His Eminence Metropolitan Apostolos of New Jersey cordially invites all the dedicated faithful of the Northern New Jersey Region to the Annual 2024 Greek Letters Day Celebration Honoring the Three Hierarchs of our Orthodox Church, St. John Chrysostom, St. Basil the Great, and St. Gregory the Theologian. The celebration will take place Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 6:00pm at St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 353 E. Clinton Avenue, Tenafly, New Jersey, 07670.
Ahead of the UN’s 68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the Girl Delegates of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America co-hosted a local conversation circle with Virus is Our Enemy, a virtual space started by GOA Girl Delegate Beatriz Fino-Morfogen of Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Southampton, to allow youth who experienced COVID-19 to express the way it has affected them and help protect them from cyberbullying.
This week, find insights about the upcoming Gospel reading, where we learn about a woman who had a spirit of infirmity for 18 years and was worshipping at the synagogue on the Sabbath. What was the key to her healing? And how does God heal us? Also, how did Jesus respond to the reaction of the ruler of the synagogue?
On the margins of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (“Genocide Convention”) the Huffington Ecumenical Insitute at HCHC, in partnership with the Massachusetts Council of Churches is co-hosting a symposium to highlight the lived experience of displaced Arab and Palestinian Christians and their longing and lament as violence continues to escalate.
HOMILY By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Golden Jubilee Saint Theodore Greek Orthodox Church
Beloved sisters and brothers in the Lord,\n\nToday, we celebrate your Jubilee of fifty years! Yesterday, we gathered in an Agape Feast of love and appreciation – to remember those who came before us, and to contemplate what the future will bring.\n\nBut now, we must look at the essence of what a Jubilee of fifty years truly means, and we find that meaning in the Old Testament, in the Book of Leviticus. The English word “Jubilee” means the sound of a ram’s horn, which was used to announce the Fiftieth Year.
GREETING By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Golden Anniversary of the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Theodore in Lanham, Maryland
Beloved Sisters and Brothers in the Lord:\n\nWhat a wonderful occasion to be with you – for this Golden Anniversary. Fifty Years! Truly, a worthy occasion for celebration. If you will allow the expression, it is a “pentecostal” moment for your parish, for we know that Πεντηκοστή means “Fifty.”
The Archdiocesan Cathedral choirs and orchestra under the high patronage of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America present the 46th Annual Christmas Concert “The Sounds of Christmas.”
On Monday, November 27, 2023, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America extended a warm and gracious welcome to His Grace Bishop Emilianos of Meloa at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. His Grace traveled from Australia by invitation of the Pan-Kalymnian Federation of America.
Assembly of Bishops' Inter-Parish Association Program Receives Major Grant From the Lilly Endowment Inc.
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has received a $1,250,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish and develop Inter-Parish Associations.
Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America