Browsing: Metropolitan Elpidophoros

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY – On Monday, November 4, 2019, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, welcomed His Eminence, Archbishop Elpidophoros of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America on his first official visit to the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America. Accompanying His Eminence were His Grace, Bishop Apostolos of Medeia, Chief Secretary of the Holy Eparchial Synod; Protopresbyter Alexander Karloutsos, Vicar General of the Archdiocese;  Archpriest Nicholas Kazarian and Mr. Nicholas Anton of the Archdiocese’s Office of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical, and Interfaith Relations; and Deacon Eleftherios Constantine.  In attendance from the Orthodox Church in America were His Eminence, Archbishop Michael…

[Editor’s Comment: The Archbishop-Elect demonstrates with his words, that he does not understand the history of the Orthodox Church in USA. How can he be a servant leader of the clergy and faithful here?] Challenges of Orthodoxy in America and the Role of the Ecumenical Patriarchate By Very Reverend Archimandrite Dr. Elpidophoros Lambriniadis Chief Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod (Chapel of the Holy Cross, March 16, 2009) Reverend Protopresbyter Nicholas Triantafyllou, President, Reverend Protopresbyter Thomas Fitzgerald, Dean of the School of Theology, Reverend and Esteemed Members of the Faculty and staff, Dear Students, It is an exceptional honor and…

Source: Veterans Today By VT Editors Submitted to Veterans Today by Sophia Ilaidi Originally published on August 8, 2018 As Greek journalists found out, the Metropolitan of Bursa Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) has close ties with Turkish intelligence. According to the information obtained by my counterparts from their sources, Ankara’s main goal is to weaken the Church of Greece and expand the influence of Constantinople. And one of the main roles in this process belongs to the Metropolitan of Bursa. The career of the hierarch is developing very rapidly. Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) was born in 1967 in Istanbul. After graduation from the Aristotle…

Source: The National Herald By Antonis H. Diamataris Our Church has a new Archbishop! These words carry historical weight. First, because they herald – usually – tenures of considerable length. For example, Iakovos served as Archbishop for 37 years and Demetrios for 20. And, second, because the role that an Archbishop plays in the life of our Church and our community is important. And it is important both when it is positive and when it is negative. When an Archbishop plays a positive role, he acts as the hand of God and of History: He can preserve the unity of the…

Source: The Pappas Post written by Gregory Pappas Like many in our community, I have been following the demise of the institution of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America with great pain, not to mention the dismal state of affairs with St. Nicholas National Shrine at Ground Zero and the decaying condition of the Seminary in Brookline. These logistic and administrative failures clearly are the fault of Archbishop Demetrios. In Greek we say that “the fish smells from the head” and if the types of things that happened in our Church had happened in corporate America, Demetrios would have been fired…

Source: Greek Herald Archbishop Demetrius’ possible retirement has been discussed more and more often, and not only in the media but also in Orthodox forums and blogs, which highlights the importance of this event and the difficulties the GOA will soon face. However, the accents drastically differ from those in official statements and open letters. The GOA issues are much more complicated as Demetrius is not the root cause of the crisis. The point is that even after at the moment of its birth the Archdiocese wasn’t independent enough, and now it’s even less so. Each of its Dioceses is…