Cultivating a Love of Service

On Feb. 15 at 7 PM, the Metropolis Religious Education Com-mittee is hosting a presentation offered by Fr. Patrick Tishel entitled “Cultivating A Love of Service” that is open to all.

Prepare Now for a Successful Oratorical Festival

Organizers of the St. John Oratorical Festival – at the parish, Metropolis and Archdiocesan levels – are doing their best to make sure we’re not waiting until the last minute by...

Passing of Archon Peter Clyde Papadakos, Esq

It is with deep sadness but firm hope in the Resurrection that His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh shares the news that Archon Peter Clyde Papadakos, Esq. fell sleep in the Lord on...

Update to Metropolis Pandemic Policy

The recent surge in coronavirus cases in our general area, and in our parish communities in particular, has been cause for concern. This has affected clergy and laity, old and young, vaccinated...

Archpastoral Message: The World Turned Upside Down

We read in Acts of the Apostles (17:1-8) of an incident that occurred when St. Paul and his company came to Thessalonica to preach the good news of the fulfillment of God’s promise of salvation to...

Cultivating a Love of Prayer

Dr. Albert Rossi, professor, author and clinical psychologist, is offering a presentation called Cultivating a Love of Prayer at 7 PM on Dec. 14 as part of the series the ‘Fundamentals of Christian...

40th Metropolis Assembly Reaches Forward

His Eminence Metropolitan Savas convened the Metropolis Clergy-Laity Assembly from Sept. 23-25 at St. Haralambos GOC in Canton, OH. During the invocation, delegates heard the passage from...

2021 Philoptochos Assembly

The Metropolis Philoptochos convened September 24 with 32 women in attendance. It was a productive day filled with meaningful discussion, uplifting presentations, and fruitful decisions.

Archpastoral Message: Loss and Hope

​As we enter into a new ecclesiastical year, the observance of the Dormition of the Theotokos (Aug. 15) – the summer Pascha – is still fresh in our minds and in our hearts as the last...

New Metropolis Center Project On Assembly Agenda for Approval

Two adjacent parcels in Washington Township, PA have been donated by the Kursturiss and Pihakis families, totaling nearly 20 acres of land that sits near the confluence of I-79 and I-70. After...

New Y2AM Director Appointed

Alyssa Kyritsis has returned home to the Metropolis of Pittsburgh. The Canonsburg native has assumed the duties of Youth Director for the Metropolis following Rhea Ballas’s 15 years in the position.

Youth Safety Asst. Director Named

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, announces that as of July 1, 2021, Rhea Ballas has joined Archdiocese Staff as Assistant Director for the Department of Youth Safety Compliance.

2021 Assembly Information

2021 Metropolis of Pittsburgh Clergy-Laity, Philoptochos, and Youth Worker Assembly: Thursday, September 23 – Saturday, September 25

Hosted by St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox...

Archpastoral Message—”The Holy Spirit is with Us”

The Spirit is here! Students of a master become emissaries of the king. The world is once again engaged. The fellowship increases. A new creation comes into view!

Welcoming Parishioners Back to Church

On June 24 at 7 PM, Steve Tibbs is offering a presentation that examines the post-pandemic parish and how to welcome parishioners back to church.

New Metropolis Center Update (July 2021)

Our New Metropolis Center will be located at the interstate crossroads of I-70 and I-79. 20 acres of wooded land has been donated by the Kusturiss and Pihakis families.

Virtual Fundraiser a Success

The Philoptochos Daffodil Virtual Fundraiser generated $14,575 in donations between March 31 and June 9.

Metropolis Resources on YouTube

In the age of Zoom video conferences, there is more worthwhile video content than ever available on the Metropolis of Pittsburgh YouTube page, including Religious Education presentations, Parish...

Metropolis Summer Camp Alumni Project

For over 50 years, campers, staff and clergy have spent summers (and countless retreats) in the Metropolis Camping program—at Camp Mt. Tabor, Antiochian Village, Camp Nazareth, and other...

New Metropolis Center Update

2021 has been an eventful year for the New Metropolis Center project