Thursday, April 9, 2020

Abp. Elpidophoros to Hold Virtual Town Hall with faithful

(GOARCH) - Archbishop Elpidophoros to Hold Virtual Town Hall with Greek Orthodox Faithful

New York, NY – On the Saturday of Lazaros, April 11th, at 3:00 pm EST, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America will hold a Virtual Town Hall with the Greek Orthodox Faithful of America.

This nationwide call-in will be moderated by Journalist Demetria Kalodimos, a trusted voice in Middle Tennessee for over 35 years, where she anchored the evening news at the dominant NBC affiliated station and her investigative and documentary reporting won many of the most prestigious awards in broadcast journalism.

Commenting on the upcoming virtual Town Hall, Archbishop Elpidophoros said:

“Especially in this moment, when there is real pain and anxiety in our Church, I am glad to have the technology to reach out across the country and listen to the voice of the Faithful. I want them to know that their Archbishop stands with them in solidarity, and I want to tell them how much they are loved and valued – each and every one, as we begin this difficult journey through Holy Week to the Holy Pascha of the Lord.”

The details for the call-in and registration information is below:

When: Apr 11, 2020 03:00 PM EST (US and Canada)
Topic: Pastoral Word with Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

Register in advance for this webinar at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Although the webinar will be simulcast on the Archdiocese YouTube and Facebook channels, you must be registered specifically for the webinar to ask a question.


  1. available now for those interested

  2. At 34:00 he walked off the edge. Time to draft a new guy who can't speak in complete sentences and doesn't seem to know what the church believes. Must be single and arrange to be unanimously elected. Shouldn't take long.

  3. Can't you lay off the sarcasm at least for Holy Week?

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  5. I went to 34:00 just to see what Bob was referring to - I guess the "edge" is the (optimistic?) assertion that this church (shrine?) in NYC will be open by the end of the year?

    What I found more germaine to Orthodoxy in general was the next question around mixed marriages, sacraments, and the Eucharist. Behind this problem is Orthodoxy's general struggle in 'being' the Church in a mixed religious and secular culture. This Church of the East IS a creation of a homogeneous religious culture and government, and this was even true to a great extant when if found itself as a minority subculture (such as under Ottoman rule). I don't agree with the Archbishops solution, but the problem is very real and worth addressing in a forthright manner which he does.