Thanksgiving Message from His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros

This Thanksgiving, we are facing a critical moment in the health of our country, but just as much, a critical moment in the health of our souls. Let us show our love for one another by protecting the living image of God that is each and every human being. #WearΑMask Read More

November 25, 2020

Address at the 4th Annual National Advanced Orthodox Leadership Conference

Address at the 4th Annual National Advanced Orthodox Leadership Conference

I greet all of you with a salutation of peace at the beginning of this new Church year which, as you all know, also coincides with the day of prayer for the protection of the environment on September 1st. I mention this because I believe there can be no leadership without stewardship. Read More

September 18, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Remarks on the Recommencement of the Rebuilding of Saint Nicholas Shrine

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Remarks on the Recommencement of the Rebuilding of Saint Nicholas Shrine

Today, after a hiatus of more than two and one half years, and thanks to the truly extraordinary generosity of the Friends of Saint Nicholas and the dedication and devotion of a few noble families, we begin again the construction to complete, to finish, and to bestow the Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center. We have heard the Voice of the Lord, and we are rebuilding His Church! Read More

August 3, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Congratulatory Remarks at Saint Demetrios High School

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Congratulatory Remarks at Saint Demetrios High School

What a year this has been for all of us, and especially for you, the proud graduating class of the Saint Demetrios High School. I want to say how proud I am, of how each of you – students, parents, teachers and administration – has contributed to the completion of this extraordinary school year. Allow me to mention your class Valedictorian: Athanasios Karageorge, and your class Salutatorians: Theodora Mitsakis and George Tsiros. Read More

July 11, 2020

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Eulogy for Anthony (Tony) Kammas

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

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