Archbishop Elpidophoros Interview with BBC about Hagia Sophia

This weekend, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros was interviewed by the BBC’s Julian Marshall concerning the conversation of Hagia Sophia into a mosque. Below is a transcript of the interview. Read More

The Conversion of Saint Sophia Into a Mosque:  A Personal Reflection

The Conversion of Saint Sophia Into a Mosque: A Personal Reflection

The Muslim President Erdogan struck a terrible blow to our beloved Ecumenical Patriarchate, to World Orthodoxy and Christianity in general by converting Agia Sophia into a functioning mosque. I am personally deeply saddened by the Turkish government’s decision. Read More

45th Biennial Virtual Clergy-Laity Congress Agenda

45th Biennial Virtual Clergy-Laity Congress Agenda

The 45th Biennial Virtual Clergy-Laity Congress will be held on September 9 & 10 beginning at 12:00 p.m. EST. Parishes that have not already responded are kindly asked to name their delegates to the Congress by visiting https://j.mp/parish2020. Read More

Archbishop Elpidophoros Supports the Urgent Work of the Archdiocese Benefits Committee

Archbishop Elpidophoros Supports the Urgent Work of the Archdiocese Benefits Committee

Today, July 6, 2020, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America reiterated his support of the Archdiocese Benefits Committee (ABC) as they develop a strategy for providing retirement benefits to Clergymen and Lay Employees of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The ABC is a separate entity led by members who are principally elected by the clergy for the purpose of managing existing benefit plans and adopting new ones. Read More

Resources for Virtual Summer Camps and Vacation Church Schools

Resources for Virtual Summer Camps and Vacation Church Schools

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces a new website offering critical resources for "virtual" Summer Camp and Vacation Church School programs. Read More

Department of Greek Education Announces the Launch of Online Learning Tool StaEllinika

Department of Greek Education Announces the Launch of Online Learning Tool StaEllinika

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Department of Education is pleased to announce the launch of StaEllinika, a Greek Language learning platform, available to schools and language programs of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The Program is developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs of Greece and the SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and is supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Read More

Be the Bee: Does God Have a Plan for You?

Be the Bee: Does God Have a Plan for You?

In the season finale of "Be the Bee," Steve is joined by Anna Karos to explore how we can figure out what God wants for us. They draw inspiration from the lessons taught during the CrossRoad Summer Institute, a program designed to help high school juniors and seniors discover their vocation. Read More

Spring Meeting of the Archdiocese Council Convenes Virtually

Spring Meeting of the Archdiocese Council Convenes Virtually

On June 29, 2020 His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America convened the Spring Meeting of the Archdiocese Council. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, travel and meeting restrictions, and public health concerns, the meeting was held virtually via video conferencing in two separate sessions. Read More

Video: Archbishop Elpidophoros Ἀντιφώνησις On the Occasion of the Anniversary of His Enthronement

Video: Archbishop Elpidophoros Ἀντιφώνησις On the Occasion of the Anniversary of His Enthronement

I glorify God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for allowing me to be here today, one year from my enthronement as Archbishop of America, to be here with you so that I may be your servant, your brother, and your friend Read More

Video: Remarks of Father Andreas Vithoulkas, One Year Anniversary of the Enthronement of Archbishop Elpidophoros

Video: Remarks of Father Andreas Vithoulkas, One Year Anniversary of the Enthronement of Archbishop Elpidophoros

Your Eminence: you have stood in the breach for all of us in these crises of faith and conscious. Where there is weakness, you have brought strength. Where there is fear, you have brought courage. Where there is anxiety, you have brought comfort. And where there has been a vacuum of leadership, you have brought moral and spiritual bravery to the fore, as you, like our Holy Ecumenical Patriarch, fear only God alone. Read More

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