His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Eulogy for Anthony (Tony) Kammas

I know that all of you must still be in a state of deep sadness and shock today, as we gather to comfort one another and bid farewell – all too soon, to a young and vibrant husband, father, child, and a truly outstanding son of our Omogeneia. Read More

July 3, 2020

Archdiocesan Council Keynote Address  By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

Archdiocesan Council Keynote Address By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

Today, as we meet in this new way as an Archdiocesan Council, I express to each and every one of you my gratitude and respect for the way you have all come together in these difficult times for the sake of our Church and particularly, for the sake of our sacred Archdiocese. Read More

June 29, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros  Eulogy for George Zapantis

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Eulogy for George Zapantis

Today, we hear the cry of a mother, a mother unjustly deprived of her son, a mother whose heart is rent in two, a mother who has come to the Church of the Holy Cross upon which the Son of the Theotokos died, to bury her son. To mourn her son. To grieve her son. Read More

June 29, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Greeting  AHEPA District 6, 84th Annual Convention (Virtual)

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Greeting AHEPA District 6, 84th Annual Convention (Virtual)

I am very pleased to be with you today – in this virtual setting, as we must continue to do for the time being –to bless and congratulate your 84th Annual Convention. May I say that I admire your perseverance to hold your annual convention in the midst of our present challenges. The good work of the AHEPA, like that of the Church, must continue even in the midst of the pandemic, and your care and concern for your members is truly admirable. Read More

June 27, 2020

Ecumenical Patriarchate Acts on Mode of Distribution of Holy Communion

Ecumenical Patriarchate Acts on Mode of Distribution of Holy Communion

“Once again, the Ecumenical Patriarchate, under the exemplary leadership of His All-Holiness Bartholomew, has demonstrated authentic conciliar Orthodox primacy in Her fraternal consultation with the Local Autocephalous Churches. The pastoral wisdom and sensitivity that can be applied by economia in the Diaspora further manifests the love and concern of the Mother Church of Constantinople for all Her spiritual children throughout the world. We are grateful for the wise and prudent counsel of the First Throne of Orthodoxy.” Read More

June 25, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Congratulatory Remarks at Virtual Graduations

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Congratulatory Remarks at Virtual Graduations

What a year this has been for all of us, and especially for you. I want to say how proud I am, of how each of you has contributed to the completion of this extraordinary school year. None of us ever expected that such a world would come crashing in on our daily lives and expectations. All of you have had to cope with the pandemic, and all of you have come through with grace and dignity. Read More

June 13, 2020

Archbishop Elpidophoros Lauds 'SAY THEIR NAME' Reform Agenda Package

Archbishop Elpidophoros Lauds 'SAY THEIR NAME' Reform Agenda Package

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros applauded the signing by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of the 'Say Their Name' Reform Agenda package, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and the issue of systemic brutality against minority communities across the nation. Read More

June 13, 2020

Archbishop Elpidophoros Marches in Brooklyn

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

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