His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily at Divine Liturgy for Ss. Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

As we inaugurate this day of new beginnings for our proud graduates, it is indeed “meet and right” that we begin with the Divine Worship of God, here in our magnificent Chapel of the Holy Cross. Especially because this is the Feast of Saints Constantine and Helen, the Equals-to-the-Apostles! Read More

May 21, 2022

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily at Great Vespers and Stavrophoria

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily at Great Vespers and Stavrophoria

Tonight, my beloved Christians, we join our celebrations for the Commencement of our prized Σχολἠ, to the Feast of the Equals-to-the-Apostles Saints Constantine and his Holy Mother, Helen. The former saw the fiery Cross in the heavens, and by the sign of this Cross, conquered in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Read More

May 20, 2022

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America  On the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America On the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

What a joy it is to be with you – at this beautiful church dedicated to the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ – for the continuing Feast of Pascha morning, when we celebrate the Holy Myrrh-Bearing women. Read More

May 8, 2022

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America  At the Consecration and the Divine Liturgy  Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Consecration and the Divine Liturgy Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption

Today is truly a glorious day for this wonderful community that has come so far over the decades. Together, we pray to the Lord our God that He might visit this church and consecrate it unto Himself for all eternity. Read More

May 7, 2022

Homily of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America   At the Great Vespers of the Life-Giving Fountain

Homily of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Great Vespers of the Life-Giving Fountain

Χριστὸς Ἀνέστη!  [and in response: Ἀληθῶς Ἀνέστη!] What a joy it is to return to this wonderful parish of the Life-giving Fountain in the midst of this Week of Renewal. Tonight, we rejoice with the Virgin Mother of God, who is the wellspring from which all the blessings of our Lord Jesus Christ flow. For as the Mother of God, she gave to Her Creator the human nature in which we all share, and which is redeemed by the Resurrection. Read More

April 28, 2022

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Vespers of Agape, Holy and Great Pascha

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Vespers of Agape, Holy and Great Pascha

My beloved Christians, Χριστὸς Ἀνέστη! [in response: Ἀληθῶς Ἀνέστη!] Christ is Risen! [in response: Truly He is Risen!] Read More

April 24, 2022

Homily of Archbishop Elpidophoros at the Vesperal Divine Liturgy on Holy and Great Saturday

Homily of Archbishop Elpidophoros at the Vesperal Divine Liturgy on Holy and Great Saturday

Beloved in Christ, Let all mortal flesh keep silence… Σιγησάτω πᾶσα σάρξ βροτεία… Today, the Church keeps a deep silence on this Sabbath of Sabbaths – a pause from all worldly cares and concerns. The Lord, Who is the Creator of all that exists, has ceased from His Labors. And these labors are not those spoken of in the Book of Genesis, which instituted the Seventh Day of the Week as the Day of Rest. Instead, these labors are the work of His Divine Plan for our Salvation, which He accomplished in His Flesh. Read More

April 23, 2022

Homily of Archbishop Elpidophoros at the Service of the Lamentations - Matins of Holy and Great Saturday

Homily of Archbishop Elpidophoros at the Service of the Lamentations - Matins of Holy and Great Saturday

My beloved Christians, Tonight’s celebration of our holy Epitaphios Service is an invitation to join in the procession of the numberless Christians who have come before us – across all the generations, in the Burial of our Lord Jesus Christ. In the retinue of the Kouvouklion, we all participate in the funeral cortege of our Lord Jesus Christ. Read More

April 22, 2022

Homily of Archbishop Elpidophoros at the Vespers of the Descent from the Cross on Holy and Great Friday

Homily of Archbishop Elpidophoros at the Vespers of the Descent from the Cross on Holy and Great Friday

Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, What a privileged ministry we partake of today. In this most emotional and sensitive service of Holy Week, we are invited to share in the Burial of our Lord Jesus Christ. I call it a privilege, because there were very few who were present to take down His Divine Body from the Cross. By the time the Lord had willingly bowed His head and expired, the people were already dispersing. They knew the final injury to the one condemned was to leave the exposed body on the Cross – even for days. Perhaps, a soldier was left to make sure no one spared the dead this indignity, but most had left the hill of Holy Golgotha. Read More

April 22, 2022

Homily of Archbishop Elpidophoros at the Service of the Twelve Gospels

Homily of Archbishop Elpidophoros at the Service of the Twelve Gospels

My beloved Christians, Tonight, we sing with mournful voices after the first Eleven Gospel Readings: Δόξα τῇ μακροθυμίᾳ Σου Κύριε, δόξα Σοι. We give glory to the longsuffering of the Lord – to His patience, His humility, His endurance, His restraint, His fortitude and His perseverance. Read More

April 21, 2022

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