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.
  • St. Photios National Shrine Welcomes Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

    Press Office

    February 19, 2020

    The Saint Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine in St. Augustine welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop Elpidophoros of America during the weekend of February 8-9, 2020 for a series of meetings and events that were planned around the annual board of directors meeting. Read More

  • Archdiocese Participates in U.N. Event on Homelessness

    Press Office

    February 18, 2020

    NEW YORK – On February 14, 2020, the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America participated in the 58th Session of the Commission for Social Development at the United Nations. The Department held a side event on the Housing First Approach as part of the Archdiocese’s initiatives on homelessness. The event, titled, “Building a Housing First Approach and Implementing Inclusive Best Practices,” was co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations and UNANIMA International. Read More

  • 2020 Pastoral Challenges in Marriage Conference Media

    Center for Family Care

    February 16, 2020

    Media from the Center for Family Care's Pastoral Challenges in Marriage Conference. Read More

  • Η Υπουργός Παιδείας και Θρησκευμάτων της Ελλάδος κ. Νίκη Κεραμέως στο Οικουμενικό Πατριαρχείο

    Ecumenical Patriarchate

    February 14, 2020

    Επίσκεψη στην Έδρα του Οικουμενικού Πατριαρχείου πραγματοποίησε σήμερα, Παρασκευή, 14 Φεβρουαρίου 2020, η Υπουργός Παιδείας και Θρησκευμάτων της Ελλάδος, κ. Νίκη Κεραμέως, η οποία έγινε δεκτή με εγκαρδιότητα από τον Οικουμενικό Πατριάρχη Βαρθολομαίο και τα μέλη της Αγίας και Ιεράς Συνόδου. Read More

  • “Love Thy Neighbor” Focuses on Homelessness

    Press Office

    February 13, 2020

    NEW YORK – On February 12, 2020, the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, in partnership with the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, held their first public event at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. The event titled, “Love Thy Neighbor,” focused on homelessness and featured a panel of high-level experts on this issue. Read More

  • Bishop Metodije of Diokleia visits Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

    Press Office

    February 12, 2020

    NEW YORK – On Monday, February 10, 2020, Bishop Metodije of Diokleia visited Archbishop Elpidophoros of America at the Archdiocese Headquarters, to discuss the current religious and political situation in Montenegro. Read More

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros and Metropolitan Tikhon to Feed Those in Need

    Press Office

    February 11, 2020

    NEW YORK – Archbishop Elpidophoros and Metropolitan Tikhon met yesterday at the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in an ongoing effort to strengthen the relationship between the Archdiocese and the Orthodox Church in America. Read More

  • Archbishop Appoints Dr. Maria Koulmanda to HCHC Board

    Press Office

    February 11, 2020

    BROOKLINE, Mass. – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America has appointed Maria Koulmanda, PhD, to the Hellenic College Board of Trustees. Dr. Koulmanda is Chair of the Maliotis Center Committee of the Board of Trustees of Hellenic College and former Secretary of the Friends of the Maliotis Cultural Center. The committee was formed last fall upon the successful resolution of the legal issues between the Center and the school, thanks in large part to His Eminence's Read More

  • Archbishop Visits Saint Augustine for Saint Photios Annual Pilgrimage

    Press Office

    February 10, 2020

    SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla. – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America made a two-day trip to Florida to visit Saint Photios National Shrine for its 38th Anniversary Pilgrimage Celebration, Feb. 8-9, 2020. Read More

  • Homily on Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, Feb. 9, 2020

    News

    February 10, 2020

    Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today we are gathered together by the Holy Spirit to initiate our journey to Pascha, as we celebrate the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, the beginning of Triodion. Read More

  • Homily at Great Vespers at the Beginning of Triodion, St. Augustine, Fla.

