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.
  • Cultivating Lives of Service with Our Children

    Center for Family Care

    March 25, 2019

    How do we plant seeds of selfless love and sacrificial service in our children’s lives? In this webinar, we discuss how to stand alongside our children and seek, together, to serve others in all aspects of our lives. Read More

  • Rewarding the Effort

    Center for Family Care

    March 23, 2019

    In God’s eyes, the effort is equal to the achievement. Our bishop said that last week, and it’s been on my mind ever since. Our Lord rewards our efforts regardless of whether they are effective. Whether or not we achieve our worthy goals, God sees and rewards the effort. Read More

  • Archbishop’s Encyclical for the Feast of the Annunciation and the Day of Greek Independence (2019)

    Archbishop Demetrios

    March 20, 2019

    It is the Feast of the Annunciation, and we celebrate God’s revelation of His grace to the Virgin Mary. It is a new day as the Archangel Gabriel announced the Incarnation of Christ, saying to the Theotokos, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. (Luke 1:31) Today we commemorate a sacred event, when the love and divine will of God was made known to humankind. Read More

  • White House Greek Independence Day Celebration

    Press Office

    March 20, 2019

    WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump welcomed the Greek American Community and His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America to the White House, Monday, March 18, 2019 for the annual White House Reception for Greek Independence, a 32-year-tradition. Following the remarks, the President signed the Presidential Proclamation for Greek Independence Day. Read More

  • The Clergy Family Life: Q&A with Rev. Fr. Conan Gill

    Religious Education

    March 11, 2019

    Rev. Fr. Conan Gill answers questions about juggling parish responsibilities while raising five children with his wife in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Read More

  • Archbishop’s Encyclical for Holy and Great Lent 2019

    Archbishop Demetrios

    March 8, 2019

    Great Lent is most certainly a challenge as we have experienced in the weeks of preparation for this season. We have reflected on the parables of the Tax Collector and the Pharisee and the Prodigal Son. We have considered the true nature and impact of repentance and humility. We have heard the words of our Lord concerning the Last Judgment and the manner of life and service that leads to eternal life. Read More

  • Patriarchal Catechetical Homily at the Opening of Holy and Great Lent

    Press Office

    March 7, 2019

    With the grace of God, the giver of all gifts, we have once again arrived at Holy and Great Lent, the arena of ascetical struggle, in order to purify ourselves with the Lord’s assistance through prayer, fasting and humility, as well as to prepare ourselves for a spiritual experience of the venerable Passion and the celebration of the splendid Resurrection of Christ the Savior. Read More

  • Keys to a Thriving Marriage

    Center for Family Care

    March 6, 2019

    In this interview-style webinar, we explore some of the basic elements of a thriving marriage, even in the midst of the “busyness” of our daily lives. Read More

  • From Expectations to Mutual Love: The Relationship of the Clergy and Parish Family

    Religious Education

    March 5, 2019

    Both clergy and laity have expectations of one another. Some are holy and right; others are unrealistic and misguided. Unfortunately, many remain unspoken until conflict arises, sapping energy and life from the parish family. Rather than reacting to conflict arising from unmet expectations clergy and their families and parish families have of one another, let us consider an alternative path, one of open and honest dialogue about expectations that will bear the fruit of mutual understanding and trust. Read More

  • Experiencing Great Lent as a Couple

    Center for Family Care

    March 5, 2019

    The transcendent and sanctified reality of marriage obligates husbands and wives to actively contribute and support one another’s spiritual growth and edification. There is no better time to express and expand on this blessed truth than during the Lenten season. Read More

  • Volume 18, Issue 2 (2019): The Clergy Family

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    March 5, 2019

    This issue of PRAXIS gives us an opportunity to contemplate the blessings that have come through the parents, wives and children that surround our deacons, priests and bishops. These precious people give love and support to those who communicate God’s love and support to all. Their familial ministry of comfort to our clergy is therefore a service towards all. For them we give thanks to God, and for them we pray for mercies to be multiplied, in this world and in the Kingdom to come. Read More

  • And When You Fast

    Great Lent

    March 1, 2019

    When people think of the word "Lent," the word "fasting" is one of the first things that comes to mind. The cornerstone of Lent is not fasting, but repentance and growing in our faith. Fasting is a tool that is used to assist in spiritual growth. Fasting is also mischarac­terized as a form of deprivation, rather than a spiritual discipline. Because fasting is so misun­derstood, it is many times done incorrectly. Read More

  • It Came Naturally to Them

    Great Lent

    February 28, 2019

    In loving others, do we realize that we also love the Lord? When we are indifferent, do we realize we are indifferent to Him as well? Do we make it a goal each day to try to help someone? Is our ministering to other people more "natural" or does it seem "forced" or "contrived"? Read More

  • I Never Left! Not True

    Great Lent

    February 15, 2019

    If God our Father is ready and happy to restore us, we should be happy to restore one another. After all, no one has sinned against me more than I have sinned against God. If I expect God to forgive all of my sins, then I should be willing to forgive the sins of others. I should rejoice, rather than resent, when someone "comes back" and "makes it right." Read More

  • Time for a Check Up

    Great Lent

    February 15, 2019

    The period of the Triodion, which begins today, is a time for us to evaluate ourselves on a spiritual scale. Saint Paul, in his Epistle to Timothy, offers us a good "seven-point inspection" of our spiritual lives. Read More

  • PARATHOSI 2019 Youth Dance Festival Celebrated Hellenic Culture and Heritage

    Press Office

    February 12, 2019

    NEW YORK – Τhe seventh annual celebration of Hellenic Heritage & Dance, PARATHOSI 2019, took place Jan. 26, at Lefrak Concert Hall at Queens College, in Flushing, N.Y. Read More