Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco

The Metropolis is comprised of over 150,000 faithful Orthodox Christians in seven western states led by His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos.

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09/23/2021

If you are a parent of a Jr. High/Middle School student, this OrthoTalks is for you! Sign up today for an important discussion on "Dealing with Difficult People" and our Orthodox Christian Response to bullying. Parents AND students are encouraged to attend together. Don't miss out! For more information and to register today, visit: https://sanfran.goarch.org/news/orthotalks-dealing-with-difficult-people

If you are a parent of a Jr. High/Middle School student, this OrthoTalks is for you! Sign up today for an important discussion on "Dealing with Difficult People" and our Orthodox Christian Response to bullying. Parents AND students are encouraged to attend together. Don't miss out! For more information and to register today, visit: https://sanfran.goarch.org/news/orthotalks-dealing-with-difficult-people

09/19/2021

Did you register yet? There is still time to participate in the Metropolis of San Francisco Stewardship Town Hall this Monday, September 20. SIgn up now:
https://sanfran.goarch.org/events/stewardship-town-hall-series-ambassador-program-and-visitations?date=2021-09-20

Did you register yet? There is still time to participate in the Metropolis of San Francisco Stewardship Town Hall this Monday, September 20. SIgn up now:
https://sanfran.goarch.org/events/stewardship-town-hall-series-ambassador-program-and-visitations?date=2021-09-20

Reflection for the Feast of Indiction 2021 • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco 09/01/2021

Reflection for the Feast of Indiction 2021 • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco

Wishing you a blessed new Ecclesiastical Year. His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos offers this reflection as we embark this journey as one family in Christ.

https://sanfran.goarch.org/news/reflection-for-the-feast-of-indiction-2021

Reflection for the Feast of Indiction 2021 • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco On September 1, when the Church begins the new ecclesiastical year, we commemorate the day as the Day of the Protection of the Environment.

The Falling Asleep in the Lord of Rev. Father Thomas J. Paris • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco 08/09/2021

The Falling Asleep in the Lord of Rev. Father Thomas J. Paris • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco

Memory eternal, Father Tom!

"Well done, good and faithful servant . . . enter into the joy of your lord." Matthew 25:23

https://sanfran.goarch.org/news/the-falling-asleep-in-the-lord-of-rev-father-thomas-j-paris

The Falling Asleep in the Lord of Rev. Father Thomas J. Paris • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco We remember our departed brother in Christ, Rev. Father Thomas J. Paris – Memory Eternal!

08/02/2021

Happy Birthday to His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos! We wish you a most blessed day and a year filled with joy, health and happiness as our Shepherd and Spiritual Father! Εις πολλά έτη Δέσποτα!

Happy Birthday to His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos! We wish you a most blessed day and a year filled with joy, health and happiness as our Shepherd and Spiritual Father! Εις πολλά έτη Δέσποτα!

07/04/2021

Wishing you a Happy 4th of July. May God Bless America!

Wishing you a Happy 4th of July. May God Bless America!

06/24/2021

Hey YAL! Come to Phoenix over Labor Day for a great weekend with other young adults from throughout our Metropolis and Archdiocese. Early Registration ends on June 30. Make plans now to EXCLAIM your faith and join our vibrant young adult ministry. www.sanfran.goarch.org/YAL

Hey YAL! Come to Phoenix over Labor Day for a great weekend with other young adults from throughout our Metropolis and Archdiocese. Early Registration ends on June 30. Make plans now to EXCLAIM your faith and join our vibrant young adult ministry. www.sanfran.goarch.org/YAL

06/23/2021

Join us for our next Stewardship Town Hall Series on Monday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. PDT as we discuss "Life After Festivals - As We've Known Them". Participation is free, but advance registration is needed. https://forms.gle/bWdnCkJpTo6noehL6

Join us for our next Stewardship Town Hall Series on Monday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. PDT as we discuss "Life After Festivals - As We've Known Them". Participation is free, but advance registration is needed. https://forms.gle/bWdnCkJpTo6noehL6

Reflection for the Feast of Pentecost 2021 • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco 06/19/2021

Reflection for the Feast of Pentecost 2021 • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco

His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos shares a beautiful message for the Feast of Pentecost and Father's Day. Wishing you all a blessed weekend!

https://sanfran.goarch.org/news/reflection-for-the-feast-of-pentecost-2021

Reflection for the Feast of Pentecost 2021 • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco On the Feast of Pentecost, we celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of the Lord, filling each of them, as one of the kneeling prayers of the Vespers Service says, “with overflowing grace.”

