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 September 15, 2020

West Coast Fires Continue to Rage

The clergy and faithful in the Metropolis of San Francisco continue to pray for the dangerous conditions through the west coast brought raging fires in California,...

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Metropolitan's Messages September 13, 2020

Reflection for the Feast of the Holy Cross 2020

On the fourteenth of September, we celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

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Archdiocese September 12, 2020

Archiepiscopal Encyclical for the Feast of the Holy Cross 2020

In this moment, when we remember the Cross of the Lord, let us commit to Its power in accordance with His word: “And I, if I be exalted from the earth, I shall draw...

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