EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): I was hoping to put aside any criticisms on the eve before Thanksgiving but AB Elpidoktonos “does not allow me” with his outlandish – and clearly heretic – behavior… I could not believe my eyes when I saw the Archbishop’s encyclical for Thanksgiving (Here the actual pdf in Englsh 2021 Encyclical for Thanksgiving – Nov 25 – EN and here in Greek 2021 Encyclical for Thanksgiving – Nov 25 – GR – below you can see the text).
Couldn’t Elpidopktonos avoid FOR ONCE his brownnosing activities – in his desperate efforts to become a Patriarch? Didn’t he “show his affection”, to one of the most heretic Patriarchs Orthodoxy has ever seen during the two weeks of his visit to the US? Wasn’t the “hagiography” at the lobby of Saint Nicholas enough of a blasphemy?
Apparently, it was not. Instead of taking this opportunity to express his “thankfulness to God” and his appreciation of America, as the new immigrant that he is, Elpidoktonos showed once again that he (and his “Greco-Turks” who live in the 79th Street headquarters and other establishments) are a “foreign body” in this community and they will soon be rejected one way or the other… He spent a half-sentence on God – and three full paragraphs on Bartholomew!! The tragedy is that he believes he is helping his case or that he is “promoting” Bartholomew!
Don’t let Elpidoktonos destroy our Thanksgiving – the greatest celebration of America!!!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!!
GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF AMERICA
Prot. No. 258/2021
Archiepiscopal Encyclical for Thanksgiving
November 25, 2021
Unto the Most Reverend and Right Reverend Hierarchs, Pious Priests and Deacons, the
Monks and Nuns, Presidents and Members of Parish Councils, Honorable Archons of the
Ecumenical Patriarchate, Members of Leadership 100, the Day and Afternoon Schools,
Philoptochos Societies, the Youth, Greek Orthodox Organizations, and the entirety of the
Christ-named Plenitude of the Holy Archdiocese of America.
Let us give thanks unto the Lord! (Divine Liturgy)
My Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As we prepare to celebrate the National Day of Thanksgiving, our American
holiday that calls us to the mindset of gratitude for all of God’s blessings in our lives and
in our Country, I note with great satisfaction and thankfulness the recent Apostolic Visit
of His All-Holiness our Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Although there were
moments of concern for the health of His All-Holiness during this scheduled visit, we can
all breathe the proverbial sigh of relief, with profound gratitude to God that our
Ecumenical Patriarch has received the appropriate medical attention, rebounded to his
extraordinary self, and returned to the Queen of Cities.
His Thirty Years on the Patriarchal Throne should surely be cause for us all to give
thanks unto the Lord, for we have had the unprecedented opportunity to have such a
long tenure of such a holy man. The advances in the preaching and the teaching of the
Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ under His All-Holiness are truly remarkable; for he has
spared no effort of his office, and no labor of body, mind and spirit, to steer the Sacred
Ship of the Orthodox Church through some of the most difficult to navigate waters in
recent history. As Eastern Europe emerged from the ravages of Communism and
Atheism (ravages that still gravely impact these lands), His All-Holiness has manifested
wisdom and prudence, as he guides the Church aright.
This Thanksgiving, let us add to our tables that are laden with tokens of our
gratitude to God, and say a special prayer of thanks for the Spiritual Father of us all, our
Ecumenical Patriarch. He shoulders great responsibilities and burdens on our behalf,
because of his genuine love for all people, and especially for the rational sheep of the
Flock of Christ.
With much paternal love in the Lord,
Archbishop of America
ΙΕΡΑ ΑΡΧΙΕΠΙΣΚΟΠΗ ΑΜΕΡΙΚΗΣ
Ἀριθ. Πρωτ. 258/2021
Ἀρχιεπισκοπικὴ ἐγκύκλιος γιὰ τὴν ἡµέρα τῶν Εὐχαριστιῶν.
