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.

Learn about the Faith

Metropolis News

Metropolitan's Messages July 3, 2020

Reflection for Independence Day 2020

The ideals and the promise of America attracted our immigrant ancestors. They were drawn to a land that would open her doors to people of all races and creeds and...

Read More

Meditations July 1, 2020

The Emotional Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Fear, uncertainty, anxiety, worry – we may have felt one or more of these emotions in the face of this COVID-19 pandemic. But unchecked, the devil can use fear to...

Read More

Metropolitan's Schedules July 1, 2020

Schedule for Metropolitan Gerasimos: July 1 – 31, 2020

Public Schedule for His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos: July 1 – 31, 2020

Read More

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.

Our Ministries