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

Metropolitan's Schedules June 1, 2018

Schedule for Metropolitan Gerasimos: June 2 – 28, 2018

Public schedule of events for His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco: June 2 – 28, 2018

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Meditations June 1, 2018

Prayer is Patience

Time is precious, but unfortunately we have become a society that is not at peace with waiting.

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Ecumenical Patriarchate May 25, 2018

Forum on Modern Slavery Held in Argentina

Under the auspices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Second International Forum on Modern Slavery convened in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 5 – 8, 2018.

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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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