Homily at the Fourth Salutations to the Theotokos

How far we have come over this past year! From the grim days that we all faced twelve months ago, when the pandemic was spreading out of control. To this Spring, when the hope of the vaccines fills us with optimism for the future. Read More

April 9, 2021

Homily on the Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross

Homily on the Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross

Today, the Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy and Life-Giving Cross, marks the midpoint in our journey together to Pascha. Today, the Church brings forth the Cross and offers it to us as a Staff upon which we may always lean and find comfort, as the Psalmist sings: Ἡ ῥάβδος σου καὶ ἡ βακτηρία σου αὐταί με παρεκάλεσαν. Read More

April 4, 2021

Homily at the Pre-Sanctified Liturgy, Nashville, TN

Homily at the Pre-Sanctified Liturgy, Nashville, TN

I have come to Nashville for this first time to observe commemorations of the Bicentennial of the Greek Revolution at both the State Capitol and at the extraordinary replica of the Parthenon. I was deeply moved to be invited by your governmental officials and to also have Ambassador Papadopoulou of the Hellenic Republic with us as well. Read More

April 1, 2021

Homily at the Second Salutations to the Theotokos

Homily at the Second Salutations to the Theotokos

Even now, in the midst of the Holy Season of the Fast, and still facing the challenges of the pandemic after a year of difficulties, we are called to “rejoice” in the Virgin. Read More

March 26, 2021

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Remarks at the Doxology for the Bicentennial of the Greek Revolution

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Remarks at the Doxology for the Bicentennial of the Greek Revolution

The Heroes of 1821 could have chosen no better Day to announce their Revolution, the rising up that led to the restoration of the Greek People as a Nation. For the Feast of the Annunciation is the ultimate Day of Liberation for all Humanity. Read More

March 25, 2021

Homily at the Great Vespers of the Feast of the Annunciation

Homily at the Great Vespers of the Feast of the Annunciation

It was not lost on the Immortal Heroes of 1821, that the day they chose to raise their Λάβαρον on high, was the day that announced to the world that God has come to save us all. Read More

March 24, 2021

Clean Monday Great Compline 2021

Clean Monday Great Compline 2021

Clean Monday Great Compline 2021 officiated by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros. Read More

March 16, 2021

Archbishop Elpidophoros, Homily at the Divine Liturgy of the Publican and the Pharisee

Archbishop Elpidophoros, Homily at the Divine Liturgy of the Publican and the Pharisee

It is in a hymn of this morning’s Orthros service that for the first time this year we are introduced to the words “open to me the gates of repentance, O Giver of Life…” reminding us that we are now in the period of Triodion – the season of awareness that leads to the Great Fast of the Holy Forty Days and the Pascha of our Lord. Read More

February 21, 2021

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Homily at Great Vespers

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Homily at Great Vespers

I am filled with a special spiritual joy this evening, worshipping with all of you here in this wonderful Church of Saint Catherine. Coming to the Metropolis of Denver is a very happy occasion for me – to be with my beloved venerable brother, Metropolitan Isaiah, the clergy, and to behold the life of our communities here in the West. Read More

February 13, 2021

Address on Ordination to the Diaconate of Panayiotis Steele

Address on Ordination to the Diaconate of Panayiotis Steele

Today the Heavens are ablaze with the glory of the present Feast – the Meeting, the Encounter, the Ὑπαπαντή. The Lord of the Universe humbled Himself to be presented in the Temple of the Law. The Word of God, seated upon the Throne of Heaven, together with the Father and the Spirit, and surrounded by an emerald rainbow,[*] is carried as an infant into a temple made by human hands. Read More

February 2, 2021

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