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.
  • Ohio Historical Marker Placed at Church Site Founded by Greek Christian Refugees of Asia Minor

    News Release

    September 29, 2022

    Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in partnership with the Ohio History Connection, a nonprofit statewide history organization advancing Ohio’s history and stories, held a dedication ceremony for a Historical Marker on Saturday, September 17 at 12 p.m. at the site of the former Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church built in 1917, located at 1749 10th Street N.E., Canton, OH 44709. The Historical Marker recognized the property as a landmark that served as the religious, social, and cultural center for the Greek Christian refugees of Asia Minor who migrated to Canton, Ohio in the early 1900s. Read More

  • National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians Celebrates National Church Music Sunday

    National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians

    September 29, 2022

    The National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians celebrated National Church Music Sunday October 2, 2022. This annual celebration occurs the first Sunday after the observance of the feast day of St. Romanos, the Patron Saint of the National Forum and church musicians, which falls on October 1st. The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America sets this day aside each year to recognize and honor all of its church musicians. Read More

  • High-ranking Delegation of the Museum of the Bible Visits the Ecumenical Patriarch

    Orthodox Observer

    September 28, 2022

    On Tuesday, 27 September 2022, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew received the esteemed Mr. Steve Green, Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Museum of the Bible, based in Washington, D.C., together with his associates, Dr. Jeffrey Kloha, Chief Curatorial Officer, Dr. Brian Hyland, Associate Curator of Medieval Manuscripts, and Professor Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou, Member of the Museum’s Advisory Board. Read More

  • Statement of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America on Hurricane Ian

    News Release

    September 28, 2022

    Statement of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America on Hurricane Ian Read More

  • Letter from Metropolitan Alexios on Hurricane Ian

    News Release

    September 28, 2022

    With hurricane season upon the Southern United States, I prayerfully ask that we turn our attention and prayers to the state of Florida, recently fallen under a State of Emergency due to the oncoming Hurricane Ian. Specifically, I offer my prayers and blessing to those Metropolis communities which are in the storms current path, including the Tampa Bay area and Naples. Read More

  • IOCC and Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Respond in Ukraine Partnership Provides Emergency Assistance to Ukrainians Affected by Conflict

    Orthodox Observer

    September 27, 2022

    International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) announced today that with support from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, IOCC will provide immediate assistance to people in Ukraine displaced by the conflict and receiving aid through six dioceses of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. Read More

  • New York Greek Film Expo 2022, a Greek Film Festival for all New Yorkers, presented by Hellenic Film Society USA

    Orthodox Observer

    September 27, 2022

    The Hellenic Film Society USA (HFS) has announced the lineup for its annual New York Greek Film Expo, a Greek film festival for all New Yorkers, to be held September 29—October 9, expanding to four theaters across the New York metro area. Read More

  • Remarks at Centennial Banquet, Saint Demetrios Community Center, Seattle

    Message

    September 26, 2022

    Given the coincidence, I look at the Saint Demetrios Parish here in Seattle as a microcosm of the Archdiocese. You are a Parish that is full of vibrancy and energy. Your liturgical schedule is lively. Your numbers – both of the stewardship ministries and Philoptochos – are impressive. Your activities for youth, seniors, and especially the fellowship groups – demonstrate a sincere and successful program of outreach to all the constituencies of the Parish. But above all of these marvelous aspects of Parish life, there is one thing that impresses me the most: the pairing of your Mission Statement and your Vision Statement. Read More

  • Monastic Synaxis Communique

    Office of the Archbishop

    September 26, 2022

    Monastic Synaxis Communique Read More

  • Lord, Do I Really Love You?