Ready. Set. EXCLAIM! • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco 06/15/2021

Ready. Set. EXCLAIM! • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco

Young Adults - this is your chance to EXCLAIM your faith at the YAL Conference this Labor Day Weekend in Phoenix, Arizona! Join with hundreds of other young adults for a weekend of fellowship, witness, service and worship! REGISTER TODAY!
https://sanfran.goarch.org/events/2021-yal-conference

Ready. Set. EXCLAIM! • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Labor Day Weekend YAL Conference 2021 in Phoenix, AZ

SoCal GOYA Glendi • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco 06/15/2021

SoCal GOYA Glendi • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco

Attention So Cal GOYA! Be sure to sign up for this weekend's Glendi hosted by the Southern California Greek Orthodox Parent Committee. We hope to see you in Anaheim on Saturday night!

https://sanfran.goarch.org/events/socal-goya-glendi?date=2021-06-19

SoCal GOYA Glendi • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco is pleased to announce a Southern California GOYA High School Formal Glendi hosted by the Southern California Greek Orthodox Parent Committee. This group, with representatives from the parishes of Saint John the Baptist – Anaheim, Assumption – Long ...

Register Now for Our Greek Village 2021 • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco 05/26/2021

Register Now for Our Greek Village 2021 • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco

Our Greek Village immersion camp is still accepting registrations for this year’s virtual camp being held June 19 – 26, 2021. Now entering its 12th year, Our Greek Village has earned an excellent reputation for its creativity and quality of instruction in language immersion, art, music, culture and traditions, dance and more. All youth ages 7 - 15 are encouraged to sign up today!

https://sanfran.goarch.org/news/register-now-for-our-greek-village-2021

Register Now for Our Greek Village 2021 • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Our Greek Village immersion camp is still accepting registrations for this year’ virtual camp being held June 19 – 26, 2021.

05/24/2021

Christ is Risen! Please join us on Monday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. PDT for the next segment of our monthly Stewardship Town Hall Series. We will welcome Bill Marianes who will lead us in an engaging presentation on Forming An Effective Stewardship Committee. It's free, but please register in advance here to receive the Zoom link: https://forms.gle/GBoogFd7TxY3x8Re8

Christ is Risen! Please join us on Monday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. PDT for the next segment of our monthly Stewardship Town Hall Series. We will welcome Bill Marianes who will lead us in an engaging presentation on Forming An Effective Stewardship Committee. It's free, but please register in advance here to receive the Zoom link: https://forms.gle/GBoogFd7TxY3x8Re8

Virtual Graduation Celebration for SF Students at HCHC • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco 05/22/2021

Virtual Graduation Celebration for SF Students at HCHC • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco

Congratulations to the students from our Metropolis attending Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, and especially this year's graduates! Thanks to the efforts of our Metropolis of San Francisco Philoptochos, under the leadership of President Jeannie Ranglas, a virtual dinner was shared to celebrate the accomplishments of all our students. Thank you to His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos, HCHC President George Cantonis, and HCHC Board of Trustees Vice Chair Fr. Jon Magoulias for joining us and honoring the students with your inspirational messages!

https://sanfran.goarch.org/news/virtual-graduation-celebration-for-sf-students-at-hchc

Virtual Graduation Celebration for SF Students at HCHC • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco The Metropolis of San Francisco Philoptochos hosted a virtual dinner for our students currently attending Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.

Peer to Peer Bike Ride • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco 05/11/2021

Peer to Peer Bike Ride • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco

There is still time to register for this weekend's Peer to Peer Bike Ride in southern California. Grab your family, your bikes, your helmets, and enjoy a day of fellowship with your peers on the pier. Sign up now!

https://sanfran.goarch.org/events/peer-to-peer-bike-ride?date=2021-05-15

Peer to Peer Bike Ride • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco A six-mile bike ride that includes a scavenger hunt, clues, challenges and obstacles along the way!

05/09/2021

God bless all our mothers! Happy Mother's Day!

God bless all our mothers! Happy Mother's Day!

05/04/2021
04/30/2021

“The Noble Joseph took down Your most pure Body from the Cross; anointing it with spices, he wrapped it in a pure linen shroud, and placed it in a new tomb.” Kali Anastasi!

“The Noble Joseph took down Your most pure Body from the Cross; anointing it with spices, he wrapped it in a pure linen shroud, and placed it in a new tomb.” Kali Anastasi!

04/30/2021

We worship Your passion, O Christ. Show us now Your glorious resurrection.

We worship Your passion, O Christ. Show us now Your glorious resurrection.

04/28/2021

"O Lord who, in Your mercies and bounties, heal the disorders of our souls and bodies, do You, the same Master, sanctify this Oil, that it may be effectual for those who shall be anointed therewith, unto healing, and unto relief from every passion, every malady of the flesh and of the spirit, and every ill; and that therein may glorify Your most Holy Name, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen." -Prayer of the Oil

"O Lord who, in Your mercies and bounties, heal the disorders of our souls and bodies, do You, the same Master, sanctify this Oil, that it may be effectual for those who shall be anointed therewith, unto healing, and unto relief from every passion, every malady of the flesh and of the spirit, and every ill; and that therein may glorify Your most Holy Name, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen." -Prayer of the Oil

04/25/2021

Behold, the Bridegroom comes in the middle of the night, and blessed is that servant whom He shall find watching; and again unworthy is he whom He shall find heedless. Beware, therefore, O my soul, lest you be overcome with sleep, lest you be given up to death, and be shut out from the Kingdom. But rouse yourself and cry: Holy, Holy, Holy are You, O God, through the Mother of God, have mercy on us. -Troparion from the Bridegroom Service

