His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios’ Keynote full address to the 39th Biennial Clergy Laity Congress is found at http://www.clergylaity.org/pdf/CLC08-Keynote.pdf.
I am quite excited by Archbishop Demetrios’ keynote address, particularly when he says, “The above observations help us understand the importance of the theme of the present Congress: ‘Gather my people to my home’. We are no longer a Church community looking for survival. Such an understanding of ourselves belongs to the past. We cannot be a self-centered, self-enclosed Greek Orthodox ecclesiastical body, limited to itself and directing its energy exclusively within itself. We cannot be a Ghetto Church. God calls us to gather His people. In order to gather Godâ€™s people we have to go out, to look for them, to search places and find them and lead them to Godâ€™s home. The theme of the Congress calls us in no uncertain terms to reach out, to move out and start gathering the souls who look for a spiritual home, for a living community and ultimately for a communion with God. How can we respond to such a sacred call?”
His Eminence goes on to point out that well over half of all Greek Orthodox marriages are to non-Greek peoples. Both culturally and economically the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese is no longer an immigrant Church, and cannot continue to either behave as such or to limit itself to such.
I could happily quote many parts of his speech. Instead, I urge you to go read it.