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.
  • Soak Up the Son: Week 13

    Center for Family Care

    August 21, 2017

    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

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 12

    Center for Family Care

    August 21, 2017

    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

  • The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America Response to Racist Violence in Charlottesville, VA

    Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America

    August 18, 2017

    The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America stands with all people of good will in condemning the hateful violence and lamenting the loss of life that resulted from the shameful efforts to promote racial bigotry and white supremacist ideology in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read More

  • New Iconography Welcomes in 100th Anniversary Celebration

    Press Office

    August 9, 2017

    St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Perth Amboy, New Jersey has recently completed a total transformation with the adornment of new iconography by Thessalonian iconographers brothers Panagiotis and Demetrios Chrystodoulou. Read More

  • Encyclical for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos (08/15/2017)

    Archbishop Demetrios

    August 9, 2017

    The Theotokos is compassionate because she is the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ who revealed to us the grace of God through His ministry and teaching. She carried the Compassionate Savior in her womb. In the Holy Scriptures we read how our Lord saw the physical and spiritual needs of many, and He had compassion. They were like sheep without a shepherd (Mark 6:34). They were hungry, blind, sick, suffering and rejected. He felt and understood their struggles and needs, and in compassion He blessed their lives through the power of grace. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 11

    Center for Family Care

    August 7, 2017

    Today we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration. As a family, at home read the epistle and gospel for the feast at dinnertime. This feast has an afterfeast period of seven days. During these seven days, pray the festal hymns during your family prayer time. If you like, you can even learn how to chant them by listening online. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 10

    Center for Family Care

    August 2, 2017

    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

  • Important Ministry Help for Church Workers & Parents | The Y2AM Ministry Plan

    Clergy

    August 1, 2017

    Do you feel like you're spinning your wheels as a youth or young adult ministry worker? Are you a parent who wants to bring your kids closer to Christ? The Y2AM Ministry Plan can help you create Christ-centered, Kingdom-oriented ministry in your home or community. Read More

  • Christian Representatives Talk Wealth Disparity, Health Care at Archdiocese Headquarters

    Press Office

    July 31, 2017

    Representatives of various Christian communions met July 24-26, 2017, for an annual ecumenical retreat that was hosted by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Read More

  • June 2017 Observer

    Orthodox Observer

    July 26, 2017

    June/July/August 2017 edition of the Orthodox Observer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Read More

  • Orthodox Christian Contest Initiative for Building Interfaith Dialogue

    Press Office

    July 24, 2017

    The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical & Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces a contest initiative to advance interfaith dialogue. Individuals from all faith traditions are invited to submit a video, photo or MA thesis that best articulates and captures the Orthodox Church’s commitment to interfaith cooperation and dialogue. Three winners will be awarded $500, one from each of the following categories: Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 9

    Center for Family Care

    July 24, 2017

    This week we would like you to pray for your parents every day during your family or individual prayer time. You can pray with words from your heart, or you can use the following prayer. Read More

  • 2016 Parish Registry Statistics

    Registry

    July 19, 2017

    2016 Registry Statistics of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Read More

  • Archbishop Demetrios Makes Annual Pastoral Visit to Camp Saint Paul

    Press Office

    July 18, 2017

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios made a pastoral visit July 11, 2017, to Camp Saint Paul of the Direct Archdiocesan District. He was received with enthusiasm by the campers, spent the day with them, observed their activities heard and answered their questions, had lunch with them and gave them a pocket edition of the New Testament, a prayer bracelet with a small cross along with his blessings. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 8

    Center for Family Care

    July 18, 2017

    Over the centuries, much has been said and written about the Jesus Prayer. And with good reason! In a concise manner, praying “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner” (or one of its variations) helps us to follow the Apostle Paul’s exhortation to “pray without ceasing” Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 7

    Center for Family Care

    July 11, 2017

    Make an effort to attend either an upcoming Vespers or Orthros before Divine Liturgy on Sunday. Encourage your family to pay attention to how we use our five senses to worship during church services. Read More

  • Clergy Couple Care

    Center for Family Care

    July 10, 2017

    Clergy Couple Care (CCC) is a ministry of the Center for Family Care, which serves clergy and seminarian couples by providing them with resources that cultivate healthy, holy self-care and vibrant marriages grounded and growing in Christ and thriving in the midst of the ongoing challenges of parish life. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 6

    Center for Family Care

    July 7, 2017

    As we prepare to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day, let’s remember to include our government officials—local, state, and national—and the members of our armed forces in our prayers. Regardless of our political affiliations and philosophies, we should ask God to work in the lives of those who govern and serve our country. Happy Fourth of July! Read More