Behold, the Bridegroom comes in the middle of the night, and blessed is that servant whom He shall find watching; and again unworthy is he whom He shall find heedless. Beware, therefore, O my soul, lest you be overcome with sleep, lest you be given up to death, and be shut out from the Kingdom. But rouse yourself and cry: Holy, Holy, Holy are You, O God, through the Mother of God, have mercy on us. -Troparion from the Bridegroom Service

04/25/2021

O Christ our God, before Your Passion, You raised Lazarus from the dead to confirm the common Resurrection for all. Therefore, we carry the symbols of victory as did the youths, and we cry out to You, the victor over death, "Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. " -Apolytikion First Tone

O Christ our God, before Your Passion, You raised Lazarus from the dead to confirm the common Resurrection for all. Therefore, we carry the symbols of victory as did the youths, and we cry out to You, the victor over death, "Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. " -Apolytikion First Tone

04/19/2021

OrthoTalks for Teens – please join us! Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during Great Lent. This week’s topic is Cultivating an Authentic Life and will be led by Rev. Father Jacob Saylor. Sign up today: https://forms.gle/8N3skDrtTDJ8VH4ZA

OrthoTalks for Teens – please join us! Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during Great Lent. This week’s topic is Cultivating an Authentic Life and will be led by Rev. Father Jacob Saylor. Sign up today: https://forms.gle/8N3skDrtTDJ8VH4ZA

Stewardship Town Hall Series: Getting Parishioners Back to Church • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco 04/18/2021

Stewardship Town Hall Series: Getting Parishioners Back to Church • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco

This Monday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. PDT! Please join us for our Metropolis Stewardship Town Hall featuring presentations from Rev. Father Barnabas Powell and Mr. Steve Tibbs who will address the important and timely topic, "Getting Parishioners Back to Church". Sign up today!

https://sanfran.goarch.org/events/stewardship-town-hall-series-getting-parishioners-back-to-church?date=2021-04-19

Stewardship Town Hall Series: Getting Parishioners Back to Church • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco The Stewardship Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco continues to offer monthly Town Hall presentations on topics relevant to stewardship and parish life. The next Stewardship Town Hall Series will be held on Monday, April 19 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PST and will focus on G...

Clergy-Laity Assembly - Watch Featured Presentations On YouTube • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco 04/16/2021

Clergy-Laity Assembly - Watch Featured Presentations On YouTube • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco

Our Metropolis Clergy-Laity Assembly begins today at 1:00 p.m. with a special visit by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America which will be live-streamed on YouTube. We will also feature presentations on live-stream in the next two days by His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos and Father Barnabas Powell. Read the article below for schedule details and the YouTube link.
https://sanfran.goarch.org/news/metropolis-of-san-francisco-clergy-laity-assembly-archpastoral-visit-from-his-eminence-archbishop-elpidophoros-of-america

Clergy-Laity Assembly - Watch Featured Presentations On YouTube • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Metropolis of San Francisco Clergy-Laity Assembly Live Stream of Featured Presentations – Archpastoral Visit from His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

04/12/2021

OrthoTalks for Teens – please join us! Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during Great Lent. This week’s topic is Cultivating a Servant Life and will be led by Rev. Father Christos Kanakis. Sign up today: https://forms.gle/8N3skDrtTDJ8VH4ZA.

OrthoTalks for Teens – please join us! Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during Great Lent. This week’s topic is Cultivating a Servant Life and will be led by Rev. Father Christos Kanakis. Sign up today: https://forms.gle/8N3skDrtTDJ8VH4ZA.

Agape: United in Peace and Love • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco 04/09/2021

Agape: United in Peace and Love • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco

Give Your Heart to a Child! Join the Metropolis of San Francisco Philoptochos this Sunday, April 11 at "Agape-United in Peace and Love", a virtual event in support of the Kids 'n' Cancer ministry. There is still time to register and donate. https://www.sfphiloptochos.org/.

https://sanfran.goarch.org/news/agape-united-in-peace-and-love

Agape: United in Peace and Love • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco A Virtual Event to Benefit the Metropolis of San Francisco Philoptochos Kids ‘n’ Cancer Ministry

04/05/2021

OrthoTalks for Teens – please join us! Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during Great Lent. This week’s topic is Cultivating a Confident Life and will be led by Rev. Father Panagiotis Sotiras. Sign up today: https://forms.gle/8N3skDrtTDJ8VH4ZA.

OrthoTalks for Teens – please join us! Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during Great Lent. This week’s topic is Cultivating a Confident Life and will be led by Rev. Father Panagiotis Sotiras. Sign up today: https://forms.gle/8N3skDrtTDJ8VH4ZA.

04/02/2021

AXIOS to His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos on the 16th Anniversary of his Enthronement as Metropolitan of San Francisco! Eis Polla Eti, Despota!

AXIOS to His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos on the 16th Anniversary of his Enthronement as Metropolitan of San Francisco! Eis Polla Eti, Despota!

12/29/2020

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12/26/2020

Let’s walk together in unity and with Faith. https://sanfran.goarch.org/donate

12/25/2020

Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

12/24/2020
12/22/2020

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