• Stewards of the Gospel

    Church Leadership

    November 7, 2016

    As Orthodox Christians, we have been given a sacred trust. We have received the treasure of the Gospel – the Good News of Jesus Christ. With this sacred trust comes the great responsibility to share it. Read More

  • 2015 Parish Registry Statistics

    Registry

    January 1, 2016

    2015 Registry Statistics of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Read More

  • Parish Council Guidebook

    Parish Council

    December 31, 2015

    A guidebook for Parish Councils and an Organizational Chart of the GOA Read More

  • Sample Guidelines for Reference Checks

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    December 7, 2015

    Obtaining references can be possibly a difficult task during in screening and selection. Here is Microsoft Word Document containing a sample set of Guidelines for Reference Check, it can help you gain the best information possible during such a screening. Read More

  • Learn about Parish Development

    GOTelecom

    October 22, 2015

    Jerry Minetos talks about the Office of Parish Development of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. This video is part of the Ministry Updates series which highlights the work of the Archdiocesan Ministries, Organizations and Institutions. Read More

  • Philoxenia: Integrating the Priest and his Family into Community

    Center for Family Care

    October 1, 2015

    Just as the Divine Liturgy (which literally means work of the people) is an on-going dialogue of prayer chanted between priest and laity in the presence of God, Philoxenia is an on-going dialogue of love lived between the priest, his family and the parish members in the presence of God and the larger community of witnesses outside the church. It is in this sense also a kind of evangel testifying to whether Christ is segregated to Sunday Liturgy, or is a relationship of love entered into and received through one another in daily life. Read More

  • Social Networking and Digital Communication Policy for Volunteers and Youth Workers

    Church Leadership

    December 7, 2010

    Social Networking and Digital Communication Policy for Volunteers and Youth Workers. Read More

  • Youth Protection Manual

    Church Leadership

    December 7, 2010

    In response to the charge from His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and the Holy Eparchial Synod, the National Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries has created the Youth Protection Manual for Metropolis/Direct Archdiocesan District Camps and Retreats (YPM). The YPM is designed to guide clergy and laity charged with the task of selecting, training, and supervising those who work with young people at camps and retreats. Read More

  • The Orthodox Family in America at Home and in Church

    Center for Family Care

    November 10, 2010

    The Orthodox Family in America at Home and in Church study seeks a better understanding of how our Church ministers to the particular needs of families and how Orthodox families in America organize their everyday lives with regard to living their faith. Read More

  • The Parish Council Is a Ministry Brochure

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    November 10, 2008

    This brochure is offered to all who serve and to all who may consider serving on the Parish Council. Read More

  • Instructions for Weddings, Divorces, Baptisms, Funerals, and Memorials

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    March 20, 2008

    Pastoral guidelines for sacraments within the Orthodox Church Read More

  • Dispute Resolution Procedures

    Church Leadership

    July 1, 2007

    The Dispute Resolution Procedure Read More

  • Parish Council Training Program Video

    Multimedia

    December 8, 2005

    This video is an education video with the purpose of training current and potential parish council members. Read More

  • The Parish Council

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    October 15, 2003

    Parish council members represent their parish and the Orthodox Christian faith. To serve on the parish council is a ministry and those who serve are called to represent Christ to all whom they meet in all aspects of life. Read More

  • Charter of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

    Parish Council

    January 18, 2003

    The Official Charter of the GOA Read More

  • Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Clergy

    May 14, 2002

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America recognizes that Sexual Misconduct by Clergy can have devastating consequences for a Victim and his or her family, for the Church community at large, and for all individuals involved. The Archdiocese therefore adopts this Statement of Policy Regarding Sexual Misconduct By Clergy. Read More

  • Parish Visitor Card Resources

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    November 10, 2000

    Resources for parishes looking to obtain visitor contact information for follow-up at a later date. Read More

  • The Parish Council and the Church

    Message

    October 7, 1995

    Service on the Parish Council is indeed a lay ministry. If we accept that premise, then we must see that service in a larger context than administration. When we look only at administrative service, we are tempted to see the spiritual base of the Church in administrative terms and seek to preserve the wrong inheritance. We are admonished to take the long view of the continuation of the Faith and see our service in the context of the spiritual life of the people. Read More