the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Read More

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    Educational Training Seminar at St. Demetrios in Astoria, NY

    The Department of Greek Education is organizing an educational training seminar on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at the St. Demetrios Greek-American Day School in Astoria, NY. Read More

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    Live Stream of St. Nicholas Church and National Shrine

    A live stream video feed is now available to view the real time rebuilding of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center Read More

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