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.
  • Homily of Archbishop Elpidophoros - Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church Honolulu, Hawaii

    Messages

    January 21, 2020

    In the Gospel reading, we heard the story of the Ten Lepers who came to Christ for healing. Leprosy is a terrible disease, though it is rarely seen nowadays. Leprosy causes weakness and pain, like every disease. But it also brings about isolation and loneliness. For in ancient times and modern, the person with leprosy was required to live apart from the rest of society, an outcast and an exile. Read More

  • Επίσκεψη στο Οικουμενικό Πατριαρχείο του Πρέσβη Samuel Brownback

    News

    January 17, 2020

    Επίσκεψη στην Έδρα του Οικουμενικού Πατριαρχείου, στο Φανάρι, πραγματοποίησε το απόγευμα της Παρασκευής, 17 Ιανουαρίου 2020, ο Πρέσβης Samuel Brownback, επικεφαλής της υπηρεσίας του Υπ. Εξωτερικών των ΗΠΑ για θέματα διεθνούς θρησκευτικής ελευθερίας. Read More

  • First-Ever Vasilopita Celebration at St. Photios National Shrine

    Press Office

    January 16, 2020

    ST AUGUSTINE, Fla. – In an effort to maintain the traditions and customs of the first Greek settlers that arrived on the American continent, St. Photios National Shrine hosted its first-ever Vasilopita Cutting Celebration with a standing room only crowd of almost 100 people. Read More

  • Three Hierarchs and Greek Letters Celebrations

    Press Office

    January 15, 2020

    NEW YORK – In commemoration of the Holy Three Hierarchs (Saint Basil the Great, Saint Gregory the Theologian, and Saint John Chrysostom), on January 30th, the Office of Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America organizes the following events to celebrate Greek Letters and Arts: Read More

  • Epiphany: Festival of Lights

    GOTelecom

    January 14, 2020

    Epiphany, or Theophany commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan by St. John the Baptist. Of all the observances of Epiphany throughout the world, none is more deeply religious in tradition and significance, or more colorful, than in the Greek Orthodox Church. Read More

  • Οι Μητροπολίτες Καστορίας και Φθιώτιδος στο Οικουμενικό Πατριαρχείο

    News

    January 14, 2020

    Το Σεπτό Κέντρο της Μεγάλης του Χριστού Εκκλησίας επισκέφθηκαν διαδοχικά, σήμερα, Τρίτη, 14 Ιανουαρίου 2020, οι Μητροπολίτες Καστορίας Σεραφείμ και Φθιώτιδος Συμεών, και έγιναν δεκτοί αδελφικά από τον Οικουμενικό Πατριάρχη Βαρθολομαίο. Read More

  • Archbishop Attends State Department Reception

    Press Office

    January 8, 2020

    WASHINGTON – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America attended tonight a State Department reception in honor of the Prime Minister of Greece, His Excellency Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Read More

  • Parathosi 2020 Dance Festival Celebrating Hellenic Culture and Heritage

    Press Office

    January 8, 2020

    The 8th annual celebration of Hellenic Heritage & Dance, PARATHOSI 2020, of the Direct Archdiocesan District of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, will take place on Saturday January 11th, 2020 at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, NY. Read More

  • Remarks at the Luncheon in Honor of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis

    Politics and Government

    January 8, 2020

    For Greece stands at the cusp of Europe and Asia, not as a wall of separation, but as a doorway of opportunity to the treasure-house of wisdom and inspiration that she has been for these many thousands of years. Under your guidance, we expect Greece will achieve prodigious progress and prosperity. Read More

  • Με μεγαλοπρέπεια ο εορτασμός των Θεοφανείων στο Φανάρι

    News

    January 7, 2020

    Οικουμενικός Πατριάρχης: Eις το σταυροαναστάσιμον Φανάριον φυλάσσομεν την ακοίμητον κανδήλαν, την οποίαν εφύλαξαν οι Πατέρες μας αεί λάμπουσαν και φωταυγή Read More

  • Homily of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America at the Feast of Theophany

    Messages

    January 7, 2020

    It was in His baptism that Jesus was revealed to the world as the one true Christ, the Anointed One above all others. The Son of God came to the world to be forever our prophet, priest, and king. It was not by the words of a mere mortal that Jesus was named as God’s chosen one, but rather by the voice of the Father Himself from heaven. It was not by an earthly oil that Jesus was anointed and consecrated to serve, but rather by the Spirit of God Himself, coming down from heaven upon His head in the form of a dove. In ages past, many men had been anointed to lead, but only the Son of God was the true Christόs. He was, and is, the great and eternal prophet and priest and king, for all the people of the world. Read More

  • Feast of the Epiphany 2020 in Tarpon Springs

    Press Office

    January 6, 2020

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, presided for the first time since he became Archbishop last year, at the annual 114th celebration of Theophany (Epiphany), the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy, the Great Blessing Service of the Waters and the Dive for the Cross in Spring Bayou, while many thousands of pilgrims and visitors attended the festivities. Read More

  • Gov. Cuomo and Archbishop Elpidophoros Announce Construction to resume on St Nicholas

    Press Office

    January 2, 2020

    NEW YORK – Earlier today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo officially welcomed Archbishop Elpidophoros of America to New York and announced plans to resume the rebuilding of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center. This was the Governor's first meeting with His Eminence since the Archbishop was elected by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate as Archbishop of America to succeed Archbishop Demetrios in May. The project will be driven by a new non-profit organization with an independent, 13-member board - the Friends of St. Nicholas. The new entity has been formed to ensure that the sacred space is completed as expeditiously as possible and can begin welcoming visitors from around the world. The Friends of St. Nicholas will aim to resume construction with a two-year target to complete the church Read More

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros’ Remarks with Governor Cuomo, January 2, 2020

    Messages

    January 2, 2020

    Governor Cuomo, Dear Friends, Today, I am honored to receive the Governor of the Great State of New York, the Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, here at the Headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. We met to discuss the urgent need to complete the Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center and our meeting has already borne much fruit. Read More

  • Family Resolutions: New Year, New You?

    Center for Family Care

    January 1, 2020

    The beginning of January, the first month of the civil calendar, is a traditional time in our society when countless people take something of an inventory of their lives, resolving to implement changes in the hope of bringing about the desired effect. Read More

  • Archiepiscopal Encyclical for the feast of Saint Basil and the New Year

    Encyclical

    December 30, 2019

    Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, On this first day of the year of our Lord 2020, I greet you in His love with a heart filled with joy and peace. Our Incarnate Savior is with us, guiding us in His divine will, granting us wisdom, filling our hearts with hope in His eternal promises, and leading us in our sacred ministry to share the Gospel of salvation. Read More