• Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2018


    April 7, 2018

    The experience of Christ’s Resurrection, the all-saving victory of Life over Death, is the nucleus of faith, divine worship, ethos and culture of the Christ-loving orthodox people of God. The life of the Orthodox faithful, in all its manifestations and dimensions, is nurtured and nourished by faith in the Resurrection, and constitutes a daily Pascha. This paschal experience is not simply a remembrance of the Lord’s Resurrection but also a participation in our own renewal, and an unshakeable conviction about the eschatological perfection of all. Read More

  • Political Persecution Leads to the Closure of Christianity’s Holiest Site

    World News

    February 27, 2018

    The leaders of Jerusalem’s churches have today (02/26/2018) announced the unprecedented decision to close the Church of the Holy Sepulcher until further notice, in protest at persistent moves to intimidate Christians and discriminate against churches in the Holy Land. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which dates back to the fourth century, is considered to contain the sites of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, making it the holiest site in the world for Christians. Read More

  • Patriarchal Catechetical Homily on the occasion of the beginning of Great Lent 2018


    February 15, 2018

    Ὕμνον εὐχαριστίας ἀναπέμπομεν εἰς τόν ἐν Τριάδι Θεόν, τόν ἀξιώσαντα ἡμᾶς νά φθάσωμεν καί πάλιν εἰς τήν Ἁγίαν καί Μεγάλην Τεσσαρακοστήν, διά νά ἀγωνισθῶμεν τόν καλόν ἀγῶνα τῆς ἀσκήσεως, διά νά στραφῶμεν εἰς τό «ἕν, οὗ ἐστι χρεία» (πρβλ. Λουκ. ι’, 42). Read More

  • Church of Cyprus (in Greek) - Hierarchal Concelebration and Bestowal of Medal to Archbishop Demetrios

    World News

    February 12, 2018

    Με λαμπρό πολυαρχιερατικό συλλείτουργο στο μεγαλοπρεπή Ιερό Ναό της του Θεού Σοφίας στη Λευκωσία εορτάστηκε η επίσκεψη του Σεβασμιωτάτου Αρχιεπισκόπου Αμερικής, σήμερα Κυριακή 11 Φεβρουαρίου 2018. Read More

  • International Orthodox Christian Charities Works to Improve Health Year Round

    Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America

    January 31, 2018

    As many contemplate New Year’s resolutions to take better care of their health, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) continues its ongoing work to offer underserved communities and families worldwide the tools needed to do precisely that. Read More

  • Patriarchal Proclamation for Christmas 2017


    December 23, 2017

    We welcome the “all-perfect God,” who “brought love into the world,” who becomes “closer to us than we to ourselves.” Through kenosis, the divine Word condescends to the created beings in “a condescension inexplicable and incomprehensible.” He “whom nothing can contain” is contained in the womb of the Virgin; the greatest exists in the least. This great chapter of our faith, of how the transcendent God “became human for humankind,” while remaining an “inexpressible” mystery. “The great mystery of divine Incarnation ever remains a mystery.” Read More

  • IOCC and Apostoli Expand Aid Effort to Greek Families Facing Historic Crisis

    World News

    October 12, 2017

    In response to continued food insecurity in Greece, the Jaharis Family Foundation, Inc., announced a new $1 million challenge gift to International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) to expand its programs, implemented in partnership with Apostoli, the humanitarian organization of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Athens, to offer sustainable access to safe and nutritious food for children, families, and the elderly, and providing relief to refugees. Read More

  • OCMC News - First Eventful Months in Guatemala

    World News

    September 20, 2017

    Greetings from Guatemala! “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” ~Psalm 117:24 Nestled in the western highlands of Guatemala, I awake to the sounds of roosters announcing the coming day. I rise to join the seminarians and fellow long-term missionaries to offer our daily morning prayers with Matins. It is here in Aguacate that I draw on my seminary education and love of singing the hymns of the Church to mentor the parish choir located in the village, as well as to assist as God sees fit in the formation of the young men discerning their call to serve the Church. Read More

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