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

Remarks of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America For the Groundbreaking Ceremony Holy Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church

Remarks of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America For the Groundbreaking Ceremony Holy Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church

Χριστὸς Ἀνέστη! Christ is Risen! What a marvelous afternoon to break ground for this vital addition to the Church of the Holy Resurrection! Read More

May 8, 2022

Remarks of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America  At the Consecration Banquet  Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption

Remarks of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Consecration Banquet Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption

What a joy it is to gather in the fellowship of this evening’s meal, and to continue our celebration of the consecration of Κοίμησις τῆς Θεοτόκου. Truly, this moment should be savored by all. For it is an accomplishment that has come to pass by sacrifice, devotion and the sweat of a community that is committed to preserving its faith and heritage. You all deserve a hearty round of applause! Read More

May 7, 2022

Archbishop Elpidophoros Address at the National Workshop on Christian Unity

Archbishop Elpidophoros Address at the National Workshop on Christian Unity

It is with this traditional Paschal greeting that I would like to open my remarks, expressing my sincere gratitude to the organizers of the National Workshop on Christian Unity, and especially to the members of the National Planning Committee for their kind invitation. Read More

May 4, 2022

Archbishop Elpidophoros Remarks Before the Doxology for March 25 – On the Sunday of Thomas

Archbishop Elpidophoros Remarks Before the Doxology for March 25 – On the Sunday of Thomas

With our triumphant Paschal proclamation, I greet each and every one of you on this glorious morning in Boston, where we have gathered once again to praise and give thanks for the Rebirth of the Greek People. This is Thomas Sunday, when we see the Doubter resolve his double mind and come to faith in the Lord. And were there not doubters when the Greeks first raised their banner of liberty? Read More

May 1, 2022

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