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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Press Releases August 18, 2017

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America Response to Racist Violence in Charlottesville, VA

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America stands with all people of good will in condemning the hateful violence and lamenting the loss...

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Metropolitan's Schedules August 11, 2017

Schedule for Metropolitan Gerasimos: Aug 11 – 20, 2017

Public schedule of events for His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco: Aug 11 – 20, 2017

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Metropolitan's Encyclicals August 11, 2017

Encyclical for the Feast of the Dormition 2017

The Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God turns our minds to the mystery of her bodily translation to heaven and obliges us to reflect on the entirety of her life.

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