Archbishop Elpidophoros of America , Greeting At the Archdiocesan District Clergy Syndesmos Meeting

As we all meet together, after having shared in the brotherhood of the Divine Liturgy, I note that we have a very full agenda this morning. Therefore, I will be brief in my remarks. The Clergy-Laity Congress that is quickly approaching will constitute a considerable responsibility for this Syndesmos. For together with your Chancellor, Father Elias, you are the host clergy for this centennial celebration of our Sacred Archdiocese Read More

May 25, 2022

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros HC/HC Graduation Benediction

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros HC/HC Graduation Benediction

Bless O Lord, our precious Σχολή and illumine the hearts and minds of the Students, Faculty, Administration, and most especially today’s Graduates, with the Light of the Resurrection. As these new alumni of Hellenic College and Holy Cross set out from the safe harbor of this School across the ocean of their lives, may the Holy Cross be their shining, guiding star, as it was for Saint Constantine. Read More

May 21, 2022

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros HC/HC Graduation Invocation

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros HC/HC Graduation Invocation

O Christ our God, Conqueror of Death and Captain of our Faith, bless us all, as we celebrate the commencement of ministry for the graduates of our beloved Hellenic College and Holy Cross. Read More

May 21, 2022

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros HC/HC Paterexhortatory Graduation Address

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros HC/HC Paterexhortatory Graduation Address

I am so happy to be here with you this week and this very special day, my second Hellenic College and Holy Cross graduation in person – but my first as Archbishop of America! It was 2004, and I was teaching here for a semester. Who could have predicted at that time the tremendous obstacles and difficulties that would lie in wait for us, so many years later? Read More

May 21, 2022

Condolence Letter on the Falling Asleep of Metropolitan Hilarion

Condolence Letter on the Falling Asleep of Metropolitan Hilarion

With great sorrow, we learned today of the passing of the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, the ever-memorable Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral). Read More

May 20, 2022

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros  Great Vespers & Bestowal of Alumni Crosses

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Great Vespers & Bestowal of Alumni Crosses

This evening we have gathered to recognize our Alumni, with the bestowal of special crosses for the occasion. I would note that this Vespers coincides with the feast of the Holy Hieromartyr Patrick, Bishop of Prousa. This was the See to which I was elected many years ago, and in which I labored on behalf of the small but vibrant Greek Orthodox Community there, before coming to America as your Archbishop. Read More

May 18, 2022

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros  Remarks at the Hellenic College Holy Cross Alumni Dinner

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Remarks at the Hellenic College Holy Cross Alumni Dinner

What a joy it is to be gathered with our alumni – for the first time in three years! – to celebrate the accomplishments of all, and to highlight the special distinctions of a few. In naming alumni of the year, we pause to acknowledge the contributions to our Church and to our precious Σχολή of exemplary graduates – clergy and lay. Read More

May 18, 2022

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, Blessing at the Speaker’s Reception at the Capitol In Honor of His Excellency   The Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic and Mrs. Mitsotaki

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, Blessing at the Speaker’s Reception at the Capitol In Honor of His Excellency The Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic and Mrs. Mitsotaki

We give especial thanks this day to God Almighty, for the providential love that has united our two Republics within the sanctum of the Capitol of the United States, this God-protected Temple of freedom and democratic ideals. Read More

May 17, 2022

Archbishop Elpidophoros -  Remarks in the Presence of President Biden and Prime Minister Mitsotakis  White House Celebration of the Bicentennial of the Greek Revolution

Archbishop Elpidophoros - Remarks in the Presence of President Biden and Prime Minister Mitsotakis White House Celebration of the Bicentennial of the Greek Revolution

Mr. President and Dr. Biden, Mr. Prime Minister and Mrs. Mitsotaki, Dear Friends, Χριστὸς Ἀνέστη! Christ is Risen! Our joy today – to be in the presence of the leaders of the Birthplace of Democracy and the world’s greatest Democracy – commences with our Paschal greeting. Read More

May 16, 2022

Greeting By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America  At the Northern New Jersey Honoree Grand Banquet  Of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey

Greeting By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Northern New Jersey Honoree Grand Banquet Of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey

I am very much delighted to be with all of you this evening, to continue celebrating our Paschal joy and to recognize with love and gratitude those who serve this Metropolis and the surrounding community. Both as your Archbishop and as the Patriarchal Vicar of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey, I am always glad to be with you; for you are all faithful stewards of the Church. As wise οἰκονόμοι, you invest your time, talents and treasure into the benefit of all. It demonstrates your palpable devotion and dedication to the Message of the Gospel – that it is, indeed, “more blessed to give than to receive.” Read More

May 10, 2022

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