Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Metropolis of Denver

Metropolis of Denver Clergy Laity Assembly and Clergy Syndesmos Retreat

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America attended the Metropolis of Denver Clergy Laity Assembly and Clergy Syndesmos Retreat held in Tulsa, OK from Monday, February 19 through Wednesday, February 21, 2024. The chancellor of the Metropolis, His Grace Bishop Constantine of Sassima warmly welcomed His Eminence of behalf of His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver and the entire Metropolis. The Archbishop participated in the works of the assembly and had the opportunity to dialogue with the participants on a variety of topics discussed.

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HOMILY By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Sunday Divine Liturgy 47th Annual Folk Dance and Choral Festival

Archbishop Elpidophoros

HOMILY By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Sunday Divine Liturgy 47th Annual Folk Dance and Choral Festival

My Beloved Brother in Christ, Metropolitan Gerasimos,

Your Grace and Reverend Fathers,

Beloved Children in the Lord,

We read in the Old Testament, in the Second Book of Samuel, that when King David brought up the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem, that he:  … danced before the Lord with all his might.[1]

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Address by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America on  The National Day of Remembrance of the Greek Jewish Martyrs and Heros of the Holocaust

Archbishop Elpidophoros

Address by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America on The National Day of Remembrance of the Greek Jewish Martyrs and Heros of the Holocaust

I would like, first of all, to warmly thank the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece and its President, David Saltiel, for inviting me to participate as a keynote speaker in tonight’s commemoration of the Greek Jewish martyrs and heroes of the Holocaust. The connections between the Holy Archdiocese of America and the Jewish element in New York, as well as across the United States, are historical, fraternal and deeply grounded in our shared spiritual tradition. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki for the esteemed distinction of naming me an honorary member.

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