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A New Orthodox Marketplace Website is Coming!

The Orthodox Marketplace online web store and the Department of Religious Education's catalog store are in the process of merging operations.

While we are working out the details of this transition, the Orthodox Marketplace website will suspend sales functionality of the site. Customers will be able to browse the catalog, log in and check on the status of outstanding orders and order history (including downloads).

However, the cart and checkout features will be disabled.

If you wish to purchase items in the interim, a subset of our product catalog is still available from our Amazon Storefront.

You may also wish to purchase items from the Department of Religious Education Resource Guide, available below. The DRE can be reached via their toll-free number: 1-800-566-1088.

We expect the new Orthodox Marketplace and Resource Center website to launch in 2016.

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Welcome to Parish Council Booklet

Welcome to the Parish Council Booklet

CODE: AOK-123007

Price: $2.50

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This booklet includes essential information for any new parish council member about the background of the Orthodox Christian faith, how parishes are governed, our institutional hiearachy and protocol, and other matters of interest to anyone serving in this capacity within the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.

Also available as a free download under the 'Attachments' tab.


  • Archpastoral Message of Archbishop Demetrios of America
  • What is a Parish Council?
  • The Ministry of the Parish Council
  • What is the Greek Orthodox Church?
  • How is the Church Governed?
  • What are the GOAA Regulations under which our Parishes Function?
  • What is the Relationship between the Priest & the Parish Council?
  • Ministry Oriented Leadership
  • Stewards of God’s Church
  • The President and the Parish Council
  • The Parish and the Parish Council
  • How does the Parish Relate to the Metropolis & to the Archdiocese?
  • How do the National Ministries and Institutions of the ArchdioceseAssist the Parish in Accomplishing its Ministries at the Local Level?
  • Archdiocesan Institutions
  • Stewardship
  • Epilogue

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