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.
  • Archbishop Elpidophoros Marches in Brooklyn

    GOA News Release

    June 3, 2020

    New York, NY – At the invitation of the Borough President of Brooklyn, Eric Leroy Adams, and State Senator Andrew Gounardes (New York’s 22nd State Senate District), His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros attended a peaceful protest and march today in Crown Heights, Brooklyn over the killing of Louisville EMT Breonna Taylor. (Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, was killed when the police raided her apartment in Louisville, KY in March.) Read More

  • OCAMPR Series on Mental Health and Orthodox Faith

    Assembly of Bishops

    June 3, 2020

    The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of America has worked with OCAMPR through the Mental Health Task Force to develop a series on Mental Health and Orthodox Faith. This is a topic that many of our OCAMPR members have been engaging for years, but we have always been a minority voice in our Church and parishes. Now we are getting the word out as an effort to raise awareness, invite conversations, and facilitate teaching and learning about our Orthodox faith. Read More

  • Webinar: Women Scholars of Orthodox Christianity

    Orthodox Observer

    June 3, 2020

    The Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University is delighted to present the second episode of its webinar series highlighting the scholarly insights and academic careers of female scholars whose research and writing explore some facet of the history, thought, or culture of Orthodox Christianity. Read More

  • Metropolis of Chicago Virtual Summer Camp Program

    Camps

    June 3, 2020

    With the cancellation of our Fanari Summer Camp in-person program, we are excited to announced our "Together in Spirit" virtual summer program for campers beginning June 7th. Read More

  • Love Thy Neighbor Webinar

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    June 3, 2020

    Join the @GOA.Ecumenical for the final Love Thy Neighbor webinar on Thursday, June 4 at 6:00 PM ET, featuring International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) @IOCCRelief, the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society @philoptochos and the Giolas Foundation @Giolas Foundation. Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Direct Archdiocese Clergy Syndesmos Address

    GOA News Release

    June 2, 2020

    What is crooked that needs to be straightened? The misunderstandings around what is needful in these times of so many restrictions. What is rough that needs to be smoothed? The minds and emotions of our Faithful, because they have been spiritually roughed up by the loss of loved ones and friends, and by the loss of their way of life and livelihood. Moreover, their faith in the institution of the Church, in the efficacy of the Sacraments, has been shaken. And for some of them, to the very core of their being. Read More

  • Calling Orthodox Young Adults – You Can Help!

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    June 2, 2020

    The Telos Project of Hellenic College Holy Cross is reaching out to rally young adults together to help our parishes and communities during COVID-19. Many are already helping our parishes in this new online world, but we can come together to make an even greater difference. Read More

  • Comfort Food for Families: Trusting in God

    Center for Family Care

    June 2, 2020

    As the country begins to open up, should we be living in fear and anxiety or should we continue to trust that God is in control? Tune in to the last Comfort Food for Families video from the GOA Center for Family Care to hear more. Read More

  • Petition and Prayer from the Network of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Pastoral Health Care

    GOA News Release

    June 1, 2020

    “Again we pray for all those that have fallen sick and are in extremity, and for the doctors and nurses and all those in the areas of health, who serve and minister to the sick, offering care and comfort; that the Lord our God will furthermore strengthen them, work through them and guide them in all things.” Read More

  • Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church: Article by Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    June 1, 2020

    The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations continues to promote social engagement in the Orthodox Church and its relevance in today’s world. The Department’s blog “Faith Matters” recently published an article prepared by Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis describing the key issues that Orthodox Christians face in our society today, based on the recent release of For the Life of World: Toward a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church. Read More

  • Four Free Resources to Help Young People Stay Healthy and Connected

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    June 1, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has been a difficult time for people of all ages. Social distancing has led to feelings of loneliness. The virus itself has led to feelings of anxiety and fear. And these negative emotions will only be compounded in the weeks ahead as more cities and states reopen. Parents and ministry workers need support to keep the young people in their care healthy and connected. Read More

  • Holy Communion in an Extraordinary Time of Pandemic

    GOA News Release

    June 1, 2020

    What is more important for all of us? The Communion, the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, or the way we receive the Body and Blood? The answer is easy. It’s not the way. It’s the Communion itself that saves us and gives us Eternal Life. Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

    Homily

    May 31, 2020

    Today we find ourselves in between two great centers of our Faith, Jerusalem and Nicea. Jerusalem, because following the Ascension of Lord, we are waiting with the Disciples in the Jerusalem of the heart, awaiting the promise of the Father, until we are clothed with power from on high. Read More

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros Issues Statement on George Floyd

    GOA News Release

    May 30, 2020

    New York – On Friday, May 29, 2020, in response to the growing tensions across the country, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros issued a statement on social media. Read More

  • Religious Ed at Home: Summer Edition

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    May 29, 2020

    The Department of Religious Education has compiled resources, guides and tips to continue learning about the Faith throughout the Summer Read More

  • Leadership 100 Approves $8.2 Million in Grants including $5 Million for St. Nicholas National Shrine

    Leadership 100

    May 29, 2020

    The Leadership 100 Board of Trustees, in a historic vote, approved a total of $8.2 million in grants, including a grant of $5 million toward the St. Nicholas National Shrine and $3,174,158 million in additional grants, bringing the total of grants distributed since the founding of Leadership 100 to $60 million. The vote took place on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at the 29th Annual Leadership 100 Conference in Palm Beach, which concluded on Sunday, February 23, according to Chairman Argyris Vassiliou. Read More

  • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese COVID-19 Relief Fund: Message from Andrea Zecy

    Department of Communications

    May 29, 2020

    Α message from Andrea Zecy, from Kansas City, KS: “Εvery single dollar that you donate benefits those in need. No matter what their religious background, or cultural background is, this Relief Fund helps everyone." Read More

  • National Philoptochos Responds With A Multi-Pronged Approach to Provide Financial, Emotional, Spiritual and Loving Support to Individuals and Families Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

    National Philoptochos Society

    May 28, 2020

    The #MaskOn Campaign asked chapters to make and distribute masks within their local communities to assist with the nationwide need for face coverings, and to encourage everyone to follow the CDCs guidelines for social distancing and safety practices. Read More

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros participated in the United Nations Virtual Consultation: “Global Pledge for Action”

    GOA News Release

    May 28, 2020

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros participated in the United Nations Virtual Consultation “Global Pledge for Action.” In his remarks, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros mentioned the centrality of faith in response to the global pandemic of COVID-19. Read More