First Synod Meeting of the Ecclesiastical Year

With the grace of God, the Church of the G.O.C. of Greece's first Synod meeting of the ecclesiastical year took place at the church "The Unfading Rose" in Piraeus, Greece on Tuesday September 11/24, 2013 under the presidency of His Beatitude Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens and all Greece.

As is customary, before the first Synod meeting of the ecclesiastical year commenced, the Holy Water Service was served by His Grace, Bishop Demetrius of Boston.

Below, from left to right: Their Eminences and Graces - Demetrius of Boston, Photios of Marathon, Moses of Toronto, Gerontios of Piraeus & Salamis, Maximos of Thessalonica, His Beatitude, Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens & All Greece, Athanasios of Larisa & Platamon, Chrysostom of Attica & Boeotia, Gregory of Christianoupolis and Theodosios of Bresthena.

Orthodox Awareness

The Reading is from the (False) Prophecy of Paisios

In the August 6, 2009 edition of the newspaper «Ελεύθερη Ώρα» (Free Time), the following article was published with the title “Grapsas, Paisios and the Prophecy!”:

“There was another prophecy for General Grapsas and they feared it.

For some time now the prophecy of Elder Paisios is circulating. Certainly, while the prophecy is one thing, reality is something else, but somewhere there is an extreme. Read more...

Missions

Saint Matthew the Evangelist, Jonesboro, Arkansas

Jonesboro is a town located near the Eastern border of Arkansas, with a population of approximately 60,000. From a human standpoint, it’s not the most likely candidate for a traditional Orthodox mission, but for an Orthodox Christian who orders his priorities around Christ and His Church, it makes perfect sense. Read more...

Youth

Report and photos from the 2017 Youth & Family Conference

Ask A Priest

Is the GOC Insular?

Q. In considering becoming part of the GOC in America, I am getting warnings from various circles that the attitude of GOC people is that of being “walled off,” “arrogant,” “judgmental,” and “in your face” toward those not in the Genuine Orthodox Church, with accusations such as “World Orthodox” priests are “not even Christians” and the like. Could you give me your personal, realistic assessment of this dynamic and possibly refer me to an official statement on how GOC members should and do relate to and communicate with those in “World Orthodoxy”? Read more...