The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, with its headquarters located in the City of New York, is an Eparchy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, The mission of the Archdiocese is to proclaim the Gospel of Christ, to teach and spread the Orthodox Christian faith, to energize, cultivate, and guide the life of the Church in the United States of America according to the Orthodox Christian faith and tradition.
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His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) of America was born in 1967 in Bakirköy, Istanbul.
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Funeral Service for Archbishop Iakovos
A video archive of Archbishop Iakovos' funeral recorded on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 11:00 AM (ET) from the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.
View photos of the funeral service.