Archbishop Elpidophoros of America
|Archbishop of America, Exarch of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans|
|Elected||11 May 2019|
|Installed||22 June 2019|
|Birth name||Ioannis Lambriniadis|
|Born||28 November 1967|
Bakırköy, Istanbul, Turkey
|Alma mater||Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Bonn|
Archbishop Elpidophoros of America (Greek: Ελπιδοφόρος; born Ioannis Lambriniadis (Greek: Ιωάννης Λαμπρυνιάδης); November 28, 1967) is a bishop of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Since 22 June 2019, he is the Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. He became the first citizen of Turkey to hold the post.
He studied at the Department of Pastoral Theology, Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, from which he graduated in 1991. In 1993, he finished his postgraduate studies at the Philosophical School of the University of Bonn, Germany.
In 1994, he was ordained deacon at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Istanbul and was appointed as the Codecographer of the Holy and Sacred Synod.
In 1995, he was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. In 1996–1997, he studied at the Theological School of St. John the Damascene in Balamand, Lebanon.
In March 2005, at the proposal of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, he was appointed to the position of Chief Secretary and was ordained to the priesthood by the Ecumenical Patriarch.
- "Elpidophoros of Bursa - Hierarchy of the Throne - The Ecumenical Patriarchate". www.patriarchate.org. Retrieved 2019-05-28.
- Istanbul native enthroned as archbishop of Greek Orthodox church in US, hurriyetdailynews, 24 June 2019
- "Elpidophoros of Bursa - Hierarchy of the Throne - The Ecumenical Patriarchate". www.patriarchate.org.
- Jacobse, Fr Johannes. "EP Fast Track? Homily of Met. Elpidophoros of Proussa at His Ordination". www.aoiusa.org.
- "The First Interview of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America with TNH". The National Herald. 21 May 2018.
- "Elpidophoros selected new archbishop of America". Kathimerini. 11 May 2019.
- "Enthronement Address of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros - 2019 - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America". www.goarch.org.
- Arrival and Enthronement of Archbishop Elpidophoros, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, 23 May 2019
- Meeting of Archbishop Elpidophoros with President Trump. The Archdiocese of America, 17 July 2019.
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