• June 26 Ceremony to Celebrate Early Greeks in St. Augustine

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    June 19, 2017

    The St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine, which commemorates 500 Greek settlers who arrived in Florida in the 18th century will celebrate the 249th anniversary of Greek Landing Day Greek Orthodox Shrine on St. George Street on June 26. The ceremony will begin at 11 AM. In 1768, 1,402 people from Asia Minor, Greece, Italy, France, Corsica and Minorca sought a new life in the New World. About 500 of these pilgrims were Greeks and more than 200 died in the passage. Read More

  • Religious Belief and National Belonging in Central and Eastern Europe 

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    June 16, 2017

    A survey undertaken by the Pew Research Center reveals that religion has reasserted itself as an important part of individual and national identity in the countries that were once part of the communist bloc and Yugoslavia where communist regimes persecuted believers and promoted atheism. Read More

  • New Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Salt Lake City Promises ‘Open Heart and Mind’

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    June 14, 2017

    The congregation of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Salt Lake City welcomed Rev. Archimandrite George Nikas on June 4, Pentecost Sunday. Father Nikas, who will serve as Dean of the Cathedral, told parishioners that he comes with "an open heart and mind." Born in Athens, Greece, and raised on the East Coast of the US, Father Nikas, the son of a Greek Orthodox priest, said he is "hoping to learn from all of you, to share your vision for an even brighter tomorrow for our community and to help in ensuring that this parish continues to be a shining gem of our Holy Metropolis of Denver." Read More

  • Eighty Monks from Vatopedion Monastery Visit Jerusalem Patriarchate

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    June 13, 2017

    On Friday afternoon, 13th/26th May 2017, while being on a pilgrimage visit, a group of eighty monks of the Vatopedion Monastery of Mount Athos, under their Hegoumen Archimandrite Ephraim visited the Patriarchate, at the presence of the Most Reverend Metropolitans Athanasios of Limassol from the Church of Cyprus, and Ioustinos of New Krini and Kalamaria from the Church of Greece. Read More

  • Utah Mormons, Protestants Finding New Spiritual Home in Ancient Orthodox Church

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    June 8, 2017

    The Salt Lake Tribune has spotlighted the attractiveness of the Orthodox faith in a state dominated by Mormons and Protestants. The recent adoption of Orthodoxy by Hank Hanegraaff, author and host of the long-running, "Bible Answer Man" broadcast, had joined the Greek Orthodox Church, has drawn mainstream media attention to the phenomenon. Hanebgraaff now serves as a priest at Sts. Peter and Paul, a parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese in downtown Salt Lake City. Read More

  • Pew Report: Orthodox Christians in Europe More Likely to Believe than Practice Their Religion

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    June 7, 2017

    The prestigious Pew Research Center shined a spotlight on the resurgence of Orthodoxy in Russia and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe. A survey of 18 countries found that the recent increase in religious belief and identity is not accompanied by high levels of religious practice, such as regular church attendance. Read More

  • Holy Trinity of Biloxi, MS Celebrates Golden Anniversary

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    June 6, 2017

    His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of the Metropolis of Atlanta recently visited the Gulf Coast to help celebrate the golden anniversary of the Church of the Holy Trinity of Biloxi, MX. Holy Trinity was created to serve as a spiritual home for military families serving their country at nearby Keesler Air Force Base. Read More

  • All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Weirton Celebrating 100 Years

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    June 6, 2017

    The All Saints Greek Orthodox Church is celebrating its 100th anniversary in Weirton, WV. The parish was born just 10 years after Weirton was established as a city. Read More

  • Salt Lake City's Holy Trinity Cathedral Welcomes New Senior Priest

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    June 5, 2017

    Holy Trinity Cathedral of Salt Lake City welcomed its new Dean on Pentecost Sunday, June 4. Rev. Archimandrite George Nikas succeeds the revered Rev. Matthew Gilbert, who died last September at the age of 58. Read More

  • Cypriot Parliamentary Delegation Visits Patriarchate of Jerusalem

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    May 30, 2017

    On Tuesday morning, 9th May 2017, a Foreign and European Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Cyprus, headed by the President of the Committee Mr. George Lillika, visited the Patriarchate, escorted by the Ambassador of Cyprus in Tel Aviv Mrs. Thessalia Siambou. The Committee was warmly received by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos with Geronda Secretary-General Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, and other Hagiotaphite Fathers. Read More