The 47th Metropolis of San Francisco Folk Dance Festival (FDF) Welcomes Participants at Opening Ceremony

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America and His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco welcomed the children and visitors to the 47th Metropolis of San Francisco Folk Dance Festival (FDF) being held in Anaheim, CA. During the Opening Ceremony on Thursday, February 15, 2023 Archbishop Elpidophoros addresses the children saying, "All of you are to be congratulated for this extraordinary event! Like a Greek line dance, you are all connected to one another in the infinite chain of love and relationships that bind us together as one Church under the lordship of Christ. In these coming days, build on these relationships! Find ways for even deeper connections to yourself, to your faith, and to your fellow Orthodox Christians. The ties that bind you are stronger than you might suppose. As you lift your voices and your bodies in the artful songs and dances that you will offer, lift your hearts and minds as well to perceive the music and dance of creation that our Lord has gifted us." Read the entire text here.

For more information on FDF and links to livestreams visit the website here

See all photos on Flickr here.

Photos: GOARCH/Dimitrios Panagos

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