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Concerning the Present Situation Resulting from the Coronavirus Epidemic and the Measures Being Taken Written by The Holy Synod 02 October 2020
Letter to Clergy and Faithful - The Special Three-Day Fast Written by Metropolitan Demetrius of America 22 September 2020
Encylical: On Human Sexuality Written by The Holy Eparchial Synod 01 September 2020
Letter to the Faithful - St. Xenia Camp 2020 Written by Metropolitan Demetrius of America 16 July 2020
Paschal Message of 2020 Written by The Holy Synod 18 April 2020
Communiqué of the Holy Synod Concerning the Present Situation Written by The Holy Synod 01 April 2020
Относительно коронавируса и поста Written by Metropolitan Demetrius of America 26 March 2020
Sermón del Metropolitano Demetrio Sobre el Coronavirus durante La Cuaresma Written by Metropolitan Demetrius of America 26 March 2020
Eparchial Synod Encyclical on Coronavirus Written by The Holy Eparchial Synod 20 March 2020
Encyclical Concerning the Divine Liturgy and Divine Communion at a Time When the Coronavirus is Spreading Written by The Holy Synod 17 March 2020
ΕΓΚΥΚΛΙΟΣ Γιὰ τὴν Θ. Λειτουργία καὶ τὴν Θ. Κοινωνία σὲ καιρὸ ἐξαπλώσεως τοῦ κορωνοϊοῦ Written by The Holy Synod 17 March 2020
Message to the Faithful at Lent 2020 Written by His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius 01 March 2020
Message to the Clergy at Lent 2020 Written by His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius 01 March 2020
Synodal Nativity Message for 2019 Written by The Holy Synod 03 January 2020
Encyclical on Marriage and Divorce Written by The Holy Synod 02 January 2020
Thank You Letter From Metropolitan Demetrius Written by Anastasios Hudson 13 November 2019
Paschal Message for 2019 Written by The Holy Synod 23 April 2019
Lenten Message from Metropolitan Demetrius Written by His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius of America 06 April 2019
Nativity Encyclical 2018 Written by Holy Synod of Greece 02 January 2019
Paschal Encyclical 2018 Written by Anastasios Hudson 06 April 2018
Nativity Encyclical 2017 Written by The Holy Synod 29 December 2017
Resurrectional Message 2017 Written by Holy Synod of the GOC of Greece 14 April 2017
Nativity Encyclical 2016 Written by Holy Synod of Greece 05 January 2017
Encyclical Concerning the Ecumenist Gathering in Crete Written by Fr. Andrew Wales 31 August 2016
Paschal Encyclical 2016 Written by Holy Synod of Greece 28 April 2016
Mid-Lenten Encyclical 2016 Written by Metropolitan Demetrius of America 03 April 2016
Lenten Encyclical of Metropolitan Demetrius 2016 Written by Metropolitan Demetrius of America 13 March 2016
Nativity Encyclical 2015 Written by Holy Synod of Greece 02 January 2016
Resurrectional Message 2015 Written by Holy Synod of Greece 27 March 2015
Encyclical of Bishop Auxentios on Great Lent 2015 Written by Bishop Auxentios of Etna and Portland 21 February 2015
Nativity Encyclical 2014 of His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius of America Written by Metropolitan Demetrius of America 06 January 2015
Nativity Encyclical 2014 Written by Holy Synod of Greece 30 December 2014
Encyclical to All of the Sacred Clergy and Laity of the Holy Metropolis of Etna and the Holy Diocese of Portland Written by Holy Synod of Greece 30 December 2014
Paschal Encyclical 2014 Written by Holy Synod of Greece 09 April 2014
Encyclical March 10/23 2014 Written by Holy Synod of Greece 24 March 2014
Encyclical March 7/20 2014 Written by Bishop Photios 20 March 2014
Encyclical March 7/20 2014 (Greek) Written by Bishop Photios 20 March 2014
Great Lent Encyclical 2014 Written by Metropolitan Demetrius 01 March 2014
Encyclical Feb 6/19 2014 Written by Holy Synod of Greece 24 February 2014
A Festal Message: A Word About Temptations Written by Bishop Sergios 19 January 2014
Nativity Encyclical 2013 Written by Bishop Sergios 09 January 2014
Nativity Encyclical 2013 (Greek) Written by Holy Synod of Greece 31 December 2013
