Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Address at Priestly Ordination of Deacon Sophronios Vomend

Today, you increase the measure of your faith, and take on new responsibilities as a Presbyter of our Holy Orthodox Church. Anticipating your life of service and ministry, our great Spiritual Father, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, chose for you the name, “Sophronios.” You were called after the newly-glorified Saint Sophrony the Hagiorite, and your name bears great wisdom for you, as you ascend the ranks of the clergy. Read More

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Introduction & Prayer, March for Life Rally

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Introduction & Prayer, March for Life Rally

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Today, we come together in solidarity with our Brother Bishops of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. Read More

Message from Metropolitan Savas

Message from Metropolitan Savas

The recent surge in coronavirus cases in our general area, and in our parish communities in particular, has been cause for concern. This has affected clergy and laity, old and young, vaccinated and unvaccinated alike. While we maintain our ultimate trust and hope in God's providence for our lives, we also recognize the fundamental scriptural call for each of us to safeguard one another, especially the most vulnerable among us, regardless of how we perceive the risks to ourselves; we are called to love one another self-sacrificially, to bear each other's burdens, and to be our brother's and sister's keeper. Read More

Address on Ordination to the Priesthood of Deacon Elias Pappas

Address on Ordination to the Priesthood of Deacon Elias Pappas

Today, you stand before the Holy Altar, surrounded by those who love you, to receive ordination to the Holy Presbyterate. It is a day that follows the culmination of the Twelvetide with the solemnities attending the Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ – His Epiphany as the Son of God, and the Theophany of the Holy Trinity. Read More

Homily at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Saint John the Baptist

Homily at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Saint John the Baptist

Imagine with me – just for a moment – that you had a cousin, no one obviously remarkable. And this cousin was your same age, maybe just a little younger. And imagine that you felt compelled to convey a message and a mission. You poured everything you had into meeting this challenge, and you were beginning to have some success and even followers. Read More

Homily at the Κατάδυσις τοῦ Τιμίου Σταυροῦ on the Holy Theophany

Homily at the Κατάδυσις τοῦ Τιμίου Σταυροῦ on the Holy Theophany

We have arrived at the moment which we have all waited for – the sacred tradition of the Immersion of the Holy and Precious Cross. Read More

Homily at the Divine Liturgy on the Holy Theophany

Homily at the Divine Liturgy on the Holy Theophany

My dear Christians: This is who we are! We are this Assembly with our voices crying out to the Lord Jesus Christ. Because He submitted to a baptism that He never needed – for the forgiveness of our sins, so that we might receive a Baptism that will carry us to Heaven. Read More

Remarks for the Pastoral Visit of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America To Sts. George & Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church by V. Rev. Archimandrite Bartholomew Mercado

Remarks for the Pastoral Visit of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America To Sts. George & Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church by V. Rev. Archimandrite Bartholomew Mercado

Your Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, It is with profound joy that our community of Sts. George and Demetrios welcomes you here today and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the great honor you have bestowed upon us with your pastoral visit to our parish. As you are well aware, our community is small in size. However, in the past couple weeks after having received your Archpastoral blessing to serve this historic community Read More

Homily on the Sunday Before the Theophany

Homily on the Sunday Before the Theophany

We are gathered together just days before the Epiphany at the Jordan River of our Lord Jesus Christ — the beginning of His public ministry. Read More

Archiepiscopal Encyclical on the New Year

Archiepiscopal Encyclical on the New Year

Let us greet the New Year of 2022, the centennial year of our Sacred Archdiocese of America, with the hope and faith that our renewal in Christ is at hand. We came through the past year with many accomplishments, despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic. The highlight of last year was surely the Apostolic Visit of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, but there were many other significant events as well. Read More

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