Metropolis News

Camping Ministries

Missing Camp already? We're already thinking about Summer Camp 2016 and getting excited for it! The dates for our 2016 program will be the following:
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Summer Camp Registration has begun

Grade the Camper is currently in (February 2017) is the grade to register for. For the best camping experience for your children’s minds, hearts, souls, and bodies, our sessions will be:...
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2017 Summer Camp

Staff Applications are now open! To begin your application process, please click  here .  Applications for Direct Metropolis Scholarships (made possible through Leadership 100) are...
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2017 GOYA Athletic Ministries

Online Registration for the 2017 GOYA Season has begun! For more info, see the GOYA Athletic Ministries Header on the homepage and click "SEE MORE."   Click on the appropriate...
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College Student & Young Adult Retreat

The American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh invite College Students and Young Adults ages 18-35 to participate in an new exciting new retreat...
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2017 GOYA Spring Retreat

The 2017 GOYA Spring Retreat will be Friday, March 31st - Sunday, April 2nd. Our keynote speaker will be Fr. Alexandros Petrides of St. Nicholas Cathedral, Bethlehem. Fr. Alexey is also...
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BeeTreat Pittsburgh

Join Orthodox Christians from the Pittsburgh area for this retreat, which is open to all Orthodox youth (6th-12th grade), parents, youth workers (18 years and older), and young adults (ages...
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2016 GOYA Fall Retreat

The 2016 GOYA Fall Retreat was Friday, November 18th - Sunday, November 20th at Camp Nazareth. We had a wonderful Christ-centered experience!  To see photos from our great...
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Youth & Young Adults News -- Calendar, Metropolis Folk Dance Festival

The 2016 - 2017 Metropolis (Y2AM) Youth & Young Adult Ministries Calendar is now available. Posters will be sent to the Metropolis parishes. Click here for your copy! The 26th...
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2016 Metropolis Clergy-Laity Information

On behalf of His Eminence and the Clergy-Laity Assembly Committee, I am sending along information regarding this year's assembly, taking place September 22-24 at the Hilton Garden Inn...
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Archdiocesan News

41st Annual FDF Brings Together Faith, Culture and Philanthropy

The sights and sounds of the 41st Annual Folk Dance and Choral Festival (FDF) will fill the Town and Country Resort in San Diego from February 16 – 19, 2017. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America will once again join this celebration of faith and culture. This exceptional ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco, under the leadership of His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco, will bring together over 3,000 people in celebration of Faith, Dance and Fellowship during four days of festivities, dance and choral competition, workshops, and ministry outreach.
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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to Continue Successful Fellowships at the UN

The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is inviting graduate and recent post-graduate students to apply for its fellowships at the United Nations.
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Thirty Dance Groups Expected to Participate in "Parathosi 2017" Dance Festival

PARATHOSI 2017, the annual celebration of Hellenic Heritage & Dance of the Direct Archdiocesan District of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, now in its fifth year, is expected to host about 30 dance groups, Sat. Feb. 11, 2017 at Lefrak Concert Hall at Queens College.
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Statement from His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America

As Greek Orthodox Christians and as Americans, we express our sadness and pain for our brothers and sisters all over the world who find themselves in tragic circumstances of hostility, violence and war, where families have been torn apart, displaced and where people are denied basic human rights.
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Patriarchal Proclamation Upon the Feast of the Nativity

+ B A R T H O L O M E W By The Mercy Of God Archbishop Of Constantinople, New Rome, And Ecumenical Patriarch, To The Plenitude Of The...
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Address of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the Plenary Session of the European Parliament - Brussels, September 24, 2008

Ecumenical Patriarchate embraces a truly global apostolate that strives to raise and broaden the consciousness of the human family to bring understanding that we are all dwelling in the same house.
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Patriarchal Proclamation Pascha 2009

Dearly beloved brothers and children in the Lord, Christ is Risen! In sullenness, one day in the 19th century, humankind heard from the lips of the tragic philosopher: "God is dead! We killed him! All of us are his murderers ... God will remain dead!
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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Demetrios Make Pilgrimage to Panagia Soumela in Pontos

Monday August 15, the Feast of the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos, was a very special and spiritually uplifting day for His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America and the thousands of people, clergy and laity from all over the world, who participated in the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy in the historic monastery of Panagia Soumela near Trapezounta.
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Patriarchal News

Φεβρουάριος 2017

Φεβρουάριος 2017 * * * Ἡ Α. Θ. Παναγιότης ὁ Πατριάρχης, παρέστη συμπροσευχόμενος ἀπό τοῦ Ἱ. Βήματος τοῦ Π. Πατριαρχικοῦ Ναοῦ κατά τήν Θείαν Λειτουργίαν τῆς Κυριακῆς τῆς Ἀπόκρεω,...
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Modern Slavery - A Joint Declaration

Modern Slavery - A Joint Declaration We, Bartholomew , Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, and Justin , Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of All...
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COMMUNIQUÉ: Forum on Modern Slavery Held at the Phanar

COMMUNIQUÉ: Forum on Modern Slavery Held at the Phanar   "Lord, free the captives. Remember those in mines, in exile, in harsh labor, and in every kind of affliction,...
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Ἐπιστημονικόν Συμπόσιον περί τῆς ἀνθρωπίνης δουλείας.

