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 June 12, 2019

Metropolitan Nikitas Elected Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain

His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas of the Dardanelles has been elected the Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain by unanimous decision of the Holy and Sacred Synod on...

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Press Releases June 11, 2019

Arizona Teens Represent Metropolis of San Francisco at National Oratorical Festival

​Congratulations to the two finalists from the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco who participated in the National Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival.

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Press Releases June 7, 2019

YAL Conference to be Held in Long Beach Over Labor Day Weekend 2019

“Proclaim” is the theme for the 2019 Young Adult League Conference being hosted by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco from August 29 – September 2,...

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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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