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.
  • Archbishop Elpidophoros Calls for An End to the "Death-Culture of Guns" Following Elementary School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

    Orthodox Observer

    May 25, 2022

    On Monday evening, May 24, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros issued the following statement on Twitter regarding the deadly shooting of 19 children and 2 teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas earlier that morning: Read More

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros Visits Queens Greek Festivals, Attends PanCyprian Association's Mikis Theodorakis Tribute Concert

    Orthodox Observer

    May 25, 2022

    On Sunday May 22, 2022, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros visited the Greek Festivals of both the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Shrine Church in Flushing and the St. Demetrios Cathedral in Astoria, where volunteers prepared classic Greek festival dishes and parish youth troupes performed traditional Greek dances. Read More

  • Registration for Camp Emmanuel June 15-18, 2022

    News Release

    May 25, 2022

    The Metropolis of Denver's Camp Emmanuel will be held at Carolina Creek in Huntsville, Texas this summer from June 15-18 this year . Limited availability for camper registration. Read More

  • Southern California's Orthodoxy on Tap This Thursday, May 26

    News Release

    May 25, 2022

    This Thursday, May 26th at 7:00PM, enjoy enriching and engaging discussion at Orthodoxy on Tap with southern California clergy: Fr. Peter Dogias (St. Katherine – Redondo Beach), Fr. Christos Kanakis (Assumption – Long Beach, CA), Fr. Angelo Maginas – Sts. Constantine and Helen, Cardiff-by-the-Sea), Fr. Peter Stratos (St. Anthony – Pasadena), Fr. Bill Tragus (St. Basil – San Juan Capistrano), and Fr. Gary Kyriacou (Metropolis of San Francisco Pastor of Youth and Young Adult Ministries). Read More

  • "Strengthen Stewardship Now" June Meeting

    News Release

    May 25, 2022

    Join us on June 7th for our next monthly stewardship call. In June, we will discuss "Outreach as Fluid Ministry" with Fr. Ciprian Streza. The "Strengthen Stewardship Now" program is designed to help parishes instill the value of stewardship as a way of life, as a path to greater spiritual growth and as a source for strengthening faith for Orthodox Christians. Read More

  • Young Adult Greek Night Out

    News Release

    May 25, 2022

    All young adults are invited for a Greek Night Out at Gillette Stadium's Putnam Club. Join Greek young adults from all over New England for fun, dancing, drinks, and more. Boston's top Greek American DJ, George Adamakis, will be keeping the music going from 9 until midnight. Read More

  • HCHC Holds 80th Commencement

    Hellenic College Holy Cross

    May 25, 2022

    Boston--Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology conducted its 80th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 21, in the Pappas Auditorium. All graduations provide cause for celebration, but this year’s was an especially joyous occasion, being the first in-person ceremony since 2019 due to Covid restrictions in 2020 and 2021. Read More

  • Leadership 100 Featured in Centennial Video

    Orthodox Observer

    May 25, 2022

    New York, NY--Leadership 100’s Founding Members--Arthur C. Anton, Sr., Andrew A. Athens, George K. Chimples, Peter M. Dion, Michael Jaharis, Thomas A. Athens, and George P. Kokalis-- have been described as "the best examples of leaders, who always and everywhere rejoiced in hope." Read More

  • Y2AM COMPLETES 50TH BEETREAT

    Orthodox Observer

    May 25, 2022

    New York, NY – On Saturday, Saint Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine, CA hosted the 50th BeeTreat. Begun in 2015 with the generous support of Leadership 100, these full-day retreats offer inspiration and practical instruction for both youth and adults of all ages. Read More

  • SPEAKER SERIES BONUS EDITION: Orthodox Scholars Preach - Sunday of the Blind Man, May 29

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    May 25, 2022

    Nicholas Denysenko: Emil and Elfriede Jochum Professor and Chair at Valparaiso University | Author Read More

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros of America , Greeting At the Archdiocesan District Clergy Syndesmos Meeting

    Messages

    May 25, 2022

    As we all meet together, after having shared in the brotherhood of the Divine Liturgy, I note that we have a very full agenda this morning. Therefore, I will be brief in my remarks. The Clergy-Laity Congress that is quickly approaching will constitute a considerable responsibility for this Syndesmos. For together with your Chancellor, Father Elias, you are the host clergy for this centennial celebration of our Sacred Archdiocese Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

    News Release

    May 22, 2022

    What a joy it is for me to return this precious jewel of Midtown, Saint George Tropeoforos! Especially during the season of Pascha! And I am all the more glad to be with you so that I can – in an official way – preside over the installation of your new Proïstamenos, Hieromonk Sophronios. Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros HC/HC Graduation Benediction

    Message

    May 21, 2022

    Bless O Lord, our precious Σχολή and illumine the hearts and minds of the Students, Faculty, Administration, and most especially today’s Graduates, with the Light of the Resurrection. As these new alumni of Hellenic College and Holy Cross set out from the safe harbor of this School across the ocean of their lives, may the Holy Cross be their shining, guiding star, as it was for Saint Constantine. Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros HC/HC Graduation Invocation

    Message

    May 21, 2022

    O Christ our God, Conqueror of Death and Captain of our Faith, bless us all, as we celebrate the commencement of ministry for the graduates of our beloved Hellenic College and Holy Cross. Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros HC/HC Paterexhortatory Graduation Address

    Address

    May 21, 2022

    I am so happy to be here with you this week and this very special day, my second Hellenic College and Holy Cross graduation in person – but my first as Archbishop of America! It was 2004, and I was teaching here for a semester. Who could have predicted at that time the tremendous obstacles and difficulties that would lie in wait for us, so many years later? Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily at Divine Liturgy for Ss. Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

    Homily

    May 21, 2022

    As we inaugurate this day of new beginnings for our proud graduates, it is indeed “meet and right” that we begin with the Divine Worship of God, here in our magnificent Chapel of the Holy Cross. Especially because this is the Feast of Saints Constantine and Helen, the Equals-to-the-Apostles! Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros HC/HC Board of Trustees Opening Prayer and Remarks

    Message

    May 20, 2022

    Thank you all for your presence today, in these wonderful times of the first Graduation Exercises in three years! I want to congratulate you on two counts – but first, I want to, once again, emphasize the extraordinary leadership of this Institution by its President, George Cantonis. George, you are leading an amazing team to build up this School to a level not known for decades. Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily at Great Vespers and Stavrophoria

    Homily

    May 20, 2022

    Tonight, my beloved Christians, we join our celebrations for the Commencement of our prized Σχολἠ, to the Feast of the Equals-to-the-Apostles Saints Constantine and his Holy Mother, Helen. The former saw the fiery Cross in the heavens, and by the sign of this Cross, conquered in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Read More

  • Condolence Letter on the Falling Asleep of Metropolitan Hilarion

    Assembly of Bishops

    May 20, 2022

    With great sorrow, we learned today of the passing of the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, the ever-memorable Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral). Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily at Divine Liturgy for Ss. Constantine & Helen

    Homily

    May 19, 2022

    In this week of celebration over the first Commencement here at our School in three years, we find ourselves in a unique week in the life of the Church – that of Mid-Pentecost. This halfway point between the Rising of the Lord and the Descent of the Holy Spirit reminds us powerfully of the reality of both Pascha and Pentecost, for we experience them both in every Divine Liturgy. Read More