Message of Ecumenical Patriarchate on Saint George Feastday 2021
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America,
Christ is Risen!
Once again celebrating the annual commemoration of the Holy, Glorious, Great-Martyr George the Trophy-Bearer, by whose name our All-Venerable Patriarchal Cathedral is honored, in the course of the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and the Sacred Artoklasia, we have remembered all of the beloved spiritual children of the Mother Church in America, and those throughout the dominion of the Risen Lord. We congratulate Your much beloved Eminence and the clergy and laity who surround you, and we greet you with a brotherly kiss and bless you from the depths of our Patriarchal heart, beseeching our God Who is worshipped in Trinity, through the intercessions of His Holy Trophy-Bearer and the prayers of the most sacred Ecumenical Throne, that He might watch over, protect, and sanctify you all, preserving you in His love.
Fraternally in the Lord,
Phanar, May 3, 2021