Ministries and Organizations

The ministries, organizations and departments of the Direct Archdiocesan District often coincide or overlap with the National Ministries, organizations and departments of the Archdiocese. Many of the local DAD parishes and Philoptochos chapters have active ministries to serve Saint Basil Academy, St. Michael’s Home, the Marriage and Family Care Center and other activities. With the presence of nine parochial day schools and dozens of Greek afternoon schools of the Archdiocesan School System, Greek education is a high priority, supervised by the Direct Archdiocesan District Office of Education. Music ministries include the Metropolitan Youth Choir and the Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Music.  Additionally, in order to promote and cultivate our Hellenic Cultural Tradition and Heritage, the Archdiocesan Hellenic Culture Center provides a venue to the Greek American Community for activities contributing to the promotion and continuance of our cultural, ethnic and religious identity.