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.
  • It's Not About You

    Center for Family Care

    May 16, 2019

    This webinar discusses how past relationships, from childhood onward, impact our marriages. Read More

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros Holds Teleconference Call with the Hierarchs and Clergy

    Press Office

    May 16, 2019

    Today, May 16, 2019, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America held a teleconference call with the Hierarchs and clergy – active and retired, of the Holy Archdiocese of America. The call was organized by Metropolitan Methodios of Boston in his capacity as Archiepiscopal Vicar, with the cooperation of the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council. Over 400 clergy participated in the call. Read More

  • WATCH: Archpastoral message of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros to the Faithful of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

    Press Office

    May 15, 2019

    Even though I am, as the Apostle Paul once said, “absent in the body” from you, I am very much with you in heart, in mind, and in spirit (cf. I Cor. 5:3). I wanted to take this moment to communicate with you through this marvelous tool of social media, to express how much I desire to embrace all of you as spiritual children, and to manifest to you the love with which God has graced my heart for the precious flock of the Holy Archdiocese of America. Read More

  • A Family’s Spiritual Toolbox

    Center for Family Care

    May 15, 2019

    As we are filled with the radiant light of the Resurrection, we look forward and also look back. By looking back on our Lenten journey, we realize our family has grown in strength and endurance through the struggles we overcame together. As we look forward to the future, we strive to continue using the tools that Lent has given us to grow in spiritual maturity, together as a family, in our continued journey ahead. Read More

  • Announcement Regarding the Election of Archbishop Elpidophoros

    Press Office

    May 11, 2019

    Today, May 11, 2019, under the presidency of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate deliberated and elected Metropolitan Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) of Bursa and Exarch of Bithynia as the new Archbishop of America. Read More

  • Formal Election Announcement Mega Minima for Archbishop Elpidophoros

    Press Office

    May 11, 2019

    NEW YORK – Following the unanimous election of Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Bursa as Archbishop of America, His Eminence was presented with the Announcement of his election (Mikro Minima) and the Formal Election Announcement (Mega Minima) at the Sacred and Patriarchal Church of Saint George. After the ceremony he received the good wishes and blessings of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Mother Church upon the assumption of his new duties. Read More

  • Resolution of Thanks and Appreciation for His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America

    Press Office

    May 10, 2019

    Resolution of Thanks and Appreciation for His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America Read More

  • Resolution of Thanks and Appreciation for His Grace Bishop Andonios of Phasiane

    Press Office

    May 10, 2019

    Resolution of Thanks and Appreciation for His Grace Bishop Andonios of Phasiane Read More

  • Process Summary for Election of Archbishop

    Press Office

    May 10, 2019

    Relative Regulations and Charter Articles to the Election of Archbishop Read More

  • Encyclical of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America

    Press Office

    May 9, 2019

    Following the Apostolic injunction of speaking the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15), I have today the great honor to communicate with you in a spirit of truth and love, in order to share with you some important items related to the life and progress in Christ of our holy Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Read More

  • The Power of a Mother’s Prayer

    Center for Family Care

    May 6, 2019

    Saint John of the fourth century is a frequent source for reflection on family life in the twenty-first. His reverence for family rings clear across the centuries, and this is true especially in his appreciation for motherhood. Saint John elevated motherhood to something beyond the mundane, daily care of children and into the realm of spiritual significance. Directing his remarks at mothers, he said, “I mean, the children being born, provided they receive proper care and are brought up to virtue by your attention, prove a basis and occasion of complete salvation for you; and in addition to your own virtuous acts you will receive a great reward for your care of them” (Homily on Hannah, Old Testament Homilies by Robert Hill). Thus Chrysostom saw motherhood as a salvific opportunity, as a vocation that can lead to the heavenly reward. Read More

  • Announcement regarding the meeting of the Ecumenical Patriarch with Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America

    Press Office

    May 4, 2019

    NEW YORK – The Holy Archdiocese of America cites the following announcement of the Ecumenical Patriarchate: Read More

  • Archbishop Demetrios attended National Day of Prayer Service at White House

    Press Office

    May 3, 2019

    NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America attended yesterday May 2, 2019, along with other religious leaders the National Day of Prayer Service at the White House Rose Garden. Read More

  • Christ Is Risen! Have We Forgiven?

    Center for Family Care

    May 1, 2019

    You are sitting in church during the Resurrection service. It is virtually pitch black; the most notable exception is a single flicker of light from the altar. The warm sound of hymns fills the air, and the anticipation is building. You have been waiting for this moment for almost seven weeks—maybe, all year. Now the priest emerges from the sanctuary with a lit candle, chanting “Come, receive the light…” The once-dark space rapidly becomes aglow as the faithful eagerly accept and pass on the light. Read More

  • Archbishop Demetrios will attend National Day of Prayer events in Washington

    Schedule

    April 30, 2019

    NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America has been invited to attend the National Prayer Day events in Washington, DC. Read More

  • Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha

    Press Office

    April 27, 2019

    The experience of Resurrection belongs to the core of Orthodox identity. We celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection not only during the feast of Holy Pascha and the ensuing paschal period, but on each Sunday and at each Divine Liturgy, which is always a luminous festivity. The Christian life in all its dimensions – in divine worship as well as in our life and witness in the world – bears a resurrectional spirit and is shaken by the victory of the risen Christ over death and by the expectation of His eternal kingdom. Read More

  • Archiepiscopal Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2019

    Archbishop Demetrios

    April 27, 2019

    The angel said to the women, Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. (Matthew 28:7) These are the words that filled their hearts with joy. These are the words they took to the disciples with rejoicing. These are the words, He is risen, that we proclaim today in our joyful celebration of Holy Pascha and the Resurrection of Christ. Read More

  • 2019 Paschal Message from His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios

    Archbishop Demetrios

    April 24, 2019

    2019 Paschal (Easter) Message in English of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Read More