Archives: Clergy-Laity 2018

All Things Are Possible to the One Who Believes in Christ (Mark 9:23)

The 44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America took place July 1 to 5, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts, hosted by the Holy Metropolis of Boston and His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston.

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Archbishop Elpidophoros and Delegation from the Archdiocese visit the site of the 45th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress and 2020 National Philoptochos Biennial Convention

Cleveland rolled out the red carpet on December 16, 2019 when His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America visited Cleveland, Ohio in the Holy Metropolis of Pittsburgh to conduct a site visit of next summer’s joint Clergy-Laity Congress and National Philoptochos Convention.

Greeting by His Eminence Elder Metropolitan Apostolos of Derkoi at the Grant Banquet

With God’s help we came to the end of this Clergy-Laity Congress, during which we examined from various perspectives and points of view and put our hands on the divine words: All things are possible to him who believes (Mark 9:23), always in reference to the life of this local Church, the chosen and prominent Eparchy of the holiest Ecumenical Throne.

Address by His Eminence Elder Metropolitan Apostolos of Derkoi during the Archons Reception

It was with great joy that I accepted the kind invitation to dine with you at tonight’s banquet, which you have lovingly organized to honor the Patriarchal Delegation to the 44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Holy Archdiocese of America. I personally express to you my warm gratitude, and that of His Eminence Metropolitan Maximos of Selyvria.

Greeting by His Eminence Elder Metropolitan Apostolos of Derkoi on the Commencement of Meetings

It is with sincere and moving sentiments of joy that I and Metropolitan Maximos of Selyvria find ourselves amongst you, following the venerable Patriarchal directive to represent His All-Holiness and the venerable Apostolic and Ecumenical Throne of Constantinople, to which we all have the great blessing and honor to belong.

Keynote Address of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios at the 44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress

With this expression of doxology and thanksgiving to God, we are together again in our 44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress. We focus on the theme of this congress, which is, “All Things Are Possible to the One Who Believes in Christ”, as we prepare to deal with the challenges that we face as the Greek Orthodox Church in America, the Eparchy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the West.