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First Greek Orthodox Baptism for Child of Gay Couple in Greece

Evanggelos Bousis and Peter Dundas, both of Greek descent, became the first gay couple to hold a Greek Orthodox Baptism for their children in Greece on Saturday. The couple's children, Alexios and Eleni, were baptized by his Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros...

St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at Ground Zero Consecrated

Early on Monday morning, Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, with the faithful and other members of the clergy present, consecrated the rebuilt St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, the only place of worship destroyed in 9/11. After an extraordinarily...

Greek, Ukrainian Orthodox Leaders in US to Hold Joint Prayer Service

Leaders of the Greek and Ukrainian Orthodox Churches in America will gather for a joint prayer service for Ukraine on Wednesday. A statement by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America says that His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, together with...

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...

16-Year-Old Retrieves Cross in Tarpon Springs Epiphany Celebration

Thousands of people attended the annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Thursday. Archbishop Elpidophoros and Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta were the officiants in this year’s liturgy at the city's St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Following the Divine Liturgy and Great...

Tarpon Springs Epiphany: Greek Orthodox Prepare for 2022 Celebration

The annual Epiphany celebration of the Baptism of Jesus Christ by St. John the Baptist in the River Jordan will be held on January 6, 2022 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Tarpon Springs, Florida. His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros,...

Leadership 100 Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Greek Orthodox Archdiocese

The 31st Annual Leadership 100 Conference taking place on February 10-13, 2022 will be dedicated to the Centennial of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Opening at The Ritz-Carlton Naples in Naples, Florida the Leadership 100 Conference will bring together...

AHEPA to Host Tarpon Springs Epiphany Banquet with Elpidophoros

The United States' oldest Greek fraternal order, the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) will hold its annual Epiphany banquet in Tarpon Springs Florida on January 5, 2022. Celebrating the great feast of Epiphany, when Orthodox Christians believe Christ was...

Elpidophoros Calls for “Restoration of Unity” at Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Archbishop Elpidophoros, the head of all Greek Orthodox in the Americas, called for a "restoration of unity" and a "dialogue of love" between all Christians at the Catholic Bishops Conference last week. His address marked the first time in history...