Remarks by Archbishop Spyridon at the Close of the Plenary Session

My hope springs from the fact that all of you, regardless of your concerns and opinions on any given issue, that you love your Church, and you love your Archdiocese.

Remarks by Archbishop Spyridon to the Second Plenary Session

I must say to all of you, that I am proud of the Christian spirit of dialogue that has prevailed. I am proud of the conduct of the chair and of all the speakers, who, although passionate in their...

Remarks by Archbishop Spyridon to the Plenary Session

We have come to our final two days of our 34th Clergy-Laity Congress, and to the work of the plenary sessions. Before we commence our work, let us pause for a moment, and consider what we have come...

Patriarchal Messages

To the most noble Ladies Pauline Kallas O’Neil and Georgia Vlita and to all the ladies participating in the 34th biennial National Congress at Orlando Florida, USA, of the Greek Orthodox...

Archbishop Spyridon's Parting Thoughts to GOYAL

"I want to tell you, and I mean this with all my heart, that Christ has already come for you. He has come, and He desires that each of you be a lamp to others… Christ Himself calls you to...

Address by Archbishop Spyridon at the Congress Opening

As we commence this 34th Clergy-Laity Congress, I would ask that all of us pause for a moment, and consider this promise of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have traveled from all across the United...

Address by Archbishop Spyridon at the Philoptochos Official Opening

This theme is certainly not something new to you. I know that it has been your guiding principle for decades, and has caused all of my predecessors to refer to you, the National Greek Orthodox...

Homily by Archbishop Spyridon at the Clergy-Laity Divine Liturgy

These words, my beloved spiritual children in Christ, are found in the Didache . . . the so-called "Teaching of the Lord to the Twelve Apostles." This early second century Christian...

Remarks by Archbishop Spyridon to the Archdiocesan Council

We gather this morning at the conclusion of your term of service and on the eve of the 34th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress. A Clergy-Laity Congress is an extraordinary opportunity for faithful...

Homily of Archbishop Spyridon at the Doxology of Thanksgiving for the Fourth of July

As I look out upon this assembly, this Ekklesia, gathered in the communion of the faith and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, my heart exults in the knowledge of` the liberty that we have in our...

Address from Archbishop Spyridon to the YAL

There is a story in the Sayings of the Desert Fathers. A young monk approached Basil the Great and said to him "Speak a word, Father". He was seeking an answer to the question of the...