The Archbishop of America Elpidoforos was enthroned in New York

23 June 2019
306 Views

With all splendor, the Archbishop of America, Elpidoforos, the seventh consecutive Archbishop of the Holy Archdiocese of America, was enthroned at the Holy Trinity Archdiocese Cathedral in Manhattan.

The Metropolitan Elpidoforos was elected unanimously as Archbishop of America from the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople on 11 May. The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was represented in the enthronement by the German Metropolitan Augustine, who also delivered the pastoral bar to Archbishop Elpidoforos, symbolically on behalf of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

The enthronement of Archbishop Elpidoforos has caused international interest and many representatives of the religious, political, academic, diplomatic and business world from around the world were present at the ceremony.

The Church of Greece was represented by the Metropolitan of Nea Ionia and Philadelphia Gabriel.

The Greek government was represented by Minister of Foreign Affairs George Katrougalos and the US Government by the Health Minister Alex Azar.

It is noteworthy that Archbishop Elpidoforos’ enthronement speech was interrupted by prolonged applause when he referred to his predecessor, Dimitrios.

You may be interested

Mitsotakis to Bild newspaper: “We will open tourism to countries with similar epidemiological data as Greece”
GREECE
shares13 views
GREECE
shares13 views

Mitsotakis to Bild newspaper: “We will open tourism to countries with similar epidemiological data as Greece”

makis - May 26, 2020

The safe comeback of tourism flows in Greece and economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic were the focal point of…

5 Greek “Caribbean” beaches that are heaven on earth
GREECE
shares23 views
GREECE
shares23 views

5 Greek “Caribbean” beaches that are heaven on earth

Panos - May 26, 2020

The Caribbean may be famous for its crystal clear waters, but Greece can easily compare with its own exotic beaches…

German bookings on the rise as Greece opens up
GREECE
shares24 views
GREECE
shares24 views

German bookings on the rise as Greece opens up

Panos - May 26, 2020

A significant increase in bookings for Greece, the Balearic Islands and Portugal has been recorded recently by German travel companies,…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.