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“If we truly desire to hand over our traditions to the next generation, we must give them the fire, not the ashes,” Archbishop Elpidophoros of America advised Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit leadership in a reception with Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit this past weekend, inviting them expand the ingenuity and imagination they used to achieve local stability and prosperity beyond the boundaries of their metropolis, helping to address Orthodoxy in America’s most pressing issues and move the entire national Church forward.