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Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, in collaboration with the Department of Religious Education (DRE) of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, is pleased to announce the launch of the Holy Week Sermon Series. To begin the journey to Holy Week, an easy-to-download sermon based on a central hymn for Palm Sunday is now available: https://www.goarch.org/documents/32058/6612234/Begin+the+Journey+to+Holy+Week,+Palm+Sunday. This Holy Week Sermon Series of eight sermons, based on a central hymn of each day, will begin with Palm Sunday and end with the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha (Easter). Each sermon ranges from 500 to…

Source: The National Herald By Theodore Kalmoukos BOSTON – His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago, in a revealing interview with The National Herald, speaks with boldness about ecclesial life in America. He is the first hierarch of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to speak publicly about the revocation of the Archdiocesan Charter, the questionnaire regarding the new one, and also the dethronement of Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey. Metropolitan Nathanael revealed that no decision was taken by the Eparchial Synod of the Archdiocese on all the above. The members of the Synod weren’t even informed about the proposals of…

Source: The National Herald By Theodore Kalmoukos BOSTON – The new charter of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will not be presented at the upcoming Clergy-Laity Congress this July, but at the next one in year 2024 because valuable time has been lost and there is not enough time to draft it in time for this year’s Congress. As The National Herald had reported, the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate scheduled to be convened from Sunday March 13 will appoint the members of the Patriarchal delegation which is going to collaborate with the corresponding committee appointed by the Archdiocese.…

Source: Orthodox Times “The days are rough. I’m annoyed when I hear the word war. There is no war. War is when two sides declare war on each other and fight. We do not have a war in Europe. “There is no war in Ukraine, this is an invasion.” This is one of the things that the Archbishop Elpidoforos stressed in his statement. The Archbishop of America, after the meeting with the Deputy Minister of Macedonia-Thrace Stavros Kalafatis, regarding Russia’s invasion on Ukraine, sent a message of support to the Ukrainian people, according to an article of grtimes.gr. “It is an…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America NEW YORK – On Tuesday, February 8, 2022, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America convened the Holy Eparchial Synod’s first regular meeting of the new year via video conference. During this meeting, the Archbishop extended wishes for the beginning of the new year and thanked the Hierarchs of the Synod for their contribution to the success of the Ecumenical Patriarch’s official visit to the United States of America. The importance of the current year, which celebrates the centennial anniversary of the founding of the Holy Archdiocese by the Ecumenical Patriarchate in 1922, was emphasized,…

Source: The National Herald Analysis by Theodore Kalmoukos A few days ago, the Archdiocese of America began conducting a survey through a questionnaire, which it sent out only in English – as if the Greek-speaking members of the Church do not count – to the committee that will draft its new constitution, as TNH reported extensively in last week’s edition. First of all, let us say a few words about the Charter – or constitution if you prefer – emphasizing that it is nothing more than a text of practical guidelines, which functions as a document that set terms and limits…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Today, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America announced two new appointments at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Beginning on March 1, 2022, V. Rev. Archimandrite Nektarios Papazafiropoulos will assume the position of Chancellor of the Archdiocese, and Rev. Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Throne Elias Villis will assume the position of Chancellor of the Archdiocesan District. V. Rev. Archimandrite Nektarios Papazafiropoulos was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and grew up in Astoria, New York, raised by devout Christian immigrant parents who emphasized his Orthodox faith and Greek heritage. Upon completing Long Island City High…

Source: Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA Tuesday, November 16, 2021 BALTIMORE – At the invitation of His Excellency Archbishop José H. Gomez, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (“USCCB”), His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, chairman of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA, led a delegation to and presented remarks during the USCCB’s November General Assembly. This marks the first time in the history of USCCB that Orthodox hierarchs have participated in their plenary session. Introducing Archbishop Elpidophoros, Bishop David P. Talley, chair of the Bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs,…

Source: The National Herald By Theodore Kalmoukos ΒΟSTON – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America fell ill due to extreme fatigue on Saturday, November 6. After experiencing dizziness, he visited a doctor who informed him that the fatigue was a symptom of vertigo (which also causes excessive fatigue). The doctor recommended rest and thus the Archbishop remained in bed on Saturday and Sunday. Archbishop Elpidophoros didn’t accompany the Ecumenical Patriarch to the airport for his departure to Constantinople at noon on Sunday, November 7. His All-Holiness was accompanied to John F. Kennedy International Airport by Bishop Apostolos of Medeia who…

Source: Ekathimerini Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomaios has praised Archbishop Elpidophoros of America saying that in a short time he managed to seek solutions to the three major problems of the Archdiocese, namely the completion of New York City’s St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, the Theological School of Boston, and the clergy’s retirement fund. “After 12 years [since his last US visit] I have the blessing of God and I have the pleasure of being close to the Greek community in America. This time I found a new Archbishop, young in age and at the beginning of his term,” Bartholomaios said Friday…

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