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

Today we find ourselves in between two great centers of our Faith, Jerusalem and Nicea. Jerusalem, because following the Ascension of Lord, we are waiting with the Disciples in the Jerusalem of the heart, awaiting the promise of the Father, until we are clothed with power from on high. Read More

May 31, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Great Vespers of the Ascension

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Great Vespers of the Ascension

We have come this evening to the Church of our Savior in Rye, New York, a parish dedicated to the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ. And we have come to celebrate the miracle of His Person – perfect God and perfect Man. Read More

May 27, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Sunday of the Man Born Blind

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Sunday of the Man Born Blind

What a joy that today, for the first time, as Archbishop of America and Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, I am able to visit this Cathedral of Saint John the Forerunner and Baptist — the spiritual center of our newly established Vicariate for the Orthodox Christian Communities of the Slavic Tradition. Read More

May 24, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros  Homily for the Great Vespers of Saint George the Trophy-Bearer

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Great Vespers of Saint George the Trophy-Bearer

Of these “sons of God,” this evening we welcome the feast of the Great-Martyr and Trophy-Bearer George – whose fame extends throughout the ages and around the world. Read More

April 22, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the First Bridegroom Service

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the First Bridegroom Service

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the First Bridegroom Service: "My beloved Christians, how fortunate we are indeed. We know that after the pain, comes the gladness. After the suffering, comes the glory. And after the darkness, comes the dawn." Read More

April 12, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily on the Saturday of Lazaros

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily on the Saturday of Lazaros

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily on the Saturday of Lazaros at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, Port Washington, New York Read More

April 11, 2020

Homily of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

Homily of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

We are still in a period of tremendous restriction, all for the sake of the health of our fellow citizens and our own health as well. My hope is that we will seize the opportunity that is literally being forced upon us, to become more altruistic, more compassionate toward others, more patient, and indeed more faithful. Read More

March 29, 2020

Homily for the Sunday of Orthodoxy - March 8, 2020

Homily for the Sunday of Orthodoxy - March 8, 2020

Yes, we differ in jurisdiction; we differ in ethnic background; we differ in native language; we differ in customs. But the Faith that we confess is in the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church! We believe and we confess the same Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed. We share in the Same Eucharistic Meal – the Mystical Supper of the Lord. And we all look forward to the Same Glorious Resurrection of our God in His Holy Pascha. Read More

March 9, 2020

Homily at the Divine Liturgy for the Three Hierarchs

Homily at the Divine Liturgy for the Three Hierarchs

The Three Hierarchs teach us to do these three things. One: to gather knowledge, culture, and wisdom from everywhere, and to be generous with these gifts in return. Two: to build our lives with these precious gifts, as if we were building our own house to share with others, just as bees share the hive. And three: to use the things of this world to glorify God, just as we make candles out of the beeswax to brighten our Churches and homes. Read More

January 30, 2020

Homily  of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America - 5th Sunday of Luke

Homily of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America - 5th Sunday of Luke

In today’s Gospel reading from the 16th chapter of Luke—the parable of the rich man and Lazarus—we heard quite an imaginative story, carefully told…beautiful, yet sad. This story illustrates a vast disparity between two men and between two different sets of lifestyles. Read More

November 5, 2019

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