Camp Saint Paul

Camp Saint Paul

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

Visits Camp St. Paul

On Thursday July 11, 2024, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America made a pastoral visit to Camp Saint Paul, the Archdiocese District summer camping ministry, creating an atmosphere filled with excitement, joy and anticipation. The camp welcomed a total of 190 campers and 48 young adult staff who were thrilled to meet His Eminence.  Accompanying His Eminence were His Grace, Bishop Andonios of Phasiane and His Grace, Bishop Athenagoras of Nazianzos, along with Rev. Protopresbyter Evagoras Constantinides and The Rev. Archdeacon Dionysios. Also in attendance were Ms. Paulette Poulos, the Director of Leadership 100, Mrs. Elaine Allen, Treasurer of the Archdiocese Council, and Rev. Protopresbyter Peter Orfanakos, President of the Archdiocese Clergy Syndesmos. Their presence truly added great significance to the event, emphasizing the importance of Greek Orthodox Christian camping ministry nationwide.

Archbishop Elpidophoros demonstrated his deep care and affection for the campers and staff by graciously sponsoring an ice cream truck. On a delightful sunny afternoon, everyone had the chance to savor the simple pleasure of classic ice cream. The presence of His Eminence brought a sense of joy and paternal love, fostering a sacred bond between him and the camp community. It was a truly blessed opportunity for all to experience a profound spiritual connection with their beloved Hierarch.It was truly a moment of spiritual jubilation, where hearts were ignited with passion for our faith and amazing love for our culture.

Summer 2024

 

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