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The Greek Orthodox Church in America: A Modern History

Alexander Kitroeff


This sweeping history shows how the Greek Orthodox Church in America has functioned as much more than a religious institution, becoming the focal point in the lives of the country's million-plus Greek immigrants and their descendants. Assuming the responsibility of running Greek-language schools and encouraging local parishes to engage in cultural and social activities, the church became the most important Greek American institution and shaped the identity of Greeks in the United States. The book digs into these traditional activities, highlighting the American church's dependency on the “moth ... More

Keywords: Greek Orthodox Church, America, religious institution, Greek-language schools, Greek American institution, Greek language, Greek Orthodoxy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501749438
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501749438.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexander Kitroeff, author
Haverford College