Monday, October 21, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
The Manhattan Chapter of The Order of AHEPA, Delphi 25, invites you to join them for a special Gala event at The Loeb Central Park Boathouse in honor of our His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America. This event is to celebrate a great human being with many decades of service and dedication to the Orthodox faithful as well as The Order of AHEPA . Furthermore, since the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese is Manhattan-based this will be our Chapter's welcoming event for His Eminence to our New York Christian Orthodox community and the Brotherhood of AHEPA Delphi Chapter # 25.
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) of America, Most Honorable Exarch of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, was born in 1967 in Bakirköy, Istanbul. He studied at the Department of Pastoral Theology, Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, from which he graduated in 1991. In 1993, he finished his postgraduate studies at the Philosophical School of the University of Bonn, Germany submitting a dissertation entitled, “The Brothers Nicholas and John Mesarites.” He has ordained a Deacon in 1994 at the Patriarchal Cathedral and was appointed as the Codecographer of the Holy and Sacred Synod.
In 1995, he was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod. From 1996-1997 he studied at the Theological School of St. John the Damascene in Balamand, Lebanon, where he improved his knowledge of the Arabic language. In 2001, he presented a doctoral dissertation at the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki under the title: “Severus of Antioch and the Council of Chalcedon,” proclaiming him a Doctorate of Theology with the highest distinction. In 2004, he was invited to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Boston, where he taught as a visiting professor for one semester.