Archbishop Elpidophoros Sends Message to Quake-Ravaged Greece and Turkey

In a message posted on Friday morning on Twitter, Archbishop Elpidophoros, the leader of all the Greek Orthodox faithful of the Americas, sent his...

St. Nicholas Shrine Construction Progressing; New Donors Announced

In a message released to donors and other friends of St. Nicholas Shrine at Ground Zero on Tuesday, Archbishop Elpidophoros announced that great strides...

Holy Synod Calls For Extraordinary Assembly to Help “Rebuild Church in America”

In an unprecedented statement issued by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on Friday, it was announced that there would be a teleconference...

Patriarch Bartholomew Places Metropolitan Methodios of Boston on Suspension Until Christmas

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the leader of all the Greek Orthodox faithful in the world, on Thursday placed the Metropolitan of Boston, Methodios, on "a...
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Ecumenical Patriarchate Names New Auxiliary Bishops for the United States

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew together with the Holy and Sacred Synod, announced on Tuesday the election of three new Auxiliary Bishops for the...

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...

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