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ARCHBISHOP DEMETRIOS CALLS FOR PRAYERS FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE MASSACRE IN NEWTOWN, CT

Upon hearing the horrible news of the monstrous mass shooting in the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America immediately contacted Fr. Peter Karloutsos, the priest of the nearby Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption in Danbury, Connecticut and expressed to him his deep pain and great concern about this terrible incident and its devastating effects on the local community, and offered any support on behalf of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Full Article »

PRAYER SERVICE AT SAINT NICHOLAS SITE

The memory and the feast of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker was honored and celebrated by Orthodox Christians yesterday Dec. 6, in churches across the country and the world. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America led the annual prayer and memorial service in the area of the World Trade Center near the site where the small historic church of St. Nicholas stood for more than 80 years before it was completely destroyed on September 11, 2001. Full Article »

Hurricane Sandy Relief Committee

In response to the tremendous destruction following Hurricane Sandy, a special committee was formed to coordinate the relief efforts within the Direct Archdiocesan District. This committee comprised of ladies from local chapters of our Direct Philoptochos Society and headed by the Chancellor, His Grace Bishop Andonios of Phasiane, has been working diligently to not only compile a list of those families impacted by the storm but also to offer assistance wherever needed. Full Article »

Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

The Archbishop continuing the assessment of damages of Hurricane Sandy, visited yesterday Sunday Nov. 4, the Greek Orthodox Church of Holy Trinity / St. Nicholas in Staten Island, N.Y., which has been hard hit by the storm. Full Article »

Hurricane Sandy Encyclical

On behalf of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, I am communicating with you following the devastating landfall of Hurricane Sandy and a very difficult week for New York, New Jersey, and other areas in the northeastern United States. As many of you know, this historic storm caused loss of life and tremendous destruction of homes and businesses. Full Article »

Archdiocese Assessing Damages Following Hurricane Sandy

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America has expressed the concern, prayers and care of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America for the life, safety and well being of the millions of people in the affected areas of the northeastern United States. The Archbishop, through his chancellor, has been in contact with clergy of the Direct Archdiocesan District to assess and determine the extent of damages on our faithful and parishes in the areas ravaged by the storm. Full Article »

Signing of Agreement on the Rebuilding of St. Nicholas

The Governor of the State of New York Andrew Cuomo, announced yesterday at the Archdiocesan Council meeting, that the final agreement on the rebuilding of St. Nicholas was signed the day before, Oct. 18, 2012 and that the Port Authority would begin construction immediately hoping to complete the foundation in a year and then turn the site over to the Church. Full Article »

St. Michael’s Home Name Day Gala

St. Michael’s Home will hold its annual name day gala on Nov. 11 at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. Held in conjunction with the Nov. 8 feast day of the Archangels, this event is an opportunity to herald the quality care that is being offered to the Greek Orthodox community and to raise critically needed funds for the expansion of the facility. Full Article »

Assembly of Bishops Message

Forty-three Hierarchs convened in the unity of the holy Orthodox faith during the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, in Chicago for the third annual meeting on September 10-12, 2012. Full Article »

Assembly of Bishops Press Release

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America held its third annual meeting for all member hierarchs, that is, all active canonical bishops in its region. The meeting was held from September 10-12, 2012, at the Chicago O'Hare Hilton in Chicago, Illinois. Forty-three bishops were in attendance. Full Article »

Saint Basil Academy 65th Commencement

Six students who graduated from area schools were honored in an emotion–filled ceremony at the 65th Commencement at Saint Basil Academy. Each student spoke briefly about the positive impact the academy has had in shaping their life and preparing them to become productive individuals anchored in the Faith, and related some of the difficult circumstances that brought them to the facility. Full Article »

Kindergarten Curriculum

The Direct Archdiocesan District Office of Education recently created a "Curriculum for the Kindergarten" to assist the teachers who teach Greek as second language to children of this age group. Full Article »

Choir Member of the Year

Any Federation member in the Direct Archdiocesan District may nominate any other member for the 2011/2012 "Choir Member of the Year." Full Article »

Tour of St. Nicholas Future Site

Patrick J. Foye, Executive Director of the Port Authority welcomed Archbishop Demetrios and other representatives of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and the St. Nicholas parish. The meeting was held, June 6, at the offices of the Director for the WTC construction, Steven Plate, and included a comprehensive presentation of the planning and construction underway in the World Trade Center. The future site of St. Nicholas Church was a significant part of the presentation through architectural plans and virtual reality renderings. Full Article »

Church Musicians Honor Members

In recent months, the Federation of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians of the Direct Archdiocesan District recognized some of its church musicians. Federation President Anna Dounelis presented each of the awards to the recipients at their individual parishes. Full Article »

PARATHOSI 2012

PARATHOSI was a celebration of Hellenic culture and featured exhibitionary performances of traditional Greek songs and dances by participants from the parishes of the District. Full Article »

Archbishop Demetrios Provides Economic Support

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America visited yesterday, Holy Tuesday, April 10, 2012, His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece and presented to him a check of $500,000, as a tangible expression of support and solidarity of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Omogeneia to the suffering people in Greece. Full Article »

2012 Clergy-Laity Assembly

A brief recap of the 2012 Direct Archdiocesan District Clergy-Laity Assembly that was held at the Greek Orthodox Church of Zoodohos Peghe in the Bronx. Full Article »

IOCC and New York District Parochial Day Schools

International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) and the New York Direct Archdiocesan District Parochial Day Schools joined forces to distribute over $350,000 of brand new current text books to the parochial schools of the Direct Archdiocesan District. Full Article »

Kimisis Tis Theotokou Oratorical Festival

Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church in Brooklyn, New York, held its local St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival this past weekend, on March 17th and 18th. Full Article »

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