2022 News Archives
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    GOA Center for Family Care’s Video Series, Finding Our Roots in Jesus’ Family Tree

    December 27, 2022

    If you were busy preparing for Christmas and missed our weekly videos, now’s your chance to go deeper into finding your Christian roots within Jesus’ ancestry.

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    Christmas Message of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America 2022

    December 22, 2022

    My beloved Sisters and Brothers in Christ, As you settle into your homes and prepare to enjoy this Holy Feast of Christmas with family and friends, I ask that all of you take a moment to remember those whose lives have been shattered by violence and war. Read More

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    NATIVITY ORNAMENTS & ICONS FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

    December 16, 2022

    Partake in the true spirit of Christmas with Nativity ornaments and icons available on Orthodox Marketplace. Perfect stocking stuffers or gifts for children, godchildren, grandchildren, teachers, or families. Read More

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    A Monthly Metropolis Ministries Series: Equipping and Enriching Parish Life

    December 14, 2022

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Stewardship Ministry continues the monthly series “Equipping and Enriching Parish Life”. Read More

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    Centennial Pilgrimage Continues in Jerusalem

    December 4, 2022

    GOARCH Centennial Pilgrims made their way to the Holy Land on Thursday after paying respects to the Mother Church at the Phanar last week. Read More

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    New Class of Archons Inaugurated at Phanar

    December 2, 2022

    On the eve of the Feast Day of St. Andrew on Monday, two new Archons were inaugurated at the Phanar. Participants of the Fourth GOARCH Centennial Pilgrimage attended the investiture, sharing in the joyous celebration as a members from their own group took their place among the new Archons. Read More

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    San Francisco Event Commemorates Centennial of Asia Minor Catastrophe

    December 2, 2022

    On Saturday, November 12, 2022, Holy Trinity San Francisco and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco hosted a commemorative event honoring the centennial of the Asia Minor Catastrophe. Read More

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    Open House Invitation - Christmas 2022

    November 30, 2022

    Dear Reverend Clergy, Parish Council Members, and Parishioners, As we continue on our journey towards the Birth of Our Savior, it brings me great joy to invite you all, on behalf of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, to our Christmas Open House on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at our Holy Archdiocese of America Headquarters. Read More

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    New Leadership For Metropolis Missions And Evangelism Ministry

    November 23, 2022

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Missions and Evangelism Ministry (MEM) has a new leadership team. Rev. Father Gerasimos “Jerry” Markopoulos and Mr. Kenny Scott will be serving as co-leads of this ministry, working collaboratively to further this important initiative for the growth of our faith and the establishment of new parishes. Read More

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    Young Adult Fall Retreat Focuses on Wellness of Mind, Body, and Soul

    November 23, 2022

    Over 55 young adults gathered for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Young Adult Fall Retreat held at Saint Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center in Dunlap, CA over the weekend of November 4 – 6, 2022. Participants came from throughout the Metropolis of San Francisco, as well as from Florida, Maine, and Utah. Read More

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    YAL San Diego 2022 - Another Shining Success

    November 22, 2022

    What happens when 585 young adults from 33 states COMMIT to their faith, vocation and life? They form a powerful force that will lead our church and preserve our faith for generations to come! COMMIT was the theme for the 2022 Young Adult League (YAL) Conference hosted by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco over Labor Day weekend in San Diego, California. Read More

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    Fanari Camp Celebrates 50 Years!

    November 22, 2022

    On Sunday, October 9, 2022, nearly 450 campers, staff and friends gathered to celebrate FIFTY years of their beloved Fanari Camp. Through the efforts of the 50th Anniversary committee and the support of many sponsors, donors and those who attended, it was an amazing evening. Read More

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    Deacons Retreat Held in Metropolis of San Francisco

    November 22, 2022

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco offered a Deacons Retreat at Saint Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center in Dunlap, CA from October 28 – 30, 2022. The retreat welcomed Deacons and Diaconal Candidates, and some of their spouses, who spent over two days in fellowship while gaining valuable information and insight into the important role of the Diaconate and how this ministry is beneficial to our parishes and the overall Church. Under the direction of His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos, this retreat was designed to provide training to enhance the ministry of the Deacons, as well as provide a basis for Diaconal candidates studying at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA. Read More

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    Cyber Monday on Orthodox Marketplace

    November 21, 2022

    One day only, November 28th, 2022, shop and receive 20% off sitewide. Find religious gifts and books for sale for you and your loved ones. Sale items include icons, prayer books, bibles, children’s books, Light & Life publications, and more. Mark your calendars! Read More

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    St. George Church Holds Annual Fundraiser

    November 17, 2022

    St. George Church in Piscataway, New Jersey will hold their annual Taverna Night on December 3, 2022 to raise funds for charity. Read More

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    Greetings At the 31st Hermes Expo International Awards Dinner

    November 17, 2022

    Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Greetings to all the honorees this evening! And may I express how delighted I am to be with all of you for this 31st Hermes Expo International Awards Dinner. It is especially meaningful for me, because I am accepting the Leadership Award on behalf of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. And of particular note is the fact that we are receiving this award in the year of the centennial celebration of our Sacred Archdiocese as the premier Eparchy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the Diaspora. Read More

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    Formation of the Northern New Jersey YAL Board

    November 4, 2022

    With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, on Thursday, November 3, 2022, Young Adults from the Northern New Jersey area gathered together at the Metropolis of New Jersey headquarters in Westfield, NJ for an evening of fellowship and for the formation of a regional YAL Board. Read More

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    2023 Oratorical Festival Topic Tips & Resources Releases by Department of Religious Education

    November 3, 2022

    The Department of Religious Education (DRE) is pleased to announce the release of the 2023 St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival Topic Tips & Resources. Formerly known as ‘Topic Tips’ just for the youth participants, this year, the DRE has expanded it to ‘Topic Tips & Resources’ for participants, parents, mentors, GOYA advisors, and religious educators. Read More

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    SUNDAY SERMON SERIES 7th Sunday of Luke, November 6

    November 3, 2022

    This week, find insights about the upcoming Gospel reading where Jesus resurrects the daughter of the ruler of the synagogue and a woman who was sick for many years. But how did those miracles happen? And how are they connected? What can those miracles teach us? Read More

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    Invitation to Celebrate the Nameday of Archbishop Elpidophoros

    October 28, 2022

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Cordially Invites you to Celebrate the Nameday of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America - Wednesday, November 2, 2022. Read More

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