Enthronement Luncheon at New York Hilton Hotel (Vid)

NEW YORK – Enthronement Luncheon takes place after the Enthronement ceremony of Archbishop Elpidophoros at the New York Hilton Hotel (1335 Avenue of the Americas, NYC).

Αμέσως μετά την ενθρόνιση του Αρχιεπισκόπου Αμερικής Ελπιδοφόρου παρατίθεται επίσημο ενθρονιστήριο γεύμα… https://bit.ly/2KuK7RT

Posted by Εθνικός Κήρυξ / The National Herald on Saturday, June 22, 2019

The Enthronement Luncheon-Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

Posted by Εθνικός Κήρυξ / The National Herald on Saturday, June 22, 2019


  1. Just incredible, to sing the Greek National Anthem BEFORE the American National Anthem. This is the worst example of anti-Americanism, ethno-triumphalism in our great land. Who does such things? Borders on sedition. Shame on all of us for putting up with this. The archdiocese flew a huge Greek flag, causing passers by to ask, “ has the Greek government taken over this property?” ( true story)

    1. Well they sang IPERMAKO, like they were in 1453. They recreated Constantinople. Their goal.

  2. After viewing this video, I can actually say I am totally disgusted. If I didn’t know any better, I would have thought this luncheon had taken place in Greece!

    Someone should have the common sense at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to know proper protocol. What a shame to be in this great country of ours and to not know our US Narional Anthem is to be sung first. What a shame and how embarrassing. You should be ashamed of yourselves!

  3. The National Anthem of the visiting country (Greece) is to be played first, followed by the National Anthem of the host country (USA). They did it right. No difference when the President, or the Archbishop is the last to speak at an event, not the first.

  4. How much did all this pomposity cost and who is underwriting this? Are the Greek American elite who alone had “special access by invitation only” to the church interior self underwriting this arrogance of “enthronement” or does it derive from misallocation of tribute of the common faithful? “Enthronement lunch at the Hilton Hotel”???? There are too many people, particularly elderly, within the Greek American community subsisting on meager Social Security amounts for whom even the $2 entrance fee plus two or three δίσκους makes attending λειτουργία a prohibitive proposition, because they are faced with the daily choice of three meals per day or paying rent. Not all Greek immigrants established a successful business. Where is the Orthodox Church whose primary responsibility is supposed to be to look after and distribute alms to the neediest of its flock? An inaugural oath in the private office would have been sufficient. I wonder what Jesus would think of the appropriateness of the grandiosity of “enthronement”. Isn’t the god the king? While this was going on, I felt it more productive to spend one hour at midday Saturday serving food & drink to destitute people at an Episcopalian brown bag. By the way, Episcopalians never demand an entrance fee.

  5. Interesting to see the Star Spangled Banner take second place to the Greek National Anthem on American soil when this is supposed to be the “Enthronement” of the new Archbishop of America. Disgusting! Who would ever want to join this church? Now it is time for the people to vote on this new puppet of Bart, the Pope of Constantinople. We will vote with empty pews and empty collection plates. Very sad day for the GOA

    1. The hierarchy has failed us, in fact, they have betrayed us, and sinned in ways that condemns their leadership of the Church and the sacredness in which they have cloaked themselves.

      Their leadership in the last 3 decades has been exposed as devoid of the Holy Spirit, of the shepherd’s love and courage, and even of just plain decency.

      They have shamelessly plundered and scandalized the church and the system that supports them needs to be dismantled.

  6. So the Ecumenical Patriarch was mentioned 20 times more than our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Greek national anthem was given precedence over the American national anthem. The new Archbishop gave the first blessing after his enthronement entirely in Greek. And the Greek-American plutocracy munched on $250 lunches while thousands of homeless and hungry live and sleep every day in the immediate blocks around the hotel where the banquet was held. If this was a God-inspired event the faithful would have made hundreds of sandwiches and personal hygiene kits and distributed them in Time Square with the new Archbishop instead of ignoring the poor to eat and drink extravagantly.

    This was all theater designed to push the papal image and pretensions of an arrogant Patriarch and his new henchman in the colonies. ANAXIOS!!!

  7. I can’t believe there are persons bitching about the use of the Greek language [Elp/os is a Greek, be thankful he can speak and communicate in Americanish] – and/or which national anthem was sung first, second, third….. after all, why national anthems? … not a political or ethnic show(?)….. anyway there are more important matters to investigate and sort out.. e.g. alleged corruption in high places/scandals etc. etc. etc. let’s see how things develop…

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