Archbishop Demetrios of America at Presidential Inauguration

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America - 21/1/17 White House Chief of Staff Priebus Praises Greek Orthodox Community (video) WASHINGTON – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America invited by the Presidential Inauguration Committee and representing the Greek Orthodox Church in America, attended early this morning the special Inauguration Day Prayer Service at St John’s Episcopal Church in ...

Assembly of Bishops releases message at conclusion of seventh annual meeting

DETROIT, MI [OCA] - 8/10/16 The seventh annual meeting of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America drew to a close on Thursday, October 6, 2016. The hierarchs issued a Message to the Faithful, the text of which appears below, at the conclusion of the three-day gathering.  His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon was ...

Archbishop Demetrios delivers benediction at Republican National Convention

Greek Orthodox Chuch of  America -July 2016 NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, offered the Prayer of Benediction last night, Wednesday July 20, at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Following a long established tradition in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to offer a prayer in both the ...

Archbishop Demetrios to speak at STOTS Commencement May 28

SOUTH CANAAN, PA [STOTS Communications] - May 2016 With great joy, the Board of Trustees of Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminaryhere announced during the second week of May that the speaker for the school’s 74th annual Commencement will be His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Church of America. Commencement exercises will be held at the ...

Archbishop Demetrios Attends Easter Prayer Breakfast at White House

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9/4/15 WASHINGTON – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America attended the Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House, yesterday, along with Christian religious leaders from around the United States, and was seated at the table of Vice-President Joe Biden. President Obama welcomed the religious leaders, thanked them for their continued prayers and said the prayer breakfast was an ...

Archbishop Demetrios Encyclical for Greek Independence Day Parade

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The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America March 29, 2015 - Greek Independence Day Parade To the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox Communities, the Distinguished Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Day, Afternoon, and Church Schools, the Philoptochos Sisterhoods, the Youth, the Hellenic Organizations, ...

In Selma, A day of honor and tribute to the legacy of struggle and sacrifice, equality and freedom

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10/3/15 SELMA, Ala. – Thousands of people attended the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 National Voting Rights Act and “Bloody Sunday,” that concluded today, March 8, 2015, with a long service at the historic Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church and a final march through the town of Selma and across the Edmund ...

Archbishop Demetrios of America Crosses Edmund Pettus Bridge with President Obama

9/3/15 SELMA, Ala. – Archbishop Demetrios of America, together with President Barack Obama and other major civic and religious leaders, walked today, March 7, 2015, the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.” On March 15, 1965, Archbishop Iakovos of North and South America had come here and participated in the March ...

Archbishop Demetrios to travel to Alabama for the 50th Commemoration of the “March on Selma”

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5/3/15 NEW YORK – Archbishop Demetrios, the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America will take part in the events commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the historic March on Selma, led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in which Archbishop Iakovos of North and South America also participated, along with other civil rights ...

Assembly of Bishops issues message for Orthodoxy Sunday

3/1/15 On Sunday evening, March 1, 2015 — the first Sunday of Great Lent — Orthodox Christians will gather in churches around the world to commemorate the restoration of icons to their proper use in the Church on March 11, 843 AD, thereby ending the 100-plus year iconoclast controversy. The spiritual theme of the day is first ...

Nativity and Theophany Message from the ACOB-USA Chairman

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Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America December 2014- January 2015 Be glad, you just, heavens rejoice, mountains leap for joy; Christ is born and the Virgin sits like the Cherubim throne carrying in her bosom God the Word made flesh. Shepherds glorify the one that is born; Magi offer gifts to the ...

Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Feast of the Nativity 2014

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Dec 16, 2014 - Greek Orthodox Church in America Protocol Number 239/14 December 25, 2014 The Nativity of Christ For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given…. (Isaiah 9:6) To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox ...

Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Feast of the Holy Unmercenaries – November 1, 2014

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America - 1/11/14 Oct 28, 2014 Protocol 205/14 November 1, 2014 Feast of the Holy Unmercenaries Saints Cosmas and Damian To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox Communities, the Distinguished Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Day, ...

Announcement of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church in America

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October 2014 The Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America convened for its regular meeting in the Synodal Chamber at the Archdiocesan headquarters on October 15 and 16. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America presided at the meeting, with the participation of the Members of the Synod. The Synod deliberated extensively on many matters ...

Archbishop Demetrios represents His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch at UN Summit on Climate Change

September-October 2014 During the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change, which was organized by the United Nations in association with the World Council of Churches and Religions for Peace, and held at Union Theological Seminary in New York City from September 21-22, 2014, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America presented the Patriarchal Message of His All-Holiness and ...

Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos – August 15, 2014

Protocol No. 145/14 August 15, 2014 Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox Communities, the Distinguished Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Day, Afternoon, and Church Schools, the Philoptochos Sisterhoods, the Youth, ...

“Religious freedom is founded on truth and is essential to our human and communal existence”- Archbishop Demetrios

1/7/14 Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for Independence Day To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox Communities, the Distinguished Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Day, Afternoon, and Church Schools, the Philoptochos Sisterhoods, the Youth, the Hellenic Organizations, and ...

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Donates to Cephalonia and Cyprus Donates to Cephalonia and Cyprus

Iro-Anna Mamakouka - March 2014 The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America offered 25,000 dollars for the earthquake victims of Cephalonia, western Greece. According to the Archdiocese of America, the Archbishop Demetrios of America sent the financial assistance of 25,000 dollars to the Holy Metropolis of Cephalonia, in order to boost the needs of Cephalonia’s earthquake victims. As ...

Obama Urged To Protect Patriarch

Maria Arkouli - 16/5/13 Archbishop Demetrios of America has sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, urging him to exert influence in order to ensure the protection of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. According to an announcement of the Archdiocese of America “just when publications in the Turkish press and other media were released, referring to the assassination ...

Archbishop Demetrios in Aid of Cyprus

Nicky Mariam Onti - 5/4/13 Archbishop of America Demetrios has called a meeting of leading Greek Americans and Cypriot American organizations to discuss the situation in Cyprus and share ideas in order to find ways to help the Cypriot people. The meeting will be held on April 3, at the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of ...

Archon Maestor Andrew A. Athens leaves global legacy

New York, NY 3/17/2013 Archdiocese mourns the passing of Andrew A. Athens Archbishop Demetrios expresses condolences New York (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America) – Andrew A. Athens, Archon Maestor of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and president of the Archdiocesan Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese for almost two decades (1974-1995) fell asleep in the Lord today March 14, ...