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.
  • Archdiocese Mourns the passing of Presvytera Margaret Orfanakos

    Press Office

    August 14, 2018

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America mourns the passing of Presvytera Margaret (Pavlides) Orfanakos of Wayne, New Jersey who passed away to the Lord, peacefully and surrounded by her family on Monday, August 13th, 2018. She was 75 years old. Read More

  • Pastoral visit to the Church of Panagia in Island Park, NY

    Press Office

    August 14, 2018

    Island Park, NY (Long Island) – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, on Sunday before the Feast of the Dormition, August 12, 2018, presided at the Divine Liturgy in the Greek Orthodox Church of Kimisis tis Theotokou (Panagia) of Island Park on the south shore of central Long Island. Read More

  • Anxiety and Our Life in Christ

    Center for Family Care

    August 14, 2018

    Christ and His Church offer salvation, eternal life, and the hope of the Resurrection. The church is not a type of psychiatric medication or a fabrication meant to calm our existential crises. It is the place where we experience the reality of the Kingdom of Heaven and God’s love for mankind through the ultimate expression of gratitude in the Eucharist. It is in this experience, in conjunction with the best of what modern medicine and therapy have to offer, that we find rest from the worry of this world. And, as we find peace, those around us will encounter Christ’s saving rest as well. Read More

  • Keeping Focus

    Center for Family Care

    August 11, 2018

    How often do I sit at the feet of our Lord and attend to His every word? How can I expect to keep Him as my life’s center if I don’t really take time to focus on Him daily? I may say I don’t have time, but the fact is I am just disoriented—crashing into all sorts of things instead of focusing on God. Does this sound familiar? Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 13

    Center for Family Care

    August 11, 2018

    The word prosphoron (in the plural, prosphora) is translated from its Greek origin as “offering” and, as such, is a fitting name for the bread we bring to church for the Divine Liturgy. The making of prosphora in our homes is an opportunity for families to gather and participate in the life of the Church in a meaningful way. Read More

  • Childlike vs. Childish

    Center for Family Care

    August 10, 2018

    Although we can never be children again, Jesus is calling us to cultivate childlike qualities in our relationship with God. Think for a moment about how you relate with God. As you reflect on your connection with God, in what ways are you still trusting, honest with your feelings, inquisitive, joyful, and pure of heart? Read More

  • Encyclical for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15, 2018)

    Archbishop Demetrios

    August 9, 2018

    As we celebrate this blessed Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, “in radiant joy with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs together with the angels and the apostles,” we give thanks to God for the revelation of His abundant grace and glorious power through the life and witness of the Virgin Mary. Read More

  • “We are sons and daughters of light,” says Archbishop Demetrios on the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ

    Press Office

    August 7, 2018

    NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America celebrated the great feast of the Transfiguration of Christ, August 5-6, 2018 Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 12

    Center for Family Care

    August 6, 2018

    The significance of an Orthodox Christian’s regular participation in the sacrament of Holy Communion cannot be overstated. Having received the Body and Blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we are mystically united to Him and one another. It is only God Who makes us worthy of such a wondrous gift. In His great mercy, we approach the chalice with fear, faith, and love—fully committed to lead holy, transfigured lives. Read More

  • July-August 2018 Orthodox Observer

    Orthodox Observer

    August 1, 2018

    July-August 2018 Edition of the Orthodox Observer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Read More

  • Soak Up the Son - Go Forth: Week 8

    Center for Family Care

    July 30, 2018

    This week, on August 1, we enter the fasting period for the Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15). This is an appropriate time to explore the virtue of compassion exemplified by the “Panagia,” the Mother of our God. Add the following troparion from the Small Paraklesis service to your family’s prayer time this week. If you’re able, learn to chant it: https://www.goarch.org/-/learn-to-chant-paraklesis. Read More

  • Archbishop Demetrios Raises the Issues of Religious Freedom of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in State Department Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom

    Press Office

    July 26, 2018

    WASHINGTON – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, at the invitation of the Secretary of State of the United States Mike Pompeo, participated in the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, July 24-26, 2018, held at the State Department. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son - Go Forth: Week 7

    Center for Family Care

    July 25, 2018

    Instead of the interview we usually suggest, this week it’s time for a conversation. We’d like for you to to talk among yourselves as a family about truth. While the depth of the discussion will likely differ as it corresponds to the age of your children, it can still be fruitful when adapting the conversation in an appropriate manner. Read More

  • Archbishop Demetrios holds memorial service for the fire victims in Greece

    Press Office

    July 25, 2018

    WASHINGTON – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America held today in the Cathedral of Saint Sophia a memorial service for the fire victims in Eastern Attica, Greece. The Archbishop is in the Nation’s Capital on the invitation of the Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo, to attend and participate in the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom (a separate release will cover this event), held in the State Department, July 24-25, 2018. Read More

  • Archiepiscopal Encyclical for the recent fires in Greece

    Archbishop Demetrios

    July 24, 2018

    Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We all have learned of the devastating fires in Attica, Greece that have claimed the lives of dozens of people, injured many others, and destroyed countless homes and properties. We are filled with agony and pain as we watch the horrifying images and hear the tragic stories coming from Greece. Read More

  • The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Greek American Omogeneia participate in the mourning and suffering caused by the latest fires in Attica, Greece

    Press Office

    July 24, 2018

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America expresses its deep sorrow and agony for the disastrous fires in eastern Attica, Greece, which yesterday, July 23, 2018, destroyed inhabited areas and woodland, caused the loss of life of dozens of our fellow human beings, injured many others, and devastated homes and property. There is currently a significant number of missing persons. Read More

  • Center for Family Care Clergy Laity Updates 2018

    Center for Family Care

    July 24, 2018

    Watch to see what's new at the Center for Family Care! Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 10

    Center for Family Care

    July 23, 2018

    As the month of July expires, our attention turns to the two-week fasting period (August 1–14) preceding the final great feast day of the ecclesiastical year, the Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15). At this time, it is customary for Orthodox Christian communities to gather and alternately pray the small and great Paraklesis (supplication) services to the Theotokos on most evenings during the fast. Read More