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 Messages June 13, 2016

Statement from Metropolitan Gerasimos on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando, Florida

Our country endured another tragedy with the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida this weekend. May God's mercy and healing be granted upon all those who are suffering as a...

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Archdiocese June 6, 2016

Announcement of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on the Holy and Great Synod

The Holy and Great Synod of all the Autocephalous Orthodox Churches will take place as scheduled, with the possibility for discussion and decision on the various views...

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Meditations June 1, 2016

Always Striving for Balance

Seven steps for living a more balance life in Christ.

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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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