Saints Feasts and Readings for Friday, December 09, 2022

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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

Press Releases December 6, 2022

Metropolitan Gerasimos Undergoes Successful Heart Surgery

His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco underwent successful mitral valve replacement surgery today. He will remain in the hospital for the next week and is expected to make a full recovery.

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Meditations December 1, 2022

The Gift of Christ to Our Youth

The greatest gift we can gift our children is their faith and relationship with Christ.

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Metropolitan's Messages November 21, 2022

Thanksgiving Reflection 2022

An especially appropriate Thanksgiving message expresses deeply the Orthodox Christian value of hospitality. “When you have more than you need, build a bigger table, not a higher fence.”

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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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