Historic Days for the Greek-American Community

Archbishop Elpidophoros was greeted at the airport by many members of the community, including little Thanasi in traditional Greek costume. (Photo: TNH/ Kostas Bej)

These are historic days for the Greek-American Community. These are days that will go a long way in determining the future of our Church in America and its relationship with our Ecumenical Patriarchate.

On Wednesday afternoon, our new Archbishop of America, Archbishop Elpidophoros, arrived from Constantinople, the seat of our Ecumenical Patriarchate to New York. We welcome him, on behalf of our Community, with warmth and respect, and offer him our best wishes.

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  1. Historic days, perhaps, for the Greek Orthodox community (separate from the Greek American community, notably because not all members of the Greek American community are members of the GOA), that is, the members of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. But, not all members of the GOA are of Greek descent. The distinction needs to be made, for many reasons, the most important of which is that for at least a generation about 75% of the marriages in the GOA have been of the so-called mixed type, Orthodox of Greek descent with non-Greek descent, non-Greek Orthodox.

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