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Below is a collection of various speeches and remarks given by Archbishop Iakovos over the years. We will continue to develop this site over the coming weeks.

FAREWELL REMARKS OF ARCHBISHOP IAKOVOS UPON HIS RETIREMENT IN 1996

Grand Banquet, Clergy-Laity Congress, July 3, 1996
The beautiful Day which lasted almost 37 years has reached its end. The sunset is brilliant, as I can read it in your eyes. The night will be short, as are the nights of the summer. And the dawn will rise tomorrow upon another Day. It is for this day that I pray together with you. I want you to be happy, to enjoy the light, to walk in it. I will be terribly unhappy if you ever lose the sight of tomorrow. Read More

Archbishop’s Farewell Letter

September 1996
This very moment, you are all in front of my eyes. Not only those of you whom I visited, met and ministered in our parishes during the past 37 years of my archpastoral ministry, but all those, as well, whom I met as a deacon and a priest, when I first arrived in America in 1939. Read More