    Messages

    February 10, 2020

    Beloved Faithful, Tonight, we commence the Triodion, a season of preparation that leads us to Holy and Great Lent. We hear in the first hymn an exhortation that, if we can fulfill it even a little bit, we shall find ourselves transformed: Read More

  • Opening Remarks – St. Photios National Shrine Board of Directors Meeting, Feb. 8, 2020

    News

    February 10, 2020

    Dear Fellow Trustees of the St. Photios Foundation, I am delighted to be with you all during these sacred days when we celebrate our First Archdiocesan National Shrine, dedicated to Saint Photios the Great, Patriarch of Constantinople, and commemorating all who came to these shores seeking a better life and bringing with them – like the Apostles – the Holy Orthodox Faith. Read More

  • Archbishop's Greeting at OCMC - Feb 8, 2020

    News

    February 10, 2020

    Thank you for this warm welcome and luncheon here at the Mission Center, which was a unique gift to all Orthodox Christians in America by my ever-memorable predecessor, Archbishop Iakovos. He had the vision and the confidence to give this ministry of love as gift to the entire Church, for it is love that drives your apostolate. It is the love for every person on earth under heaven that impels us to bring the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ to every creature. It is love that is the basis of our missionary enterprise, because we are inspired to give the gift of the knowledge of God from the abundance of our own blessings, and the surfeit of the grace that we have known in our lives. Read More

  • Phidippides Award Bestowed to Archbishop Elpidophoros

    Press Office

    February 7, 2020

    NEW YORK – The 24th Phidippides Award was bestowed last night to His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America for his passionate advocacy of Hellenism and Orthodoxy during the 33rd Anniversary Gala Dinner of the Hellenic Public Radio COSMOS FM 91.5. The event was held at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows, NY. Read More

  • Archbishop’s Acceptance Remarks – Phidippides Award Gala Dinner – February 6, 2020

    News

    February 7, 2020

    Dear Friends, I come before you this evening, humbled by the honor you bestow upon me. I would like to thank the Board of Directors of the Greek Educational Public Information System and the entire team at our beloved Hellenic Public Radio, Cosmos FM, for bestowing this Award on me in my first year as your Archbishop. Cosmos FM provides an immensely important service not only to the Omogeneia, but to the greater community as well. It opens a wide window on the affairs of Hellenes throughout the Tri-State area for our neighbors, and encourages them to become Philhellenes, friends of our culture and friends of our Holy Orthodox Faith. Read More

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros Creates Five Archdiocesan Regions and Appoints Vicars

    Press Office

    February 6, 2020

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces the decision of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, after much consideration and in collaboration with His Eminences’ advisors, to create the following Archdiocesan Regions. Read More

  • Archiepiscopal Encyclical for the Feast of St. Photios and the Saint Photios National Shrine (02/06/2020)

    Encyclical

    February 6, 2020

    Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we celebrate Saint Photios the Great, Patriarch of Constantinople, throughout our Archdiocese, we also remember our first National Shrine, named in his honor. The Saint Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine, founded by Archbishop Iakovos of blessed memory, commemorates the first known Greeks who came to America in the 18th century, long before their distant cousins would begin arriving nearly one hundred years later. Read More

  • Address at the Ordination to the Diaconate of Sub-Deacon Pavlos Sotirelis February 5, 2020

    News

    February 5, 2020

    Beloved Sub-Deacon Pavlos, Yesterday, you joined the ranks of the Angels when you embraced the monastic cowl. Today, you commence your ministry with them as a Deacon in the Church of Christ. As we say in every Vespers: Ὁ ποιῶν τοὺς ἀγγέλους αὑτοῦ πνεύματα, καὶ τοὺς λειτουργοὺς αὑτοῦ πυρὸς φλόγα. He makes His Angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire. Read More

  • Responding to the Crisis of Homelessness in the New York Metro Area

    Press Office

    February 5, 2020

    NEW YORK – On February 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will be hosting an event focused on homelessness at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (337 E 74th St, New York, NY 10021). The event will feature a panel, including His Grace Bishop ... Read More