Archbishop Elpidophoros, the spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox community in the US and the Americas sent a message of hope ahead of the great feast of Easter, which is celebrated by the Orthodox Christian world on Sunday, April 19, 2020.
”My beloved Christians,” Elpidophoros began with, ”now all things are filled with Light!”
”In this time of darkness, through the most difficult Lent in memory, we have finally arrived at the dawn. Like the Myrrh-Bearing Women, going to the Tomb “very early in the morning, in the deep of the dawn” – we are yet in the depths of darkness, from which we pray to be delivered. But we hold fast to the promise of this night. And the promise is that the light shines on in the darkness, never overcome by the darkness,” Elpidophoros stated.
”Christ our Light, is come upon us, to dispel every darkness, and to raise us up, with Him, to everlasting light and life! Χριστὸς Ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς Ἀνέστη! Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!” the Archbishop declared.