Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras

The Struggle of ‘Second’ and ‘Third’ Rome: Is There an Option, Except for a Schism?

October 6, 2018 Featured

Boiko Hristov – Op-ed – (OCP News Service) – 06/10/2018 Over the past few weeks, the degree of tension between Constantinople and the Moscow Patriarchate has significantly gone up. The meeting of the two Patriarchs, (not expected to be fruitful), took place on August 31 and on September 7, the Ecumenical Patriarchate announced the appointment […]

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Patriarch Athenagoras Clearly States How Autocephaly Must Be Granted

September 27, 2018 Featured

THE SOCIETY FOR ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN HISTORY IN THE AMERICAS – 27/9/18 Editor’s note: On Friday, Orthodox History published a 1970 letter by Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras in response to the Moscow Patriarchate’s decision to grant autocephaly to the “Orthodox Church in America.” After posting the letter, we received the following article by “Petrus Antiochenus.” 1970 Letter […]

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1970 Letter from Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras on Autocephaly

September 24, 2018 Featured

THE SOCIETY FOR ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN HISTORY IN THE AMERICAS – 24/9/18 Editor’s note: In 1970, the Patriarchate of Moscow issued a Tomos of Autocephaly to its former archdiocese in North America, which was commonly known as the “Russian Metropolia” and is now the “Orthodox Church in America.” Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras protested against this act in […]

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Fifty-eighth anniversary of the historic meeting between Patriarch Athenagoras and Metropolitan Paulose Gregorious of India

July 31, 2017 Featured
Patriarch Athenagoras and Metropolitan Gregorious Paulose of India

OCP News Service Eastern Orthodox-Oriental Orthodox Churches Concilliar Unity – 31/7/17 Global: The year 2017 marks the 58th anniversary of the historic meeting between Patriarch Athenagoras and Metropolitan Paulose Gregorious of India. In the year 1959, Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras received Deacon Paul Varghese (Later Fr Paul Varghese, also Late lamented Paulose Gregorious of the East- Metropolitan […]

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THE FEAST OF THE TRANSLATION OF THE RELICS OF HOSIOS SAVVA THE SANCTIFIED (2016)

October 31, 2016 Featured News

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 31/10/16 On Wednesday, the 13th/26th of October 2016, the Patriarchate celebrated the return of the relics of hosios Savva the Sanctified to his Monastery. On this particular feast-day, the Mother of Churches celebrated the translation, in 1965, of the relic of hosios Savva from Venice to Jerusalem, and then to his […]

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