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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...

Clean Monday in Greece: Everything You Need to Know

“Kathara Deftera,” Greek for Clean Monday, commences the 40-day period of the Great Lent for the Greek Orthodox Church, called “Sarakosti.”

Leadership 100 Approves $7 Million in Grants for 2022

Leadership 100, an endowment fund of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, has dedicated over $7 million in grants for this upcoming year, as well as renewals of some multi-year grants. The 31 grants totaling $7,094,900 were approved at the 31st Annual...

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...

Activists Falsely Accused Greek Bishop of Hate Speech, Court Rules

A Greek court ruled that two human rights activists falsely accused a Greek Orthodox bishop of hate speech and sentenced them to year-long prison sentences that were suspended for three years on Tuesday. Bishop Seraphim, who is the Metropolitan of...

Greek Orthodox Patriarch Says Zionists Want to Expel Christians

The Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday that Zionist groups are trying to expel Christians from the Holy Land. Theophilos and Abbas held a meeting in the President's Ramallah office during which...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: Leading Orthodoxy for Three Decades

His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has completed 30 years as the spiritual leader of 300 million Greek Orthodox Christians worldwide

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Hospitalized in Washington DC

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was hospitalized on Sunday in Washington DC just after he landed in the United States for an official visit. His All-Holiness was scheduled to hold a service at the Cathedral of Saint Sophia, but felt ill...

Biden to Meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew During US Visit

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announced on Friday that Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will meet with President Joe Biden during his visit to the United States. The Ecumenical Patriarch’s visit begins this Saturday, October 23. The visit to the US,...

Senators Want Special Reception For Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

United States Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) have led their colleagues in writing a letter on Thursday that calls for a special reception for Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. The Ecumenical Patriarch will arrive in the U.S....