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GOARCH Centennial Clergy-Laity Congress Concludes But the “Endeavor Has Only Just Begun”

The 46th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America concluded yesterday, July 7, 2022, after a packed final Plenary Session, during which various institutional organizations shared their progress and their vision for the next 100 years.

“Ο Αρχιεπίσκοπος Αμερικής Ελπιδοφόρος θα υπηρετήσει την Αγία και Ιερά Σύνοδο του Οικουμενικού Πατριαρχείου τον Σεπτέμβρη”

At the close of the 46th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress today, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros announced his invitation by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to participate in the Holy and Great Synod of Constantinople for this upcoming year, beginning in September.

Assembly of Bishops and Agencies Present at Greek Archdiocese's Clergy Laity

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America and its six Agencies – IOCC, OCMC, OCF, OCPM, OVC, and OYM – engaged with the clergy and laity at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s biennial congress, commemorating the centennial of the Archdiocese.

Clergy from Across the US Gather at Clergy Breakfast

Our Clergy look forward to the Clergy Breakfast held each Clergy-Laity Congress, which gives all our priests an opportunity to be together with our Archbishop, the Hierarchs, and all of the clergy from around the country in a relaxed and social atmosphere. For some this was the first opportunity to meet the Archbishop as he went table to table to greet each clergyman.

The Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox and National Shrine Has Been Consecrated at the World Trade Center

The rebuilt Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, now a National Shrine, was consecrated in a historic and emotional ancient ceremony that drew over 1,300 participants to the World Trade Center; including representatives of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the leadership of the Friends of Saint Nicholas, officials of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and Greek Orthodox faithful from around the United States.

Archbishop Elpidophoros Delivers Keynote Address at Opening of Clergy-Laity Congress

Monday, July 4 marked the Official Opening of this year’s historic Clergy-Laity Congress in New York City, which not only returns after over two years of pandemic, but also commemorates the Centennial of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

At Saint Nicholas Consecration, Ground Zero “Remains Forever Sacred Ground”

Early this morning, faithful, clergy, and supporters from across the United States gathered at the World Trade Center for the consecration of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine. Nearly 11 years after the harrowing attacks on the Twin Towers, the re-building of the Shrine, the only house of worship destroyed on 9/11, is “an act of faith—faith in God and in the American vision of religious liberty,” said the Friends of St. Nicholas.

Great Vespers at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine Ahead of Consecration

On July 3, at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of Chalcedon presided over Great Vespers. In an affirmation of unity across the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Chancellor from each Metropolis served.

A Life Dedicated to Service: Paulette Poulos Recognized as Centennial Honoree

Following in the footsteps of her mentor, the ever-memorable Archbishop Iakovos, Paulette has dedicated her entire professional and personal life to serving the Church. Her career began in 1965 when she was assigned to work in the Archdiocesan Department of Laity, where she remained through 1970.

Centennial Exhibit Premieres

The eagerly anticipated Archdiocesan Centennial Exhibit—a showcase that chronicles the Greek Orthodox Church in America—is now open to the public in Times Square.

On the First Day of Centennial Clergy-Laity Congress, Divine Liturgy at Archdiocesan Cathedral Reflects the “Fullness” of the Church

This morning’s Divine Liturgy at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity began the first day of the much-anticipated 46th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress commemorating the Centennial of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

“Use Your Critical Thinking to Advance Your Faith” : Archbishop Elpidophoros Delivers Keynote Address at YAL National Conference

More than 150 young adults gathered at the Marriott Marquis in New York City this morning for the YAL National Conference, which returns for the first time since 2001 with a focus on faith, fellowship, networking, and fun, as well as educational panels on topics like mental wellness and the Eastern Mediterranean.

Clergy-Laity Congress 2022 To Convene in New York City

Following the virtual Clergy-Laity of 2020, this will be the first in-person Congress convened by Archbishop Elpidophoros since his enthronement in 2019.

Media Advisory: Consecration of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine

On July 4, 2022, the rebuilt Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, now a National Shrine, will be Consecrated in a ceremony that will draw over 1,500 faithful from around the United States and mark the Church forever as a house of worship and prayer.

Ο Αρχιεπίσκοπος Αμερικής Ελπιδοφόρος θα τιμήσει τους προκατόχους του κατά την Κληρικολαϊκή Συνέλευση

Ο Σεβασμιώτατος Αρχιεπίσκοπος Αμερικής κ. Ελπιδοφόρος θα υποδεχθεί τους δύο εν ζωή προκατόχους του διατελέσαντες Αρχιεπισκόπους Αμερικής Σεβαμιωτάτους κυρίους Σπυρίδωνα και Δημήτριο, οι οποίοι θα ειναι τα τιμώμενα πρόσωπα κατά την τελετή έναρξης της Κληρικολαϊκής Συνέλευσης στη Νέα Υόρκη στις 4 Ιουλίου 2022.

46th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress 2022 Schedule

The Clergy-Laity Congress Committee, under the direction of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros and Co-Chaired by Chrysanthy Demos and Nick Karacostas, continues its preparation of this summer’s Centennial Congress. While preparing this historic Centennial Congress, His Eminence’s theme of “Legacy, Renewal, Unity” has been built into all parts of the program.

Clergy Laity Congress 2022: Preparations Focus on Theme of “Legacy, Renewal, Unity”

The Clergy Laity Congress Committee, under the direction of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros and Co-Chaired by Chrysanthy Demos and Nick Karacostas, continues its preparation of this summer’s Centennial Congress.

Clergy Laity Congress and National Philoptochos Convention to Convene in New York City in July, 2022

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America announces that the 46th Biennial Clergy Laity Congress will convene in New York City from July 3-7, 2022, with the theme “Legacy, Renewal, Unity” honoring the Centennial of the Archdiocese which is being celebrated in 2022. During the Clergy Laity Congress, on July 4th, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros will consecrate Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center.