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Source: US Religion Census The report “The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOA) from 2010 to 2020: Changes in Parishes, Membership and Worship Attendance” is now available. The 2020 US Religion Census (www.usreligioncensus.org) obtained the data directly from GOA parishes. Overall, 98% of the GOA parishes participated. The report can be downloaded here: https://orthodoxreality.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Report-GOA-From2010To2020Reduced1-1.pdf The 2020 Census has revealed that from 2010-2020 the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese experienced a significant (-22%) membership decline. But these membership changes were different in different Metropolises: some Metropolises had much larger losses of parishioners than others. GOA Metropolises also vary greatly in the strength of…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America NEW YORK – On Thursday, September 16, 2021, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America convened a regular meeting of the Holy Eparchial Synod via video conference, in order to deliberate on significant matters that affect the Archdiocese of America. Visit of Patriarch Bartholomew to America At the beginning of the meeting, the synodical hierarchs with joy were informed of today’s communique of our Mother Church, the Ecumenical Patriarchate, that His All-Holiness will indeed make his previously arranged visit to America, without postponement. Statement on Vaccinations and the Coronavirus Discussing the topic of the vaccination…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America New York, NY – Today, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America announced his appointment for the new proïstamenos (presiding priest) for the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine: The Reverend Protopresbyter Andreas Vithoulkas, the Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The Archbishop made his announcement today in a special meeting with the Friends of Saint Nicholas (FoSN), the non-for-profit organization tasked with raising the funds to secure completion while also managing all construction issues in this final phase of rebuilding. FoSN’s Board of Directors also includes the President of the…

Source: KSL Broadcasting By Lisi Merkley, KSL.com SALT LAKE CITY — For the first time in almost 20 years, Utah’s Greek Orthodox community welcomed Archbishop Elpidophoros, archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, in what was described as an “unprecedented” six-day visit. Archbishop Elpidophoros’ visit culminated in a church service in Salt Lake City Sunday morning, but he spent the rest of his time in Utah meeting with members of the faith and other religious and political leaders. The archbishop spent time with KSL NewsRadio’s Boyd Matheson and spoke to him about the importance of what Jesus Christ said…

Source: Helleniscope by Lawrence B. Wheeler, B.A., M.Div. (Former Anglican priest, convert to Orthodoxy). It was a balmy summer day in midtown Manhattan when His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros stepped into St. Bartholomew’s Church. He was on Park Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets, where the grand edifice sits, imposing and Byzantine, yet dwarfed by the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. According to the Orthodox Church calendar, it was the feast day of Ss. Bartholomew & Barnabas, which fell on a Friday this year, the eleventh day of June 2021. The archbishop and his entourage had come to St. Bart’s, as the parish is…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Prot. No. 164/2021 Archiepiscopal Encyclical on the Apostolic Visit of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch BARTHOLOMEW to the United States June 30, 2021 Synaxis of the Holy and Glorious Twelve Apostles Unto the Most Reverend and Right Reverend Hierarchs, Pious Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, Presidents and Members of Parish Councils, Honorable Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Members of Leadership 100, the Day and Afternoon Schools, Philoptochos Societies, the Youth, Greek Orthodox Organizations, and the entirety of the Christ-named Plenitude of the Holy Archdiocese of America. My Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity UPDATE: Letter #7  – Orthodox Church in western, pluralistic democracies / Conciliarity and balanced co-ministry (#7) Letter of June 8, 2021 June 8, 2021 Translation of the Relics of Theodore the Commander; Kalliope the Martyr; Melania the Righteous His Eminence, Archbishop ELPIDOPHOROS The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America 10 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10021 Your Eminence, Christ is risen! The Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL) again wishes you good health in these pandemic times as we continue with our suggestions for the new Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOAA) Charter. The role of the Orthodox…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros has formed the Advisory Committee on the Charter whose purpose is to solicit feedback and ideas from across the Archdiocese as to the future of the Archdiocese as a whole body of our Church in America. The Committee is chaired by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros and Archon Michael Psaros, and its members represent the entire breadth of the Church. The Committee includes Hierarchs, representatives from each Metropolis appointed by the respective Hierarch, Senators for Orthodoxy and Hellenism, members of the Archdiocesan Council, representation from the institutions of the Archdiocese, members…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity https://youtu.be/DQMvD8KnCgo On May 8, 2004, the Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL) sponsored an Open Forum at Oak Brook, Illinois, wherein the issues relating to the Charter Crisis in the Greek Orthodox Church were discussed. The meeting was well attended (Illinois and neighboring states), and the responses obtained from the audience were overwhelmingly favorable. This video is an abridged version of that meeting. The presenters are all individuals with long, dedicated service to the Greek Orthodox Church over many decades. The Clergy-Laity Congress took place in New York, July 25-29, 2004. Peter Hailkalis, PhD – President of OCL…

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