25 Νοεµβρίου 2021
Πρὸς τοὺς Σεβασµιωτάτους καὶ Θεοφιλεστάτους Ἀρχιερεῖς, τοὺς Εὐλαβεστάτους Ἱερεῖς
καὶ Διακόνους, τοὺς Μοναχοὺς καὶ τὶς Μοναχές, τοὺς Προέδρους καὶ τὰ Μέλη τῶν
Κοινοτικῶν Συµβουλίων, τοὺς Ἐντιµολογιωτάτους Ἄρχοντες τοῦ Οἰκουµενικοῦ
Πατριαρχείου, τὰ µέλη τῆς Ἡγεσίας τῶν 100, τὰ Ἡµερήσια καὶ Ἀπογευµατινὰ Σχολεῖα,
τὶς Φιλοπτώχους Ἀδελφότητες, τὴ Νεολαία, τὶς Ἑλληνορθόδοξες Ὀργανώσεις καὶ
ὁλόκληρο τὸ Χριστεπώνυµο πλήρωµα τῆς Ἱερᾶς Ἀρχιεπισκοπῆς Ἀµερικῆς.
«Εὐχαριστήσωµεν τῷ Κυρίῳ!» (Θεία Λειτουργία).
Προσφιλεῖς ἀδελφοὶ καὶ ἀδελφὲς ἐν Χριστῷ,
Ὅπως ἑτοιµαζόµαστε νὰ ἑορτάσουµε τὴν ἐθνικὴ ἑορτὴ τῶν Εὐχαριστιῶν, µία
ἀµερικανικὴ ἑορτή, κατὰ τὴν ὁποία ἀναπέµπουµε εὐχαριστίες γιὰ τὶς εὐλογίες τοῦ Θεοῦ
στὴ ζωή µας ἀλλὰ καὶ στὴ χώρα µας, ἐπισηµαίνω µὲ µεγάλη ἱκανοποίηση καὶ πολλὲς
εὐχαριστίες πρὸς ὅλους τὴν πρόσφατη ἀποστολικὴ ἐπίσκεψη τοῦ Παναγιωτάτου
Οἰκουµενικοῦ Πατριάρχου κ. κ. Βαρθολοµαίου. Ἂν καὶ ὑπῆρξαν στιγµὲς ἀνησυχίας γιὰ
τὴν ὑγεία τοῦ Παναγιωτάτου κατὰ τὴ διάρκεια αὐτῆς τῆς προγραµµατισµένης ἐπίσκεψης,
µποροῦµε νὰ ἀναθαρρήσουµε ἀνακουφισµένοι, εὐχαριστώντας τὸ Θεὸ διότι ὁ
Οἰκουµενικὸς Πατριάρχης µας ἔλαβε τὴν πρέπουσα περίθαλψη καὶ ἀνακάµπτοντας
ἐπέστρεψε στὴ βασιλίδα τῶν πόλεων.
Τὰ τριάντα ἔτη ποιµαντορίας του στὸν πατριαρχικὸ θρόνο µᾶς προδιαθέτουν νὰ
ἀναπέµψουµε ὕµνους εὐχαριστίας στὸν Κύριο, γιατὶ µᾶς χάρισε αὐτὸν τὸ σοφὸ Πατριάρχη
ὡς τὸν µακροβιότερο στὴν πατριαρχικὴ καθέδρα ἀπὸ τὴν ἵδρυσή της. Ἡ διάδοση τοῦ
κηρύγµατος καὶ τῆς διδασκαλίας τοῦ Εὐαγγελίου τοῦ Κυρίου ἡµῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ κατὰ
τὴν πατριαρχία τοῦ Παναγιωτάτου εἶναι πράγµατι ἀξιοσηµείωτη. Διότι δὲν φείδεται
κόπου καὶ χρόνου, οὔτε αὐτῆς τῆς πολύτιµης ὑγείας του, ἄγρυπνος καπετάνιος τῆς ἱερῆς
κιβωτοῦ τῆς Ὀρθόδοξης Ἐκκλησίας, νὰ τὴν καθοδηγεῖ σὲ ἀσφαλῆ λιµένα, µέσα ἀπὸ τὰ
πελώρια κύµατα τῆς σύγχρονης ἱστορίας µας. Ἀκόµα καὶ ὅταν τὰ κύµατα τῆς ἀθεΐας καὶ
τοῦ κοµµουνισµοῦ κατέκλυζαν τὴν Ἀνατολικὴ Εὐρώπη (ἀκόµη καὶ τώρα ἐπηρεάζουν
αὐτοὺς τοὺς τόπους), ὁ Παναγιώτατος ὁδήγησε καὶ ὁδηγεῖ τὴν Ἐκκλησία µὲ περισσὴ
σύνεση καὶ σοφία.
