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Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for Holy Pascha

On this glorious Feast of Feasts filled with the brilliant light and exhilarating joy we find in the presence of our Risen Lord, I proclaim with you, Χριστός Ἀνέστη! Christ is Risen! Full Article »

ARCHBISHOP IERONYMOS WILL RECEIVE AN HONORARY DOCTORATE

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology will confer an Honorary Doctorate Degree to His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece, during its 2013 graduation ceremony, Saturday May 18. Full Article »

Letter from the Canonical Assembly of Bishops

We, the Members of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, kindly bring to your attention the urgent and very serious plight of the Greek Orthodox and Syriac Orthodox Archbishops of Aleppo, Paul Yazigi and Yohanna Ibrahim, who were abducted this past week by “a terrorist group” in the village of Kfar Dael as they were carrying out humanitarian work. Full Article »

The Benefits of Going to Church

One of the most striking scientific discoveries about religion in recent years is that going to church weekly is good for you. Religious attendance — at least, religiosity — boosts the immune system and decreases blood pressure. Full Article »

Holy Eparchial Synod Issues Statement on the Boston Marathon Terrorist Attack

The Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America issued the following statement on the barbaric attack at the Boston Marathon yesterday. Full Article »

Volunteers Assist Families Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Students from Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology came from Boston to assist New York families affected by hurricane Sandy. Full Article »

The Christos and Georgia Trakatellis Fellowship Fund

The Chancellor’s Office of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is pleased to announce that applications are now available to apply for a Fellowship from The Christos and Georgia Trakatellis Fellowship Fund. This fund was set up in 2011 by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and his brother, Prof. Antonios Trakatellis, in memory of their parents, Christos and Georgia. Full Article »

Παρέλαση Ἐθνικῆς Ἀνεξαρτησίας

Γιά μιάν ἀκόμη φορά προσμένουμε μέ ἐνθουσιασμό καί χαρά τόν ὑπέροχο ἑορτασμό τῆς Ἡμέρας Ἑλληνικῆς Ἀνεξαρτησίας διά τῆς συμμετοχῆς μας στήν ἐτήσια παρέλαση ἐπί τῆς 5ης Λεωφόρου στό Μανχάτταν. Ἡ παρέλαση ἐφέτος θά γίνῃ στίς 7 Ἀπριλίου, καί θερμότατα προσκαλῶ καί παρακινῶ ὅλες τίς κοινότητες καί τούς ὀργανισμούς νά συμμετάσχετε πλήρως καί ἐνθουσιωδῶς σέ αὐτή τήν πολύ σημαντική ἐκδήλωση. Full Article »

Scholarship Applications Available

Applications and instructions for the three scholarships administered by the Chancellor’s Office of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, are now available for awards to be made for the 2013-2014 academic year. Full Article »

Archdiocesan Byzantine and Youth Choirs Raise Funds for Ancient Church

The Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Music is very happy to announce that $100,000 dollars have been raised following their benefit concert at Carnegie Hall entitled, “Glory in the Highest” on December 16, 2012. Full Article »

NYC GOYA PRESENT DONATION FOR THE HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF FUND

Representatives of the GOYA groups in New York’s five boroughs presented a donation to His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, totaling $7,000 dollars as their contribution to the relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Full Article »

Archdiocese Continues Relief Efforts for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

The Hurricane Sandy relief effort of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America continues, almost four months after the devastating storm struck the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut coastlines, as people are struggling to rebuild their lives, and some are still unable to return to their homes. Full Article »

The Modern Greek Language Curriculum

The Office of Education of the Direct Archdiocesan District is pleased to announce its new publication “The Modern Greek Language Curriculum – Checkpoint A” for beginners – a collaboration of the Institute of Modern Greek Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with the Direct Archdiocesan District Office of Education. Full Article »

Annual Conference Update

We have come to the end of another productive and exciting year in the life of our Federation! Just a few months ago we held our 28th Annual Conference and Biennial Election at the Cathedral of Saint Paul in Hempstead, NY. The members of the Executive Board and I were humbled to be re-elected to serve another two-year term, and I am grateful for the confidence you have placed in us. Be assured that we will continue to work with you to further the goals of the Federation. Full Article »

St. Michael's Home Visit

I just wanted to update you concerning the schedule of our Annual Conference. Today, we held a Council Meeting & Annual Vasilopeta at Saint Michael’s Home for The Aged in Yonkers, NY. Congratulations to the Choir of the Cathedral of Saint Paul, our 2012 Conference host, who won the coin! Full Article »

Archdiocese Celebrates the Three Hierarchs and Greek Letters

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will mark January 30th, the Feast of the Three Hierarchs St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian and St. John Chrysostom and will celebrate the Day of Greek Letters with various events in Parishes and Metropolises around the country. Full Article »

CONFERENCE ON PASTORAL CHALLENGES IN MARRIAGE

The Center for Family Care of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America organizes and hosts a Conference on Pastoral Challenges on Marriage, Feb. 7-9, 2013, at the Campus of Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA. The conference is open to clergy, seminarians, pastoral care workers, professional counselors, ministry leaders, and all who minister to Orthodox Christian couples. A generous grant from Leadership 100 is helping to fund this conference. Full Article »

Annual Spelling Bee Competition Finals

The Spelling Bee Finals for the students of the NYC Greek American parochial day schools were held yesterday, January 8, at the Headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America with the blessings and in the presence of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America. Full Article »

Archdiocesan Byzantine and Youth Choirs Perform at Carnegie Hall

In the presence of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America and in front of a sold out crowd of over 600 people, the Archdiocesan Byzantine and Youth Choirs performed their Christmas benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall entitled, Glory in the Highest on December 16, 2012. Full Article »

The District’s Youth Ministry

Under the spiritual guidance of Archbishop Demetrios of America, the Direct Archdiocesan District Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries ministers to the thousands of young people within its borders. The office is led by Fr. Evagoras Constantinides, director and Vincent Minucci, associate director who oversee the plentiful events, activities and rapid expansion of Youth Ministries for the Direct Archdiocesan District. Over the past several years, the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries has witnessed exponential growth; Full Article »

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