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

Meditations August 1, 2020

Mercy and Boldness in Times of Crisis

As we engage in the transformative life of the Church, we are called to wisdom by showing love and mercy while being bold when it comes to our faith and the Holy...

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Press Releases July 31, 2020

Joint Greek Orthodox/Roman Catholic Letter to Speaker Pelosi

Request to Speaker Pelosi to support religious freedom for the Coptic Orthodox Christians in Egypt, who continue to face terrorism, persecution, and discrimination.

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Metropolitan's Messages July 31, 2020

Reflection for the Dormition of the Theotokos

On August 1 when we begin the Fast of the Dormition, we are provided with the opportunity to focus on the life of the Theotokos, her obedience to God, and her humility...

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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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