Archbishop Elpidophoros Meets With Pompeo on Hagia Sophia, East Med Tensions

Elpidophoros, the Greek-Orthodox Archbishop of the Americas, met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday at the State Department. Discussing issues ranging from...

Archbishop Elpidophoros Begins Largest-Ever Clergy-Laity Conference

Archbishop of the Americas Elpidophoros is looking forward to hosting the largest-ever conference for both clergy and laity that has ever been held in...

The Life of Philip Ludwell, America’s First Convert to Orthodoxy

On December 29, 1716, a remarkable man was born in the Tidewater of Virginia. Fated to become America's first Orthodox convert, Philip Ludwell III...

Greek NY Politicians Call on Trump to Condemn Erdogan’s Hagia Sophia Decision

New York City Greek-American elected officials are calling on the Trump administration to formally rebuff Turkey’s President, Recep Erdogan, for his decision to close...

US House Passes Hagia Sophia Amendment

On the eve of Turkey’s planned inauguration of using Hagia Sophia as a mosque, the US House of Representatives passed, by unanimous consent, an...

Archbishop Elpidophoros Meets with President Trump on Hagia Sophia

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America met with President Trump and Vice President Pence late on Thursday to discuss Turkey's recent decision to convert Hagia Sophia...

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Declares Day of Mourning for Hagia Sophia

Churches under the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will toll their bells mournfully following Turkey's decision to convert Hagia Sophia into...

Largest Muslim Organization in North America Speaks Out Against Erdogan

The Islamic Society of North America, described as the largest Muslim organization in North America, recently released a statement condemning Turkish President Erdogan's decision...

Archbishop Elpidophoros Updates US Faithful on Progress of St. Nicholas Shrine

Elpidophoros, the Archishop of America, informed the faithful in the monthly newsletter of New York City's St. Nicholas Shrine that, undaunted by last week's...

Mike Pompeo Expresses “Disappointment” in Turkish Decision on Hagia Sophia

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently expressed his disapproval over Turkey's decision to convert Hagia Sophia from a museum into a mosque last...

Joe Biden Urges Erdogan to Reverse Decision on Hagia Sophia

Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden expressed his "deep regret" over the decision by Turkey to turn Hagia Sophia to a mosque on Friday. Antony Blinken,...

Congressman Bilirakis: Erdogan Turns His Back on International Community

Congressman Gus Bilirakis, the co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on International Religious Freedom, on Friday condemned the decision by Turkey's President Erdogan to turn...

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