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 December 5, 2016

Metropolis Of San Francisco Gala Celebrates Ministries, Honors Extraordinary Leadership

Honoring the extraordinary leadership of Gerry and Jeannie Ranglas and celebrating the ministries of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco were the highlights...

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Press Releases December 2, 2016

Metropolis Summer Camp Opens Online Registration

​Winter may be upon us but it is never too early to start thinking about summer and online registration for Summer Camp 2017 is now open!

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Meditations December 1, 2016

Experience the Miracle

Every child born into this world has a significant impact on its family, but how often do consider how the birth of God, in the flesh, has impacted not just one family,...

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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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