Nativity Encyclical 2013 Written by Holy Synod of Greece 31 December 2013
Encyclical Nov 23/Dec 6 2013 Written by Metropolitan Pavlos 06 December 2013
Encyclical Nov 23/Dec 6 2013 (Greek) Written by Metropolitan Pavlos 06 December 2013
Encyclical Nov 23/Dec 6 2013 Written by Holy Synod of Greece 06 December 2013
Parenetic Encyclical for the Support of our Brethren in Greece Written by Metropolitan Pavlos 04 December 2013
Parenetic Encyclical for the Support of our Brethren in Greece (Greek) Written by Metropolitan Pavlos 04 December 2013
Nativity Fast Encyclical 2013 Written by Bishop Sergios 06 December 2013
Ἐγκύκλιος ἐπὶ τῇ ἐνάρξει τῆς νηστείας τῶν Χριστουγέννων 2013 Written by τοῦ Βοστώνης Δημητρίου 02 December 2013
Nativity Fast Encyclical 2013 Written by Bishop Demetrius 28 November 2013
Ἐγκύκλιος πρὸς τὴν Ἱ. Σύναξιν 2013 Written by Μακ. Ἀρχ/ου Ἀθηνῶν κ. Καλλινίκου 02 July 2013
Ἀναστάσιμον Μήνυμα 2013 Written by τοῦ Ἀμερικῆς Παύλου 29 April 2013
Ἀναστάσιμον Μήνυμα 2013 Written by τοῦ Βοστώνης Δημητρίου 29 April 2013
Paschal Encyclical 2013 Written by Metropolitan Moses 09 May 2013
Paschal Encyclical 2013 Written by Bishop Sergios 07 May 2013
Paschal Encyclical 2013 Written by Metropolitan Pavlos 03 May 2013
Pascual Encíclica 2013 Written by Obispo Demetrio 29 April 2013
Paschal Encyclical 2013 Written by Bishop Demetrius 02 May 2013
Paschal Encyclical 2013 Written by Holy Synod of Greece 30 April 2013
Encyclical April 6/19 2013 Written by Eparchial Synod 20 April 2013
Encíclica Cuaresma 2013 Written by Obispo Demetrio 03 April 2013
Ἐγκύκλιος ἐπὶ τῇ Μεγάλῃ Τεσσαρακοστῇ 2013 Written by τοῦ Βοστώνης Δημητρίου 28 March 2013
Encyclical for the Great Fast 2013 Written by Bishop Demetrius 26 March 2013
Encyclical Oct 31/Nov 13 2012 Written by Eparchial Synod 23 January 2013
Nativity Encyclical 2012 Written by Metropolitan Moses 07 January 2013
Nativity Encyclical 2012 Written by Bishop Sergios 05 January 2013
Mensaje de Natividad 2012 Written by El Santo Sínodo 03 January 2013
Nativity Encyclical 2012 Written by Holy Synod of Greece 01 January 2013
Encyclical Nov 17/30 2012 Written by Holy Synod of Greece 05 December 2012
Youth and Family Conference Encyclical 2012 Written by Eparchial Synod 22 March 2012
Ἐγκύκλιος Χριστούγεννων 2011 Written by τοῦ Ἀμερικῆς Παύλου 09 January 2012
Nativity Encyclical 2011 Written by Metropolitan Pavlos 09 January 2012
Nativity Encyclical 2011 Written by Holy Synod of Greece 29 December 2011
Theological Institute Encyclical Written by Bishop Photios 26 September 2011
Theological Institute Encyclical Written by Eparchial Synod 21 September 2011
Paschal Encyclical 2011 (Greek) Written by Holy Synod of Greece 25 April 2011
Paschal Encyclical 2011 Written by Metropolitan Pavlos 25 April 2011
Paschal Encyclical 2011 Written by Holy Synod of Greece 18 April 2011
Nativity Encyclical 2010 (Greek) Written by Holy Synod of Greece 03 January 2011
Nativity Encyclical 2009 Written by Metropolitan Pavlos 06 January 2010
Ἐγκύκλιος Χριστούγεννων 2009 Written by τοῦ Ἀμερικῆς Παύλου 06 January 2010
Encyclical Dec 5/18 2002 (Greek) Written by Metropolitan Pavlos of America 06 November 2008
Encyclical December 5/18 2002 Written by Metropolitan Pavlos of America 06 November 2008
Encyclical July 31/August 13 2008 Written by Metropolitan Pavlos 13 August 2008
Nativity Encyclical 2006 Written by Archbishop Chrysostomos II 26 January 2007
New Years Encyclical 2007 Written by Archbishop Chrysostomos II 26 January 2007
Encyclical Oct. 30 2003 Written by Metropolitan Pavlos 30 October 2006
Encyclical June 17/30 2005 Written by Metropolitan Pavlos 30 June 2005
ΕΓΚΥΚΛΙΟΣ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΟ IERATEION ΚΑΙ ΤΟΥΣ ΕΦΗΜΕPIΟΥΣ ΤΗΣ ΚΑΘΉΜΑΣ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑΣ Written by Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Athens and All Greece 11 July 2002
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