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 Messages December 4, 2018

2019 Metropolis Clergy-Laity Assembly: 90-Day Notice

90-Day Notice for the 2018 Metropolis Clergy-Laity Assembly from His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco.

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Meditations December 1, 2018

Go and Do Likewise

Saint Spyridon's life teaches us an experiential relationship with God is much more precious than knowledge alone.

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Metropolitan's Schedules November 30, 2018

Schedule for Metropolitan Gerasimos: December 1 – 31, 2018

Public schedule of events for His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco: December 1 – 31, 2018

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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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