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Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople visits Historic Library in Adrianopolis

November 11, 2017 Featured
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Orthodox Church – 11/11/17 Video by – βικτωρια τσονιδου His All-Holiness Orthodox Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visits Historic Library in Adrianopolis. Source:

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ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH VISITS DEPOSED PATRIARCH IRENAIOS OF JERUSALEM

March 26, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 26/3/17 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited the deposed Patriarch Irenaios of Jerusalem for the first time during his visit to Jerusalem yesterday, March 22. His All-Holiness arrived in Jerusalem to attend the consecration of the newly-renovated Edicule over the Tomb of the Lord in the Church of the Resurrection. According to Romfea, the patriarch […]

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His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: The Patriarch of Solidarity

January 26, 2017 Featured News
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Interviews with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew By Marianne Ejdersten* (Courtesy of the World Council of Churches) He earned the title “Green Patriarch” as a religious leader addressing alarming environmental issues over at least two decades. In 2008, Time Magazine named His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew as one of 100 Most Influential People in the World, for […]

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PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW HOPES TO VISIT UKRAINE SOON

November 22, 2016 Featured News
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RISU.org – 22/11/16 On November 19, Ukraine’s Parliament Speaker Andriy Paruby during his visit to Turkey met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the premises of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, the official website of the Verkhovna Rada reports. At the meeting, on behalf of Parliament the Speaker welcomed Patriarch Bartholomew on the 25th anniversary of his […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch at the audience with President of Croatia

September 15, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia – September 2016 On Saturday, September 10th 2016, His All-Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch, accompanied by Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, visited the President of the Republic of Croatia Mrs. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic in her residence in Zagreb. Madame President Grabar-Kitarovic pointed out that Jasenovac as the place of suffering, as […]

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KRAVCHUK AND YUSHCHENKO PRESENTED TO PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW 5000 SIGNATURES FOR GRANTING AUTOCEPHALY TO ORTHODOX CHURCH IN UKRAINE

September 13, 2016 Featured News
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RISU – September 2016 Also Read: PRESIDENT THANKS PARLIAMENT FOR THEIR APPEAL TO PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW I ON AUTOCEPHALY OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH IN UKRAINE Former Presidents of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk and Victor Yushchenko were negotiating with the Ecumenical Patriarch on Ukrainian church issue, and the possible granting of autocephaly. Recently, Ukrainian media have reported that […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch : New Martyrs of Jasenovac are heroes and saints of the entire Orthodoxy

September 13, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia – September 2016 Be under the shade of Serbian martyrs, that tree of blessed Serbs, Ecumenical Patriarch said and called upon Orthodox Serbs to follow the path of their forefathers, heroes and saints. Only in this way, he said, you are about to receive the wreath of glory that is borne by […]

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August 15 Services at Historic Site in Turkey are Rescheduled

August 14, 2016 Featured News
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OCN –  Presvytera Vassi Haros – August 2016 The Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary is one of the Twelve Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church and therefore one of the most celebrated feast days across the Orthodox World.  It is remembered on August 15 and preceded by a fourteen day fast.  Most people […]

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US Senator Ben Cardin’s Statement on the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Christian Churches

June 21, 2016 Featured News
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Great & Holy Council – Kolymvari, Crete, Greece- 21/6/16 U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in advance of the Holy and Great Council to be held in Greece. “This weekend, I join Orthodox Christians in recognizing the beginning of the historic Holy and Great […]

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His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew convenes Small Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches

June 18, 2016 Featured News
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Holy & Great Council of Eastern Orthodox Communion of Churches Kolymvari, Crete, Greece 17 /6/2016 Holy and Great Council Press Release His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew convened a Small Synaxis this morning of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches, at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, to consider a “draft message” of the Holy and […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch expresses “joy of the fulfillment of our historical mission”

June 16, 2016 Featured News
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The Great & Holy Council of Eastern Orthodox Communion of Churches – 16/6/16 Kolymvari, Crete, Greece Holy and Great Council Press Release His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived in Crete on 15 June, expressing his “joy of fulfillment of our historical mission” and urging the Orthodox Church across the world to join him. The Holy […]

