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Archpastoral message of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros to the Faithful of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Rev. Archimandrite Dr. Jacques Khalil explains that the word Επίσκοπος (Bishop) was used, in Hellenistic times, to refer to a manager of a building construction. Fr. Jacques defines the position of the Bishop in the New Testament times and in the context of Apostle Paul’s writings, particularly that of the Pastoral letters (I & II Timothy & Titus). Then he talks about the role and responsibilities of the Bishop as presented by Apostle Paul. Rev. Archimandrite Dr. Jacques Khalil spoke about The Bishop in the Pastoral letters (I & II Timothy & Titus) at the Pauline Symposium on October 9-17, 2008.

The Pauline Symposium is an academic offering of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the Primates of the Church for the enrichment of their pastoral care and work. The Pauline Symposium took place October 9-17, 2008.