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.
  • Historic Solution to the Pension Plan of Clergy and Lay Employees Reached

    GOARCH Administration

    April 15, 2021

    Today, in a historic vote, the Archdiocese Benefits Committee voted to secure the future of the “Pension Plan for Clergymen and Lay Employees of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.” After many months of diligent work, and with the loving support and leadership of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, the Committee voted to accept the amendments to the Pension Plan document that will improve the funding of the Plan and the protection of the vested benefits that are due to the members of the Plan. Read More

  • “It Takes a Village…”: A Holistic Parish Approach to Youth Stewardship

    Stewardship Ministries

    April 15, 2021

    The oft-quoted African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” means that an entire community of people must interact with children in order for those children to grow in a safe and healthy environment. Together with the clergy, youth director and parents, the youth of Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church in Castro Valley, CA are growing in their faith and in stewardship of their community. Read More

  • Ionian Village Announces Application Date for Tentative IV Next Summer Program

    Ionian Village

    April 15, 2021

    NEW YORK- With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, Rev. Fr. Gary Kyriacou, Director of Ionian Village, will travel to Greece April 12-24, 2021. The purpose of this trip is to examine the possibilities of providing a modified summer program in late July. All possibilities being contemplated, first and foremost, Ionian Village will take into consideration the spiritual and physical health and well-being of all participants. Read More

  • The National Philoptochos Boards Hosts Virtual Board Meeting of the New Term

    National Philoptochos Society

    April 15, 2021

    On Saturday, March 27, 2021, 107 members "Zoomed-In" for the first virtual board meeting of the new term. The meeting went – almost- flawlessly, and the turn-out spoke for itself. The enthusiasm was evident- "together but apart." Read More

  • Saint Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine 2021 Drawing Competition

    St. Photios Shrine

    April 15, 2021

    In conjunction with the annual commemoration of the Fall of Constantinople, the Saint Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine is proud to announce its inaugural Drawing Competition open to children ages 9-12 of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Read More

  • International Orthodox Christian Charities Offers New Lenten Reflections

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    April 15, 2021

    Baltimore, Md. – Reflections for Great Lent, the latest publication from International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), is now available. In preparation for Pascha, the booklet offers encouragement along the journey to the Church’s greatest feast. Read More

  • Archon Presentation Reveals American Connection to the Greek War for Independence

    Orthodox Observer

    April 15, 2021

    At St. Mark Greek Orthodox Church in Boca Raton, Florida on March 24, 2021, Archon Dr. Stamatios Kartalopoulos offered a presentation entitled “1821 and Its American Connection,” shedding light on numerous little-known aspects of the Greeks’ struggle to regain their freedom two centuries ago. Read More

  • Archdiocesan Finance Committee Held Regularly Scheduled Meeting on April 13

    GOARCH Administration

    April 15, 2021

    On April 13, the Archdiocesan Finance Committee of the Archdiocesan Committee held its regularly scheduled meeting. The Finance Committee is led by presiding hierarch Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit and is chaired by Archon Lazaros (Lou) Kircos. Read More

  • “Crown them with glory and honor.” Marriage in the Orthodox Church

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    April 15, 2021

    One of the sacraments of the Orthodox Church, the Marriage Service is rich with biblical imagery, prayer, and symbol. Because the ceremony is attended by Orthodox and non-Orthodox who may not be aware of the significance of the actions, this text has been prepared. It can be used as the basis for a program booklet distributed at the ceremony. There are a few spots for customization, such as including the names of the bride and the groom. The text can be edited easily to fit the program. Other possible additions to a program include the names of the bridal party, the family members, the clergy celebrating the ceremony, locations of receptions, and a personal note from the couple. Read More

  • Greening the Parish: Answering to the Green Patriarch’s Call

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    April 13, 2021

    The Annual New England Archon Retreat on April 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET will focus on the Green Patriarch and the recent initiatives of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese on Greening the Parish. Read More

  • Getting Parishioners Back to Church Webinar

    News Release

    April 13, 2021

    Rev. Father Barnabas Powell from Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church in Cumming, Georgia will address this critical topic, along with Steve Tibbs from the Metropolis of San Francisco Orthodox Parish Leadership Ministry, who is also overseeing the COVID response team for the Metropolis. Read More

  • Seventeenth Annual National Archon Lenten Retreat

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    April 13, 2021

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America at the Annual Archon Lenten Retreat: to enter retreat requires a change of heart, more than a change of place. It may only take a moment, but it must be intentional, full of purpose, and motivated by love. Read More

  • Mental Health Needs Assessment Survey

    Assembly of Bishops

    April 13, 2021

    We want to hear about your experiences and how the church can better understand and support your mental health needs. Open to anyone 18+ residing in the US. Read More

  • Spotlight on Orthodox Families: Evvie & Justin Tillich

    Center for Family Care

    April 13, 2021

    In the second episode of "Spotlight on Orthodox Families," Marianna and Despina interview Justin & Evvie Tillich, a dynamic Orthodox couple who have been married for almost 15 years with 3 children. Evvie & Justin discuss their parenting philosophies and the joys and challenges they have experienced in their marriage and family life. Read More

  • Pilgrimage to Pascha: Fasting from Vices

    Center for Family Care

    April 13, 2021

    In this week's episode of "Comfort Food for Families" from the GOA Center for Family Care, Mari McMullen talks about the other side of fasting that doesn't involve food and the surprising ways it might help you in your Lenten journey! Read More

  • Be the Bee # 173 | Redemption & Repentance (Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt)

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    April 13, 2021

    Jesus tells us that He came to shed His blood and "give His life as a ransom for many.” But what exactly does that mean? What does the Orthodox Church teach about atonement? Read More

  • CathedraLife Video Series

    GOA News Release

    April 13, 2021

    Learn more about the history of the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, and the restoration project that is giving this spiritual home new life. Read More

  • The Narrative of 1821 Through Old Textbooks: Working with Digital Tools

    Department of Greek Education

    April 12, 2021

    The Department of Greek Education will be offering a webinar Saturday, April 17, 2021 1:00 pm EST. The webinar is presented by, The Museum of School Life and Education (Μουσείο Σχολικής Ζωής και Εκπαίδευσης) Read More