Brookville, NY - It was with great joy and thanksgiving to God that the community of Holy Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church in Brookville, NY welcomed His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America for a wonderful fellowship luncheon with the Long Island Clergy Syndesmos of St. John Chrysostom. The Archbishop expressed his gratitude towards the clergy for their dedication to the faithful entrusted to them and to the community for hosting the syndesmos meeting. Prior to the luncheon, His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia, the Vicar of the Long Island Clergy Syndesmos, opened the clergy meeting by also expressing his heartfelt appreciation to the fathers for their unconditional love for their flock, especially during the challenging times of the pandemic. He encouraged them not only to remain harmoniously united with one another, but also to remain steadfast in their service to the faithful by continuing to minister to their needs. His grace welcomed Fr. John Vlahos to St. Paraskevi in Greenlawn, NY and to the syndesmos. Father Panteleimon Papadopoulos expressed his deep appreciation to the Archbishop on behalf of the clergy, and thanked him for his tireless and selfless diakonia to the Holy Archdiocese of America.