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.
  • The Metropolis of Chicago Exceeds Its $250K Goal to Support Parishes

    News Release

    December 3, 2020

    Thanks to your support, the Metropolis of Chicago has raised more than $258,000 for the COVID-19 Parish Relief Fund---100% of which will go directly to support our parishes impacted by the pandemic. To date, the Metropolis of Chicago has distributed $138,613 to 10 parishes in need and will continue to make distributions in 2021 until the fund is exhausted. Read More

  • The Hierarchical Ordination of Bishop-Elect Timothy of Hexmilion

    News Release

    December 3, 2020

    His Grace Bishop-elect Timothy of Hexamilion, Chancellor of our Metropolis, will be ordained a Bishop at the SS. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Merrillville, Indiana. The live service will be available to view online through the Metropolis of Chicago's YouTube Channel. Read More

  • Hanukkah, Greeks, and Jews, Then and Now

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    December 2, 2020

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros will be speaking with Rabbi Noam Marans as part of the America Jewish Committee’s new program, “Advocacy Anywhere.” This feature will focus on “Hanukkah, Greeks, and Jews, Then and Now,” and is open to all. Read More

  • Inform, Inspire and Equip Your Parish Stewardship Ministry

    Orthodox Observer

    December 2, 2020

    Stewardship Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese invites parish leadership of the New York District and the New Jersey Metropolis to the first in a six-part online/zoom series to help you and your parish leaders create a culture of true Christian stewardship. Learn empirically proven strategies to better engage parishioners and increase stewardship results. Read More

  • Metropolis of Chicago YAL Bible Study

    News Release

    December 2, 2020

    Join the Youth & Young Adult League ("YAL") for a weekly bible study via Zoom with Father Kosmas Kallis, where the Book of Acts will be discussed. This event will take place over the course of 12 Wednesdays, starting November 4 thru February 10, with some days skipped for holidays. Read More

  • Rev. Protopresbyter John D. Protopapas, B.D., S.T.M Falls Asleep in the Lord

    Orthodox Observer

    December 1, 2020

    Rev. Protopresbyter John D. Protopapas was born in Pano Zodhia, Cyprus on December 12, 1926 to Demetrios Protopapas and Panagiota Katsaris, and was dedicated to the church on January 23, 1927, which then became his official birth date. His father was the Protopsaltis of the village and taught him Byzantine music at an early age. Read More

  • Academy of Orthodox Faith and Learning Online

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    December 1, 2020

    Bethlehem, PA – In response to the challenges Orthodox Christian preschool education is facing, we are excited to announce the Academy of Orthodox Faith and Learning, an online outreach of St Nicholas Academy. Beginning January 4th, 2021 and continuing for fourteen weeks, faith and learning content for preschoolers will be sent daily via email. Read More

  • Hagia Sophia Art Contest

    Department of Greek Education

    December 1, 2020

    The Department of Greek Education presents the Hagia Sophia Art Contest for children ages 6-14. The deadline is December 31st, 2020 and features cash prizes for first, second, and third place. Read More

  • Giving and Receiving

    Center for Family Care

    December 1, 2020

    We are an indulgent society. If we want something, we get it. So, how do we teach our children to give generously and receive humbly in an age of materialism? How do we let them experience the grace that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ described when he said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35)? Read More

  • Demetrios K. Tsigas Falls Asleep in the Lord

    Orthodox Observer

    December 1, 2020

    Demetrios K. Tsigas, 59, of Melbourne, FL was called to the Lord on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, from complications related to his three-year struggle with lung cancer that metastasized to his brain. Father Demetri is survived by his wife of 26 years, Eleni (Zuras), his sons Jordan and Jonathan, his parents Fr. Konstantine and Presvytera Spiridoula Tsigas, his sisters, Vasiliki Fotinis and Katerina Papaioanou, and their husbands, Panayiotis and George, and nieces and nephews Spyridoula, Emmanuel, Anastasia, Konstantina, and Theofania. Read More

  • YAL Orthodoxy on Tap: "Why Orthodoxy?" Series

    GOA News Release

    December 1, 2020

    YAL Chicago invites you to the Orthodoxy on Tap Series on Zoom. Special guests will be featured to discuss "Why Orthodoxy?" Read More

  • Putting the "Giving" Back in "Thanksgiving"

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    December 1, 2020

    As it does every year, Thanksgiving comes and goes quickly. We spend a few hours trying to feel grateful, but then start looking for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals so we can buy more stuff. If gratitude is nothing but a feeling that lasts a few hours, are we doing something wrong? Maybe we're approaching thanksgiving the wrong way. Maybe we spend too much time focused on the “thanks,” and not enough on the “giving.” Read More

  • Rev. Fr. Louis Christopulos Appointed Chancellor of the Metropolis of Denver

    News Release

    December 1, 2020

    His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver has announced the appointment of Reverend Fr. Louis Christopulos as the new Chancellor of the Metropolis of Denver beginning full-time on December 1, 2020. Read More

  • Homily on the Thronal Feast of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

    Homily

    December 1, 2020

    On this, the Thronal Feast of the Mother Church of Constantinople, when we recall the Apostolic foundation upon which the entire Great Church of Christ is built, we rejoice to behold a most worthy successor upon the Throne of this Patriarchal See, one worthy of the ministry of Andrew himself: His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Read More

  • Homily on the Thirteenth Sunday of Saint Luke

    Homily

    November 29, 2020

    “What is impossible with human beings, is possible with God!” What a message of hope in these difficult days! When we face a resurgence in the pandemic, and the days grow darker as we draw near to Christmas. Read More

  • Archiepiscopal Encyclical on the Christmas Fast

    Encyclical

    November 27, 2020

    As we enter more deeply into the Christmas Fast, we understand that this will be a holiday season unlike no other, I want to commend to all of you the words of the Lord written above. Our chief and principal responsibility as Christians is to our God and to the image of God that we find in other people. And this duty is love. 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

  • Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos Holds Virtual “Dream Gala”

    News Release

    November 25, 2020

    The Philoptochos Society of the Metropolis of Boston held their virtual “Dream Gala” to raise much needed funds to fulfill the main mission of providing assistance to the less fortunate while perpetuating and promoting the Orthodox faith and traditions. Read More

  • Parish Donates Thanksgiving Meals to Needy Families

    News Release

    November 25, 2020

    For the past 25 years the parish has worked together to donate Thanksgiving turkeys and other food items to those who need it most. This year, to comply with social distancing requirements, the Metropolis Center in Brookline hosted the preparation of filling bags and unpacking boxes. Working in shifts of 25, community members young and old came to package the Thanksgiving meals. Read More

  • New Website for Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine

    News Release

    November 25, 2020

    We are pleased to share with you our redesigned website, which can be found at www.stnicholaswtc.org Read More