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 August 3, 2016

A Day in the Life of Ionian Village 2016

Ionian Village, the summer camp ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in Greece, is having another very successful year and campers report they "are...

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Meditations August 1, 2016

An Urban Church

Our primary context of ministry is the city in all of its glory, possessed by all of its sin, enduring by the grace of God.

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Metropolitan's Schedules August 1, 2016

Schedule for Metropolitan Gerasimos: Aug 1 - Sep 2, 2016

Public schedule of events for His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco: Aug 1 - Sep 2, 2016

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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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