Archives: Clergy-Laity 1996

Message to Philoptochos Members

In just a few short months, Philoptochos members from across the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America will converge upon New York City for the 33rd Biennial National Philoptochos Convention, held in conjunction with the Clergy/Laity Congress. It is our great pleasure to invite you and your chapter to be part of this historic event, one that will celebrate our past as we chart the path before us. More »

Message from Congress Co-Chairmen

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to be a part of the historic 33rd Clergy Laity Congress in New York City, June 30 - July 4, 1996. The theme of the Congress "Let us go forward on the road that has brought us where we are," (Philippians 3:16) will give us the inspiration for our gathering and forums. More »

Welcome Message from Metropolitan Silas

It is with great pleasure that I take this opportunity to announce the upcoming Biennial Archdiocesan Clergy-Laity Congress, which will take place from June 30 - July 4, in New York City, and I would like to invite each of our parishes to be in attendance. This year's Congress will be a very historic gathering, as it will be the Congress that we shall begin looking towards the Church's future in the 21st Century. More »

From His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos

In a little over four short months, our Holy Archdiocese will convene the 33rd Clergy-Laity Congress in New York City. This year's event promises to be most historic for it will not only afford us the opportunity to chart the course of our Church into the 3rd Millennium but also because it will be the last one convened by me as your Archbishop. More »

Archdiocese Affiliated Groups

Archdiocese Affiliated Groups More »

National Sisterhood of Presvyteres

Plans are under way for the 33rd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress scheduled to take place June 30 through July 4, 1996 in New York City. More »

Presbyters Council

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to be a part of the 33rd Biennial Clergy Laity Congress of our Holy Archdiocese. The Congress headquarters will be at the spacious Hilton Hotel in the "Big Apple." More »

National Philoptochos Convention Highlights

National Philoptochos Convention Highlights More »

General Informaton

General Information for the Clergy Laity Event More »


From legendary Times Square to Wall Street, from the United Nations to Soho to South St. Seaport and the World Trade Center, you can experience the world of excitement that personifies New York. More »


Committee Information More »

Some Highlights of the Upcoming Clergy-Laity Congress

Held every two years, the Clergy-Laity Congress is a unique gathering of clergy and laity representing the parishes which comprise the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America. At their inception, the Congresses were primarily legislative in nature and most of the energies of the attendees were on the adoption of a budget and of legislature relevant to the operation of the Archdiocese, Her institutions and programs.

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Clergy-Laity 1996