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Response of the Serbian Patriarch Irinej to the letter of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew concerning the fire in the St. Sava Cathedral in New York

May 30, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia- May 2016 THE MOST HOLY PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE, IN CHRIST GOD BELOVED AND MOST DEAREST BROTHER AND CONCELEBRANT OF OUR HUMBLENESS KYR B A R T H O L O M E W, EMBRACING YOUR ESTEEMED HOLINESS BROTHERLY IN THE LORD, WE MOST CORDIALLY GREET YOU. It is with gratitude that We […]

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The Lesbos´Joint Declaration

April 16, 2016 Featured News

Rome Reports- 16/4/16 We, Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece, have met on the Greek island of Lesvos to demonstrate our profound concern for the tragic situation of the numerous refugees, migrants and asylum seekers who have come to Europe fleeing from situations of conflict and, in many […]

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The Sunday of Orthodoxy visit of Metropolitan Tikhon to the Ecumenical Patriarchate

March 24, 2016 Featured News

ISTANBUL, TURKEY [OCA] – March 2016 As reported earlier, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon had accepted the invitation of His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople to concelebrate at the Divine Liturgy in the Patriarchal Church of Saint George in the Phanar district here on the Sunday of Orthodoxy—March 19-20, 2016. Earlier, Metropolitan Tikhon had accepted similar […]

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Message By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew On the Occasion of Earth Day

April 25, 2015 Featured News

April 2015 Once again, we have a special day instituted in our civil and political world – just as, in the church, we have established September 1st of every year – to recall our responsibility to maintain and sustain the beauty and diversity of the natural creation. Today, we are well aware of the data […]

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Statement on Water by the Ecumenical Patriarch

April 11, 2015 Featured News

  March-April 2015 By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew World Water Day, March 22, 2015 For fifteen years, we raised the awareness of religious and civil leaders, as well as of theologians and politicians, on the plight of our planet’s waters. While our concern and compassion for the natural environment commands protection and preservation of […]

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La Civiltà Cattolica publishes exclusive and extensive interview with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

April 6, 2015 Featured News

La Civiltà Cattolica 2015 II 3-16  |  3955 (April 4, 2015) Antonio Spadaro S.I. In an exclusive interview with La Civiltà Cattolica, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew answers questions on the Orthodox Church’s administrative structure and its relationship with the Roman Catholic Church, his own personal interactions with Pope Francis, the encounters between previous Popes […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan Mor Yusuf Çetin visits refugee camp

March 12, 2015 Featured News

On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited refugees from Iraq on the northeast Turkish border of Yalova, near the east coast of the Sea of Marmara. Over the last two years, some 700 refugees – mostly of Syro-Jacobite (Syriac Orthodox Christians of Antioch and All East) and Chaldean background – are […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Perform Liturgy in Izmir

January 31, 2015 Featured News
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Ioanna Zikakou – Greek Reporter – 31/1/15 The reconstructed church of Agios Voukolos is the only Christian Orthodox church of the big city of Izmir (Smyrna) in Turkey that survived the destruction of 1922. The church will reopen to the public as a place of worship and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has been scheduled to perform […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Visits Corfu

December 11, 2014 Featured News
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Greek Reporter – Aggelos Skordas – 11/12/14 In Corfu, western Greece, arrived at 11:00 am today Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who responded to the invitation of Archbishop Nektarios of Corfu, Paxos and Diapontia Islands to visit the island as part of the celebration of its patron saint, St. Spyridon, on this coming Friday, December 12. The head of […]

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Greeting By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew At the Concert of the Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir (November 30, 2014)

December 10, 2014 Featured News
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November – December 2014 There can be no more fitting manner for us to conclude the celebrations of St. Andrew the First-called of the Apostles and Founder of our magnificent Church of Constantinople, whose commemoration marks the Thronal Feast of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, than a concert of Church music in this splendid ancient Church of […]

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