Remarks By Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Reception of the ABS Board of Trustees

I am so very pleased to welcome all of you to the Headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and to thank you for spending such substantive and generous time with us for your own deliberations. I would like to congratulate the new President and CEO of the American Bible Society, Jennifer Holloran, who I understand became official just two days ago. And I would like to acknowledge the former Interim-President, Darrin Podeschi, who continues to serve ABS as Executive Consultant.

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February 22, 2024

ARCHPASTORAL EXHORTATION By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Metropolis of Denver Clergy-Laity Assembly and Philoptochos Convention

ARCHPASTORAL EXHORTATION By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Metropolis of Denver Clergy-Laity Assembly and Philoptochos Convention

Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

 

I am so very pleased indeed to join you in Tulsa, for the Clergy-Laity Assembly of the Holy Metropolis of Denver. As all of you noticed, I did not address specifically your beloved Archpastor, His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver.

He is currently at the Holy Archangels Monastery in Kendalia, Texas, having just celebrated his ninety-third birthday last month. Allow me a few moments to say something about your Metropolitan, and by beloved brother in Christ, in his absence. His Eminence has served you as both the last Bishop of your time as a Diocese, and your first Hierarch as a Metropolis.

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February 20, 2024

REMARKS By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Archon Dinner 47th Annual Folk Dance and Choral Festival

REMARKS By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Archon Dinner 47th Annual Folk Dance and Choral Festival

I would like to begin by thanking the Archons of the Order of Saint Andrew, who have so generously sponsored tonight’s gathering. I also want to thank you for your generosity to my humble person by this precious gift. The support of the Archons to my personal ministry and the greater ministry of our Holy Mother Church is deeply moving. As Archons, you are leaders within our spiritual Γένος, the international community of Orthodox Christians who identify as children of the Ecumenical Throne.

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February 18, 2024

Opening Remarks by Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the 47th Annual Folk Dance and Choral Festival

Opening Remarks by Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the 47th Annual Folk Dance and Choral Festival

I am so very happy to be with you, here at the Folk Dance and Choral Festival – now in your forty-seventh year! The longevity of the Festival, the tremendous participation, and the incredible support of your families and friends testify that it is an essential and vital part of the life of this God-protected Metropolis.

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February 16, 2024

Greeting By Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Hellenic College/Holy Cross Agiasmos & Vasilopita

Greeting By Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Hellenic College/Holy Cross Agiasmos & Vasilopita

There is something very auspicious about the timing of the celebration of our community Agiasmos and Vasilopita today. We commence this New Year of 2024 with a new president at the helm of our precious School. I ask all of us here present, to offer a silent prayer for President Katos’ good strength and success, as he takes hold of the rudder of this most important Institution of our Sacred Archdiocese. He inherits smoother waters than his predecessor did – our beloved friend, George Cantonis – but there is still much to navigate in order to bring Hellenic College and Holy Cross into safe harbor.

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February 1, 2024

Remarks  By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America  For the Hellenic Education Fund Benefit Concert

Remarks By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America For the Hellenic Education Fund Benefit Concert

What a moving and inspiring evening we have experienced! I offer my congratulations and the thanks of all for such stirring and uplifting performances.

The Feast of the Three Hierarchs and of Greek Letters has certainly been well-honored and observed tonight. And the dedication of this event to the Hellenic Education Fund adds a dimension to our enjoyment, because we have collectively dedicated the merit of these marvelous aesthetic achievements to the furtherance of our culture, our language and our shared heritage.

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January 31, 2024

Remarks  By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America  At the Reception before the Hellenic Education Fund Benefit Concert

Remarks By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Reception before the Hellenic Education Fund Benefit Concert

Allow me this moment to express my profound gratitude to each and every one of you, for supporting and sustaining the Hellenic Education Fund by your generosity this evening. The marvelous concert that we are about to experience is just one of the many initiatives upon which we are embarking. Our purpose is to strengthen and enhance this unique aspect of our Greek Orthodox Faith – our alignment with the glory of the Greek Philosophical Mind, so magnificently embodied by the Three Hierarchs: Saint Basil the Great, Saint Gregory the Theologian and Saint John Chrysostom.

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January 31, 2024

Address by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America on  The National Day of Remembrance of the Greek Jewish Martyrs and Heros of the Holocaust

Address by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America on The National Day of Remembrance of the Greek Jewish Martyrs and Heros of the Holocaust

I would like, first of all, to warmly thank the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece and its President, David Saltiel, for inviting me to participate as a keynote speaker in tonight’s commemoration of the Greek Jewish martyrs and heroes of the Holocaust. The connections between the Holy Archdiocese of America and the Jewish element in New York, as well as across the United States, are historical, fraternal and deeply grounded in our shared spiritual tradition. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki for the esteemed distinction of naming me an honorary member.

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January 28, 2024

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Vasilopita for Hellenic Organizations Sponsored by the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Vasilopita for Hellenic Organizations Sponsored by the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce

Once again, we gather together with the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce to celebrate this Vasilopita today. All of the organizations of the Omogeneia that are represented here are special – each in their own way. All of you contribute to the health and vitality of our Community, and I thank you for your spirit of philanthropy and volunteerism.

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January 17, 2024

REMARKS  By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America  At the Clergy Family Luncheon of the Hellenic Dance Festival 2024

REMARKS By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Clergy Family Luncheon of the Hellenic Dance Festival 2024

Very Reverend and Reverend Fathers,

Dear Presvyteres and Beloved Children,

It is a delight to be with you at the Clergy Family Luncheon of the Hellenic Dance Festival of the Holy Metropolis of Atlanta. I am always impressed at the number of clergy and their families who attend the Dance Festivals throughout our Sacred Archdiocese. It tells me that these occasions have become deeply woven into your Parishes, and that these cultural events are woven into the fabric of the Church.

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January 13, 2024

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