His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros to participate in Virtual Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros to participate in Virtual Presidential Inaugural Prayer ServiceHis Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America will offer a prayer at the Virtual Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service, to be held on Thursday.

On Wednesday, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.

The Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service will be held virtually this year due to the covid-19 pandemic.

The service which is hosted by the Washington National Cathedral, will be live-streamed at bideninaugural and on the Cathedral’s website. It will start at 10:00 AM ET.

“The diverse program will include prayers, readings, blessings, and hymns from interfaith leaders, celebrated artists, and other inspiring voices who will come together to mark the beginning of a new national journey that restores the soul of America, brings the country together, and creates a path to a brighter future,” the announcement reads.

Archbishop Elpidophoros will represent Orthodox Christianity and offer a prayer on behalf of the faithful of the United States.

Commenting on his participation, His Eminence said:

“It is a distinct honor to join with other faith leaders from around the country, and pray to our Merciful and Loving God for our new President and Vice President. This venerable tradition is a concrete example of how we can unite as a Nation in prayer for our elected leaders.”

“In joining our intercessions with other Americans of different beliefs and customs, we affirm the essential nature of our American Democracy as a place of freedom of conscience and faith. Let us all pray for the health and success of our new President and Vice President, that our land may heal and our country unite.”

For more information on the Virtual Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service, please click here.
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  1. It’s sad that Greeks still think someone who has been in government for almost 50 years will suddenly now start working for Greece. Did Biden order any Turkish military base closures? Any sanctions on Turkey? No, that was president Trump. It was President Trump and SoS Pompeo who openly backed Greece by investing in Souda and meeting in Greece several times (and not going to Turkey, btw). US Greeks: Wake up. Democrats will tell you what you want to hear and will forget you in 5 minutes.

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