HONORING OF THE VETERANS OF WORLD WAR II TAKES PLACE IN ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH IN NEW YORK

On 28 March 2015, the Youth Department of the Patriarchal parishes in the USA arranged a festive concert dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War. Invited were the veterans of war and home front workers residing in the city, their relatives and members of the patriarchal parishes in the ...

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 ...

Ground Blessing for Saint Nicholas at WTC – a place of prayer and peace – a place of hope and love

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21/10/14 NEW YORK – More than 2,000 people gathered yesterday Oct. 18, 2014 at 130 Liberty Street, the new site for Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center, for the historic event of the Blessing of the Ground and the symbolic “laying of the corner stone.” The small and humble church of Saint Nicholas was ...

September 7 designated Assembly of Bishops Sunday

NEW YORK, NY [Assembly of Bishops] - September 2014 The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has designated Sunday, September 7, 2014, as Assembly of Bishops Sunday. “In just one week, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will convene [in Dallas, TX] for its fifth annual ...

Saint Basil Academy to Celebrate 70th Anniversary

5/6/14 NEW YORK – Saint Basil Academy will celebrate its 70th Anniversary, June 21, 2014, in its magnificent campus by the Hudson River, in Garrison, NY. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America will lead the celebration. Dr. Steven Gounardes is the chairman for this special 70th Celebration and Mike Emanuel, FOX News chief congressional correspondent will be ...

FESTIVE RECEPTION AT RUSSIA’S GENERAL CONSULATE IN NEW YORK ON THE OCCASION OF 700TH BIRTHDAY OF ST. SERGIUS OF RADONEZH

May 2014 On May 22, 2014, Russia’s general consul in New York Mr. Igor Golubovsky and Archbishop Justinian of Naro-Fominsk, administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, gave an official reception on the occasion of the 700th birthday of St. Sergius of Radonezh. It was the first event in the chain of festive activities to be ...

Archimandrite Cleopas Strongylis Elected Metropolitan of Sweden

Ecumenical Patriarchate - 6/5/14 NEW YORK – The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople elected unanimously today the Very Reverend Archimandrite Cleopas Strongylis Metropolitan of Sweden and All Scandinavia. His Grace Metropolitan elect Cleopas Strongylis has been serving as the Dean of the Annunciation Cathedral in Boston, Massachusetts. His Eminence Archhbishop Demetrios of ...

St. Nicholas Feast Day Prayer Service at WTC

9/12/2012 NEW YORK – The memory and the feast of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker was honored and celebrated by Orthodox Christians yesterday Dec. 6, in churches across the country and the world.  His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, as he has done for the last 11 years, led the annual prayer and memorial service in the area ...

New study reveals “five facts about the Orthodox Church in the US”

NEW YORK, NY [OCA/ACOB] 17/3/2012 The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in North and Central America Research Coordinator Alexei Krindatch has released a new 40-page report titled “Five Interesting Facts About Orthodox Church Geography and Demography in the United States.” The interesting report includes sections that survey Orthodox Church Membership in America, Orthodox Church Geography in America, Orthodox ...

TICKETS ON SALE FOR CONCERT IN NEW YORK CITY! “ORIENT: Sacred Song and Image”

14/2/2012 Tickets are $25, and may be purchased online here. Your printed registration form will serve as your admission ticket. [SVOTS Communications, Yonkers, NY] On Monday evening, May 7, 2012, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary is hosting an exquisite evening of liturgical music sung in the traditional styles of Orthodox Christian churches worldwide. In a multi-media program ...

Christianity under siege as believers are persecuted

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Worldwide, the attacks on Christians grow NEW YORK DAILY NEWS 28/12/2011 The sickening Christmas Day bombings of peaceful worshipers by Islamist terrorists in Africa’s most populous nation — including one blast that killed at least 35 people in a single Catholic church — were a fresh reminder of an underreported reality: Christians are under attack around the world, for ...

OCA represented at ceremony marking the opening of the 66th UN General Assembly

NEW YORK, NY [OCA] 12/9/2011 His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, was among the religious leaders invited to attend ceremonies marking the opening of the 66th session of the United Nations’ General Assembly at the Church of the Holy Family here Monday, September 12, 2011. The ceremony was hosted by the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the ...

Archbishop Demetrios convenes first Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Hierarchs in North and Central America

26/5/2010 NEW YORK – The first Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Hierarchs in North and Central America was convened today by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America at the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel in New York City. This Assembly is the result of the decision of the Fourth Pre-Conciliar Pan-Orthodox Conference, which met in Chambésy Switzerland in ...

Bishop Savas to Direct Office of Church and Society

NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America has named His Grace Bishop Savas of Troas as Director of the Office of Church and Society, with a charge to develop programs and ministries that promote a creative Orthodox Christian engagement with contemporary societal and cultural realities.“This Office,” remarked Archbishop Demetrios, “will address matters of ...