The Eparchial Synod

The Synod of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece, under the presidency of His Beatitude, the ever-memorable Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Athens and All-Greece through its Synodal Act, of Oct 2/15, 2003 Protocol Number 719 established an Eparchial Synod for the Church in America with Metropolitan Pavlos of America as its President.

The members of the Eparchial Synod are:


Metropolitan Demetrius of America


Metropolitan Moses of Toronto
Metropolitan Photios of Demetrias
Bishop Auxentios of Etna and Portland
Bishop Christodoulos of Theoupolis
Bishop Maximus of Pelagonia


George Kamberidis, Protopresbyter

Communications with the Eparchial Synod are to be made through the Chief-Secretary.
Fr. George Kamberidis
Tel. 617-610-7323
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Announcements from the Eparchial Synod

Ἡ Ἱερὰ Ἐπαρχιακὴ Σύνοδος

Ἡ Ἱερὰ Σύνοδος τῆς Ἐκκλησίας τῶν Γνησίων Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν, ὑπὸ τὴν προεδρίαν τοῦ ἀειμνήστου Ἀρχιεπισκόπου Ἀθηνῶν καὶ πάσης Ἑλλάδος κ.κ. Χρυσοστόμου Β', διὰ τῆς Συνοδικῆς πράξεως τῆς 2ας/15ης Ὀκτωβρίου 2003 ἀριθμοῦ πρωτ. 719, ἴδρυσε Ἐπαρχιακὴν Σύνοδον διὰ τὴν ἐν Ἀμερικῇ Ἐκκλησίαν ὑπὸ τὴν προεδρίαν τοῦ Σεβασμιωτάτου Μητροπολίτου Ἀμερικῆς κ. Παύλου.

Τὰ μέλη τῆς Ἐπαρχιακῆς Συνόδου εἶναι:


ὁ Μητροπολίτης Ἀµερικῆς κ. Δημήτριος


ὁ Μητροπολίτης Τορόντο κ. Μωϋσῆς
ὁ Μητροπολίτης Δημητριάδος κ. ΦΩΤΙΟΣ
ὁ Ἐπίσκοπος Ἔτνα καὶ Πόρτλαντ κ. Αὐξέντιος
ὁ Ἐπίσκοπος Θεουπόλεως κ. Χριστόδουλος
ὁ Ἐπίσκοπος Πελαγονίας κ. Μάξιμος


Γεώργιος Καμπερίδης, Πρωτοπρεσβύτερος

Ἐπικοινωνίαι μὲ τὴν Ἐπαρχιακὴν Σύνοδον νὰ γίνουν διὰ μέσου τοῦ Ἀρχιγραμματέως.
π. Γεώργιος Καμπερίδης
Τηλ: 617-610-7323
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Ἀνακοινώσεις τῆς Ἐπαρχιακῆς Συνόδου

The Eparchial Synod of America

The Eparchial Synod

The Holy Synod of the Church of the G.O.C. of Greece


The Archbishop

† KALLINIKOS of Athens

The Members

† Metropolitan AKAKIOS of Attica and Diauleia

† Metropolitan ATHANASIOS of Larisa and Platamon

† Metropolitan JUSTIN of Euripus and Euboea

† Metropolitan GERONTIOS of Piraeus and Salamis

† Metropolitan CHRYSOSTOMOS of Attica and Boeotia

† Metropolitan GREGORY of Thessalonica

† Metropolitan PHOTIOS of Demetrias

† Metropolitan MOSES of Toronto

† Metropolitan DEMETRIUS of America

† Metropolitan CYPRIAN of Oropos and Phyle

† Bishop AMBROSE of Philippi

† Bishop AMBROSE of Methone

† Bishop MICHAEL of Nora

† Bishop SILVANO of Luni

† Bishop CLEMENT of Gardikion

† Bishop AUXENTIOS of Etna and Portland

† Bishop THEODOSIOS of Bresthena

† Bishop CHRISTODOULOS of Theoupolis

Retired Hierarchs

† Metropolitan MAXIMOS of Thessalonica and Demetrias, emeritus

† Metropolitan PAVLOS of America, emeritus

† Metropolitan CHRYSOSTOMOS of Etna, emeritus

† Bishop SERGIOS of Portland, emeritus

† Bishop CHRYSOSTOMOS of Christianoupolis

† Bishop JOHANNES of Makarioupolis

† Bishop GEORGE of Alania, emeritus


The Synod of the GOC of Greece

Above, at the Holy Synod's first meeting of the new ecclesiastical year, 2013, from left to right: Their Eminences and Graces - Demetrius of America, 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.

The Synod of the GOC of Greece

Above, during His Eminence's, Metropolitan Pavlos of America (Emeritus), visit to Greece, 2013, from left to right: Their Eminences and Graces - Photios of Marathon, Gerontios of Piraeus & Salamis, Athanasios of Larisa & Platamon, His Beatitude, Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens & All Greece, Pavlos of America (Emeritus), Chrysostom of Attica & Boeotia, Gregory of Christianoupolis, and Theodosios of Bresthena.

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Greetings St. Xenia Camp family,

As previously announced, through the intercessions of St. Xenia, the prayers of so many of you, and with the blessing of Metropolitan Demetrius, St. Xenia Camp 2021 will return to Forest Acres in Fryeburg, Maine August 15-21! Given the continued impact of COVID-19, camp this year may yet be somewhat different from the past Forest Acres experiences. We are sharing this information ahead of registration so that all families can make an informed decision on whether they feel comfortable sending their camper(s) this year. [Read more...]


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Forty Day Memorial Service

Q. Can you please explain the significance of the forty day memorial service? An Evangelical family asked one of our relatives that question. We said that it’s best to ask a clergy member. Thank you in advance for your response. (We will forward it to them as soon as possible).
-P. & M. G.