Orthodox Christianity

The first Christian communities began in the lands near the Mediterranean Sea, over 2,000 years ago. In these Eastern cities, the fundamentals of our Faith were proclaimed at the Seven Ecumenical Councils. The Greek Orthodox Church embodies and expresses the rich spiritual treasures of Eastern Christian beliefs. One definition of the word ‘Orthodox’ is “true praise.” To bless, praise, and glorify God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is the fundamental purpose of the Church. All of her activities, even her doctrinal formulations, are directed toward this goal.

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Metropolis News

Archdiocese September 14, 2016

Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross - September 14, 2016

"We rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received our reconciliation." (Romans 5:11)

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Archdiocese September 9, 2016

Massive Damage at Ionian Village, Archdiocese Begins Rebuilding Campaign

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces that the Ionian Village Camp facilities sustained massive damage from fierce tornadoes that hit the area in and...

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Archdiocese September 8, 2016

Ionian Village Sustains Extensive Damage from Tornados

The site of Ionian Village in Vartholomio, Ilia, Greece, sustained extensive damage from fierce tornados that went through the wider area of the prefecture of Ilia.

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The ministries at the core of our Metropolis and our parishes bind our vibrant community together. Explore each ministry to learn more about how they bring you closer to our Lord - and to each other.

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