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Date: April 27, 2018

NEW YORK - The 2018 graduating class of Seminarians of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Mass., visited the headquarters of theGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, April 23-26, and attended a 4-day seminar, which included presentations from the various departments and ministries of the Archdiocese. During their seminar trip the seminarians visited St. Michael’s Home, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the WTC, and Saint Basil Academy.
In the photo above the seminarians are pictured with His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, His Grace Bishop Andonios of Phasiane, and His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela.

44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress
Registration is now Open
Online registration is now OPEN for the upcoming 44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, which will take place in Boston from July 1-5, 2018. Members of the Boston Metropolis Host Committee are delighted to invite you to join us in faith, fellowship, and meaningful dialogue at this most important gathering of the Greek Orthodox faithful in the United States.

Hundreds of priests and laymen will come together in renewed commitment to the Church and its ministries across America. The Congress provides us the opportunity to discuss, plan and make important decisions that will affect the life and future of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The biennial Congress comes at an important time for our Archdiocese, both in terms of our planning and our resources. The collective wisdom of hierarchs, clergy and laity will convene at the Congress to address the ongoing ministries of our Archdiocese and the challenges it faces.

We look forward to seeing you this summer in Boston.
Greek Parade 2018 on Fifth Avenue
Dignitaries visit Archdiocese

NEW YORK – (April 22, 2018) His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America led the Greek Independence Day Parade for the 197th Anniversary since the beginning of the Greek struggle for independence of March 25, 1821.
In a beautiful spring afternoon, thousands of people took part in the parade including the parishes and the schools, children and families of the Archdiocese in the tri-state area that comprise most of the parade.
The Governor of the State of New York, Andrew Cuomo, one of the three parade Grand Marshals, flanked Archbishop Demetrios on one side and New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio on the other, as they walked up the parade route. The other two Grand Marshals were Greek-American Attorney General of Nassau County (Long Island) Madeleine Singas, and businessman-philanthropist Pantelis Boubouras.
The highlight of the Greek Parade is always the participation of a contingent of the Evzons corps, the Presidential Guard of the Hellenic Republic and their impressive marching.
Taking part and attending the Greek Parade from the reviewing stand were the Minister of Tourism of Greece Elena Kountoura, the Governor of the region Central Macedonia Apostolos Tzitzikostas, the deputy minister of agriculture of Greece Vassilis Kokalis, and the mayors of Corfu, Konstantinos Nikolouzos; and of Chios, Manolis Vournous. The Commissioner of the Presidency Photis Photiou represented the government of the Republic of Cyprus.
Also present were U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, many state and city officials, diplomats and dignitaries from Greece and Cyprus. The parade is organized by the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York, Petros Galatoulas president.
In the morning of the Parade, Archbishop Demetrios celebrated the Divine Liturgy and a Doxology service at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.
Nicholas Anton Appointed Interim Director of the Ecumenical Department

NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America has appointed Nicholas Anton as the interim director of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.  Mr. Anton  has been the Coordinator of UN Programs as well as the Special Assistant to the Director of the Department since 2014.A Chicago native Nicholas earned a BA from Hellenic College, a M.Div. from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, and a MA in Pastoral Ministry (Faith-based Diplomacy) from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.more

Coming Up!
On Saturday and Sunday April 28-29, 2018, the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in York, Pa. celebrates 100 Years of the Orthodox Christian Faith. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios will visit the community and con-celebrate with them this auspicious Centennial Anniversary.
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