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 Schedules September 6, 2019

Schedule for Metropolitan Gerasimos: September 7 - September 28, 2019

Public schedule of events for His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco: September 7 - September 28, 2019

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Press Releases September 4, 2019

Message from Metropolitan Gerasimos for the new Ecclesiastical Year 2019

A New Ecclesiastical Year is always a time of optimism where our communities resume many ministries after their summer hiatus and they begin with fresh energy, filled...

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Meditations September 1, 2019

“Only As Good As Your Next Banquet...”

When it comes to food, most of us would agree the longevity of a dining establishment depends on its quality and consistency.

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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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