• Greening the Parish: A Resource Page for Environmental Stewardship

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    March 29, 2021

    The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical, and Interfaith Relations has released a Greening the Parish Resource Page. Designed for both the parish and home, this page provides resource material for navigating and fulfilling our vocation as stewards of creation and working towards greening our parishes together. Read More

  • The Face of God: The Orthodox Church on Climate Change, a Pan-Orthodox Film

    Orthodox Observer

    March 10, 2021

    A new Pan-Orthodox film, The Face of God: The Orthodox Church on Climate Change, has been released by the Orthodox Fellowship of the Transfiguration. The film captures the beauty of creation as a living icon of God, derived from a quote of St. John of Damascus, “The whole world is a living icon of the face of God,” and how current environmental changes are challenging Orthodox Christian parishes. Read More

  • Climate Change as Moral Priority: The Green Patriarch

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    February 24, 2021

    The University of Massachusetts, Lowell, is offering a webinar titled, “Climate Change as Moral Priority: The Greek Patriarch” featuring Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Theological Advisor to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 6pm (ET). The program will explore the question, “What have we learned about the relationship between religion and climate change, especially in this period of the pandemic?” Read More

  • Greening the Parish: Hopeful Aspirations

    Video

    February 9, 2021

    The fourth webinar in the Greening the Parish series of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations features young adults’ hopes for the present and future as they work to protect God’s Creation. Read More

  • Greening the Parish: Communities at Work

    Video

    February 9, 2021

    The third webinar in the Greening the Parish series of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations presents ways and practices to advocate for creation care in our communities. Read More

  • Greening the Parish: Ecumenical Practices

    Video

    February 9, 2021

    ​The second webinar in the Greening the Parish series of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations offers insights into best practices of ecumenical partner churches. Read More

  • Greening the Parish: Orthodox Initiatives

    Video

    February 9, 2021

    The first webinar in the Greening the Parish series of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations focuses on what is currently happening in parishes, what has been effective, and what is possible. Read More

  • Not Afraid To Talk About...Pornography

    Center for Family Care

    January 25, 2021

    The word pornography is scary. No, the word porn is dirty. Even in its shortened form, porn is just a word–a word that simply describes something that is demeaning, causes objectification, makes us feel funny, drives the largest slavery operation in the history of the world, and changes the ways we think and act. Porn, simply put, is poison. Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros MLK Day Message 2021

    Video

    January 20, 2021

    The wounds of centuries of slavery have not been fully overcome simply because there was a Civil War, or because there was Reconstruction, or when the Voting Rights Act was signed. Justice takes hard work over generations, and as Christians, we are called to that work. #MLKDay Read More

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros: Hanukkah, Greeks, and Jews

    Video

    December 14, 2020

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America joins Rabbi Noam Marans, AJC Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations, for a Hanukkah conversation on rising antisemitism, Eastern Mediterranean geopolitics, including the strong cooperative bond between Israel, Greece, and Cyprus, faith during this challenging holiday season, and Orthodox Christian-Jewish relations. Read More

  • Thanksgiving Message from His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros

    Science and Technology

    November 25, 2020

    This Thanksgiving, we are facing a critical moment in the health of our country, but just as much, a critical moment in the health of our souls. Let us show our love for one another by protecting the living image of God that is each and every human being. #WearΑMask Read More

  • Be the Bee #157 | 3 Reasons to Fast from Social Media

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    November 19, 2020

    Why do we fast from good things like tasty food? A the start of the Nativity Fast, we'll share three basic reasons why fasting helps transform our spiritual lives. But then we'll go a little deeper and explore why these same reasons suggest you should fast, not just from food, but from social media as well. Read More

  • The Beauty of Creation

    Center for Family Care

    October 26, 2020

    Everyone can appreciate the various expressions of nature; hiking in the mountains, a walk along the shoreline, a visit to a botanical garden. Nature has a way of calming our souls. We are awed by the complexities and detail of creation. It revitalizes and restores our whole being. Yet there are two contrasting extremes that are being played out in the world today; two radical paths happening concurrently. One is the exploitation of creation and nature, and the other is the worship of creation and nature. Read More

  • Domestic Violence in the Greek Orthodox Community

    Center for Family Care

    October 5, 2020

    Many people in the Greek Orthodox community – both clergy and active parishioners alike – believe we do not have a problem with domestic violence. Among those who state there may be a problem, most believe it occurs only among immigrant or less educated women. When asked how they reached this conclusion, most state that as no victims or hardly any ever reveal the problem to them, domestic violence must not occur. Why are our women silent? Perhaps because we are. Read More

  • Be the Bee #152 | How Christians Can Save Politics

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    October 2, 2020

    Politics are toxic and the world seems full of darkness. Is our job, as Christians, to fight that darkness? We'll review the advice of two greats saints (St Isaac the Syrian and St Poprhyrios of Kavsokalyvia) to see how we can bring the Light of Christ into a world darkened by toxic politics. Read More

  • Episode 3: Rev. Dr. Azar, Dr. Chronakis, Gais, Hanna, Rabbi Potasnik | Responding to Anti-Semitism

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    October 1, 2020

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  • Episode 2: Rev. Dr. Gallaher, Dr. Hollander, Rabbi Marans, Rev. Tonias | Responding to Anti Semitism

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    October 1, 2020

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  • Episode 1: Dr. Fotopoulos, Dr. Levine, Dr. Mitchell, Dr. Skedros | Responding to Anti-Semitism

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    October 1, 2020

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