Below, you will find a comprehensive listing of the latest news, articles, video, and other content on the official website of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
  • I Never Left! Not True

    Great Lent

    February 15, 2019

    If God our Father is ready and happy to restore us, we should be happy to restore one another. After all, no one has sinned against me more than I have sinned against God. If I expect God to forgive all of my sins, then I should be willing to forgive the sins of others. I should rejoice, rather than resent, when someone "comes back" and "makes it right." Read More

  • Time for a Check Up

    Great Lent

    February 15, 2019

    The period of the Triodion, which begins today, is a time for us to evaluate ourselves on a spiritual scale. Saint Paul, in his Epistle to Timothy, offers us a good "seven-point inspection" of our spiritual lives. Read More

  • PARATHOSI 2019 Youth Dance Festival Celebrated Hellenic Culture and Heritage

    Press Office

    February 12, 2019

    NEW YORK – Τhe seventh annual celebration of Hellenic Heritage & Dance, PARATHOSI 2019, took place Jan. 26, at Lefrak Concert Hall at Queens College, in Flushing, N.Y. Read More

  • Practicing Silence in the Home

    Center for Family Care

    February 5, 2019

    Why is practicing silence in the home so important for family life? Watch as we discuss this question and more. Read More

  • The Church in the Home

    Center for Family Care

    February 4, 2019

    Where can young people experience God's love better than in a Christ-centered home? We need the home environment that includes parents, grandparents, and relatives to manifest this love of God. Learn about what a Church in the Home looks like. Read More

  • January-February 2019 Orthodox Observer

    Orthodox Observer

    January 31, 2019

    January-February 2019 Edition of the Orthodox Observer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Read More

  • Archbishop's Encyclical for the Feast of the Three Hierarchs and Greek Letters Day - January 30 2019

    Archbishop Demetrios

    January 28, 2019

    Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We give glory and thanksgiving to God on this blessed commemoration as we honor the memory of three holy luminaries who continue to guide and inspire us through the wisdom of their teaching and the sanctity of their lives. Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom, recognized in the tradition of our faith as the Three Great Hierarchs and Ecumenical Teachers, offer to us through the witness of their lives beautiful examples of commitment to God and service to Him and others through the power of His divine love. Through their work as pastors and faithful stewards of the people of God, they are true images of the grace revealed to us by Christ. As skilled and prayerful theologians, they show us that the path of faith and truth is followed by those who are transformed by God’s love and offer it to others. Read More

  • PARATHOSI 2019 Dance Festival Celebrating Hellenic Culture and Heritage

    Press Office

    January 25, 2019

    NEW YORK – Τhe annual celebration of Hellenic Heritage & Dance, PARATHOSI 2019, of the Direct Archdiocesan District of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, now in its seventh year, will take place Sat. Jan. 26, 2019 at Lefrak Concert Hall at Queens College, in Flushing, N.Y. Read More

  • Infertility and the Intercessions of Saints Joachim & Anna

    Center for Family Care

    January 24, 2019

    Although there are other saints who are petitioned for childlessness, Joachim and Anna retain a special standing because their story is so familiar. Having a special affinity for the plight of Joachim and Anna, and recognizing not only their faithfulness but also the powerful manner by which the Lord responded to their prayers, Christians in like circumstances have sought their intercessions for nearly two millennia. Read More

  • 2019 Celebrations for the Three Hierarchs and the Day of Greek Letters

    Press Office

    January 23, 2019

    NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through its National Department of Greek Education and the Direct Archdiocesan District Office of Education, organizes several events in celebration of the Feast of the Three Hierarchs and the Day of Greek Letters. Read More

  • What is Family Ministry?

    Center for Family Care

    January 18, 2019

    In the traditional sense, family is composed of the parents and children in a household all brought together by divine grace—the “domestic church.” Additionally, it must be understood that the Church—the body of Christ—constitutes a broader dimension of family through the very real spiritual relationship established through the baptism and chrismation that unites all of its members. We are all one family in Christ! Read More

  • Archons to Hold Virtual Town Meeting on Ukraine Autocephaly Saturday, January 26

    Press Office

    January 16, 2019

    NEW YORK – On Saturday, January 26, 2019, (1-3 p.m. EST), the Order of Saint Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, is hosting the first-ever nationwide call-in Virtual Town Meeting. The Archons are prominent and dynamic members of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and are organizing this meeting on the very important issue of autocephaly (independence) of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the prerogatives and responsibilities of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Read More

  • Bishop Apostolos of Medeia appointed Spiritual Advisor of the National Philoptochos

    Press Office

    January 9, 2019

    NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America appointed His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia as spiritual advisor of the National Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society. Read More

  • Thirty Thousand Celebrate Epiphany in Tarpon Springs

    Press Office

    January 8, 2019

    Tarpon Springs, Fla. – Jan 6, 2019 – The Feast of Epiphany is the most important day for this city of the Tampa Bay area, known around the country and the world, as “Epiphany City.” His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, once again presided at the annual 113th celebration of Theophany (Epiphany), the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy, the the Great Blessing Service of the Waters and the Dive for the Cross in Spring Bayou, while some thirty thousand pilgrims and visitors attended the festivities, according to estimates from the local authorities. Read More

  • Singing and Making Melody as a Family

    Center for Family Care

    January 7, 2019

    What is the connection between music and our spiritual lives? The Bible is constantly referencing music as an integral part of worship. In Ephesians 5:19 we are called to speak to and worship God by “singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” Read More