Remarks at Clergy Family Dinner for the Metropolis of Denver

We have gathered here this evening in anticipation of a most joyous occasion, tomorrow’s enthronement of your new Metropolitan. This tradition within our Sacred Archdiocese to have a clergy family dinner the night before the enthronement of a new shepherd warms my heart because when I look around the room and see your faces – I see the families of our clergy who represent what is best and brightest in our communities.

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June 22, 2024

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Homily at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Apostle Bartholomew Saint Bartholomew’s Church New York City

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Homily at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Apostle Bartholomew Saint Bartholomew’s Church New York City

This is the third occasion that we have been so graciously welcomed here at Saint Bartholomew’s Church – a true landmark of the City of New York. Once again, we offer the Divine Liturgy in thankfulness to God for the sacred person of the Spiritual Father of Orthodox Christianity – His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople, the New Rome.

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June 12, 2024

Acceptance Remarks at Interfaith Center of New York 2024 James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Ceremony June 10

Acceptance Remarks at Interfaith Center of New York 2024 James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Ceremony June 10

I greet all of you with our Orthodox Christian salutation and blessing, knowing that in our interfaith community of New York, every blessing is received in the spirit in which it is given.

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June 11, 2024

Archbishop Elpidophoros Archpastoral Address at the Archdiocesan District Servant Leadership Awards Banquet

Archbishop Elpidophoros Archpastoral Address at the Archdiocesan District Servant Leadership Awards Banquet

I am so delighted to be gathered with you again for the now annual Servant-Leader Banquet for the Archdiocesan District. Last year was such a success, a testimony to the involvement and the commitment of our laity and clergy to the spiritual prosperity of the District.

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June 5, 2024

Archbishop Elpidophoros Greeting at the 86th Archdiocesan Cathedral Gala

Archbishop Elpidophoros Greeting at the 86th Archdiocesan Cathedral Gala

n a worthy tribute for this special occasion, we are honoring one of the longest serving Deans of this Cathedral, and one of the most respected clergymen of our Sacred Archdiocese, the learned Protopresbyter Robert (Haralambos) Stephanopoulos. And we are honoring as well the memory of his incomparable Presvytera, Nikki Stephanopoulos, whose falling asleep in the Lord last year marked an era in the life of our Church. Presvytera’s communications skills and contacts were legendary, and her contributions to the Archdiocese and our Patriarchate were inestimable.

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June 1, 2024

Archbishop Elpidophoros Remarks at the Reception at the American School of Classical Studies The 4th Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom

Archbishop Elpidophoros Remarks at the Reception at the American School of Classical Studies The 4th Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom

It is such a pleasure to be within the hallowed precincts of the American School of Classical Studies, which has offered so much to Greece and to the world throughout its long and storied history. The Stoa of Attalos, in which we gathered yesterday for the opening of this all-important Conference, is a gift of the American School to the People of Greece. The excavations of the Ancient Agora, and the seemingly numberless sites around Greece where scholars and students ply their archaeological craft, are an extraordinary boon to this country. And standing here, connected to the only library Andrew Carnegie built outside of the United States – is the famed Gennadius Library.

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May 29, 2024

Archbishop Elpidophoros Remarks at the Dinner in Response to Ambassador George Tsunis The 4th Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom

Archbishop Elpidophoros Remarks at the Dinner in Response to Ambassador George Tsunis The 4th Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom

I can think of not greater honor than to stand here and represent the Mother Church as Patriarchal Representative, and no greater friend to respond to with love and respect, than Ambassador George J. Tsunis. For the Ambassador is much more than a distinguished Greek-American with a record of tremendous success in every endeavor he has engaged. He is more than a political figure, who has given a commitment to democratic values and institutions equal to a battlefield soldier. He is more than a figure of decency, morality, values, and above all faith and family.

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May 28, 2024

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Remarks at the Official Opening of the 4th Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Remarks at the Official Opening of the 4th Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom

This moment – this sacred καιρός – when such a highly esteemed company of noble and spiritual personages is gathered for the sake of the Great Church of Christ, is deeply moving and profoundly inspirational.

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May 27, 2024

Remarks By Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the 46th AHEPA Biennial Congressional Banquet

Remarks By Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the 46th AHEPA Biennial Congressional Banquet

Tonight is truly a cause for joy and celebration for the entire Omogeneia, because through this amazing Institution that we call, “AHEPA,” the interests and issues important – even essential – to our community are being put forth in the Halls of American Power.

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May 23, 2024

Archbishop Elpidophoros Remarks at the Groundbreaking May 19, 2024

Archbishop Elpidophoros Remarks at the Groundbreaking May 19, 2024

What a marvelous afternoon to break ground for this vital addition to this wonderful parish dedicated to Saint Demetrios the Myrrh-Streamer! Breaking ground for the Constantine and Carol Cassis Center is more than a symbolic act. It is a step of deep belief and a sign of hope for a better future

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May 20, 2024

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