His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Matthew

I am delighted to be with the Kimisis community of Poughkeepsie this morning, and experience your faith and your devotion as we continue to reopen our churches. We do so still exercising great caution and abundant concern for the well being of our faithful. Read More

Address to Bishop Apostolos of Medeia  On the Occasion of His Patronal Feast

Address to Bishop Apostolos of Medeia On the Occasion of His Patronal Feast

I am delighted to be with you today, praying within the Holy Altar, as you celebrate your Nameday here in this magnificent Cathedral of Saint Paul on Long Island. I congratulate you wholeheartedly and pray that your Holy and Heavenly Patrons, the Choir of the Apostles, will always keep you in their spiritual protection and send down upon you every material and spiritual blessing. Read More

ENCYCLICAL OF HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP ELPIDOPHOROS OF AMERICA

ENCYCLICAL OF HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP ELPIDOPHOROS OF AMERICA

As your Archbishop of America, it is truly a joy to celebrate with you the Fourth of July, the day when all Americans and indeed the whole world commemorate our Independence Day. Even though this Declaration was made on July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia, the fight for liberty commenced much earlier, on April 19, 1775, in Lexington and Concord. Read More

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros  Homily for the Third Sunday of Matthew

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Third Sunday of Matthew

I am so very pleased to be here in Newburgh at our community of Saint Nicholas. I have been determined to visit every community in the Direct Archdiocese District, and being with you today brings me one step closer to accomplishing that goal. Read More

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Ἀντιφώνησις  On the Occasion of the Anniversary of His Enthronement

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Ἀντιφώνησις On the Occasion of the Anniversary of His Enthronement

I glorify God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for allowing me to be here today, one year from my enthronement as Archbishop of America, to be here with you so that I may be your servant, your brother, and your friend. And I give abundant thanks to God Almighty for the gift of this ministry from the hands of the spiritual father of us all, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and the Holy and Sacred Synod that surrounds his sacred person; for their trust, their confidence, and in all things, their wise counsel. Read More

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Second Sunday of Matthew

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Second Sunday of Matthew

Today I rejoice to be with this wonderful community of the Holy Cross here in Middletown. I had truly wished to visit every community in the Direct Archdiocese District before one year passed since my enthronement as your Archbishop, and I have to say that I came very close. Read More

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Address to Metropolitan Methodios of Boston On the Occasion of His Patronal Feast

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Address to Metropolitan Methodios of Boston On the Occasion of His Patronal Feast

I wanted my presence today to be a surprise for Your Eminence, but with all the issues surrounding our church gatherings, even this occasion of your Name Day required more preparation than spontaneity. Nevertheless, I am delighted to be with you today to observe Your Eminence’s Patronal Feast, and to wish you “Many Years!” Read More

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Address on the Feast Day of Saint Bartholomew

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Address on the Feast Day of Saint Bartholomew

We have gathered today to chant this doxology of praise and gratitude to our Thrice-Holy God. A doxology of praise, because in this week of Pentecost, we must, as the Lord commands through the Psalmist: ‘open our mouths wide and allow the Lord to fill them.’[1]To fill us with laudations for this present Feast of the Disciple and Apostle Bartholomew, the heavenly patron of our spiritual father and Patriarch. Read More

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily on the Feast Day of Saint Bartholomew

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily on the Feast Day of Saint Bartholomew

It is a great joy for me to be with you today, as we celebrate together the Feast-day of our spiritual father, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. For many years, I enjoyed this day in the Queen of Cities, witnessing the crowds of dignitaries and well-wishers who streamed into the Phanar to convey their best wishes and salutations to His All-Holiness. Read More

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily on the Monday of the Holy Spirit

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily on the Monday of the Holy Spirit

Today, on this Monday following the Holy Pentecost, the Church celebrates in a special way the Third Person of the Holy Trinity. For it is the Holy Spirit Whom we invoke upon the Holy Gifts of Bread and Wine, for them to become the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is the Holy Spirit Whom we invoke upon the waters of Baptism and the Ἁγιασμούς,to sanctify the most essential element of biological life and make of it the sustenance and foundation of our spiritual life. Read More

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