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.
  • May 2017 Observer

    Orthodox Observer

    May 11, 2017

    May 2017 edition of the Orthodox Observer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Read More

  • Center for Family Care Updates Spring 2017

    Center for Family Care

    May 11, 2017

    Watch to see what's new at the Center for Family Care! Read More

  • Metropolitan Philotheos of Meloa Falls Asleep in the Lord

    Press Office

    May 10, 2017

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America mourns the passing of Metropolitan Philotheos of Meloa who fell asleep in the Lord early this morning following a short illness Read More

  • Public Schedule of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, May 10-21, 2017

    Schedule

    May 9, 2017

    Public Schedule of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, May 10-21, 2017 Read More

  • Archdiocesan Council Holds Spring Meeting in Chicago

    Press Office

    May 6, 2017

    The Archdiocesan Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, under the chairmanship of Archbishop Demetrios of America, convened in Chicago’s Marriott Downtown Hotel for its regularly scheduled spring meeting May 4 and 5. Read More

  • Archbishop Demetrios Attends National Day of Prayer at White House

    Press Office

    May 4, 2017

    His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, at the invitation of President Donald J. Trump, attended today the 66th Annual National Day of Prayer Commemoration, held this year at the Rose Garden of the White House. Read More

  • Beauty Will Save the World

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    May 4, 2017

    The Orthodox author Dostoevsky once said that "beauty will save the world." What does beauty have to do with our salvation and relationship with God? Read More

  • Archdiocesan Council Holds Spring Meetings in Chicago

    Orthodox Observer

    May 4, 2017

    CHICAGO - Archdiocesan Council members held their spring meetings May 4–5 to assess the latest progress of the various National Ministries, including administration, finance, stewardship, youth and young adults, communications, ecumenical, Ionian Village, religious education, Center for Family Care, Office of Development and others. Read More

  • We Offer These Gifts: The Proskomide Service

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    May 1, 2017

    In this video, viewers will watch the Proskomide (Prothesis) service, when a priest prepares the bread (prosphoro) and wine for a Divine Liturgy. Each action will be seen, its significance and history briefly discussed, and the prayers the clergy recite with each action will be shown. Read More

  • Vested in Grace: The Liturgical Dress of Orthodox Clergy

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    May 1, 2017

    In this video, viewers will see a deacon, priest, and bishop vest for a Divine Liturgy. Each vestment will be seen, its significance and history briefly discussed, and the prayers the clergy recite when placing the garment on will be shown. Read More

  • Fr. Arcadios Arcadiou in South Bend

    Orthodox Observer

    May 1, 2017

    There was a special bond between Fr. Arcadios Arcadiou (1890–1966) and the St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church in South Bend, Ind. During his distinguished 40–year American career, Fr. Arcadiou served a dozen communities from Massachusetts to California. He was the founding priest in San Bernardino, Calif; Las Vegas, Nevada; Fort Wayne, Ind; Huntsville, Ala; and elsewhere. Read More

  • Metropolitan Isaiah Prays, Presides over Vast Territory

    Orthodox Observer

    May 1, 2017

    This is the third in a series of e-mail interviews conducted by contributor Dean Sirigos with each of the Metropolitans of the Archdiocese. Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver is featured. Read More

  • Metropolis of Atlanta Archons Hold 18th Banquet

    Archons

    May 1, 2017

    ATLANTA – At their 18th annual St. Andrew Banquet on March 18, Metropolis of Atlanta Archons heard a presentation on the current situation in Turkey as it relates to the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Read More

  • Sharing God’s Love One Scarf at a Time

    Orthodox Observer

    May 1, 2017

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – St. John the Divine Church is located just over a bridge from the city’s downtown. But its parishioners come from all over northeast Florida making quite an impact on one of the parish’s newest ministries, Handmade for the Homeless. Read More

  • Assembly Produces Report on Evangelization and Outreach in Parishes

    Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America

    May 1, 2017

    The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA has released the first national study on evangelization and outreach in Orthodox parishes in the United States. The report “Go and Make Disciples: Evangelization and Outreach in US Orthodox Parishes” explores the practices and strategies developed by some Orthodox parishes that can be viewed as exemplary in their missionary and outreach efforts. Read More

  • 2017 FAITH Scholarship Applications Available

    FAITH

    May 1, 2017

    NEW YORK – The 2017 FAITH Scholarship for Academic Excellence application period has opened. “FAITH: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism” sponsors a series of merit-based scholarships for high school seniors entering college in the fall through this prestigious scholarship series. In the past, awards have ranged from $1,000 to $20,000. Read More

  • CMF and Matthew’s Hearts of Hope – An Inspirational Partnership

    National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians

    May 1, 2017

    “I thank the wonderful women of Philoptochos and the Children’s Medical Fund for their generosity in granting $25,000 to Matthew’s Hearts of Hope in 2015. We have been able to help so many children in the northeast and are expanding our reach to help other children born with congenital heart defects,” states Marie Hatcher, R.N. Read More

  • Clergy Update - May, 2017

    Orthodox Observer

    May 1, 2017

    Clergy Update from the May 2017 edition of the Orthodox Observer. Read More

  • Ionian Village Director Reports on Recovery Progress

    Ionian Village

    May 1, 2017

    Last year, as Presvytera Maria and I packed up after another successful summer of Ionian Village, I looked around the camp and was happy. After five years at the helm of this massive and lifetransforming ministry, I finally felt that we had reached peaks unseen in years. Read More

  • 2016–17 BeeTreat Season Reaches Over 400

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    May 1, 2017

    In early May, Y2AM (the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries and Office of Camping Ministries) held a Be the Bee Retreat (“BeeTreat”) at Holy Trinity Church in Carmel, Ind., a suburb of Indianapolis. It was organized under the leadership of Frs. William Bartz and Lucas Christensen, with the assistance of many parish volunteers. Read More