Homily at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast the Apostle Bartholomew

In an ecumenical gesture worthy of the occasion, I have the special honor to preside over the Divine Service for the Patronal Feast of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople and New Rome, and Spiritual Father of Orthodox Christianity. This magnificent church dedicated to Saint Bartholomew is truly a precious architectural gem and artistic jewel of both Manhattan and the entire country. Read More

Homily for the Divine Liturgy of the Ascension

Homily for the Divine Liturgy of the Ascension

I am so very pleased that we have come together as servants of our Sacred Archdiocese, here at the Church of our Savior in Rye. We have gathered to celebrate the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to partake of our annual fellowship with co-workers and their families. Read More

Archiepiscopal Encyclical on the National Sisterhood of Presvyteres Sunday

Archiepiscopal Encyclical on the National Sisterhood of Presvyteres Sunday

Finally, the day has arrived for the Church to dedicate a Sunday and celebrate all our Presvyteres throughout the Holy Archdiocese of America. This National Sisterhood of Presvyteres Sunday — on the closest Sunday to June 4th, the Feastday of the Holy Sisters Mary and Martha — is being set aside, not because our Presvyteres deserve only one Sunday, but because we must have a national day of recognition for every Sunday, and indeed every day, that they so diligently and willingly serve the Body of Christ. Read More

Homily for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Homily for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

I am delighted to be with this beloved Cathedral, especially on the fiftieth anniversary of the Annunciation Orthodox School. It truly is the pride of the entire Archdiocese, and you should all take deep satisfaction in the accomplishment of your community. You are a welcoming and inclusive community that is growing – much like the town of the Samaritans that came running out to meet the Lord Jesus in today’s Gospel Reading. Read More

Annunciation Orthodox School Graduation Address, Houston

Annunciation Orthodox School Graduation Address, Houston

How proud all of you must be today! I am truly delighted to be sharing your accomplishments with you, and I offer my heartfelt congratulations to you, your parents, your families, and to this wonderful School – who have all supported you throughout your time here. Read More

Homily for the Sunday of the Paralytic

Homily for the Sunday of the Paralytic

I am verily delighted to be with this beloved community – especially when you are on the brink of opening a new expansion of your parish facilities. And what I love most about this is the sense of pride, progress and inclusion that this expansion represents. Read More

Homily for the Liturgy of Saints Constantine & Helen

Homily for the Liturgy of Saints Constantine & Helen

It is a fact that it was Saint Helen’s commitment to the Gospel that prepared her son, the Great Constantine, for his role in history. Like the Holy Virgin Mary, who was never truly the “wife” of Joseph (she was only his betrothed), Saint Helen was never the wife of Constantine’s father, the Caesar, Constantius. Read More

Homily for the Vespers of Saints Constantine & Helen

Homily for the Vespers of Saints Constantine & Helen

I am delighted to once again be worshipping with you here in this historic Cathedral of Saints Constantine and Helen in Brooklyn. Every time I come here, I sense the great history of our Archdiocese, whose centennial we celebrate next year. Read More

Homily for the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

Homily for the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

On this Third Sunday from Pascha, when we commemorate these noble souls, who took upon themselves the dangerous and sorrow-filled duty of burying the body of the Lord. Read More

Archiepiscopal Encyclical on AHEPA Sunday

Archiepiscopal Encyclical on AHEPA Sunday

I extend the warmest greetings and congratulations of the Holy Archdiocese of America to all of the honorable and beloved members of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association on the occasion of our annual observance of AHEPA Sunday. Read More

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