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.
  • His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Attend the Inauguration of Restored Sacred Edicule

    Press Office

    March 21, 2017

    NEW YORK – According to an announcement from the Ecumenical Patriarchate, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, at the brotherly invitation of His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, has travelled to Jerusalem to attend the festivities and opening ceremony of the Sacred Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre following the completion of its restoration and renovation. Read More

  • HCHC Seniors’ Get-Acquainted Visit to Headquarters

    Orthodox Observer

    March 19, 2017

    NEW YORK – Eighteen Masters of Divinity seniors from HCHC took part in the annual seminars and orientation at Archdiocese headquarters in mid-February where they heard presentations from the various department heads and representatives of auxiliary organizations of the Church. Read More

  • In Memoriam: Christine S. Karavites

    Orthodox Observer

    March 19, 2017

    QUINCY, Mass. - Christine Sophia Karavites, one of the Church’s most effective and accomplished lay leaders, died peacefully March 19 after a long battle with cancer. Read More

  • Honored in Jerusalem

    Orthodox Observer

    March 19, 2017

    Fr. Alexander Karloutsos, assistant to Archbishop Demetrios for public affairs and protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, was bestowed with the Cross of the Order of Holy Sepulchre by Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem in a ceremony at the patriarchate March 19. Read More

  • Chicago Metropolis Philoptochos Holds Quilt-a-Thon

    National Philoptochos Society

    March 18, 2017

    PALOS HILLS, Ill. – The Metropolis Philoptochos held their annual Quilta- thon March 18, at Sts. Constantine & Helen Church in Palos Hills. This was the 16th year for this act of charity. Read More

  • Fr. Soterios Baroody Appointed Chief Financial Officer

    Press Office

    March 17, 2017

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America has announced the appointment of Fr. Soterios Baroody as Chief Financial Officer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America effective April 3, 2017. The Chief Financial Officer is a newly created position at the Archdiocese. Read More

  • Archbishop Demetrios Honored for 50 Years of Episcopal Ministry

    Archons

    March 17, 2017

    SAN DIEGO – Archbishop Demetrios was honored in various instances during the four-day of the 2017 Folk Dance and Choral Festival. This year marks the “Golden Anniversary” for the Archbishop since his consecration as a bishop in the Greek Orthodox Church. He was ordained to the episcopacy on Sept. 17, 1967. Read More

  • Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for Greek Independence Day Parade (2017)

    Archbishop Demetrios

    March 16, 2017

    In the joy and fellowship of our celebration of the Feast of the Annunciation and Greek Independence Day, we will gather this year on March 26th for our annual Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City. I invite all of our parishes in the region to join with us as we honor our legacy of freedom as Greeks and as Americans, and we offer a witness of the heroism and sacrifice of those who engaged in the struggle for liberty. Read More

  • Why Easy isn't Always Best

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    March 16, 2017

    ​Lent is hard work, especially when so much of the modern world is designed to make things easy for us! Yet life isn't easy. Can we become the sort of people who learn how to do what's best, even when it's not easy? Read More

  • Indiana Senate Approves Archon Resolution

    Orthodox Observer

    March 15, 2017

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Senate recently passed by unanimous voice vote Senate Resolution 2, the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle’s Religious Freedom Resolution in support of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Read More

  • Archdiocese Takes Active Role during International Women’s Commission

    Press Office

    March 10, 2017

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is greatly involved in the 61st United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, continuing its decades-long work in promoting women’s rights. Read More

  • Public Schedule of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Mar. 10-19, 2017

    Schedule

    March 9, 2017

    The Public Schedule of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios for Feb. 24 – Mar. 10, 2017 Read More

  • Should I Fear God? (feat. Elissa Bjeletich)

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    March 9, 2017

    Lots of prayers say we should "fear God." Does that mean we should be terrified of Him? How can we fear God and love Him? Read More

  • National Forum of Church Musicians Metropolis Presidents Meet

    National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians

    March 9, 2017

    RICHMOND, Va. – Presidents of each Metropolis Church Music Federation of the Archdiocese conducted their Council of Presidents meetings March 9-11 at Sts. Constantine and Helen Cathedral, convened by Maria Keritsis, national chairman. Read More

  • Ionian Village

    GOARCH Department

    March 8, 2017

    Ionian Village is the summer camping ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Each year, Orthodox Christian teenagers and young adults come together under the programs of Ionian Village to embark on spiritual and cultural journeys. Read More

  • New Jersey Parish Hosts 46th Annual Sights and Sounds Festival

    Orthodox Observer

    March 4, 2017

    WESTFIELD, N.J. – Holy Trinity parish has fostered and celebrated the gifted youth of the Metropolis of New Jersey for almost five decades with its annual Sights and Sounds festival. Read More

  • St. Photios Shrine, ‘Go to All Nations’ Brunch Reception Hosted at OCMC

    St. Photios Shrine

    March 2, 2017

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – As part of the celebration of the Feast Day of St. Photios, the Orthodox Christian Mission Center held a “Go to All Nations” brunch reception on Feb. 6 at the OCMC headquarters. Read More

  • What is a Sacrament?

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    March 2, 2017

    Are there 7 sacraments? Are sacraments just symbols, or ways to receive grace? Get ready to unlearn everything you think you know about sacraments in this episode! Read More

  • Preparing Your Family for Great Lent

    Center for Family Care

    March 1, 2017

    A webinar to help families prepare for Great Lent. Read More

  • February/March 2017 Orthodox Observer

    Orthodox Observer

    March 1, 2017

    February/March 2017 edition of the Orthodox Observer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Read More