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

Archdiocese November 19, 2020

Archiepiscopal Encyclical: Thanksgiving

Let us give thanks unto the Lord! Let us celebrate this National Day of Thanksgiving, a time when we remember that the opposite of scarcity is not abundance, but...

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Press Releases November 16, 2020

Bishop Spyridon of Amastris Ordained in Belmont, California

AXIOS was chanted with jubilant voices on Saturday, November 14 as Bishop-elect Spyridon (Kezios) of Amastris was ordained to the holy episcopacy.

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Press Releases November 13, 2020

Ordination of Bishop-elect Spyridon of Amastris

On Saturday, November 14, 2020, His Grace Bishop-elect Spyridon (Kezios) of Amastris will be ordained to the Episcopacy at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Belmont,...

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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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