The Orthodox Stance on Moral and Social Issues

Learn about the Orthodox stance on moral and social issues. Discovering Orthodox Christianity is a series of talks, shows, and presentations designed to introduce and explain the basic teaching of Orthodox Christianity.
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Human Rights and the Orthodox Church in a Global World

The Orthodox churches living in a global culture have in principle embraced democracy and human rights. They are struggling, however, to cope with the implications of living in a democratic and free society. Nationalism, totalitarian regimes, and Orthodox traditionalism had in some instances suppressed the inherent plurality of their societies where the Orthodox Church was the predominant faith community. More »

Roman Catholic, Orthodox Christians Affirm Sanctity of Life

WASHINGTON – Orthodox and Roman Catholic Christians joined in prayer and public gathering on the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, to express their long-standing belief that all life is sacred. More »

Caring For Those Who Are Poor

Join Christian this week as he discusses the responsibility that every Christian has in serving those who are poor and in need. Christian suggests that like any other of our relationships, serving those in need demands our reflection on its priority. More »

Justice for All

Over the last several years, I have been particularly impressed by numerous articles I have read about the justice project. It is a volunteer program involving law students and lawyers from prominent firms who have proven the innocence of dozens of wrongfully convicted people, including several who are on death row. More »

The Secret to a Better World

Reading the newspaper or listening to the evening news has become a particularly disheartening exercise in recent times. Unending conflict, mostly carried out in the name of religion, mindless violence at every level of society, a generalized obsession with personal wealth and success, no matter the cost to others, have all become a part of our daily fare, and have numbed and coarsened our sensibilities, and have convinced us that this is simply the way it is. More »

A Chance Encounter

I recently went to a local dairy to buy a gallon of milk. It was early in the morning and only one other customer, a young woman, was in the store. She too was purchasing a gallon of milk, and having brought it to the conuter, slowly started to count out the change in her purse, only to find he was 15 cents short. More »

Who Are Our Heroes?

I was very troubled by the results of a recent survey taken among thousands of 8th grade pupils in America. The purpose of the study was to determine who the heroes, and therefore the role models, of young Americans really are. More »

Suffering and the Crucified Christ

Suffering is an inescapable aspect of human life in the present world. Suffering, affliction and tragic experiences disclose the vulnerable nature of human life; it enables us to recognize our limitations as human beings and our dependence upon others and upon God for sustenance in life. Suffering has the potential to lead human beings either to despair, misery and self enclosure or to transcendence through hope and faith, trusting the benevolence of God and His covenant relationship with His people. More »

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

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. More »

Archdiocese Co-Sponsors Event at U.N. for the 59th Commission on the Status of Women

A panel discussion titled, Trafficking & Migration, Girls & Women: Human Rights Have No Borders, took place March 9, 2015, at the United Nations and brought together migration and trafficking experts. The event was co-sponsored by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Council and the Salesians of Don Bosco. More »

The Orthodox Stance on Moral and Social Issues

Learn about the Orthodox stance on moral and social issues. Discovering Orthodox Christianity is a series of talks, shows, and presentations designed to introduce and explain the basic teaching of Orthodox Christianity. More »

Church and Life Issues

Learn about church and life issues in the Orthodox Church. The Holy Cross Live! Series is designed to introduce the basic teachings of Orthodox Christianity. More »

Archdiocese Offers Additional Assistance to Families in Greece

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announced today a grant of $150,000 to International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) to assist in providing emergency assistance for the people of Greece who are especially vulnerable as a result of the continuing economic crisis, austerity measures and a collapsing health system. More »

Special Encyclical for Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

Our first response to this disaster has been fervent prayer to Almighty God, Who is our rock and our fortress, and our deliverer in times of great distress and need (Psalm 18:2-4). We continue these prayers, and we ask all the faithful throughout the Church in America to pray fervently for comfort from above. We offer prayers of remembrance for those who perished and of solace for those who lost family members. We pray for the many who have lost their homes, and for those who are facing uncertainty regarding their jobs and livelihood. We continue our prayers for the rescue personnel and many others who are saving lives and offering comfort to those in need. More »

"Athenagoras Human Rights Award" Presented to Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Andreas Dracopoulos

Archbishop Demetrios of America, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the Western Hemisphere together with Archons’ National Commander Dr. Anthony Limberakis presented the Athenagoras Human Rights Award to Andreas Dracopoulos, co-president and director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the honoree of this year’s award. More »

Ecumenical Patriarchate Expresses Concern for Violence in the World

A Communique in Which the Ecumenical Patriarchate Expresses Concern for Violence in the World More »

Representatives of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens Visit Archbishop Demetrios for a Productive Meeting of Coordination

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America received July 23, two officials of the philanthropic organization of the Archdiocese of Athens “Apostoli,” Bishop Gabriel of Diavleia, vice-president; and Constantine Dimtsas, director general of “Apostoli.” More »

Archbishop Demetrios Meets with Prime Minister of Turkey Erdogan

Archbishop Demetrios of America met on Friday with the Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during the visit of the Prime Minister to New York City on the occasion of the opening session of the United Nations. More »

“The Science and Theology of Conception” theme of OCAMPR November 2011 conference

The Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology and Religion (OCAMPR) announces a conference titled “The Science and Theology of Conception,” to be held at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, November 4-5, 2011. More »

Encyclical for the Ten Year Anniversary of September 11 (09/11/2011)

On this Sunday, the tenth anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, we address you in the faith, love and hope that we share in our Lord Jesus Christ. As we gather in our places of worship on this day, we cannot help but call to mind the dreadful acts of terrorism and the tremendous destruction that shocked the entire world and burdened every heart with pain and sorrow. More »