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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Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, is the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America since 1999. He was born Demetrios Trakatellis in Thessaloniki, Greece on February 1, 1928. In 1950 he graduated with distinction from the University of Athens School of Theology. In 1960 he was ordained a deacon, and in 1964 a priest.
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His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew calls harming the environment a sin in 1997. He is the first religious leader in history to make such a statement. Read More »
Why Christians Care for the Environment (w/ Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew)
Vice President Al Gore welcomes the "Green Patriarch"
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew - Destroying the Environment
Archbishop Demetrios welcomes Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to America
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Being a Faithful and Wise Steward »
The Greenhouse Effect and the Threat of Climate Change »
Orthodox Church Environmental Activities and Initiatives »
Message on the Day of Prayer for Creation - 1989 »
Introduction to Christian Environmental Initiatives »
Orthodox Perspectives on Creation »
Orthodox Liturgy and the Care for Creation »
Examples of Orthodox Environmental Initiatives »
Easter and Ecology »
Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Feast of the Indiction and the Day for the Protection of our Natural Environment - September 1, 2017 »
Encyclical for the Ecclesiastical New Year and the Day for the Protection of our Natural Environment (09/01/2016) »
Encyclical for the Beginning of the Ecclesiastical New Year and the Day for the Protection of our Natural Environment (09/01/2015) »
Encyclical for the Ecclesiastical New Year and the Day for the Protection of our Natural Environment (09/01/2014) »
Patriarchal Encyclical for the Ecclesiastical New Year, 2013 »
Encyclical for the Feast of the Indiction and the New Ecclesiastical Year (09/01/2013) »
Encyclical for the New Ecclesiastical Year and the Day for the Protection of our Natural Environment (09/01/2012) »
Encyclical for the Ecclesiastical New Year (09/01/2011) »
Message of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the Indiction and the Day of the Protection of the Environment »
Encyclical for the Ecclesiastical New Year and the Day for the Protection of our Natural Environment (09/01/2010) »
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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew's Response to Pope Francis' Climate Encyclical »
Halki Summit II Focuses on Environment »
Halki Summit 2012 »
Green Patriarch Eco Symposium 2001 DVD »
Green Patriarch Eco Symposium 2002 DVD »
Green Patriarch Eco Symposium 2003 DVD »
Green Patriarch Eco Symposium 2004 DVD »
Green Patriarch Eco Symposium 2005 DVD »
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