#WomensHistoryMonth Message from His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros

In gratitude for women’s contribution to the good of our world, on this #WomensHistoryMonth let's educate ourselves: women are the backbone of our parishes and deserve much more credit than they receive. Ι urge women of our Church to get more involved by taking leadership roles. Read More

March 1, 2021

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros MLK Day Message 2021

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros MLK Day Message 2021

The wounds of centuries of slavery have not been fully overcome simply because there was a Civil War, or because there was Reconstruction, or when the Voting Rights Act was signed. Justice takes hard work over generations, and as Christians, we are called to that work. #MLKDay Read More

January 18, 2021

Christmas Message from His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros

Christmas Message from His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros

In these dark nights of Winter, the brightest Star that ever shone arises. It glimmers in our hearts to illumine the way the Nativity of God in the Flesh. May you know His presence shining in you like the Star, and may it guide you to a blessed and prosperous New Year. Read More

December 23, 2020

Address at the Ordination of Bishop-Elect Ioannis of Phocaea

Address at the Ordination of Bishop-Elect Ioannis of Phocaea

Today, we have assembled in this wonderful Parish of Saint George the Great-Martyr and Trophy-Bearer to bring you into the fullness of the ministry of the Great High Priest – our Lord Jesus Christ – and, together with our Brother Hierarchs, to elevate you to be the Bishop of Phocaea. Read More

December 19, 2020

Welcome of Archbishop Elpidophoros to Saint Thomas Church, NJ

Welcome of Archbishop Elpidophoros to Saint Thomas Church, NJ

It is with tremendous joy that we welcome You today to Saint Thomas, in this first historic visit of Your Eminence to our Parish. We all feel blessed and honored with Your presence, especially during these days of the pandemic, when we all feel distressed and anxious, not only because of the disease but mostly of the various effects that this brings to our lives. Read More

December 13, 2020

Thanksgiving Message from His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros

Thanksgiving Message from His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros

This Thanksgiving, we are facing a critical moment in the health of our country, but just as much, a critical moment in the health of our souls. Let us show our love for one another by protecting the living image of God that is each and every human being. #WearΑMask Read More

November 25, 2020

Address at the 4th Annual National Advanced Orthodox Leadership Conference

Address at the 4th Annual National Advanced Orthodox Leadership Conference

I greet all of you with a salutation of peace at the beginning of this new Church year which, as you all know, also coincides with the day of prayer for the protection of the environment on September 1st. I mention this because I believe there can be no leadership without stewardship. Read More

September 18, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Remarks on the Recommencement of the Rebuilding of Saint Nicholas Shrine

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Remarks on the Recommencement of the Rebuilding of Saint Nicholas Shrine

Today, after a hiatus of more than two and one half years, and thanks to the truly extraordinary generosity of the Friends of Saint Nicholas and the dedication and devotion of a few noble families, we begin again the construction to complete, to finish, and to bestow the Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center. We have heard the Voice of the Lord, and we are rebuilding His Church! Read More

August 3, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Congratulatory Remarks at Saint Demetrios High School

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Congratulatory Remarks at Saint Demetrios High School

What a year this has been for all of us, and especially for you, the proud graduating class of the Saint Demetrios High School. I want to say how proud I am, of how each of you – students, parents, teachers and administration – has contributed to the completion of this extraordinary school year. Allow me to mention your class Valedictorian: Athanasios Karageorge, and your class Salutatorians: Theodora Mitsakis and George Tsiros. Read More

July 11, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Eulogy for Anthony (Tony) Kammas

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Eulogy for Anthony (Tony) Kammas

I know that all of you must still be in a state of deep sadness and shock today, as we gather to comfort one another and bid farewell – all too soon, to a young and vibrant husband, father, child, and a truly outstanding son of our Omogeneia. Read More

July 3, 2020

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