Remarks For the National Philoptochos Board Affirmation of Office

For the National Philoptochos Board Affirmation of Office Read More

January 26, 2023

Welcoming and Closing Remarks At the Ecumenical Prayer Service For the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church & National Shrine

Welcoming and Closing Remarks At the Ecumenical Prayer Service For the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church & National Shrine

Today, it is my great joy to welcome all of you to the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, which was completed just last year by God’s grace, and by the intercessions of the Wonderworking Hierarch of Myra, for whom it is named. Read More

January 25, 2023

Address to Theogenis Allen at  his Reception into the Sub-Diaconate by the Imposition of Hands

Address to Theogenis Allen at his Reception into the Sub-Diaconate by the Imposition of Hands

You stand before your family, your community and, indeed, before the Holy Angels and all the Saints today – in the presence of God – ready to be received into the office of Sub-Deacon. Although this office is usually experienced only in passing by the faithful – as a brief steppingstone to the Holy Diaconate – it does, in fact, stand alone as a ministry. Read More

January 23, 2023

GREETING By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Archdiocesan District Clergy & Families Vasilopita Dinner

GREETING By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Archdiocesan District Clergy & Families Vasilopita Dinner

I am so happy to share this evening with you – the clergy and families of our Archdiocesan District – in order to celebrate our annual Vasilopita Dinner here in Rye. Even though January 1st has already passed, I still convey to all of you my warmest prayers and heartfelt wishes for a healthy, successful and spiritually prosperous New Year. Read More

January 23, 2023

Invocation At The Investiture of Michael Amiridis, President of the University of South Carolina

Invocation At The Investiture of Michael Amiridis, President of the University of South Carolina

We give thanks to You today for Your servant Michael, for his family and for the greater family of the University of South Carolina, over which he now presides. Read More

January 20, 2023

Remarks, Invocation, & Benediction at Celebratory Dinner on the Occasion of the Investiture of Michael Amiridis, President of the University of South Carolina

Remarks, Invocation, & Benediction at Celebratory Dinner on the Occasion of the Investiture of Michael Amiridis, President of the University of South Carolina

Before offering an invocation for this glorious occasion, kindly permit me a few moments to express the palpable pride and joy of the Greek Orthodox Community of America, for the ascension of our fellow-countryman – our πατριώτη, as we say in Greek – to this eminent service of President of the University of South Carolina. Read More

January 19, 2023

Remarks at the Doxology at Holy Trinity Church, Columbia, SC

Remarks at the Doxology at Holy Trinity Church, Columbia, SC

I cannot think of a more fitting occasion for my first Archpastoral visit to Columbia and this wonderful community of the Holy Trinity, than to share in the festivities around the investiture of our dear Michael Amiridis as President of the University South Carolina. Read More

January 19, 2023

REMARKS By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the AHEPA Banquet Theophilos Hall at the Spanos Pappas Saint Nicholas Community Center

REMARKS By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the AHEPA Banquet Theophilos Hall at the Spanos Pappas Saint Nicholas Community Center

Once again, we come together for the festivities of Theophany here in Tarpon Springs, and AHEPA’s presence is most vital, and most welcome. AHEPA, which shared its Centennial with the Sacred Archdiocese of America last year, brings an added dimension to Epiphany here in Tarpon, as it does to every Church event in which it participates. Read More

January 6, 2023

ADDRESS By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Ordination of Deacon John Capones to the Priesthood

ADDRESS By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Ordination of Deacon John Capones to the Priesthood

My beloved Deacon John, Today as we observe, with all the magnificence the Church can muster, the Nativity according to the Flesh of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ, we also celebrate your birth into the Holy Priesthood. Here at the reborn Saint Nicholas – restored now as a National Shrine – you receive the first ordination the Shrine has ever witnessed. This is a great blessing and significant privilege for you. Read More

December 25, 2022

REMARKS By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Awarding of the Saint Paul Medal to Stella & James Pantelides

REMARKS By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America At the Awarding of the Saint Paul Medal to Stella & James Pantelides

Today, as we commence our celebrations of the greatest gift the world has ever received, I would like to recognize two members of our Cathedral in a very special way. Because they are both wondrous and precious gifts – not just for our Cathedral family, but for the Archdiocese as a whole, and indeed the entire Omogeneia. James and Stella Pantelides Read More

December 25, 2022

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