Thursday, July 25 2024

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America at the Holy Land

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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Centennial Pilgrims and His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, made their way to the Holy Land after paying respects to the Mother Church at the Phanar.
 
The Holy City, Jerusalem, is the place where “the mystery of our salvation took place,” His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros said, addressing the Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III.
 
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"We journeyed high up to Mt. Tabor, the place where Christ was transfigured before His Disciples. The church and monastery that now stand on the peak are built upon the ancient foundations of this event."
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There, we marveled at the beauty of our natural surroundings and of the iconography, and offered our prayers. “And He was transfigured before them, and His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became white as light." (Matthew 17:2), His Eminence wrote on social media.
 
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"Blessed to share the holy waters of the River Jordan with faithful pilgrims", was another message of His Eminence during his visit to the Holy Land.
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"Come," he replied, "and you will see." So they went and saw where he was staying, and spent that day with him. It was about the tenth hour. "
"Λέγει αὐτοῖς, Ἔρχεσθε καὶ ἴδετε. Ἦλθον καὶ εἶδον ποῦ μένει· καὶ παρ᾿ αὐτῷ ἔμειναν τὴν ἡμέραν ἐκείνην· ὥρα δὲ ἦν ὡς δεκάτη." Jn.1:39
 
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The photos are from His Eminence's account on Facebook