EP2 Educational Program Launched by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America at Clergy-Laity Congress

With the heartfelt blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s Department of Religious Education (DRE) is overjoyed to launch EP2 at the 47th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress in San Diego, California.

The “EP” represents the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Ecumenical Patriarchate. And the “2“ symbolizes both together (pronounced: E.P. squared).

EP2 is an education campaign for all ages everywhere.

Various types of educational resources will be released in phases about our Mother Church in Constantinople and our global spiritual leader, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

→ Are you ready to explore EP2 this week at Clergy-Laity Congress?

1. Look out for His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America for his blessing and EP2 cards that mix education, iconography, and prayer.

2. Keep an eye out for three Did You Know questions as you explore Clergy-Laity Congress to test your knowledge. And scan the signs to see if you aced the questions and uncover fascinating facts!

3. If you are with your kids, bring them by the DRE Booth #507 so they can pick up complimentary EP2 bookmarks, markers, and children’s books.

Note, while quantities last.

Everything for EP2 has been produced using the most eco-friendly materials available. Check out one of the three EP2 Did You Know answers to find out why.

→ What’s behind the logo

The EP2 logo is gold (yellow) because that is the color of vestments worn on the feast days commemorating Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Apostles, the Prophets, and the Why does this matter? Check out one of the three Did You Know answers, explaining the connection to Apostle Andrew and discussing a Holy Hierarch.

The EP2is also white, the color used as a symbol of our Lord’s Divinity. God the Son is incarnated to be the Light of the World, to be the Sun of righteousness, and to bring the dawn of the Day that never ends.

Photo: GOARCH/Department of Religious Education.

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