Emphasizing the importance of youth and young adult in the life of the Church, Archbishop Elpidophoros of America prioritized meeting with young adults from St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church during his pastoral visit for the community’s centennial celebration.
The Archbishop told the young adults that they are the present of the Church—not simply the future—and that we have much to learn from you.
Archbishop Elpidophoros challenged the young adults to seek leadership positions in the community—including the Parish Council.
The young adults presented Archbishop Elpidophoros with a basket of toys and treats for his dog.
Hundreds of parishioners and dignitaries attended the evening’s centennial festivities, including Senator Richard Blumenthal.