Vice President Biden addresses Clergy Laity Banquet expressing support for the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Cyprus and Greece

Vice President Joe Biden addressed the delegates of the 42nd Biennial Clergy Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, last night, at the Grand Banquet, held in the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel.

Greeting by His Eminence Metropolitan Stefanos of Kallioupolis and Madytos on behalf of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the Clergy-Laity Congress of the Holy Archdiocese of America

The Ecumenical Patriarchate, to which all of us have the distinct privilege to belong, follows with particular concern the spiritual path of this great and populous Eparchy of the Throne, the Holy Archdiocese of America, and boasts in the name of Christ that the seeds of the Gospel have been systematically sown and the vineyard planted by God in the New World is being cultivated and produces much fruit, as well as that – together united under the leadership of His Eminence Archbishop...

Homily of His Eminence Metropolitan Stefanos of Kallioupolis and Madytos

We are here to be together with you and to exchange perspectives on pastoral concerns and topics that concern the relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese with the other Orthodox church communities, as well as with members of other Christian confessions and religions, in order to address contemporary issues of society. We have the opportunity to feel the pulse of the youth, to share the concerns of the members of the National Philoptochos Society for the alleviation of human suffering, but...

Address of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios at the Grand Banquet

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America addresses the attendees of the Grand Banquet of the 2014 Clergy-Laity Congress on July 9, 2014.

Address of His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos at the Grand Banquet

His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey addresses the attendees of the Grand Banquet of the 2014 Clergy-Laity Congress on July 9, 2014.

Address of His Eminence Metropolitan Stefanos at the Grand Banquet

His Eminence Metropolitan Stefanos of Kallioupolis and Madytos, the Patriarchal Representative to the 2014 Clergy Laity Congress, addresses the attendees of the Grand Banquet of the 2014 Clergy-Laity Congress on July 9, 2014.

Address of Vice President Joe Biden at the Grand Banquet

Vice President Joe Biden addresses the attendees of the Grand Banquet of the 42nd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America on June 9, 2014. The Grand Banquet is traditionally the concluding event of the Clergy-Laity Congress. Fifteen hundred delegates and guests are expected to be in attendance.

Grand Banquet of 42nd Clergy Laity Congress to be Carried Live on the Website of the Archdiocese

The Grand Banquet of the 42nd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will be broadcast live on the Internet starting at 7:45 pm. Vice President Joe Biden will be present and deliver remarks.

Plenary Session of 42nd Clergy-Laity Congress Concludes, Delegates Approve Budget and Resolutions

The plenary session of the 42nd Clergy-Laity Congress concluded Wednesday July 9, after several days of forums, meetings of committees, and workshops. The session consisted of reports from committees, ministries, and affiliated organizations and institutions of the Church. The reports presented and discussed were by the following: Administration, Finance, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Philanthropy, Chaplaincy, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Leadership 100, Religious...

42nd Clergy Laity Congress Delegates Explore Questions of Family and Faith

The delegates of the 42nd Clergy Laity Congress explored during this second full day of deliberations, the complex issues affecting the Orthodox Christian Family based on the theme,“The Orthodox Christian Family: A Dwelling of Christ and a Witness of His Gospel.”

The Orthodox Christian Family: 
A Dwelling of Christ and a Witness of His Gospel

From God every family in heaven and on earth is named (Eph. 3:15)

Congress Program Guide

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Exhibit Rules and Regulations

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General Information

The 2014 Clergy-Laity Congress & the National Philoptochos Convention will convene on Sunday, July 6th - July 9th, 2014 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA.