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HOPE: A New Orthodox Initiative Helping Those in Need in the Midwest

A new philanthropic effort called the Humanitarian Outreach for Philanthropic Engagement, project HOPE has recently been launched for those in the Midwest who find themselves in need during these difficult days of the pandemic. In an effort to reach those...

Ecumenical Patriarchate Names New Auxiliary Bishops for the United States

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew together with the Holy and Sacred Synod, announced on Tuesday the election of three new Auxiliary Bishops for the United States. The three distinguished clergymen of the Holy Archdiocese of America who have now risen...

Archbishop Elpidophoros Meets with President Trump on Hagia Sophia

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America met with President Trump and Vice President Pence late on Thursday to discuss Turkey's recent decision to convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque. The previously-unannounced meeting with the President and Vice President at the White House...

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Declares Day of Mourning for Hagia Sophia

Churches under the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will toll their bells mournfully following Turkey's decision to convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque. The action was decided by the Archdiocese's Holy Synod during a video conference call...

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Distributes Covid-19 Relief Funds

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America recently announced the distribution of more than $250,000 on behalf of those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States. Under the guidance of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, this initial amount is part...