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His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) of America was born in 1967 in Bakirköy, Istanbul.
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Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Received by HAH Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew; Announces $350,000 In Financial Support for the Balikli Greek Hospital
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Announces Positive 2021 Audited Financial Results and Interim Financial Results for 2022
The Orthodox Perspective on Environmental Issues: An interview with Fr. John Chryssavgis
Homily By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Divine Liturgy, August 7, 2022
Homily On the Feast of the Transfiguration & The Ordination to the Priesthood of Deacon Alexandros Douvres, August 6, 2022
Homily By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Great Vespers of the Transfiguration, August 5, 2022
V. Rev. Archimandrite Bartholomew Mercado Appointed Chaplain of HCHC's Holy Cross Chapel
Archbishop Elpidophoros Announces the 2nd Monastic Synaxis: October 12-14, 2022
We've Got Good News! OCF Receives $20,000 matching gift for 2022 Back to School Appeal
Camp Good Shepherd Concludes 2022 Sessions
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