Metropolitan Nicholas: Pastoral Letters

Metropolitan Reading

Archpastoral Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios of America

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I wish to convey to you, my deepest and most heartfelt consolation as well as those of the Holy Eparchial Synod and the clergy and faithful of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter on Great Lent 2011

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Once again we are about to embark on an amazing spiritual journey, for at sundown this evening we will begin the sacred season of the Great Fast. But our Holy Mother Church has already begun to prepare us for it well in advance. Even before the Triodion itself began three weeks ago, Read more...

Archpastoral Letter for the Nativity 2010

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Last year, at this festive time, I received a Christmas card which many people, I'm sure, would have found quite unusual, and yet for us Orthodox Christians, it was very appropriate. It did not depict the Christ Child in the cave surrounded by the Theotokos and Joseph, nor the adoration of the shepherds or the Magi Read more...

Archpastoral Letter For The Beginning of the Seminary Academic Year 2010

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Once again, we prepare to open the doors of study to the students of our Christ the Saviour Seminary to begin its 71st academic year. While the words of wisdom expressed by the authors of the Book of Proverbs apply to each and every man and woman, they are, and ought to be, especially appropriate to those who are leaders of communities, Read more...

Archpastoral Letter For The Beginning of the Church New Year (Indiction) 2010

Thursday, September 02, 2010

There is an old time song which included this lyric: "Everything old is new again." This is a concept that is witnessed to in our Holy Orthodox Church each and every year. On August 31/September 13, the old year ends, and on September 1/14, a new liturgical year begins! In many ways, the new year is just like the one that has passed, with perhaps a few new additions. Read more...

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