Remarks at the Prayer Service for Ukraine with the Governor George Pataki Center, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church & National Shrine

Today, we welcome both old friends and new ones to the completed Saint Nichols Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine. Governor Pataki, in the darkest times after 9/11, you stood with our Church and you continued to be our strongest supporter for the rebuilding of Saint Nicholas. As you stand today within this Shrine, please know how deeply you are and will always be appreciated for your sense of what was just and right. Read More

February 7, 2023

Grand Banquet Closing Remarks, 32nd Annual Leadership 100 Conference

Grand Banquet Closing Remarks, 32nd Annual Leadership 100 Conference

Once again, we have come together in this marvelous fellowship of Leadership One Hundred, in order to enrich our lives and enhance the mission of our Church. As ever, I am deeply impressed by your dedication to the purpose of Leadership One Hundred, and your devotion to our Church. Read More

February 6, 2023

Archiepiscopal Address, 32nd Annual Leadership 100 Conference

Archiepiscopal Address, 32nd Annual Leadership 100 Conference

What a joy to be with all of you again! I am delighted to be with Leadership One Hundred, for as many reasons as there are members of this truly stellar organization. Read More

February 4, 2023

Invocation, Remarks, and Benediction, 32nd Annual Leadership 100 Conference General Assembly

Invocation, Remarks, and Benediction, 32nd Annual Leadership 100 Conference General Assembly

Since I have already had the floor this morning, I will not impede the work of this General Assembly with further elocution. However, there is something very important for all of us to witness. Read More

February 4, 2023

Invocation – Paternal Exhortation - Benediction, Board of Trustees Meeting, 32nd Annual Leadership 100 Conference

Invocation – Paternal Exhortation - Benediction, Board of Trustees Meeting, 32nd Annual Leadership 100 Conference

My friends – and as I look around the room, I can tell you that is exactly what I see – friends. What a joy to be together here at the 32nd Leadership 100 Conference. Read More

February 2, 2023

Invocation – Paternal Exhortation - Benediction, Executive Committee, 32nd Annual Leadership 100 Conference

Invocation – Paternal Exhortation - Benediction, Executive Committee, 32nd Annual Leadership 100 Conference

Let us commence our meeting today, by invoking God’s Holy Spirit upon all our deliberations and actions: Read More

February 2, 2023

Opening Address, Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA, January 2023

Opening Address, Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA, January 2023

I greet you with a spirit of optimism and confidence in this New Year of 2023, and I pray that it shall be for each of you, a year of blessings for you and the Faithful Orthodox Christians entrusted to your guidance and leadership. Read More

January 30, 2023

Remarks For the National Philoptochos Board Affirmation of Office

Remarks For the National Philoptochos Board Affirmation of Office

For the National Philoptochos Board Affirmation of Office Read More

January 26, 2023

Welcoming and Closing Remarks At the Ecumenical Prayer Service For the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church & National Shrine

Welcoming and Closing Remarks At the Ecumenical Prayer Service For the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church & National Shrine

Today, it is my great joy to welcome all of you to the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, which was completed just last year by God’s grace, and by the intercessions of the Wonderworking Hierarch of Myra, for whom it is named. Read More

January 25, 2023

Address to Theogenis Allen at  his Reception into the Sub-Diaconate by the Imposition of Hands

Address to Theogenis Allen at his Reception into the Sub-Diaconate by the Imposition of Hands

You stand before your family, your community and, indeed, before the Holy Angels and all the Saints today – in the presence of God – ready to be received into the office of Sub-Deacon. Although this office is usually experienced only in passing by the faithful – as a brief steppingstone to the Holy Diaconate – it does, in fact, stand alone as a ministry. Read More

January 23, 2023

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