The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople has initiated a process to review and revise the Charter of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and has given its blessing to have the Archdiocese participate in that process. The Charter defines the mission and function of the Archdiocese and sets the framework for its administrative structure. The review of the Charter, designed to assess our strengths and weaknesses, and to make revisions where appropriate, is a welcome sign of a healthy and dynamic institution.
The Ecumenical Patriarchate has given its blessing to His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros to share with the faithful his vision for a new charter. Therefore, the pages that follow set forth His Eminence’s vision, as well as responses to questions that our faithful may have with respect to this process (FAQs), a historical background on the Archdiocesan charters, and a number of informative presentations about the charter. In addition, this website enables you to submit a question or share a comment.