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    Homily of Archbishop Elpidophoros - Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church Honolulu, Hawaii

    In the Gospel reading, we heard the story of the Ten Lepers who came to Christ for healing. Leprosy is a terrible disease, though it is rarely seen nowadays. Leprosy causes weakness and pain, like every disease. But it also brings about isolation and loneliness. For in ancient times and modern, the person with leprosy was required to live apart from the rest of society, an outcast and an exile. Read More

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    Remarks at the Luncheon in Honor of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis

    For Greece stands at the cusp of Europe and Asia, not as a wall of separation, but as a doorway of opportunity to the treasure-house of wisdom and inspiration that she has been for these many thousands of years. Under your guidance, we expect Greece will achieve prodigious progress and prosperity. Read More

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    Homily of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America at the Feast of Theophany

    It was in His baptism that Jesus was revealed to the world as the one true Christ, the Anointed One above all others. The Son of God came to the world to be forever our prophet, priest, and king. It was not by the words of a mere mortal that Jesus was named as God’s chosen one, but rather by the voice of the Father Himself from heaven. It was not by an earthly oil that Jesus was anointed and consecrated to serve, but rather by the Spirit of God Himself, coming down from heaven upon His head in the form of a dove. In ages past, many men had been anointed to lead, but only the Son of God was the true Christόs. He was, and is, the great and eternal prophet and priest and king, for all the people of the world. Read More

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    Archbishop Elpidophoros’ Remarks with Governor Cuomo, January 2, 2020

    Governor Cuomo, Dear Friends, Today, I am honored to receive the Governor of the Great State of New York, the Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, here at the Headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. We met to discuss the urgent need to complete the Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center and our meeting has already borne much fruit. Read More

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    Nativity Message of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros 2019

    In the joy of the Nativity, I greet you with the song of the angels, 'Glory to God in the Highest, and on Earth, peace and good will among people.' When the Son of God entered into creation as one of us, the healing of the whole universe was begun. It was the good pleasure of the Father to bring all things together in Heaven and on Earth into unity in Christ. Read More

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    Address of Archbishop Elpidophoros at the Consecration of the Right Rev. Joachim Cotsonis to the Episcopacy

    Your Grace, Bishop-elect Joachim, our beloved brother and concelebrant, In the Epistle reading today, we hear the roll call of the “heroes of faith.” It is a catalog of men and women who loved the Lord with all their heart and soul and strength and mind. Some sacrificed their earthly goods for God; others gave their lives. These heroes of the Old Testament were forerunners of the Christian martyrs, who would also follow the path of total commitment to God. The blood of the martyrs was the seed of the early Church. Read More

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    Address of Archbishop Elpidophoros at Saint Nicholas National Shrine Blessing (Ἀγιασμός) December 6, 2019

    Beloved Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, Dear Friends, A little over five years ago, this ground was hallowed by water, by prayer, and by the symbolic building of sacred cairns. As the Church in America, we were ready to show the world – after a decade long struggle – and finally commence the re-building of the Saint Nicholas Church, the only house of worship destroyed on 9/11. Read More

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    Homily of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America - Feast of Saint Nicholas

    My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, I am pleased to be with you today, at this beautiful Shrine Church, for the celebration of your parish’s patron, Saint Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, the Wonder-worker. I wish you all the blessings of the feast, with many years of life and peace in the love of Christ our God. Chronia Polla se olous! Read More

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    Archbishop Elpidophoros’ Keynote Address at the National Philoptochos 17th Biennial Children's Medical Fund Luncheon

    My beloved ladies of the Philoptochos Society: Nothing you do is small or insignificant. Each fashion show, each festival of tables, each coffee hour that you host, has great value. Each member of Philoptochos has great value. This is because you work together, in every parish, in every Metropolis, and across our Archdiocese. You are an “army of ἀγάπη” that conquers pain and anguish through generosity and kindness. You are a model of cooperation and collaboration for our Church. You prove that, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Read More

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    Homily of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America - 5th Sunday of Luke

    In today’s Gospel reading from the 16th chapter of Luke—the parable of the rich man and Lazarus—we heard quite an imaginative story, carefully told…beautiful, yet sad. This story illustrates a vast disparity between two men and between two different sets of lifestyles. Read More

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