Constantinople Patriarchate

Patriarch Irinej Slams Corrupt Politicians, Ukrainian Nationalists, Uniates, & Constantinople Patriarchate for Causing Schism in Ukraine

January 4, 2019 Featured

OCP News Service – 4/1/19 Belgrade -Serbia- His Holiness Irinej – Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, and Serbian Patriarch has slammed corrupt politicians, Ukrainian Nationalists, Uniates, and Constantinople Patriarchate for causing a schism in Ukraine. The Primate of the Serbian Church made his statement during the delivery of annual Nativity message. Video […]

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Constantinople Patriarchate to Seek Help from Local Orthodox Churches?

September 3, 2018 Featured

Jelena Rakocevic (Columnist & Specialist in Eastern Orthodox Affairs) – OCP News Service – 3/9/18 The hierarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople from all over the world meet for the Synaxis (meeting) in Istanbul from September (1-3). It marked the beginning of the new 7527th Year of the Byzantine Church calendar. “We Believe in the Power of […]

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Russian Orthodox Church: Kiev Church Self-Rule Impossible Without Moscow Consent

May 26, 2018 Featured
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Sputniknews – 26/5/18 The global Orthodox community has been thrown into upheaval over the Ukrainian government’s initiative to create a “single local church” which would separate Ukraine’s largest Orthodox denomination from the Russian patriarchate. Speaking to Sputnik, Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Archpriest Nikolai Balashov explained what’s at stake. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced last month that […]

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Annual Meeting of Orthodox Bishops of Canada

June 23, 2017 News

Church of Serbia – 23/6/17 His Grace Bishop Dr. Mitrofan, Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Canada, hosted an annual meeting of the Orthodox Bishops’ Conference in Canada, on June 15, 2017. The meeting was moderated by Metropolitan Soterios of the Constantinople Patriarchate. The following hierarchs participated in the deliberations of the meeting: Bishop Job (the Moscow […]

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A Common Agreement on the Elections for the Constantinople Patriarchate

March 2, 2017 Featured

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – February -March 2017 On February 23-24, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; meetings were held which were attended by three Bishops of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople: His Eminence Archbishop Aram Ateshian, Patriarchal […]

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Organizers Hope All Churches Will Attend Pan-Orthodox Council

June 19, 2016 Featured News – 19/6/16 Organizers of the Pan-Orthodox Council in Crete still hope that the four missing churches will turn up at the last moment, a representative of the Constantinople Patriarchate told Sputnik. KOLYMVARI (Crete) (Sputnik) – The Churches of Antioch, Bulgaria, Georgia and Russia have refused to take part in the historic council after disputes about the agenda. “It is sad […]

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UOC asks Constantinople not to interfere in church affairs in Ukraine

August 16, 2015 Featured News

Moscow, August 13, Interfax – The Ukrainian Orthodox Church criticizes officials of the Constantinople Patriarchate for interfering in church affairs in Ukraine. “Unfortunately, we see that hierarchs of the Constantinople Patriarchate, who have recently visited Ukraine and communicated with representatives of state authorities and representatives of unrecognized church structures, in fact ignore the Ukrainian Orthodox […]

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Constantinople is ready to help establish a unified local Church in Ukraine

February 24, 2015 Featured News – 24/2/15 Constantinople Patriarchate is ready to help the Orthodox Ukrainians unite and is waiting the representatives of Churches and President of Ukraine to turn to it with this issue. This was stated by the Primate of Canadian UOC Metropolitan Yuri (Kalishchuk) during a round table in Ukrinform agency. “I would like first of all […]

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President Ivanov meets Patriarch Bartholomew in Istanbul

April 12, 2012 News
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11/4/2012 MIA We all need to go back to the source of faith and respect of spiritual values in order to cope better with the challenges of today, striving towards unity and togetherness, agreed President Gjorge Ivanov and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at Tuesday’s meeting in Istanbul-based Constantinople Patriarchate. We all need to go back to […]

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Keys to St. Nicholas Cathedral in Nice handed over to the Russian Church

December 23, 2011 News

Paris, December 20, Interfax – Deputy head of the Russian Presidential Administration Sergey Bolkhovitin handed the keys of St. Nicholas Cathedral in Nice to its new rector Archpriest Nikolay Ozolin. This ended the long and dramatic process of returning the church to the Moscow Patriarchate. As was reported to an Interfax-Religion correspondent by bloggers of […]

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Community of the Constantinople Patriarchate doesn’t intend to hand over Nice cathedral to the Russian Church

October 21, 2011 News

Paris, October 19, Interfax – The Patriarchal Exarchate for Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe (the Constantinople Patriarchate) continues to consider itself a legal owner of St.Nicholas Cathedral in Nice. “The religious association (of the parish – IF) has appealed against the decision of the Court of Appeal of Aix-en-Provence which attributed ownership […]

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Russian Cathedral in Nice closed as its wall partly Collapsed

July 4, 2011 News

*** Parishioners complain its current owners refuse to obey the court decision Moscow, June 30, Interfax – Two-meter piece of plaster collapsed from the Southern nave of St.Nicholas Church in Nice. “The church is closed. The overhanging wall and other parts of the building are examined,” a church parishioner told Interfax-Religion. The plaster fell down […]

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Turkish authorities misrepresent Van history on Liturgy Day

September 24, 2010 News

23/9/2010 PanARMENIAN.Net – On the day of the liturgy at Akhtamar’s Holy Cross Armenian Church, Turkish authorities were distributing leaflets containing misrepresented history of the city of Van among foreign tourists. As journalist Hasmik Hambardzumyan stressed at news conference, Armenian journalists were impeded in their work by the representatives of the Constantinople Patriarchate of the […]

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Greek authorities refuse to finance the Constantinople Patriarchate Orthodox Center in Switzerland

September 24, 2010 News

Sophia, September 23, Interfax – Economic crisis and difficult situation in Greece made Greek government stop financing Orthodox Center of the Constantinople Patriarchate in Chambesy (Switzerland). Thus, the patriarchal center is on edge of closing: it formally continues its work, but in fact it doesn’t function and its staff was reduced, the Bulgarian website The […]

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Turks admired Armenian national Dances

September 20, 2010 News

20/9/2010 Armenian songs and dances followed the liturgy at Surb Khach, the correspondent reports from Van. He said the150 members of the Istanbul-based Armenian song and dance group Maral performed Armenian national dances, like Vagharshapat, Mardapar,  Naz Par, Sasun and others. The group was formed in 1980. As reported previously, only the Constantinople Patriarchate […]

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Constantinople Patriarch Hospitalized

May 15, 2009 News

Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople was taken to hospital upon the recommendation of doctors on Wednesday morning. According to the Constantinople Patriarchy, “he feels quite well and is going to return to his office in a few days,” reports. For almost a week, Bartholomew I has been suffering a bad cold. The meeting of the […]

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