    Center for Family Care

    September 26, 2022

    God isn’t looking for more members of the parish. God isn’t looking for religious consumers: people who come to church to get something. He’s looking for disciples: those willing to leave important things behind to follow something (Someone) of much greater importance. Discipleship is an orientation – a pattern of life – that involves commitment, action, sacrifice. Read More

  • Homily at the Divine Liturgy Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Seattle, Washington

    Homily

    September 25, 2022

    The Divine Liturgy is the final point in our arc of celebration for this Centennial Weekend. We come together as a community, and as more than what we can perceive with our senses. For in the Eucharist, when we ‘do this in remembrance of Him,’ we step into God’s time – His Kairos, the Eternal Now where all is present, and all is possible. Read More

  • Archepiscopal Encyclical for the Commemoration of the Asia Minor Holocaust

    Encyclical

    September 25, 2022

    This month of September is replete with commemorations that define us as a People, even as they are hard to bear because of the loss and devastation. We just passed the twenty-first memorial of September Eleventh, and we are now upon the one hundredth anniversary of the Asia Minor Holocaust that cost so many lives and changed the face of the Greeks across the Hellespont in Pontos and the coasts of Asia Minor. Read More

  • FCAO Honors Dr. Kyriakos A. Athanasiou at Annual Testimonial Dinner

    Orthodox Observer

    September 25, 2022

    Archbishop Elpidophoros, Honorary Co-Chair of the event with President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades , said, “All of us want justice for Cyprus. All of us want peace. And for this reason, we will never stop demanding for the Turkish troops to stop the illegal occupation of almost half of the island of Cyprus. We can never stop working until we achieve this result. Unity must prevail. Justice must prevail. And if these come to pass, then the bright future of Cyprus will be assured for many generations to come. Read More

  • Homily At the Service of Great Vespers, Saint Demetrios Church, Seattle

    Homily

    September 25, 2022

    I am so very happy to be sharing this celebratory centenary weekend with your parish, and with the wider Orthodox Community of Seattle. I must stress that your parish and the Archdiocese are the same age! One hundred years young – each one! Read More

  • Greetings and Toast At the Luncheon Hosted by the Archons of the Throne, Assumption Greek Orthodox Church

    Message

    September 25, 2022

    Anytime that I find myself in the company of the Order of Saint Andrew, our much beloved and deeply cherished body of Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate here in America, I feel tremendous pride and great happiness. As you know, the Archons are a special group of people in the life of the Church. By their very offikia, they take upon themselves duties and responsibilities to the Mother Church of Constantinople that are essential for Her health and prosperity. Read More

  • Address Following the Doxology Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, Seattle, Washington

    Message

    September 24, 2022

    This is the day that the Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad in it!* Indeed, what a joy it is for me personally to be here in Seattle, with the vibrant Greek Orthodox Communities of the American Northwest. Read More

  • Zoodohos Peghe Hosts Cultural Event: "100 Years Since the Asia Minor Catastrophe"

    Orthodox Observer

    September 24, 2022

    The Greek Orthodox Church of Zoodohos Peghe hosted a special cultural event on Wednesday, September 21, commemorating 100 years since the Asia Minor Catastrophe. Free and open to the public, “Memories, Sounds, and Life,” aimed to share the enduring music, culture, and history of Asia Minor’s Greek population with the community in the Bronx. His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, Consul General of Greece the Honorable Konstantinos Konstantinou, and Consul General of Cyprus the Honorable Michalis Firillas opened the evening with remarks. Read More

  • Remarks by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Federation of Cypriot American Organizations Annual Testimonial Dinner Honoring Dr. Kyriakos A. Athanasiou

    Address

    September 23, 2022

    Tonight, the Federation of Cypriot American Organizations gathers together in celebration of its solidarity as a community, and with the desire to honor a fellow countryman with its highest honor. You are bestowing the Lifetime Achievement Award upon the Distinguished Professor Kyriakos A. Athanasiou – holder of the Henry Samueli Chair in Engineering at the University of California Irvine, and member of both the National Academy of Inventors and the National Academy of Medicine. Read More

  • SUNDAY SERMON SERIES 1st Sunday of Luke, September 25

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    September 23, 2022

    This week, find insights about the upcoming Gospel reading where the Lord recruits His first four disciples. But why does the Lord command His disciples to go on a fishing trip? Read More

  • Metropolis of New Jersey Vicars, Clergy Receive Archpastoral Blessing

    Orthodox Observer

    September 23, 2022

    On September 23, 2022, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros welcomed two new Metropolis of New Jersey Vicars for a blessing on their new assignements: Archimandrite Nektarios Cottros, Vicar of New Jersey, serves as the Proistamenos of St. George Church in Piscataway; Read More