Archbishop Elpidophoros participated in the United Nations Virtual Consultation: “Global Pledge for Action”

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros participated in the United Nations Virtual Consultation “Global Pledge for Action.” In his remarks, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros mentioned the centrality of faith in response to the global pandemic of COVID-19. Read More

May 28, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Eulogy for Evripides Kontos

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Eulogy for Evripides Kontos

We have come together on this final day of the Paschal Season to bid farewell to a remarkable human being, a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, and true patriot and son of Cyprus, Evripides Kontos. Somehow, this day seems most fitting to bid farewell to a man whose entire life was a witness of strength and devotion to his family, his motherland of Cyprus, his Faith, and his contribution to society. Read More

May 27, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Eulogy for Eugene Telemachus Rossides

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Eulogy for Eugene Telemachus Rossides

As we gather here together today, a small yet devoted and loving συνοδεία to accompany this Lion of the Omogeneia to his final resting place, I cannot help but think of the thousands – and yes, tens of thousands around the world, who are joining their prayers, their respect, and their tributes to ours at this very moment in time. Read More

May 27, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Liturgy of Ss. Constantine & Helen

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Liturgy of Ss. Constantine & Helen

For thus, the City of Constantine remains to this day. Our Constantinople, our Christian Capital, is redolent still with the fragrance of sanctity and the glory of ages past. There have been inexpressible peaks, and there have dark valleys through the centuries, but the constant in Constantinople has always been the divine, God-appointed mission of the Great Church of Christ to lead the Faithful to the Kingdom of Heaven. Read More

May 21, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Vespers of Ss. Constantine & Helen

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Vespers of Ss. Constantine & Helen

This evening we gather again in this beloved Cathedral, to celebrate your patrons, the great Constantine and his pious mother, Helen, whose lives are so central to the history of our Church. We remember them as Equals-to-the-Apostles – Ἰσαπόστολοι – whose manifold gifts to the Church speak powerfully across the centuries. Read More

May 20, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Today, we come together virtually once again, to celebrate the Risen Christ and observe two important commemorations: the Annual AHEPA Sunday and the Pontian Genocide remembrance. Both of these observances call to mind that we are a community with a past, and a community with a future. The past must not be forgotten, and how we handle the future is now more important than ever. Read More

May 17, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros  Homily for the Feast of Mid-Pentecost

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Feast of Mid-Pentecost

We have reached the milestone halfway between the Holy Pascha and the Feast of Pentecost. We are, as today’s Gospel says, τῆς ἑορτῆς μεσούσης, “in the middle of the feast,” at the midpoint when the Lord teaches the meaning of His actions. Read More

May 13, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Sunday of the Paralytic

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Sunday of the Paralytic

This Sunday is special for many reasons, not the least being that it is the traditional Mothers’ Day commemoration, when we remember our living mothers and those who have passed on. We wish them all the blessing of God, in this world and the next. Read More

May 10, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

My Beloved Christians of the Holy Trinity Church in New Rochelle, our courageous parish at one of the early epicenters of the Pandemic, and all of you joining by virtual means, the question is: “Who will roll away the stone for us?” Read More

May 3, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros  Homily for the Sunday of Thomas

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Homily for the Sunday of Thomas

We are gathered yet again on the Eighth Day after the Resurrection, most of us sealed shut in our homes, and the fear of the pandemic still prevailing in our world. And we are gathered this morning in the Church of the Resurrection, here in Brookville, New York, in order to continue our affirmation of the Anastasis, of the newness of life that commenced two thousand years ago, and extends to this day and to this hour. Read More

April 26, 2020

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