On behalf of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and the Direct Archdiocesan District families we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year filled with every good blessing from above!
The Ground Blessing for St. Nicholas National Shrine at the WTC took place on October 18, 2014, and was attended by numerous faithful of the Archdiocese. Follow the link for pictures from the historic day!

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More than 2,000 people gathered yesterday Oct. 18, 2014 at 130 Liberty Street, the new site for Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center, for the historic event of the Blessing of the Ground and the symbolic “laying of the corner stone. Full Article »


The Archdiocesan District Office of Education is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Modern Greek Language Curriculum – Checkpoint B’ (Regents Level). The new Curriculum is the product of a long-term and fruitful collaboration of the Office of Education and the Institute of Modern Greek Studies (Manolis Triandaphyllidis Foundation) of the Aristotle University of Thessalonik Full Article »

Ground Blessing for Saint Nicholas at WTC

A Ground Blessing ceremony for the St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center is set for Saturday October 18, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Full Article »

GOYA Day at Holiday Hill

On September 20, 2014, over three hundred GOYAns and Advisors from parishes throughout New York and Connecticut gathered in Prospect, CT to celebrate the 8th Annual GOYA Day at Holiday Hill. Full Article »

New D.A.D. Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries

The Direct Archdiocesan District announces the appointment of Panagiotis Papazafiropoulos as the new Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. He replaces Vincent Minucci who capably served in this capacity... Full Article »

Keynote Address By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

The love of the risen Christ has today assembled us in Constantinople, the sacred see of the Mother Church, during this joyous paschal period when Orthodox Christians, as happy human beings, “celebrate the eternal Pascha,” “the great Pascha, the Pascha of the faithful.” Full Article »

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Upcoming Events

"The Journey of Marriage" Preparation Seminar
Holy Trinity Church - 4070 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT
Feb 7 9 am
St. Michael's Home Apokriatiko Glendi
Terrace on the Park - 52-11 111th Street, Flushing, NY 11368-3396
Feb 20 7:30 pm
District Philoptochos Lenten Retreat
St. Demetrios Cathedral - 30-11 30th Drive Astoria, NY, 11102
Mar 14
"The Journey of Marriage" Preparation Seminar
Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral - 64 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY
Mar 21 9 am
"The Journey of Marriage" Preparation Seminar
Church of the Holy Resurrection - 1400 Cedar Swamp Rd, Brookville, NY
Mar 28 9 am

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Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 1/30/2015
Synaxis of The Three Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, & John Chrysostom
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