Archbishop of America offers prayers at Pearl Harbor Memorial
The Archbishop of America, His Eminence Elpidophoros, completed a tour of the Hawaiian Islands this week. On Sunday, he presided over an Archieratical Divine Liturgy at the Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Honolulu.
In a Homily, the Archbishop said “…What a marvelous thing to be here with you in Honolulu today, to worship the Lord Jesus Christ and to receive Him in Holy Communion. Though we have had to travel thousands of miles, you remain near and dear to us in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit at all times.”
On Monday, the Archbishop of America, accompanied by Metropolitan Gerassimos of San Francisco, paid a solemn visit to the Pearl Harbor Memorial.
During their visit, the hierarchs offered prayers for the repose of the 1,177 gallant officers and servicemen whose mortal remains rest with the USS Arizona, sunk during a sneak Japanese attack on the Sunday morning of Dec. 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy.
They also offered fervent prayers for peace in the world.
The Archbishop of America will next travel to California.