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 Encyclicals April 3, 2018

Paschal Encyclical 2018

Our Paschal celebration finds us at the tomb of the Lord, being instructed to proclaim that the Lord has risen to everyone.

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Ecumenical Patriarchate April 3, 2018

Patriarchal Encyclical For Holy Pascha 2018

The experience of Christ’s Resurrection, the all-saving victory of Life over Death, is the nucleus of faith, divine worship, ethos and culture of the Christ-loving...

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Meditations April 1, 2018

“Where are you going? Why cannot I follow you?”

As we participate in and attend the beautiful and transformative services of Great and Holy Week, we inevitably find ourselves on an emotional roller coaster.

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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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