Archbishop Elpidophoros of America delivered a benediction on the third day of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, urging listeners to “fight against injustice, inequality and hatred.”
The Democratic National Convention (DNC) is a series of presidential nominating conventions held every four years since 1832 by the United States Democratic Party. The primary goal of the Democratic National Convention is to nominate and confirm a candidate for president and vice president, adopt a comprehensive party platform and unify the party.
Kamala Harris, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and Nancy Pelosi were among the people addressing the third night of the convention.
“We pray for the sake for our nation and its future. We pray that you will shine the light of your countenance upon the delegates of this convention and upon Vice President Joe Biden for the highest office in the land,” Elpidophoros said in a video shown to delegates.
“As we face the future as one American nation, bring us to our best selves and inspire our better angels in peace, in fairness and in generosity, that we may fight against injustice, inequality and hatred. That we may achieve a common good, a greater good, in the name of the Holy Trinity we pray, amen.”
His benediction closed the third night of the convention.
I prayed to God at @DemConvention as we face the future as One American Nation: Bring us to our best selves and inspire our better angels. In peace, fairness, & generosity. That we may fight against injustice, inequality, hatred. That we may achieve a common good, a greater good. pic.twitter.com/97wDM0z5dz
— Elpidophoros (@Elpidophoros) August 20, 2020