Archbishop Elpidophoros Marches in Brooklyn

New York, NY – At the invitation of the Borough President of Brooklyn, Eric Leroy Adams, and State Senator Andrew Gounardes (New York’s 22nd State Senate District), His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros attended a peaceful protest and march today in Crown Heights, Brooklyn over the killing of Louisville EMT Breonna Taylor. (Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, was killed when the police raided her apartment in Louisville, KY in March.) Read More

June 3, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Direct Archdiocese Clergy Syndesmos Address

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Direct Archdiocese Clergy Syndesmos Address

What is crooked that needs to be straightened? The misunderstandings around what is needful in these times of so many restrictions. What is rough that needs to be smoothed? The minds and emotions of our Faithful, because they have been spiritually roughed up by the loss of loved ones and friends, and by the loss of their way of life and livelihood. Moreover, their faith in the institution of the Church, in the efficacy of the Sacraments, has been shaken. And for some of them, to the very core of their being. Read More

June 2, 2020

Holy Communion in an Extraordinary Time of Pandemic

Holy Communion in an Extraordinary Time of Pandemic

What is more important for all of us? The Communion, the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, or the way we receive the Body and Blood? The answer is easy. It’s not the way. It’s the Communion itself that saves us and gives us Eternal Life. Read More

June 1, 2020

Archbishop Elpidophoros Issues Statement on George Floyd

Archbishop Elpidophoros Issues Statement on George Floyd

New York – On Friday, May 29, 2020, in response to the growing tensions across the country, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros issued a statement on social media. Read More

May 30, 2020

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

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

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