Sunday was a very important day in Greek Diaspora because all of the Greeks in Philadelphia marched and fulfilled the best of all our traditions of Faith, Culture and Language. Archbishop Elpidophoros wrote on Facebook about the very important occasion.
«On Sunday in Philadelphia, the "City of Brotherly Love," we marched as one Omogeneia and one family in Christ – proud of our heritage and grateful for our faith.
Both combine to make us the Greek Orthodox Christians who fulfil the best of all our traditions of Faith, Culture and Language – which is not only the language of Homer but that of Scripture as well!
Guided by our Faith, we recognize that even though Nations are to have boundaries, we are all of one blood – every single human being. Ὁ ποιήσας ἐξ ἑνὸς αἵματος πᾶν ἔθνος ἀνθρώπων κατοικεῖν ἐπὶ πᾶν τὸ πρόσωπον τῆς γῆς, ἑκάστῳ δὲ αὐτῶν ὁρίσας τὰς ὁροθεσίας τῆς κατοικίας αὐτῶν…
"You created from one blood every nation of human beings dwelling upon all the face of the earth, setting to each the fixed boundaries of their habitation…" This prayer reminds us that just as the Heroes of 1821 rose up for Greece, it is legitimate for any nation to defend its borders. Therefore, as we march in celebration of Greek Independence, let us also march in solidarity with the noble Ukrainian People, who are bravely resisting the imperialism of tyrants and their minions.
With thanksgiving to God and His Holy Mother for her protection of our homeland, we shall honour those who gave their blood for freedom, as well as those who are still willing to give the last full measure. For we are all of one blood – every human being – and we are all children of God.
Ζήτω ἡ Ἑλλάς. Ζήτω τὸ Ἑλληνικὸ Ἔθνος».