• Remarks of Archbishop Demetrios for Greek Independence 2017

    Following a tradition established many years ago, we have the distinct honor and special privilege to be once again at the White House on the occasion of the celebration of the Greek Independence Day. We are deeply grateful as the Greek Orthodox American community for such recognition of our people and for your kindness to sign the Proclamation that pays tribute to the historic 1821 Greek Revolution, a revolution that led to the liberation of Greece, after four bitter centuries under the painful occupation and rule of the Ottoman Empire. Read More

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    Greek Independence Day Dinner at the Blair House

    WASHINGTON – The White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, hosted yesterday, March 23, 2017, at Blair House a reception and dinner for about 70 invited guests, on the occasion of Greek Independence Day and in honor of Archbishop Demetrios of America. Vice President Mike Pence, made a surprise appearance shortly after the beginning of the dinner. The Vice President praised the Greek American Community in the United States and reminisced of his visit last year with Archbishop Demetrios at the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in New York. Archbishop Demetrios in his response thanked the Vice President for honoring the Greek American community with his presence. Read More

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    His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Attend the Inauguration of Restored Sacred Edicule

    NEW YORK – According to an announcement from the Ecumenical Patriarchate, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, at the brotherly invitation of His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, has travelled to Jerusalem to attend the festivities and opening ceremony of the Sacred Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre following the completion of its restoration and renovation. Read More

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    Fr. Soterios Baroody Appointed Chief Financial Officer

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America has announced the appointment of Fr. Soterios Baroody as Chief Financial Officer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America effective April 3, 2017. The Chief Financial Officer is a newly created position at the Archdiocese. Read More

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    Archdiocese Takes Active Role during International Women’s Commission

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is greatly involved in the 61st United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, continuing its decades-long work in promoting women’s rights. Read More

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    “All for One” in the 41st Folk Dance and Choral Festival, FDF 2017

    The 41st Folk Dance and Choral Festival (FDF 2017) a four day celebration of Faith, Dance and Fellowship of the Metropolis of San Fransisco, culminated yesterday Feb. 19, 2017 with the Archieratical Divine Liturgy in the morning, the Finals of the Advance Senior Division and the Awards Ceremony, all taking place at Town and Country Resort Hotel here in San Diego. Read More

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    FDF 2017 Faith, Dance, Fellowship, largest Greek Orthodox Youth Gathering in the United States

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America arrived in San Diego Thursday Feb. 16, for the 2017 Folk Dance and Choral Festival of the Metropolis of San Francisco, a four day celebration of Faith, Dance and Fellowship taking place this year at Town and Country Resort Hotel here in San Diego. Read More

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    41st Annual FDF Brings Together Faith, Culture and Philanthropy

    The sights and sounds of the 41st Annual Folk Dance and Choral Festival (FDF) will fill the Town and Country Resort in San Diego from February 16 – 19, 2017. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America will once again join this celebration of faith and culture. This exceptional ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco, under the leadership of His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco, will bring together over 3,000 people in celebration of Faith, Dance and Fellowship during four days of festivities, dance and choral competition, workshops, and ministry outreach. Read More

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    Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to Continue Successful Fellowships at the UN

    The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is inviting graduate and recent post-graduate students to apply for its fellowships at the United Nations. Read More

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    Thirty Dance Groups Expected to Participate in "Parathosi 2017" Dance Festival

    PARATHOSI 2017, the annual celebration of Hellenic Heritage & Dance of the Direct Archdiocesan District of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, now in its fifth year, is expected to host about 30 dance groups, Sat. Feb. 11, 2017 at Lefrak Concert Hall at Queens College. Read More

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    Statement from His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America

    As Greek Orthodox Christians and as Americans, we express our sadness and pain for our brothers and sisters all over the world who find themselves in tragic circumstances of hostility, violence and war, where families have been torn apart, displaced and where people are denied basic human rights. Read More

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    Center for Family Care Develops Clergy-Couple Care program

    The Center for Family Care, hosted Jan. 26-27, at the Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Tarpon Springs, 38 participants from throughout the Archdiocese for a meeting to develop the focus of its Clergy-Couple Care ministry. Included were priests, presvyteres, mental heath professionals, laypersons as well as representation from the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council, the National Sisterhood of Presvyteres, and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Read More

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    Celebration for Three Hierarchs and the Day of Greek Letters

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through its National Department of Greek Education and the Direct Archdiocesan District Office of Education, organizes a series of events in celebration of the Feast of the Three Hierarchs and the Day of Greek Letters. Read More

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    First Step for New Youth Protection System

    Twenty-two youth and camp workers from across the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America gathered, yesterday Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, to begin three days of intensive youth protection and abuse prevention certification. These twenty-two youth workers gathered to begin the Praesidium GuardianTM training program, an intensive three-day program offered by the Archdiocese’s official youth protection vendor. Read More

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    Archbishop Demetrios of America at Presidential Inauguration

    Archbishop Demetrios of America was invited by the Presidential Inauguration Committee, to represent the Greek Orthodox Church in America. He attended the special Inauguration Day Prayer Service at St John’s Episcopal Church in Washington’s Lafayette Square. President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, together with their families and a select group of guests were in attendance. Read More

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    Archbishop Demetrios Awards the Medal of St Paul to Reince Priebus, Gus Bilirakis and George Gigicos

    Archbishop Demetrios of America bestowed yesterday evening during a Greek-American inaugural reception, the Medal of Saint Paul, the highest honor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, to Reince Priebus, the new Chief of Staff of the White House, to Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and to George Gigicos, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Advance. All three are Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, of the Order of St Andrew the Apostle. Read More

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    Archbishop Demetrios to Attend Presidential Inaugural Ceremonies

    On Friday January 20th, 2017, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America been invited and will attend the official ceremonies and the swearing in of the new President Donald J. Trump in the U.S. Capitol. The Next morning, Saturday, Jan. 21, he will participate in the National Prayer Service for the new President at Washington’s National Cathedral. Read More

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    Rev. Dr. Demetrios J. Constantelos Fell Asleep in the Lord

    Rev. Dr. Demetrios J. Constantelos Fell Asleep in the Lord Read More

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    The Feast of Holy Theophany in Tarpon Springs

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America headed the festivities surrounding the Feast of Theophany, the Feast of Lights, which is traditionally celebrated by the large Greek Orthodox Community of St. Nicholas Cathedral in the Epiphany City with thousands of faithful in attendance. Read More