Orthodoxy: Greek Tragedy

The Greek Orthodox Church in the U.S. is steadily becoming less Greek than Orthodox. Probably a fourth of its estimated 1,800,000 members no longer speak the language of their ancestors, and the bishops have been under constant pressure from younger laymen and many parents and priests to allow the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in English. This year, in an effort to renew its links with Hellenic tradition, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America decided to hold its biennial congress of clergy and laity for the first time in...