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This year's Clergy Laity Congress features impactful ministry panels and workshops designed to equip delegates with the tools, resources, and inspiration needed to strengthen parishes and foster thriving communities. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue, gaining valuable insights and practical strategies to enhance their local ministries. The Congress aims to empower participants with a renewed sense of purpose and vision, ensuring the ongoing growth and vitality of their parishes and the broader Orthodox Christian community. Throughout the week, there are a wide number of topics being addressed in both Ministry Panels and Workshops.

His Grace Bishop Athenagoras of Nazianzos, PhD

His Grace Bishop Athenagoras of Nazianzos, PhD

His Grace Bishop Athenagoras of Nazianzos, PhD


Meet the ever-smiling Bishop Athenagoras, an Auxiliary Bishop to His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and a Founder of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Foundation. His Grace also serves the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and holds the positions of Chief Secretary of the Holy Eparchial Synod and National Director of the Department of Religious Education (DRE).

But let’s rewind a bit: in his youth, His Grace was tonsured a monk on Mount Athos, embracing a life of prayer in service to Christ and His Church. Guided by spiritual masters like Saint Paisios the Athonite and Saint Ephraim of Katounakia, he discovered the interconnection between mind, body, and soul that cultivates the inner presence of God.

Armed with four distinguished degrees from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece — BA, BTh, MTS, and PhD — and a knack for languages, Bishop Athenagoras communicates fluently across borders, spreading the Word of God to people of all ages.

47th Biennial
Clergy-Laity Congress
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America