Homily at the Κατάδυσις τοῦ Τιμίου Σταυροῦ on the Holy Theophany

We have arrived at the moment which we have all waited for – the sacred tradition of the Immersion of the Holy and Precious Cross. Read More

January 6, 2022

Homily at the Divine Liturgy on the Holy Theophany

Homily at the Divine Liturgy on the Holy Theophany

My dear Christians: This is who we are! We are this Assembly with our voices crying out to the Lord Jesus Christ. Because He submitted to a baptism that He never needed – for the forgiveness of our sins, so that we might receive a Baptism that will carry us to Heaven. Read More

January 6, 2022

Homily on the Sunday Before the Theophany

Homily on the Sunday Before the Theophany

We are gathered together just days before the Epiphany at the Jordan River of our Lord Jesus Christ — the beginning of His public ministry. Read More

January 2, 2022

Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily at the Divine Liturgy on the Sunday before the Nativity

Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily at the Divine Liturgy on the Sunday before the Nativity

I rejoice to be with you for the Divine Liturgy today on this special Sunday before Christmas. Saint George is a wonderful community, and you should all be very proud of the way you have held this Parish together – especially through the pandemic. Read More

December 19, 2021

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Homily at the “Challenge Liturgy”

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Homily at the “Challenge Liturgy”

Of all the events that I am called to during these busy weeks before the blessèd Feast of Christmas, I believe that today’s Liturgy – and the community that has come together for it – warms my heart the most of all. For over thirty years, this wonderful Archangel Michael Community has made the inclusion and participation of our most precious Church members a special occasion. And it is one that I am honored, as your Archbishop, to preside over today. Read More

December 18, 2021

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Homily at the Vespers of the Feast of Saint Eleftherios the Hieromartyr

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Homily at the Vespers of the Feast of Saint Eleftherios the Hieromartyr

Exactly one year ago, I was so very happy to preside at the Great Vespers of your Heavenly Patron, the Great Hieromartyr Eleftherios. How much has changed over these last twelve months! Last year, we were in the midst of the pandemic, and just on the cusp of the vaccine program that promised relief. But today, we see with the variability of the virus, that we may have to learn to live with it for much longer than we anticipated. Read More

December 15, 2021

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Homily for the Feast of Saint Spyridon the Wonderworker

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Homily for the Feast of Saint Spyridon the Wonderworker

Today is a day of great rejoicing and gladness for the Church worldwide! But especially for all who bear the name, “Spyridon,” whether they be individuals or Churches of God. And here – in Washington Heights – in this magnificent Church dedicated to the Bishop of Trimythous, this blessèd community celebrates today with glory. And I glorify and give thanks to God as well that I am with you to share in your joy. Read More

December 12, 2021

Homily at the Liturgy of the Feast of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker And Installation of the Saint Nicholas National Shrine Parish Council

Homily at the Liturgy of the Feast of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker And Installation of the Saint Nicholas National Shrine Parish Council

While I had wanted to have this Divine Liturgy in the Shrine itself, so as to continue our journey to the full opening of the Church – inaugurated by the blessing of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew just last month – it was necessary for us to allow for construction to proceed apace. Read More

December 6, 2021

Homily at the Consecration of Saint George Greek Orthodox Church

Homily at the Consecration of Saint George Greek Orthodox Church

Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, When the Holy King Solomon – a direct ancestor of our Lord Jesus Christ – finally completed the building of the Temple in Jerusalem, he stood before this magnificent structure on Temple Mount, and uttered these words: Read More

November 28, 2021

Homily at the Great Vespers of Consecration  Saint George Greek Orthodox Church

Homily at the Great Vespers of Consecration Saint George Greek Orthodox Church

This evening, in this magnificent church dedicated to the Holy Great Martyr and Trophy-bearer George, we prepare for the Consecration of this place to our Holy Triune God and His divine worship. Tonight, at our Great Vespers, which commences the sacred acts of Consecration, we bear with us the precious and holy relics of the Saints that will be interred tomorrow inside the Holy Altar. Read More

November 27, 2021

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