His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Eighth Sunday of Matthew

I am delighted to be with you today, especially in this period of the Δεκαπενταύγουστοthat leads to the celebration of your community’s Feastday, the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God. Read More

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros  Homily for the Seventh Sunday of Matthew and Saint Paraskevi

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Seventh Sunday of Matthew and Saint Paraskevi

It is a joy to be with you today at this Temple and Shrine dedicated to the Great Virgin-Martyr Paraskevi, and especially on her feastday. We assemble as best we can in these days, when the pandemic has yet to abate in our land, and you all honor the Saint with your presence and prayerfulness today. We honor Saint Paraskevi as a Martyr who bore witness to Christ through unimaginable suffering. Read More

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros  Homily for the National Day of Mourning over Ἁγία Σοφία

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the National Day of Mourning over Ἁγία Σοφία

This day is a day, when grief and sorrow are mingled with faith and with hope. This day is a day, when our hymns to the Virgin Mother of God are chanted with urgency, as the very walls of our religious identity are being breached. This day is our National Day of Mourning, for the confiscation of our Ἁγία Σοφία and its sacred precincts. Those who seek to reduce the Great Church from a symbol of the highest aesthetic and spiritual achievement, to a token of tribal triumphalism will never triumph in the end! Read More

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros  Homily for the Vespers of Saint Markella

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Vespers of Saint Markella

I am so very pleased to be with you tonight for the Vespers and celebration of your Matronal Saint, the Holy Markella of Chios. She is more than a martyr to purity and righteousness. She is more than an example of the miraculous mercies of God that testify to her saintliness. She is more than a beloved champion of the beloved people of Chios. Read More

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros  Homily for the Vespers of the Prophet Elias

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Vespers of the Prophet Elias

Tonight our hearts soar with the memory of the Prophet of fire and water, of wind and tempest, of heights of glory, and depths of despair. We speak of your Patron, who even to this very day has yet to experience a human death, for he was taken up into heaven in a whirlwind and chariot of fire. Read More

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros  Homily for the Sunday of the Fathers of the Fourth Ecumenical Council

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Sunday of the Fathers of the Fourth Ecumenical Council

We come together this morning – in this Church of the Resurrection, of the One Risen from the dead, to raise our hopes, to raise our cries unto heaven, and to raise our spirits in these dark days for our Church, our Nation, and our world. Read More

THE HOLY EPARCHIAL SYNOD  OF THE GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF AMERICA

THE HOLY EPARCHIAL SYNOD OF THE GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF AMERICA

We, the Members of the Holy Eparchial Synod of Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, under the presidency of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, write to you in the power of the Holy Spirt in these anguished days when the Great Church of Christ, the Patriarchal Cathedral of Holy Wisdom, Ἁγία Σοφία, institutionalized for the past ninety years as a museum and world cultural monument, has been re-converted into a mosque. This egregious and unnecessary action has gravely wounded all Orthodox Christians, indeed all Christians around the world and all people of faith and good will. Read More

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros  Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Matthew

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

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