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.
  • 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

  • Ionian Village and Leadership 100 revitalize traveling retreat program, IV On-the-Go

    Press Office

    March 30, 2018

    NEW YORK – IV On-the-Go, the traveling retreat program of the Office of Ionian Village will return in the Fall of 2018 after a two year hiatus. Following a successful debut from 2014-2016, Leadership 100 has awarded a five-year grant to support the program’s revitalization and offer the parishes and young people of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese a taste of Ionian Village’s unique and interactive approach to youth ministry. Read More

  • Enthronement Address of His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago

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    March 26, 2018

    As I stand before you today, cloaked in the bishop’s mantle, and as I hold the shepherd’s staff, I do so not as your master, but as your father. And as your father I wish to echo the message of Christ on the stormy sea: “Do not be afraid”! Do not be afraid, for your father is prepared to struggle with you. Do not be afraid because, for your father is prepared to cry with you. Do not be afraid, for your father is here to comfort you. Do not be afraid, for your father is prepared to lay down his life for you. Read More

  • Archiepiscopal Encyclical for the Feast of the Annunciation and the Day of Greek Independence (2018)

    Archbishop Demetrios

    March 23, 2018

    Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On this blessed and glorious Feast of the Annunciation, we celebrate a miraculous event that affirms with God nothing will be impossible. (Luke 1:37) We gather to worship, as we commemorate the appearance of the Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary announcing the Incarnation of our Lord. We rejoice in the proclamation to the Theotokos, as God reveals His divine plan for our redemption from sin and our salvation from death. We marvel at her faith in Him and obedience to His will. Read More

  • White House Hosts 31st Annual Reception for Greek Independence

    Press Office

    March 23, 2018

    President Donald J. Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation for Greek Independence Day during the annual White House Reception for Greek Independence, Thursday, March 24, 2017, which is now a 31-year-tradition and honored His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America and the Greek American Community. Read More

  • Axios! Ordination of Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago

    Press Office

    March 20, 2018

    Metropolitan-elect Nathanael of Chicago was ordained to the Episcopacy at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Saturday, March 17, according to the apostolic tradition. Read More

  • Archbishop Demetrios’ Letter to the Metropolis of Chicago

    Press Office

    March 20, 2018

    To the Reverend Clergy, the Parish Councils, the Philoptochos Chapters, the Youth, the Choirs and the Greek Schools and Sunday Schools, and the entire Greek Orthodox Family of the Holy Metropolis of Chicago of our Holy Archdiocese of America Read More

  • Announcement of the Holy Eparchial Synod (March 16, 2018)

    Press Office

    March 17, 2018

    The Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America convened its regular meeting at the Synodal chamber of the Holy Archdiocese in New York on March 15 and 16, 2018, presided by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America. Read More

  • The Hierarchical Ordination of Metropolitan-elect Nathanael of Chicago

    Press Office

    March 16, 2018

    His Grace Metropolitan-elect of Chicago Nathanael Symeonides will be ordained a Bishop by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America, presiding at the services; concelebrating members of the Holy Eparchial Synod, and other Hierarchs from around the world on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (319 E 74th Street, NYC). Read More