Αὐτὴν τὴν ἡµέρα τῶν Εὐχαριστιῶν, ἂς προσθέσουµε στὸ τραπέζι ποὺ εἶναι
στρωµένο µὲ ὅλα τὰ καλὰ τοῦ Θεοῦ, µία προσευχὴ εὐχαριστίας ἀφιερωµένη στὸν
Πνευµατικὸ Πατέρα ὅλων µας, τὸν Οἰκουµενικὸ Πατριάρχη. Σηκώνει στὶς πλάτες του
µεγάλες εὐθῦνες καὶ προβλήµατα ἐκ µέρους ὅλων µας, ἐξαιτίας τῆς εἰλικρινοῦς ἀγάπης
γιὰ ὅλους τοὺς ἀνθρώπους καὶ ἰδιαιτέρως γιὰ τὰ λογικὰ πρόβατα τῆς ποίµνης τοῦ
Μετὰ τῆς πατρικῆς ἐν Κυρίῳ Ἰησοῦ Χριστῷ ἀγάπης,
† ὁ Ἀµερικῆς Ἐλπιδοφόρος
Happy Thanksgiving Day America!!! 🥧🍁
Don’t let the monumental boot licking Archbishop fairy – known forever as
Elpidoktonos ruin our holiday.
Pray he gets defrocked.
That literally made me a little bit sick to my stomach.
Oh, the obsequiousness of it! A fine expression of self-serving clericalism. Yes indeed that turkey, Archie, sure knows how to kiss ass, doesn’t he? He must want to be appointed and anointed patriarch in a BIG way!
Oh barf! Gag me Elpidopi! Get real or get out! In fact, time to just go as you are not wanted or needed here. You offer no spiritual gifts or enlightenment. I pray for your lost soul. Lord have mercy.
This is a soap opera that keeps on giving. A clown show – stay tuned – fraud, lying, homos, cheating, self aggrandizing!
Again, as Jed Clampett would say, “Pitiful. Pitiful.”
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Αν δεν παινλεσεις το σπίτι σου, πέφτει και σε πλακώνει!!
America the Beautiful
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!
O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassion’d stress
A thorough fare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness.
God mend thine ev’ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law.
O beautiful for heroes prov’d
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life.
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev’ry gain divine.
O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears.
God shed his grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining
Χρόνια πολλά για τη εορτή.
As a Greek who is living in a former communist state ,it is hirelings such as this Turk we do not want or need,nor the entire load of delusional junk that is this Byzantine fantasy land with its pathetic and often sexually and financially corrupt crooks , basically behind their fine phrases, living of the GREEK people in Greece and abroard and being everything the communist party says they are. Απατεώνες και κλέφτες και προοδοτες. Ανάξιος τριες φορές these hirelings of erdogan . You will NOT have a church in USA if u do not act now
Today we have so many copies of meletios metaxakis ,as to lose count. But they are the same hirelings who in 1923 recognised the communist organized so called ‘ revisionist living church in Russia ,ordering St patriarch Tikhon to be defrocked.
They are the same modernists . Ha modernists. A misnomer because wish that they did face todays world but the only world they living in is that of a dead Byzantium.
In the real world in USA THE CHHRCH IS MELTING AWAY LIKE SNOW IN APRIL SUNSHINE.
A great description of the GOA in America!
“In the real world in USA THE CHHRCH IS MELTING AWAY LIKE SNOW IN APRIL SUNSHINE.”
Y’all happy thanksgiving day indeed
pray Kyle Rittenhouse gets
Special Thanks to President Trump for flying Kyle & his mom to Maralago
Liberals of every stripe have invaded our church communities— One big World Disorder; that said, we have a large enough majority to quell their hysterics!
Update on what is being “fed” to us regarding OMICRON”–
“OMiCRON” MORONIC….. same letters — all done for a 2022 ballot harvest that will de–legitimize in-person voting…-the only way was to create MORONIC !!!
Rational sheep, of the flock of Christ? Last time I checked, I am still baptized in Christ, and my allegiance still remains to Him and the one, true God, and Holy Spirit; not to an over zealous, phony, self-serving, avaricious, Turkish spy patriarch (and AB)!
Everyone here is totally rational, bc we are on to you and all your henchmen, the commies, and the billionaire psychopaths! 💰💵
I’ll say it again…. The road to hell is paved with skulls of bishops! 💀☠️ All prophesied, our church leaders will be our greatest enemies….
They have crossed to the dark side….🌚