The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, with its headquarters located in the City of New York, is an Eparchy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, The mission of the Archdiocese is to proclaim the Gospel of Christ, to teach and spread the Orthodox Christian faith, to energize, cultivate, and guide the life of the Church in the United States of America according to the Orthodox Christian faith and tradition.
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His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) of America was born in 1967 in Bakirköy, Istanbul.
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The Orthodox Christian Faith proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the teachings of the Apostles, and the tradition and life of the living Church worldwide through worship, communion, witness, and service.
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The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese is developing a series of digital toolkits to aid parishes during the COVID-19 crisis.
Fifteen years ago, a Greek Orthodox parish began small fellowship groups that met regularly in parishioner homes. Today, the ministry continues and the benefits are worth hearing! Read More »
Balancing Great Lent »
2020 St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival »
COVID-19 Digital Toolkit for Parishes »
Religious Ed at Home - Week 2 »
Religious Ed at Home - Week 1 »
The Future of Youth Safety »
Parish Life: The Model Curriculum »
Care Teams Help Families With Problems »
2016-2017 Planner: Orthodox Daily Calendar and Resource Guide »
Church Membership »
2020 Stewardship Campaign Resources »
Stewardship, Outreach and Evangelism Instructional Videos »
2019 Stewardship Campaign Resources »
Stewardship as Creation Care Brochure »
Stewardship Brochures »
Looking for the Love of Your Life: Dating Tips That Lead to Good Choices »
Music as a Ministry »
Policies for the Safety of Children and Youth are Being Implemented Throughout the Archdiocese and in Every Metropolis »
Letter from Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Regarding New Youth Safety Policies »
Youth Safety »
Do More Doing »
Love Is Not a Noun. It's a Verb »
The Disconnected Cross: Philanthropy and Almsgiving »
Project for Awesome 2014 | FOCUS North America »
Orthodoxy: Faith in Action »
International Orthodox Christian Charities Works to Improve Health Year Round »
The Team Behind the Missions Teams »
2016 Mission Teams Recap »
Bringing Orthodoxy to America Panel Discussion »
Utilizing Media to Make Disciples and Invite Guests - Father Barnabas Powell »
Parish Visitor Card Resources »
Orthodox Church Welcome Banner »
Respectful Worship Downloads »
Spanish Language Resources »
Family Outreach Sunday »
Planning an Event with the Center for Family Care »