Saints Feasts and Readings for Thursday, October 19, 2017

For more daily readings and hymns, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, visit the Online Chapel.

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

Press Releases October 14, 2017

Fires Continue to Threaten Northern California

Northern California continues to be threatened by over 20 wildfires. With hundreds of people still missing, the death toll is now at 38 people.

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Press Releases October 11, 2017

Deadly Fires Continue to Threaten California

Raging fires continue to burn in northern California, which have now claimed the lives of 21 people, with over 560 people yet unaccounted for.

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Archdiocese October 10, 2017

Archdiocese Releases Information on its Financial Situation

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America releases a “Statement on the Archdiocesan Financial Situation” and a “Message from Archbishop Demetrios”

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Ministries of the Metropolis

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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