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Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for Holy and Great Lent 2012

February 23, 2012 by  
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To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox Communities, the Distinguished Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Day, Afternoon, and Church Schools, the Philoptochos Sisterhoods, the Youth, the Hellenic Organizations, and the entire Greek Orthodox Family in America Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we begin this season of Holy and Great Lent, we do so in anticipation of the blessings we will receive  [Read more...]

Appeal for the Welfare of the People of Greece

February 14, 2012 by  
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Feb. 15, 2012 – NEW YORK – His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios, has issued an appeal to help the suffering people of Greece. The National Philoptochos (“Friend of the Poor”) Society has also issued an appeal. The letter of His Eminence is below, followed by the Philoptochos appeal. Please read them, and make an online donation today. Please be as generous as you can, now. To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and members of  [Read more...]

The Tonsure of Reader Michael Winney

November 9, 2011 by  
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On Sunday, October 30th, his eminence Archbishop Demetrios tonsured our own Michael Winney as a reader in the Orthodox Church at the Consecration of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Scottsdale, AZ. Not sure what that means? Readers are absolutely integral to Orthodox divine services and worship and have been since at least the second century. St. Hippolytus of Rome (c. 190 a.d.)  mentions the prayers for the ordination and blessing of the reader (as well as subdeacon, deacon, presbyter, and bishop) in his  [Read more...]

Encyclical of Abp Demetrios for Independence Day

July 3, 2011 by  
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July 4, 2011 Independence Day For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. (Galatians 5:13) To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox Communities, the Distinguished Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Day, Afternoon, and Church Schools, the Philoptochos Sisterhoods, the Youth, the Hellenic Organizations, and the entire  [Read more...]