Highlights from the 2022 Clergy-Laity Congress

A look back at the 46th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, highlighting the many great events and memories experienced over the course of the week, including the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy, the Consecration of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, Meetings, Workshops, Panel Discussions, and more!
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Grand Banquet of the 46th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress

The Grand Banquet from the 46th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress held at the New York Marriott Marquis on Thursday, July 7, 2022.
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Centennial Keynote Address by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America at the 46th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress

We have a responsibility to their memory, to the present moment, and to the generations to come, to hold their dream – which is our reality – as a precious jewel. To hold it with a conscious decision to work for what is best – a unified and strong Archdiocese, cognizant of our role as the premier and, indeed, first Eparchy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and Mother Church of Constantinople in the Diaspora.
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Greeting by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the Opening of the Clergy-Laity Congress

Moreover, I would like you to know that, along with the Holy and Sacred Synod here at the Mother Church of Constantinople, I too am delighted to share with you the historic milestone of your centennial anniversary since the establishment of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
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Congress Official Opening

Keynote Address of Archbishop Elpidophoros, greetings of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Ecumenical Patriarchate representatives
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Homily by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America at the Divine Liturgy

In truth, the plenitude of the Church is always present at every Divine Service – for even when the Church is visibly empty, it is full of the Glory of God and the Angelic Hosts, as witnessed by the Holy and Sacred Icons that adorn every Sanctuary across the Archdiocese.
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Orthros and Divine Liturgy officiated by H.E. Archbishop Elpidophoros on Sunday, July 3, 2022

Orthros and Hierarchal Divine Liturgy officiated by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America from the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City as part of the 46th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress on Sunday, July 3, 2022.
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Greeting by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the National YAL Conference July 2, 2022

Welcome Message of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the Participants of the National YAL Conference on Saturday, July 2, 2022.
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Archbishop Elpidophoros and Delegation from the Archdiocese visit the site of the 45th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress and 2020 National Philoptochos Biennial Convention

Cleveland rolled out the red carpet on December 16, 2019 when His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America visited Cleveland, Ohio in the Holy Metropolis of Pittsburgh to conduct a site visit of next summer’s joint Clergy-Laity Congress and National Philoptochos Convention.
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From Wedgies to Widgets: Bullying in the Age of Technology

Bullying is an age old issue that has found a new platform: cyberspace. What once necessitated bold face-to-face interaction now lurks in the shadowy solace of cellphones and computers. It begins at school, on the playground, and at GOYA but now continues into our homes and safe spaces.
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The Orthodox Christian Family: 
A Dwelling of Christ and a Witness of His Gospel

From God every family in heaven and on earth is named (Eph. 3:15)

Congress Program Guide

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Exhibit Rules and Regulations

The purpose of the Exhibits is to give an opportunity to companies and individuals to provide informative and useful products and/or services to the Parishes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese....

General Information

The 2014 Clergy-Laity Congress & the National Philoptochos Convention will convene on Sunday, July 6th - July 9th, 2014 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA.