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Archbishop Chairs Meeting of the Direct Archdiocesan District Council

NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros chaired his first meeting of the Direct Archdiocesan District Council on Tuesday, September 24 at the Archdiocese. Full Article »

Oct 5th - Religious Education Symposium - St. Nicholas, Flushing

This Symposium is sponsored by the Religious Education Committee of the Direct Archdiocesan District, and hosted by St. Nicholas, Flushing. Full Article »

D.A.D holds Oratorical Festival in Hartford, CT!

On Saturday, May 4th, the Cathedral of St. George, Hartford, CT, hosted the Direct Archdiocesan District Oratorical Festival. There were 12 speakers between 7th & 12th grade, representing parishes from around the District. Full Article »

New D.A.D. Council Affirmed!

On Tuesday, October 9th, 2018, the officers and members of the Direct Archdiocesan District Council, were welcomed at the Archdiocese to take their oath of office for the 2018-2020 term. Click here for more information! Full Article »

2018 Parish Council Candidate Seminars

Once again, the time for Parish Council Elections is here. As you prepare for your Parish Assembly for the purpose of nominating candidates for election please be reminded that... Full Article »

Direct Archdiocesan District announces purchase of new site for Camp Saint Paul

NEW YORK – On April 16, 2018, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and members of the Camp St. Paul Committee closed on the purchase of the future site of Camp St. Paul Full Article »

2018 D.A.D. Clergy-Laity Assembly Election Results

The Election Results for the 2018 D.A.D. Clergy-Laity Assembly which took place on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Archangel Michael Church in Port Washington, NY, are as follows: Full Article »

Reflections of the Pre-Lenten Clergy Retreat

Rev. Fr. John Lardas, president of the D.A.D. Clergy Syndesmos shares his thoughts and reflections from this year's pre-lenten clergy retreat. Full Article »

2018 D.A.D. Clergy-Laity Assembly

The 2018 Direct Archdiocesan District Clergy-Laity Assembly will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Port Washington, NY. Click here for more information. Full Article »

Parochial School Grant

The Parochial Schools of the D.A.D. were afforded the opportunity to submit a proposal to be reviewed by the Chancellor and the Chairman of the District’s Finance Committee for consideration in receiving a portion of the $10,000 grant made available to them for the current academic year of 2016-2017. Full Article »

2016 Oratorical Festival

The District would like to congratulate Miss Christina Hanos (D.A.D. Senior Division Finalist) and Mr. Nikiforos Papadopoulos (D.A.D. Junior Division Finalist) for representing the D.A.D. at the National Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival this past June 10-12, at the Parish of St. Nektarios in Charlotte, NC. Full Article »

2016 D.A.D. Clergy-Laity Assembly Election Results

The Election Results for the 2016 D.A.D. Clergy-Laity Assembly which took place on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Holy Trinity Church in New Rochelle, NY, are as follows: Full Article »

31st Annual Church Music Conference

During the weekend of November 13 – 15, 2015, the Direct Archdiocesan District Federation of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians held its 31st Annual Church Music Conference at the Annunciation Church in New York City, NY. In addition to choir members from throughout the Direct Archdiocesan District, church musicians from six other Federations traveled from the following states to participate in the Federation Conference: Full Article »

2014 Parish Total Commitment

We would like to acknowledge the following parishes of our District for having fulfilled their 2014 Total Commitment on time Full Article »


More than 2,000 people gathered yesterday Oct. 18, 2014 at 130 Liberty Street, the new site for Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center, for the historic event of the Blessing of the Ground and the symbolic “laying of the corner stone. Full Article »


The Archdiocesan District Office of Education is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Modern Greek Language Curriculum – Checkpoint B’ (Regents Level). The new Curriculum is the product of a long-term and fruitful collaboration of the Office of Education and the Institute of Modern Greek Studies (Manolis Triandaphyllidis Foundation) of the Aristotle University of Thessalonik Full Article »

Ground Blessing for Saint Nicholas at WTC

A Ground Blessing ceremony for the St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center is set for Saturday October 18, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Full Article »

GOYA Day at Holiday Hill

On September 20, 2014, over three hundred GOYAns and Advisors from parishes throughout New York and Connecticut gathered in Prospect, CT to celebrate the 8th Annual GOYA Day at Holiday Hill. Full Article »

New D.A.D. Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries

The Direct Archdiocesan District announces the appointment of Panagiotis Papazafiropoulos as the new Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. He replaces Vincent Minucci who capably served in this capacity... Full Article »

Keynote Address By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

The love of the risen Christ has today assembled us in Constantinople, the sacred see of the Mother Church, during this joyous paschal period when Orthodox Christians, as happy human beings, “celebrate the eternal Pascha,” “the great Pascha, the Pascha of the faithful.” Full Article »

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