Archbishop Elpidophoros Traveled to Greece to Baptize the Children of Greek-American Gay Couple

BOSTON – Archbishop Elpidophoros of America made a special trip to Greece to celebrate the baptism of the children of his close friends, Greek-Americans Evangelos Bousis and Peter Dundas. Elpidophoros has appointed Bousis’ mother, Eleni Bousis, from the city of Northbrook, Illinois, to the Archdiocesan Council and specifically to the critical Archdiocese Administration and Youth committees.

The sacrament of baptism took place on the evening of Saturday, July 9, 2022, in the holy church of Panagia Faneromeni of the Metropolis of Voula, according to the Ecclesiastical News Agency ‘Exapsalmos’ of Sotiris Tzoumas, while the original news was revealed by the Ecclesiastical News Agency Ekklisiaonline. The children were given the names Alexios and Eleni, and the sponsors were the famous model Bianca Brandolini and Eugenia Niarchos. The children were apparently born from surrogate mothers.

Archbishop Elpidophoros with Evangelos Bousis, Peter Dundas, and their godparents. (Photo: INSTAGRAM/ EVBOUSIS)

Fashion designer Peter Dundas and his husband Evangelos Bousis got married and live in California. The Bousis family owns chains of food stores called Germak Fresh Market in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin, through which they import from Greece and other European countries, even from Russia and Poland.

The christening was attended by guests from America and Greece, while a party followed at the Four Seasons hotel in Vouliagmeni, where Anna Vissi sang.

It is pointed out that except for a few insiders of the Archdiocese, no one knew about the trip of Archbishop Elpidophoros to Greece for the baptism of the children of the Bousis-Dundas couple, including the members of the Holy Eparchial Synod. A climate of concern and discomfort has been created regarding Elpidophoros both among the hierarchy and many clergy and laity of the Greek-American community, as well as among several hierarchs and high officials of the Phanar, as The National Herald is in a position to know. They are generally concerned and worried about the Archdiocese.

Archbishop Elpidophoros with the parents, Evangelos Bousis and Peter Dundas. (Photo: INSTAGRAM/ EVBOUSIS)
Archbishop Elpidophoros with the parents, Evangelos Bousis and Peter Dundas. (Photo: INSTAGRAM/ EVBOUSIS)



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