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.
  • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to Participate in an Initiative to end Racism

    Press Office

    January 12, 2018

    As our nation observes the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is proud to announce that it will participate in an ecumenical initiative to end racism. The process will begin in April with the public gathering of the 38 member communions of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) and all people of good will to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination. Read More

  • Archiepiscopal Encyclical for Matters of Justice and Truth

    Archbishop Demetrios

    January 9, 2018

    With the grace and blessing of the Omnipotent God, we have entered the new calendar year 2018, which we celebrate rooted in our faith to Christ Who revealed Himself to us, a faith through which everything is possible and attainable, especially matters of justice, truth, peace and love. Read More

  • Unable to reach Tarpon Springs Archbishop Celebrates Epiphany in New York

    Press Office

    January 6, 2018

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America celebrated Epiphany, today January 6, 2018, in the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Hicksville, New York. The recent snowstorm and unusually frigid temperatures in the northeast grounded and cancelled thousands of flights and as a result it was not possible for the Archbishop to travel to Tarpon Springs, the Epiphany city for the annual celebration and the dive for the Cross. Read More

  • 2018 Yearbook

    Yearbook

    January 3, 2018

    2018 Edition of the Annual Yearbook of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Read More

  • What are the 12 Days of Christmas?

    Epiphany

    January 2, 2018

    With the selection of Dec 25 to commemorate the Nativity of Christ, there was a 12-day period from the one major celebration to the next major observance. Thus, we have the '12 days of Christmas' that bridge the birth with the baptism and it became a festal period of time of great joy and celebration. Read More

  • Archiepiscopal Encyclical Announcing the 44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress

    Archbishop Demetrios

    January 2, 2018

    With joy in our hearts as we anticipate the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord, I join with the beloved and respected Hierarchs of the Holy Eparchial Synod and the members of the Archdiocesan Council in announcing that our 44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress and the national meeting of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society will convene July 1 to 5, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts. Read More

  • Archiepiscopal Encyclical for the Feast of Saint Basil and the New Year 2018

    Archbishop Demetrios

    December 27, 2017

    At the inception of this New Year of 2018, we affirm as Orthodox Christians that the words above offered by our Lord in reference to His divine work are also the focus of our worship and ministry. In all that we do as the Greek Orthodox Church in America, we look to Christ as our Savior and Guide, we offer the Gospel of life and truth, and we demonstrate the grace of God in our service to others. We preach the message of salvation. We speak of liberty in Christ to all who are in bondage to sin and the burdens of this life. We offer a witness of the healing and transformation that we find in Him. We proclaim constantly and consistently that this is the acceptable year of the Lord. Read More

  • 2017 Nativity Message of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios

    Archbishop Demetrios

    December 26, 2017

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America offers reflections on the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Read More

  • Patriarchal Proclamation for Christmas 2017

    Encyclical

    December 23, 2017

    We welcome the “all-perfect God,” who “brought love into the world,” who becomes “closer to us than we to ourselves.” Through kenosis, the divine Word condescends to the created beings in “a condescension inexplicable and incomprehensible.” He “whom nothing can contain” is contained in the womb of the Virgin; the greatest exists in the least. This great chapter of our faith, of how the transcendent God “became human for humankind,” while remaining an “inexpressible” mystery. “The great mystery of divine Incarnation ever remains a mystery.” Read More

  • Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for The Nativity of Christ 2017

    Archbishop Demetrios

    December 20, 2017

    We glorify Christ on this blessed and glorious Feast for having come to us and for revealing the abundant and redeeming grace of God Read More

  • November-December 2017 Orthodox Observer

    Orthodox Observer

    December 18, 2017

    November-December 2017 Edition of the Orthodox Observer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Read More

  • Archbishop Asks for Support and Prayers for California Fire Victims

    Press Office

    December 14, 2017

    “Our thoughts and prayers are constant and fervent for all the people affected by the latest waves of fires in several California counties. We read reports of houses destroyed, we see the videos of the threatening fires... Read More

  • 2017 Byzantine Christmas Concert in Honor of Archbishop Demetrios

    Musicians: Choirs and Chanters

    December 12, 2017

    A Byzantine Christmas Concert Honoring Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, Celebrating his 50 Years as a Bishop at Merkin Concert Hall, NYC on December 2, 2017. Performers included the Archdiocesan Women's Byzantine Choir of St. Kassiani, the Archdiocesan Youth Choir, and the Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir. Read More

  • Archdiocese Remains Committed to Rebuilding of Saint Nicholas and Continues the Fundraising Efforts

    Press Office

    December 9, 2017

    NEW YORK – Construction at the site of Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at The World Trade Center in New York has been temporarily suspended. Read More

  • Report on Status of Archdiocesan Financial Situation

    Press Office

    December 8, 2017

    Report on Status of Archdiocesan Financial Situation Read More

  • Our Journey to Bethlehem

    Advent Fast

    December 8, 2017

    We are about to take a journey. Whether one is a devout Christian or doesn’t know Christ at all, we are all about to take a journey that will see Christmas decorations go up, lines at the malls get long, and stress levels go up. Such is the modern celebration of Christmas. Read More

  • In the Beginning: Reflections on the Nativity Fast

    Advent Fast

    December 8, 2017

    Unlike our American culture, which celebrates from now until Christmas, with celebrations ending promptly on December 26, the Orthodox Church celebrates the Nativity throughout the year. Our joyful part of the celebration in this season is supposed to be from December 25 through January 7. November 15 through December 24 is a period of fasting and reflective preparation. The focus is neither shopping nor decorating, but meditating on the awesome miracle of the Son of God taking on flesh and becoming one of us. Read More