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

Announcements August 14, 2019

Grand Banquet Tickets Available for YAL Conference

A limited number of seats are available at the Grand Banquet for the Young Adult League Conference which will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

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Announcements August 3, 2019

Saint Nicholas Ranch to Celebrate 40 Years of Ministry

This is an historic year for Saint Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center, as we celebrate 40 years of this remarkable ministry.

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Metropolitan's Schedules August 1, 2019

Schedule for Metropolitan Gerasimos: August 1 - September 1, 2019

Public schedule of events for His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco: August 1 - September 1, 2019

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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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