November 5 Nameday Dinner for Archbishop Elpidophoros
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces the upcoming Nameday Gala in honor of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, which will take place on November 5, 2023 in New York City. This momentous event will not only celebrate His Eminence's patron saint but also support a remarkable cause—the newly established Archdiocesan Youth Summer Camp Scholarship Fund.
The Nameday Gala is a testament to His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros's devotion to the youth of the Archdiocese. Recognizing the immense value and transformative power of summer camping ministries, His Eminence has taken a crucial step forward to provide for every child within the Archdiocese having the opportunity to attend summer camp without financial barriers.
The Archdiocesan Youth Summer Camp Scholarship Fund aims to provide any child of the Archdiocese with equal access to the diverse summer camps offered by the Archdiocese, including the Metropolis camps and Ionian Village. Through this fund, the Archdiocese aims to eliminate the fear of financial inability, empowering every child to experience the spiritual, educational, and community-building benefits of these Orthodox summer camping ministries.
Orthodox summer camping ministries have long played a vital role in shaping the future of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. These camps foster a deep connection to the Orthodox faith, promote cultural understanding, and nurture lifelong friendships within a supportive and nurturing environment. By supporting the Archdiocesan Youth Summer Camp Scholarship Fund, each attendee will be investing in the next generation of leaders, ensuring that they have access to the life-changing experiences and spiritual growth that these camps offer.
All net proceeds from the Nameday Gala will go directly to the Archdiocesan Youth Summer Camp Scholarship Fund, supporting more children and expanding the reach of this initiative. Further details regarding the event, including location, ticket availability, and the program, will be announced in the coming months.
Save the date of November 5, 2023, to join His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros and the entire Archdiocese in this remarkable celebration. Together, let us raise the much-needed funds to ensure that every child can experience the transformative power of our Archdiocesan summer camps.