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  • The Feast of Saint Nicholas marks a new beginning for St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the WTC

    December 10, 2018

    NEW YORK – On the feast of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, Dec. 6, 2018, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America administered the solemn Affirmation of Office to the first Board of Trustees for the new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the WTC. This historic and emotional moment took place in the Archdiocesan Chapel of St. Paul, and marks a new beginning in the life of this sacred church. Read More

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    Archbishop Demetrios Attends Funeral for George H.W. Bush

    December 5, 2018

    WASHINGTON (Wed., Dec. 5, 2018) – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America attended today the funeral service for the 41st President of the United States George H.W. Bush at Washington’s National Cathedral. Read More

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    Archdiocese Takes Significant Steps for the Resumption of Construction and Completion of St. Nicholas

    November 30, 2018

    NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has taken additional significant steps towards the resumption of construction and completion of Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine. Read More

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    Hierarchical Divine Liturgy for the Thronal Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle

    November 28, 2018

    NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America will preside at a Hierarchal Con-celebration of the Divine Liturgy on Friday Nov. 30, 2018, at the Archdiocesan Chapel of St. Paul Read More

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    New Chief Secretary of the Holy Eparchial Synod

    November 27, 2018

    Archbishop Demetrios has announced that effective November 15, 2018, His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia has been appointed the new Chief Secretary of the Holy Eparchial Synod. Additionally, His Grace will have other duties related to his episcopal identity. Read More

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    Archdiocesan Cathedral Philoptochos Honors Archbishop Demetrios at Annual Chrysanthemum Ball

    November 20, 2018

    NEW YORK – The Archdiocesan Cathedral Philoptochos Society honored His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America at their coveted Annual Chrysanthemum Ball held the evening of November 16, 2018, at the prestigious Metropolitan Club. Read More

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    “United Against Hate”: Archbishop Demetrios Joins Religious Leaders in Solidarity with Pittsburgh

    October 31, 2018

    NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, joined other distinguished religious leaders today in the Park East Synagogue, in a memorial event titled “United Against Hate,” an inter-religious gathering of Leaders in solidarity with Pittsburgh and the victims of the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue. Read More

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    Archbishop Demetrios' Statement on the Pittsburgh Massacre

    October 29, 2018

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, on behalf of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, expresses the disbelief, outrage, pain and sorrow of all Greek Orthodox people in America at the horrendous terrorist and racist attack against innocent people attending their religious services at the “Tree of Life” Synagogue in Pittsburgh, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Read More

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    Archdiocesan Council Convenes First Meeting for 2018-2020 – Archdiocese on Firm and Promising Ground

    October 20, 2018

    NEW YORK – The Archdiocesan Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America convened for its first meeting of the 2018-2020 term, Thursday Oct. 18 and Friday, Oct. 19 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. Read More

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    ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE HOLY EPARCHIAL SYNOD

    October 19, 2018

    The Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America was convened for its regular fall meeting at the Synodal chamber of the Holy Archdiocesesan headquarters in New York City on October 17 and 18, 2018 and was presided by his Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America with the participation of all the Metropolitans members of the Synod. Read More

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    Special Investigative Committee Releases Phase II Saint Nicholas Report

    October 18, 2018

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, keeping with her on-going commitment to transparency and accountability, has posted on its website, the results of Phase II of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC (“PwC”) investigative report (the “Report”) regarding the rebuilding of Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine (“St. Nicholas”). Read More

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    Synod Members Visit St Nicholas at WTC

    October 17, 2018

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America and the Metropolitans of the Holy Eparchial Synod visited yesterday, Oct. 16, 2018, the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center. Read More

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    Announcement of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on the Autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine

    October 12, 2018

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America releases below an important announcement by our Ecumenical Patriarchate related to the serious issue of the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Read More

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    Archdiocese Mourns the Passing in the Lord of Alex G. Spanos

    October 11, 2018

    NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America mourns the passing in the Lord of Alex G. Spanos, 95, Archon Depoutatos of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, former Vice-President of the Archdiocesan Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, businessman, philanthropist and great benefactor of the Archdiocese and the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and faithful steward of the Church. Read More

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    Archdiocese Undertakes National Study

    October 9, 2018

    NEW YORK – As announced at the recent Clergy Laity Congress in Boston, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, has recently engaged the consulting services of CapinCrouse and the Barna Group as part of a review of the effectiveness of the various departments, programs and ministries of the national Church. Read More

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    Archbishop Demetrios receives the visit of Abbott Ephraim of the Vatopedi Monastery

    October 5, 2018

    NEW YORK – The Abbott of the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi in Mount Athos, Archimandrite Ephraim visited today the offices of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and had a cordial meeting with His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America. Read More

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    Ninth Annual Assembly Convened in Cleveland

    October 4, 2018

    CLEVELAND – The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America convened its ninth annual meeting Tuesday Oct. 2 in Cleveland, Ohio. The day began with a celebration of the Divine Liturgy at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, Ohio. Read More

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    Fr. Earl Cantos Appointed Youth Safety Compliance Officer

    October 2, 2018

    NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces the appointment of Rev. Economos Earl (Demetrios) Cantos as the new Youth Safety Compliance Officer of the Archdiocese, effective October 1, 2018. Read More

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    Regarding the granting of Autocephaly to the Church of Ukraine

    September 28, 2018

    At its formal session on April 20, 2018, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople voted to proceed with taking the necessary steps for granting autocephaly to the Orthodox Christians of Ukraine. This decision was made after extensive study and discussion based on the responsibilities and rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate as enumerated by the sacred canons, and the historical reality that in 1589 when the Church of Russia received its status as a patriarchate from the Ecumenical Patriarch, the Metropolis of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, was not included but remained under the jurisdiction of Constantinople. Additionally, within the Patriarchal and Synodal “Praxis” (act) of 1686 there is further affirmation that the Ukraine remained under the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Read More

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