Hierarchal Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Brookline, MA., Saturday September 14, 2019 - His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America presided at the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross at the Chapel of Holy Cross of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Celebrating with him were His Grace Bishop Andonios of Phasiane, His Grace Bishop Ilias of Philomelion, and other clergy who are part of the faculty of the School. Also prayerfully present in the altar was His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, president of Hellenic College Holy Cross.
During the Divine Liturgy Archbishop Elpidophoros ordained Rev. Dn. Philip Halikias to the Holy Priesthood. At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy the Archbishop, before administering the andidoron, asked everyone present to follow him to the grave of Archbishop Iakovos of blessed memory, which is located behind the Holy Cross Chapel. He asked everyone to join him in offering prayer for the repose of the soul of his predecessor – who was a visionary leader and the fruits of whose labors we enjoy and celebrate to this day.