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Archbishop Elpidophoros Receives Letter from President Biden

NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros received a letter from U.S. President Joe Biden dated April 8, thanking him for his remarks on Greek Independence Day and his participation in the White House Virtual Easter Celebration. President Biden wrote that he was “truly honored.”

Biden also wrote, “I am grateful for your continued leadership, commitment, and inspiration during these unprecedented times.”

He concluded the letter by asking Archbishop to “please continue to keep me in your prayers.”

The text of the letter follows:



April 8, 2021

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

New York, New York

Your Eminence,

I want to express my deepest gratitude to you for joining us and providing remarks in recognition of Greek Independence Day and for offering the opening prayer for the White House Virtual Easter Celebration. I am truly honored.

Many across our Nation and world arc struggling right now, and in times like these, we must lean on our faith and our families. I am grateful for your continued leadership, commitment, and inspiration during these unprecedented times.

You and I both know the resilience of the American people and the profound power of faith. After a long, dark year, we can show once again that there is nothing we cannot do if we do it together. I look forward to continuing our work in the future.

God bless you. Please continue to keep me in your prayers.


Joe Biden


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