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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​Message of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the 44th Clergy Laity Congress

Video Message By His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Opening of the 44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
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Greek Orthodox officials to gather for biennial meeting

Officials from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will be gathering in Massachusetts for a national meeting. The organization's 44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress is expected to draw delegates from parishes across the country to downtown Boston starting Sunday.
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Boston Host Committee for Greek Orthodox Church’s 44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress Prepares for National Convention in July

The Host Committee for the 44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOAA) continues to prepare for the upcoming gathering of delegates from parishes throughout the United States, which will convene July 1-5, 2018, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Concurrently with the Clergy-Laity Congress, the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society will convene its Biennial National Convention in the same venue.
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Clergy-Laity Congress Theme Article – Part 2

When we meet in Boston for our Clergy-Laity Congress, let us be led by God, inspired by our faith, and emboldened by our potential to accomplish the impossible. Let us come together as brothers and sisters in Christ from throughout our Holy Archdiocese and gather in worship, prayer, and unity in our commitment to our sacred work.
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Arthur C. Anton Sr., Named Honorary Chairman of 44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress

Arthur C. Anton Sr., renowned philanthropist and founding member of the League of Greek Orthodox Stewards (today known as Leadership 100 Endowment Fund) will serve as honorary chairman of the 44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, which will convene in Boston, July 1-5, 2018.
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All Things are Possible to the One Who Believes in Christ

Throughout the Holy Scriptures we see the power and potential of faith. Faith is shown in the marvelous works of God among His people and the amazing miracles of Christ. Through His life and ministry and His glorious Resurrection, we see that through faith we can have life and have it abundantly.
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Vice President Biden addresses Clergy Laity Banquet expressing support for the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Cyprus and Greece

Vice President Joe Biden addressed the delegates of the 42nd Biennial Clergy Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, last night, at the Grand Banquet, held in the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel.
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Greeting by His Eminence Metropolitan Stefanos of Kallioupolis and Madytos on behalf of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the Clergy-Laity Congress of the Holy Archdiocese of America

The Ecumenical Patriarchate, to which all of us have the distinct privilege to belong, follows with particular concern the spiritual path of this great and populous Eparchy of the Throne, the Holy Archdiocese of America, and boasts in the name of Christ that the seeds of the Gospel have been systematically sown and the vineyard planted by God in the New World is being cultivated and produces much fruit, as well as that – together united under the leadership of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America – both clergy and laity are making progress, imbued with faith and courage, on the path that leads to the Kingdom of God. On this path, the Mother Church of Constantinople is always beside you, morally uplifting you with all the spiritual means at its disposal.
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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.