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.
  • Archdiocese Joins Other Faith Organizations to Oppose Politicalization of Houses of Worship

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    April 4, 2017

    A diverse group of 99 religious and denominational organizations are urging Congress to maintain current law that protects houses of worship and other religious nonprofit organizations from political pressure and additional dangers that come with endorsing and opposing candidates. Read More

  • Nikki Soteropoulos Margarites, Named Director of Development

    Press Office

    April 3, 2017

    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America recently named Nikki Soteropoulos Margarites, Director of Development of the newly created Office of Development. Mrs. Margarites comes to the Archdiocese from the Ronald McDonald House in New York. Since 2003 she has specialized in areas of major gift fundraising, capital campaigns, direct marketing, strategic planning, and planned gifts. Read More

  • The Team Behind the Missions Teams

    Orthodox Observer

    April 1, 2017

    The Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) exists to carry out Christ’s “Great Commission” in Matthew 28:19 that He charged to His disciples, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Read More

  • Houston Chapter Raises $47,000 for Academy

    National Philoptochos Society

    April 1, 2017

    Every January, the faithful stewards of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, together with their communities, have a wonderful opportunity to carry out Christ’s command given to us in Matthew 25:40: “…inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you do it to Me.” Read More

  • Grant Applications Solicited for Children's Medical Fund Luncheon

    National Philoptochos Society

    April 1, 2017

    Eligible children’s philanthropic, medical and medical research organizations are invited to submit applications for grants to be awarded at this year’s National Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon in Garfield, N.J. The biennial event will be hosted Nov. 11 by the Metropolis of New Jersey Philoptochos. Read More

  • National Philoptochos Philanthropy Exceeds $2 Million

    National Philoptochos Society

    April 1, 2017

    For over 85 years, Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society stewards have demonstrated their commitment to charity through the Ministry Commitments of the Society, as well as special projects. In 2016, disbursements totaled $2,057,690, surpassing all previous years. Read More

  • Construction Team Finalizes Fabrication Process for Unique Glass and Stone Rainscreen

    Orthodox Observer

    April 1, 2017

    Executive Director of Administration Jerry Dimitriou, who supervises the construction of St. Nicholas for the Archdiocese, led a construction team on a trip to review and approve the final preparations for the church’s exterior rainscreen. The unique and intricate design by Santiago Calatrava, as commissioned by the Archdiocese, has created distinctive and original components for the new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine. Read More

  • New GOARCH Website Impresses on the Screen and Behind the Scenes

    Department of Information Technologies

    April 1, 2017

    An institution’s new website often heralds changes behind the scenes that are even more momentous than what the viewer sees. Visitors who go the website of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese at goarch.org will encounter a new more attractive, functional, and resource-rich, environment, but according to Chief Information Officer Theo Nicolakis, “When we refer to the new website, what we are really talking about is the introduction of an entirely new global communications system for the Church.” Read More

  • Archdiocese Takes Active Role in International Women’s Commission

    Orthodox Observer

    April 1, 2017

    NEW YORK – According to the Rev. Dr. Nathanael Symeonides, Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations director, the Archdiocese was greatly involved in the 61st United Nations Commission on the Status of Women held in March, continuing its decades-long work in promoting women’s rights. Read More

  • Lilly Endowment Awards Archdiocese $1 Million Grant

    Orthodox Observer

    April 1, 2017

    GARRISON, N.Y.—The Archdiocese has received a $1 million grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc., to establish the Clergy Initiative. The Archdiocesan Center for Family Care will develop and implement the program to address the economic challenges facing our clergy families over a three-year grant-period. Read More

  • Clergy Update - April, 2017

    Orthodox Observer

    April 1, 2017

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

  • A Community That Takes Matthew 25:31-46 to Heart

    Orthodox Observer

    April 1, 2017

    OAKLAND, Calif. – Feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and more form the basis of Assumption Cathedral’s outreach to the community. Read More

  • Church Offers Many Ways for Youth to Connect

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    April 1, 2017

    When I was a kid, I was a ministry All-Star. I was attended youth group and played basketball at the parish. Not only did I attend Sunday school, I started teaching in high school. I did everything the Church expected from me as a young person. At least on paper. Read More

  • Metropolis of Chicago Co–Produces Documentary on Syrian Genocide

    Orthodox Observer

    April 1, 2017

    CHICAGO – The Metropolis of Chicago, working with the Greater Chicago Broadcast Ministries, has created a documentary on the ongoing genocide of the Christian minority population of the Middle East, focusing on the Alkhoury family of Chicago. Read More

  • Local Clean Water Project Underway in Bali

    Orthodox Observer

    April 1, 2017

    BALI, Indonesia - Fr. Stephanos Boik, with the blessing of Metropolitan Constantine of Singapore, has purchased a water purifying machine to create revenue for the Orthodox churches in that area. Fr. Stephanos is heading up the initiative and is excited about being able to implement an idea that will be used for the good of the Church. Read More

  • Medical Student in Guatemala Hopes to Serve Clinic

    Orthodox Observer

    April 1, 2017

    AGUACATE, Guatemala – Located in the remote Guatemalan town of Aguacate is the Fr. Andres Giron Clinic, completed in 2015 under the omophorion of Metropolitan Athenagoras of Mexico. Read More

  • Holy Week and Pascha in 1921 Little Rock

    Orthodox Observer

    April 1, 2017

    For any Greek Orthodox community, the first celebration of Pascha is an important milestone. For the Annunciation parish of Little Rock, Arkansas, this took place in 1911. It took 10 more years of effort for the parish to be able to celebrate Christ’s resurrection in their own house of worship. This accomplishment would bring great joy to the faithful. Read More

  • OCN Seeks Internship Applicants

    Orthodox Observer

    April 1, 2017

    Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is offering a Summer Internship Program to high school graduates, undergraduates, and college graduates in fields related to Media Ministry and Communications. The OCN Internship program is unique in that we are seeking students in their own local communities to gain experiences in the field. Read More

  • In Memoriam: Fr. Constantine J. Raptis

    Orthodox Observer

    March 31, 2017

    The Metropolis of San Francisco announces the passing of Fr. Constantine J. Raptis, who died March 31. Fr. Dean faithfully served the Greek Orthodox Church for 64 years, and was loved and respected by the countless faithful to whom he ministered during his distinguished priesthood. Read More

  • National Archon Lenten Retreat Highlights Prayer and Action

    Archons

    March 31, 2017

    SOUTHHAMPTON, N.Y. – Members of the Order of St. Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate from throughout the country attended the 14th annual National Archon Retreat at Kimisis tis Theotokou Church March 31-April 1. Read More