On behalf of His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios, please accept this formal invitation to join us in late June for the Metropolis of Atlanta Clergy Laity Assembly, which, of course, will also include Philoptochos & our Southeastern Choir Federation.
With the Blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios, the Board of Directors for St. Hermione Home cordially invites you to join us as we celebrate laying the cornerstone for one of the most victorious milestones in our Orthodox Community, The Sanctification of St. Hermione Home and Chapel - “A Home for Women without Homes” (4312 N. Sharon Amity Rd. Charlotte, NC 28205)
On Saturday, March 11, 2023 Holy Trinity Cathedral (Charlotte, NC) hosted a meeting of the Northeast Conference District Council of our Metropolis of Atlanta, made up of clergy and laity from parishes in North Carolina, and in the eastern part of Tennessee
TLAA is a one-week intensive program offering instruction in either Byzantine chant or iconography according to the tradition of the Orthodox Christian Church. Held at the Metropolis of Atlanta’s Diakonia Retreat Center in Salem, South Carolina, the Academy offers 5-6 hours of daily instruction along with matins and vespers services that continue the training for the chant students. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes are offered.
On Saturday, January 28, 2023, the First Synaxis of Hierarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the USA convened in Los Angeles, California, under the presidency of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America. The hierarchs, twelve in all, represent the Orthodox ecclesiastical eparchies under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, namely the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, as well as the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox and Albanian Orthodox dioceses.
A record 3,000 participants gathered Jan. 13-16 at the Marriott Marquis in Downtown Atlanta to attend the 22nd annual Hellenic Dance Festival (HDF). The Metropolis of Atlanta-sponsored event hosted record numbers from across its Metropolis and beyond. Participants included 48 dance groups representing parishes from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Colorado, Virginia, Illinois, Maryland, and Kansas. HDF also welcomed for the first time groups from New York and Nebraska.
The Metropolis of Atlanta hosted our Annual Winter Youth Rally December 27-30, 2022 in Atlanta, GA. 520 GOYANs and 120 advisors from 33 different parishes in the Metropolis come together in fellowship and to compete in tournaments representing their church community. A special Congratulations to Holy Trinity in Augusta, GA for taking first place in Bible Bowl!
As we look forward to this coming Saturday's Archangel Michael Feast and Honors Banquet, the Metropolis is equally blessed to come together in the preceding days, and discuss important developments in the life of our Church.
On November 5-6, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Mobile, Alabama, hosted a regional conference on Byzantine music and chanting by the Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Music. Over thirty people attend the workshop, representing eight parishes from our Metropolis. We were blessed with a visit from His Grace Bishop Sevastianos who offered the opening prayer for the workshop and spoke to the participants about the importance of our ecclesiastical musical tradition... On November 5, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church also hosted the annual Greek Fest Charity Gala.
His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios presided at the Hierarchical Feast Day for Archangel Michael and the Heavenly Hosts at Archangel Michael Chapel in Atlanta on Tuesday, November 8th. Joining him were Fr. George Tsahakis, Metropolis Chancellor, Fr. Paul Kaplanis, Annunciation Cathedral Dean, and Fr. Christos Mars, Ephemerios at the Cathedral. Afterwards, the Metropolis staff hosted a special reception in honor of the Metropolis of Atlanta's Patron Saint.
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, and Chairman of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society reappointed Arlene Siavelis Kehl as National Philoptochos President, as well as appointing the Executive Board Members for the 2022-2024 term. From the Metropolis of Atlanta, Valine Georgeson is Second Vice President, Martha Driscoll is Parliamentarian, and Metropolis Board President Irene Politis has also been appointed to serve. AXIOS!