Ἐπιστημονικόν Συμπόσιον περί τῆς ἀνθρωπίνης δουλείας. Τό διήμερον, 6-7 Φεβρουαρίου, τό Οἰκουμενικόν Πατριαρχεῖον ἐν συνεργασίᾳ μετά τῆς Ἀγγλικανικῆς Ἐκκλησίας, διωργάνωσεν...
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Ὁ Πατριάρχης εἰς τήν Ἑλβετίαν.

Ὁ Πατριάρχης εἰς τήν Ἑλβετίαν. Ἀπό 31ης Ἰανουαρίου μέχρι 3ης Φεβρουαρίου ἡ Α. Θ. Παναγιότης ὁ Πατριάρχης ἐπεσκέφθη τήν Γενεύην ἔνθα ὑπεβλήθη εἰς ἰατρικάς (καρδιολογικάς) ἐξετάσεις εἰς...
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January 2017

January 2017 On Sunday, January 15, 2017, His All-Holiness attended Divine Liturgy in the Venerable Patriarchal Church of Saint George, praying inside the Holy Altar while His...
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Ἡ ἑορτή τῶν Τριῶν Ἱεραρχῶν ἐν τοῖς Πατριαρχείοις.

Ἡ ἑορτή τῶν Τριῶν Ἱεραρχῶν ἐν τοῖς Πατριαρχείοις. Τῇ συμμετοχῇ τῶν Ἐλλογίμων ἐκπροσώπων τοῦ Ὁμογενοῦς ἐκπαιδευτικοῦ κόσμου καί τῶν μαθητῶν, ἑωρτάσθη ἐν τοῖς Πατριαρχείοις ἡ ἑορτή τῶν...
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Ὁ νέος Γεν. Γραμματεύς τοῦ Ο.Η.Ε. πρός τόν Πατριάρχην.

Ὁ νέος Γεν. Γραμματεύς τοῦ Ο.Η.Ε. πρός τόν Πατριάρχην. Ἡ Α. Ἐξοχότης ὁ νέος Γενικός Γραμματεύς τοῦ Ὀργανισμοῦ Ἡνωμένων Ἐθνῶν κ. António Guterres, εἰς ἀπάντησιν πρός τό συγχαρητήριον...
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Ἐπίσκεψις πρῴην Ὑπουργοῦ Ἐσωτερικῶν τῆς Τουρκίας εἰς τά Πατριαρχεῖα.

Ἐπίσκεψις πρῴην Ὑπουργοῦ Ἐσωτερικῶν τῆς Τουρκίας εἰς τά Πατριαρχεῖα. Τήν Τρίτην, 24ην Ἰανουαρίου, ἐπεσκέφθη τήν Α. Θ. Παναγιότητα τόν Πατριάρχην ἡμῶν ὁ Ἐξοχ. κ. Muammer Güler, πρῴην...
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Ἑόρτιος ἐπίσκεψις τοῦ Πατριάρχου εἰς τήν Ἴμβρον.

Ἑόρτιος ἐπίσκεψις τοῦ Πατριάρχου εἰς τήν Ἴμβρον. Μεταξύ 16-20 Ἰανουαρίου ἀρξαμένου ἔτους 2017 ἡ Α. Θ. Παναγιότης ὁ Οἰκουμενικός Πατριάρχης κ. κ. Βαρθολομαῖος ἐπεσκέφθη τήν γενέτειραν...
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Ὁ Ἐξοχ. κ. Κωνσταντῖνος Γαβρόγλου εἰς τά Πατριαρχεῖα.

Ὁ Ἐξοχ. κ. Κωνσταντῖνος Γαβρόγλου εἰς τά Πατριαρχεῖα. Τήν Κυριακήν, 15ην Ἰανουαρίου, ἡ Α. Ἐξοχότης ὁ Ὑπουργός Παιδείας Ἐρεύνης καί Θρησκευμάτων τῆς Ἑλλάδος κ. Κωνσταντῖνος Γαβρόγλου,...
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October 2016

October 2016 On Saturday, October 30, 2016, His All-Holiness attended Great Vespers at the Venerable Patriarchal Church for the feast of the Apostle Stachys, first Bishop of...
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Τά Ἅγια Θεοφάνεια ἐν τοῖς Πατριαρχείοις.

Τά Ἅγια Θεοφάνεια ἐν τοῖς Πατριαρχείοις. Μετά μεγαλοπρεπείας καί λαμπρότητος ἑωρτάσθησαν ἐν τοῖς Πατριαρχείοις τά Ἅγια Θεοφάνεια τοῦ Κυρίου καί Θεοῦ καί Σωτῆρος ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ,...
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Ἡ πρώτη τοῦ ἔτους ἐν τοῖς Πατριαρχείοις.

Ἡ πρώτη τοῦ ἔτους ἐν τοῖς Πατριαρχείοις. Ἐν ἑορταστικῇ ἀτμοσφαίρᾳ ἑωρτάσθη ἐν τοῖς Πατριαρχείοις ἡ ἑορτή τῆς Περιτομῆς τοῦ Κυρίου, ἡ μνήμη τοῦ Μεγάλου Βασιλείου καί ἡ 1η τοῦ...
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Ἀναχώρησις τοῦ Πατριάρχου.

Ἀναχώρησις τοῦ Πατριάρχου. Τό ἀπόγευμα τῆς ἰδίας, ἡ Α. Θ. Παναγιότης ὁ Πατριάρχης, συνοδευόμενος ὑπό τῶν Πανοσιολ. Μ. Ἀρχιδιακόνου κ. Ἀνδρέου καί Ἐλλογ. κ. Στεφάνου Salzman,...
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