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.
  • Archdiocese Releases Report on Saint Nicholas

    Press Office

    May 16, 2018

    In order to promote transparency and accountability, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has posted, on its website, the results of Phase I of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC (“PwC”) investigative report (“Report”) regarding the rebuilding of Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine. Read More

  • Archiepiscopal Encyclical for AHEPA Sunday, May 20, 2018

    Archbishop Demetrios

    May 16, 2018

    With joy and gratitude, the parishes of our Holy Archdiocese are asked to commemorate AHEPA Sunday and to recognize the service offered by the members of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association and the organizations of the AHEPA family. Each year we designate a Sunday in May for this purpose, primarily to honor the significant work and offering that is being made by AHEPA members in our parishes, communities, nation, and around the world. It is also an annual recognition of a long and cherished relationship between AHEPA and the Greek Orthodox Church in America. Read More

  • Volume 17, Issue 3 (2018)

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    May 10, 2018

    The Spring 2018 Edition of Praxis Magazine is coming soon! Read More

  • Archdiocesan Council Spring Meeting 2018

    Press Office

    May 8, 2018

    The Archdiocesan Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America held its regularly scheduled spring meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 3-4, 2018, under the chairmanship of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America. Read More

  • Update On St. Nicholas Investigation – Phase 1 Preliminary Findings Announced At Archdiocesan Council

    Press Office

    May 4, 2018

    PITTSBURGH – On May 4, 2018, Elaine Allen, Chairman of the Standing Audit Committee of the Archdiocesan Council, of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, announced the substantial completion of Phase 1 of the St. Nicholas Special Investigative Committee’ s (SIC) investigation into the management and finances of the St. Nicholas Church and National Shrine project. The SIC has received PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Phase 1 draft report and is expected to announce its findings to the Executive Committee of the Archdiocesan Council imminently. Read More

  • Archbishop Offers Invocation at Investiture of Judge Gregory Katsas

    Press Office

    May 1, 2018

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America offered the invocation of the Investiture of the Honorable Gregory G. Katsas as Circuit Judge of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Friday, April 27. Read More

  • Nicholas Anton Appointed Interim Director of the Ecumenical Department

    Press Office

    April 26, 2018

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America has appointed Nicholas Anton as the interim director of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Mr. Anton has been the Coordinator of UN Programs as well as the Special Assistant to the Director of the Department since 2014. Read More

  • Direct Archdiocesan District Announces Purchase of new site for Camp St. Paul

    Press Office

    April 19, 2018

    On April 16, 2018, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and members of the Camp St. Paul Committee closed on the purchase of the future site of Camp St. Paul at a cost of approximately $1,450,000. Since its inception 14 years ago, this successful camping ministry of the Direct Archdiocesan District of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has been leasing a site in Batam, Conn., and in 2016 because of its exponential growth, the camp leadership decided that the District needed to secure its own property to assure the continued success of this camping ministry. Read More

  • Ionian Village Annual Summer Camp Reunion

    Press Office

    April 19, 2018

    Over 275 campers and staff members from the 2017 Ionian Village program came together over the weekend of April 13-15 in Nashville, Tennessee for the Annual Summer Camp Reunion. Read More

  • “All Things are possible for those who believe,” Archbishop ’s Encyclical for the Greek Independence Day Parade in New York (2018)

    Archbishop Demetrios

    April 18, 2018

    It is with great joy that we anticipate our annual Greek Independence Day Parade this year, as we will gather on Sunday, April 22nd to march on Fifth Avenue in celebration of this Day and our precious heritage of freedom. In this celebration and the participation of our parishes throughout the region, we offer a visible witness of the strength of our heritage and the power of faith. Read More

  • March-April 2018 Orthodox Observer

    Orthodox Observer

    April 10, 2018

    March-April 2018 Edition of the Orthodox Observer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Read More

  • 2018 Paschal Message from His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios

    Archbishop Demetrios

    April 7, 2018

    2018 Paschal (Easter) Message in English of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Read More

  • Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2018

    Encyclical

    April 7, 2018

    The experience of Christ’s Resurrection, the all-saving victory of Life over Death, is the nucleus of faith, divine worship, ethos and culture of the Christ-loving orthodox people of God. The life of the Orthodox faithful, in all its manifestations and dimensions, is nurtured and nourished by faith in the Resurrection, and constitutes a daily Pascha. This paschal experience is not simply a remembrance of the Lord’s Resurrection but also a participation in our own renewal, and an unshakeable conviction about the eschatological perfection of all. Read More

  • Archiepiscopal Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2018

    Archbishop Demetrios

    April 6, 2018

    Today as we proclaim, “It is the Day of Resurrection,” we glorify God, and we shout with resounding joy because it is the Day of life. Our Risen Lord is victorious over death. By His glorious Resurrection, Christ has shown the unlimited power of God as the Source and Giver of life; and because of His love for us, He has brought us from death unto life, and from earth unto Heaven. Life is restored by our Creator to all that it was meant to be! Life abundant and eternal is ours! Read More

  • 2018 Adopted Budget

    Department of Finance

    April 5, 2018

    The following budget was developed by the GOA finance staff with the guidance and assistance of the Chancellor and CFO, the Officers, the Finance Budget Sub-Committee, and the Audit Committee Chair. The budget was designed to meet the financial needs of the GOA and its commitments to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Hellenic College Holy Cross, our Metropolises and the ministries of the GOA. Read More

  • Ecumenical Leaders Gather in Washington to End Racism

    Press Office

    April 5, 2018

    On April 3, 2018, the eve of the 50th memorial of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., following the solemn service of the Bridegroom of Holy Tuesday, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios hosted more than 400 ecumenical leaders and guests at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sophia, who had gathered in the nation’ s capital to advance efforts to end racism. Read More

  • Message from the Archdiocese

    Press Office

    April 3, 2018

    During this most solemn week of our Church’s calendar, the Archdiocese feels compelled, out of pastoral consideration for our faithful and those entities working closely with us on critical undertakings, to respond to a report, portions of which were inaccurate, recently disseminated in the media. The Archdiocese reminds everyone of the following facts, most of which have been previously communicated: Read More