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Archbishop Elpidophoros Proclaims May 17 as “AHEPA Sunday”


His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America has proclaimed May 17 as “AHEPA Sunday” in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. AHEPA Sunday is an annual recognition of a long and cherished relationship between AHEPA and the Greek Orthodox Church in America.

The encyclical issued by Archbishop Elpidophoros states, in part: “This year, … all of us can take a moment to remember the work of AHEPA, which for nearly one hundred years has been foundational to the Greek-American experience of the United States and beyond. Whether it was the defense of the Greek Orthodox Faith in times of anti-immigrant prejudice, establishing medical and housing facilities both here and in Greece, or advocacy for the freedom of Greece and especially for the Ecumenical Patriarchate, AHEPA has always been among the extraordinary pillars of the Omogeneia.

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