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Elpidophoros Clashes With Greek Church Over Same-Sex Marriage

Elpidophoros, the head of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, expressed over the weekend his disagreement with the Head of the Orthodox Church in Greece over the baptism of children by same-sex parents. In a wide-ranging interview with the Athens...

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Defies Opposition in Visit to Holy Mount Athos

Archbishop Elpidophoros, head of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, has announced a visit to Mount Athos, the most important center of Eastern Orthodox monasticism, despite  some monasteries who expressed concern about his views on same-sex marriage. According to a...

Biden Hosts Celebration of Greek Independence at the White House

President Biden hosted the traditional Greek Independence Day reception at the White House on Wednesday. Hundreds of Greeks and Greek Americans attended the event to honor the men and women who fought for Greece’s independence against the Ottomans, and to...

Thousands Celebrate Greek Music and Dance in Arizona Festival

Thousands of Greeks from the western states of the US gathered in Phoenix, Arizona for a festival of Greek music and dance, organized by the Orthodox Church of America. The Festival (FDF), which was originally launched 46 years ago, was...

Greek Parade Returns to NYC After a Two-Year Pandemic Hiatus

Thousands of people gathered along New York's Fifth Avenue again on Sunday to watch the Greek Independence Day Parade. The parade, which marks Greece's 1821 declaration of independence from the Ottoman Empire, runs each year along Fifth Avenue between East...

Archbishop Elpidophoros Slams Russia’s Orthodox Church on Ukraine

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America slammed Russia's Orthodox Church for supporting the invasion of Ukraine, signaling out its head Patriarch Kirill in a speech delivered on Monday. Speaking at an event at the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, Port Washington, New...

Archbishop Elpidophoros Visits Mt. Athos as Part of Special Pilgrimage

The Archbishop of America Elpidophoros, on a pilgrimage to Mount Athos, worshiped at several noted monasteries on Orthodoxy's "Holy Mountain" on Monday, accompanied by archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and other officials and clergy of the Archdiocese. This very special...

Archbishop Elpidophoros to Visit Northern Greece

The Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America, Elpidophoros, will visit northern Greece early next month to attend a number of religious services and events. The Archbishop's visit was announced in a statement released by the Diocese of Maroneia and Komotoni, located...

NYC Mayor Eric Adams Meets Greek Community Leaders

New York City Mayor Eric Adams met on Tuesday with Archbishop of America Elpidophoros and other leaders of the Greek-American community in New York. Among those present were businessmen Michael Psaros and John Catsimatidis, Chairman of the Friends of St....

Churches in New York Serve as Vaccination Sites

Five Greek Orthodox churches in New York served as mobile vaccination sites last weekend as the Archdiocese teamed up with the US Department of Health and Human Services and NYC Health and Hospitals to help bolster vaccine access within...