• Assembly of Bishops Statement on the Tragic Explosions in Beirut

    Assembly of Bishops

    August 6, 2020

    We express our deep sorrow at the devastation created by the explosions in Beirut. We mourn for the people of Lebanon, who now face an additional challenge in this time of great crisis. International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), the official humanitarian Agency of the Assembly of Bishops, is helping alleviate the heartbreaking impact of this tragedy. After conducting rapid needs assessments, IOCC released $150,000 in emergency funding. Read More

  • Miniseries: A Conversation on Racial Reconciliation

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    June 12, 2020

    Fr. John Chryssavgis speaks with a variety of clergy and laity, men and women, as well as a group of students, on racial justice and reconciliation. This series of interviews is intended to initiate and facilitate a broader conversation on these vital issues among Orthodox faithful and within Orthodox parishes. Read More

  • WEBINAR: Explaining Racism to Our Children

    Center for Family Care

    June 10, 2020

    In the aftermath of George Floyd’s horrific death at the hands of police officers, protests have erupted across the nation. With everyone at home due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, parents now have an opportune moment to talk about racism with their children. But how do parents begin that tough conversation? Read More

  • Saint Photios Shrine Commemorates Fall of Constantinople

    St. Photios Shrine

    May 28, 2020

    On Friday, May 29, 2020, the Saint Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine will present its inaugural Commemoration of the Fall of Constantinople online. Read More

  • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese COVID-19 Relief Fund

    Department of Communications

    May 25, 2020

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces the creation of the “Greek Orthodox Archdiocese COVID-19 Relief Fund” as an important part of its efforts to support those around the country who have been impacted by the current pandemic. Read More

  • Modern Elders


    April 16, 2020

    A documentary series dedicated to Elders Hieronymus Simonopetritis, Joseph the Hesychast and the blessed elder Ephraim of Philotheou and Arizona. Read More

  • Madonnas of the Aegean Sea


    April 13, 2020

    The series "Madonnas of the Aegean Sea" gives fascinating new perspectives on temples and churches dedicated to Christianity's most beloved figure: Virgin Mary. Each episode explores the beliefs and rituals by traveling to twelve Greek islands. Breathtaking photography and drone aerials showcase the stunning sacred sites of the Aegean Sea. Read More

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros Hosts a Virtual Town Hall with Thousands of Faithful

    Press Office

    April 11, 2020

    of faithful across America. Moderated by Emmy Award winning Journalist, Demetria Kalodimos of Nashville, TN, the Town Hall, entitled, “A Pastoral Word with Archbishop Elpidophoros." Read More

  • Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church Document Now Available Online

    Press Office

    March 27, 2020

    For the Life of the World presents a way of reaching out across social distancing at a time of global calamity in order to address the role of the Church at a time of spiritual crisis, challenge, and concern. Read More

  • Why Life?

    Center for Family Care

    February 24, 2020

    The question I am asking and attempting to partly answer in this reflection is “Why?” What exactly is at the heart of the way we deem some human beings more valuable - more fully human - than others? Why do we despise certain groups and see them as threats to our wellbeing? Why do we see our own children as enemies waiting to steal our lives from us? Read More

  • 2020 Three Hierarchs Greek Office of Education Celebration

    Department of Greek Education

    February 3, 2020

    Hellenic Culture and Philosophy Event: “Sing to the Lord a New Song: The Three Hierarchs and the Theology of Music” a lecture by the V. Rev. Dr. Maximos Constas, Interim Dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology Read More

  • Remarks at the Luncheon in Honor of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis

    Politics and Government

    January 8, 2020

    For Greece stands at the cusp of Europe and Asia, not as a wall of separation, but as a doorway of opportunity to the treasure-house of wisdom and inspiration that she has been for these many thousands of years. Under your guidance, we expect Greece will achieve prodigious progress and prosperity. Read More

  • Encyclical for the Ecclesiastical New Year and the Day for the Protection of our Natural Environment (09/01/2019)


    August 29, 2019

    Thirty years ago, the Ecumenical Patriarchate issued an appeal to Orthodox Christians, urging prayer and care for God’s creation. Since 1989, each year on September 1st, at the inspiration of His All-Holiness Demetrios, the Ecumenical Patriarchate has opened the liturgical year with prayers for all God’s creation. Since 1992, at the exhortation of His All-Holiness Bartholomew, all Orthodox Churches have implemented the same tradition. Read More

  • Encyclical of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the Feast of Indiction and the First Day of the Ecclesiastical Year and the Day of Environmental Protection

    Ecology and Environment

    August 29, 2019

    The ecological activities of the Ecumenical Patriarchate served as the inspiration for theology to advance prominently the truth of Christian anthropology and cosmology, the Eucharistic worldview and treatment of creation, along with the spirit of Orthodox asceticism as the basis for understanding the reason for and response to the ecological crisis. Read More

  • Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Equipping our Teenagers to Navigate Life

    Center for Family Care

    August 1, 2019

    Over the past several decades the external pressures and challenges associated with parenting teenagers have been varied. As Christian parents we recognize the importance of raising Godly-minded children and we must take appropriate steps to help them in their journey toward Him. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 6

    Center for Family Care

    June 23, 2019

    On June 23, the Orthodox Church commemorates the Sunday of All Saints, which honors the eternal memory of every man, woman, and child, throughout the ages, that “finished the race” having “fought the good fight” and received “the crown of righteousness” (2 Timothy 4:7–8). Read More

  • Cultivating Lives of Service with Our Children

    Center for Family Care

    March 25, 2019

    How do we plant seeds of selfless love and sacrificial service in our children’s lives? In this webinar, we discuss how to stand alongside our children and seek, together, to serve others in all aspects of our lives. Read More

  • Archbishop Demetrios on Racial Justice - Holy Tuesday 2018

    Archbishop Demetrios

    January 16, 2019

    Archbishop Demetrios of America addresses ecumenical leaders for the launching of the National Council of Church's ACT Now! Unite to End Racism initiative at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sophia in Washington, DC. Read More

  • Listening, Learning and Slowing Down: An Interview with Dr. Mary Hess

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    December 28, 2018

    The first thing we need to do is learn where our communities are communicating and then be present there and listen. It might be Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram or any number of places. Long before you try to speak in these media, you should be listening in them, which will also help you learn how they work. Read More

  • Navigating Youth Engagement in Digital Media

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    December 27, 2018

    The first step and key to understanding the youth generations begins with understanding digital media as a meeting place and community for Orthodox individuals and youth from all over the world. Read More