Saints Feasts and Readings for Wednesday, July 17, 2024

For more daily readings and hymns, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, visit the Online Chapel.

Orthodox Christianity

The first Christian communities began in the lands near the Mediterranean Sea, over 2,000 years ago. In these Eastern cities, the fundamentals of our Faith were proclaimed at the Seven Ecumenical Councils. The Greek Orthodox Church embodies and expresses the rich spiritual treasures of Eastern Christian beliefs. One definition of the word ‘Orthodox’ is “true praise.” To bless, praise, and glorify God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is the fundamental purpose of the Church. All of her activities, even her doctrinal formulations, are directed toward this goal.

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Metropolis News

July 16, 2024

50th Commemoration of the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus

On July 20 we remember the 50th Commemoration of the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus, a dark day in history, and one that continues to impact the people of this beautiful land.

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Press Releases July 10, 2024

2024 Orthodox Parish Leadership Ministry Series: Stewardship, Planned Giving, and Capital Campaigns

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Orthodox Parish Leadership (OPL) Ministry continues this year’s special webinar series that provides overviews of the coordinated and integrated OPL offerings to assist parishes.

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Memory Eternal July 3, 2024

The Falling Asleep in the Lord of Michael A. Pappas

We remember our departed brother in Christ, Michael A. Pappas

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Ministries of the Metropolis

The ministries at the core of our Metropolis and our parishes bind our vibrant community together. Explore each ministry to learn more about how they bring you closer to our Lord - and to each other.

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