Ecumenical Patriarchate

RUSSIAN CHURCH CONCERNED ABOUT CONSTANTINOPLE MEETING WITH UKRAINIAN SCHISMATICS

April 2, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 2/4/17 The head of the Moscow Synodal Department for External Church Relations (DECR) Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk has expressed concern over the fact that the Patriarchate of Constantinople receives representatives of schismatic Ukrainian church communities. “We fully respect the Ecumenical Patriarch, and do not consider it necessary to comment on what political actors […]

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PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW TELLS UKRAINIAN PM THAT CONSTANTINOPLE WILL HELP BUILD SINGLE CHURCH IN UKRAINE

March 19, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 19/3/17 “We pray that the Ukrainian people would be united in one Church. The Mother Church of Constantinople will help you find such a united Church,” His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew told Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman during a meeting in the offices of the patriarchate in Constantinople on March 15. The Prime […]

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Modern Slavery – A Joint Declaration by the Ecumenical Patriarch & Archbishop of Canterbury

February 13, 2017 Featured
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The Ecumenical Patriarchate – February 2017 Read: COMMUNIQUÉ: Forum on Modern Slavery Held at the Phanar We, Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, and Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of All England, co-sponsored a special international Forum on Modern Slavery titled “Sins Before Our Eyes” at the Phanar from February 6-7, 2017. […]

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CONSTANTINOPLE METROPOLITANS MET WITH “KIEV PATRIARCHATE” SCHISMATICS

January 17, 2017 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 17/1/17 On January 12, 2017, representatives of the schismatic and unrecognized “Kiev Patriarchate” met with members of the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Patriarch Bartholomew’s official Phanar residence, according to the schismatics’ site. General Secretary of the Holy Synod Metropolitan Bartholomew of Smyrna and Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, members of the […]

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V European Orthodox-Catholic Forum concludes works in Paris

January 14, 2017 News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 14/1/17 The V European Orthodox-Catholic Forum held its works in Paris from 9 January to 12 January 2017. His Eminence Iosif, Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan of Western and Southern Europe, represented the Romanian Orthodox Church. The venue of the meeting was Missions Étrangères de Paris. The meeting was co-presided by […]

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The Coptic Orthodox Nun Who Visited Mount Athos

December 18, 2016 Featured News
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Special Courtesy – Fr Kyrillos Ibrahim – OCP News Service – 18/12/16 Visit – http://tamavirene.com/ Adapted from the book ‘Tamav Erene: A Torch of Love in the Coptic Monastic Life’. Saintly Tamav Erene (Mother Irini) was the Abbess (Mother Superior) of the St. Philopateer Mercurius (Abu Sefein) Coptic Orthodox Convent in Old Cairo, Egypt. Saintly Mother […]

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Message By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew To the UNFCCC COP22 Session Marrakech, Morocco, November 7-18, 2016

November 5, 2016 Featured News
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Ecumenical Patriarchate – 5/11/16 MESSAGE By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew To the UNFCCC COP22 Session Marrakech, Morocco, November 7-18, 2016 The 22nd session of the United Nations conference of the parties on climate change is, in some ways, an occasion for celebration that the world’s nations responded to the urgent call in Paris that […]

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“Bartholomew: Apostle and Visionary” – First Complete Biography of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

October 22, 2016 Featured News
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The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America – October 2016 NEW YORK – The first complete biography on His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, titled “Bartholomew: Apostle and Visionary,” authored by Fr. John Chryssavgis and published by Thomas Nelson Publishing has just been released, in time for the 25th Anniversary of His All-Holiness’ elevation to the venerable […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople calls everyone “to mobilize forces and to pray in the fight to protect the environment “

September 5, 2016 Featured News
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SPC.rs – 5/9/16 Dear friends, today the Patriarch of Constantinople wrote of the need to sensitize all people of the urgent ecological problems facing our planet today, including the adverse consequences produced by companies, “which can be, and are proving very dangerous and catastrophic for creation and life of living beings on earth.”  We are facing […]

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PRESIDENT POROSHENKO HELD MEETING WITH REPRESENTATIVE OF ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE

July 31, 2016 Featured News
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www.risu.org.ua – July 2016 ALSO READ: PATRIARCH FILARET: “THE LOCAL ORTHODOX CHURCH WILL EXIST IN UKRAINE, WE WILL PURSUE THIS GOAL TOGETHER WITH THE STATE” President of Ukraine had a meeting with Representative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Archbishop Job Getcha of Telmessos. The Head of State expressed gratitude for the attention of the Mother Church of […]

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KYIV PATRIARCHATE ISSUED A STATEMENT REGARDING THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

July 5, 2016 Featured News
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www.risu.org.ua – July 2016 Message of the press center of Kyiv Patriarchate From June 16 to 26, 2016, the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church convened on the Greek island of Crete, chaired by His All-Holiness Bartholomew, Ecumenical Patriarch. This Council was held subsequent to decisions of the Synaxis (assembly) of the heads of […]

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Pan-Orthodox Council on Crete Rounding up its Procedures

June 25, 2016 Featured News
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TASS – 25/6/16 The Council has endorsed five of the documents specially drafted for it and put up for signing MOSCOW, June 25. /TASS/. Pan-Orthodox Council that brought together on the Isle of Crete the representatives of ten out of the existing fourteen local (national) Orthodox Churches is about to round up its procedures. The […]

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METROPOLITAN IGNATIUS: ANTIOCH STAYING HOME ALSO BECAUSE OF DOCUMENTS, NOT ONLY QATAR

June 23, 2016 Featured News
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www.pravoslavie.ru – 23/6/16 The position of the Patriarchate of Antioch towards the ongoing Council on Crete has been reiterated in a video released by Met. Ignatius (Al-Houshi) of France, reports Romfea. The metropolitan emphasized that from the first moment of the idea of the Council, Antioch showed great interest and participation, realizing its importance. However, in […]

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Romfea: Antioch never agreed for the Holy Council to Meet!

June 23, 2016 Featured News
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Notes on Arab Orthodoxy- June 2016 WHY ANTIOCH DID NOT SIGN THE DECISION TO CONVOKE THE COUNCIL Greek original here. To see an image of the document go to the original posting on Romfea.gr. The scanned document reads, in the place left for Antioch’s signature: “The Church of Antioch has a contrary opinion and therefore […]

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Day One of the Holy and Great Council – Briefing

June 21, 2016 Featured News
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Great and Holy Council – 21/6/16 Also Read- GREAT AND HOLY COUNCIL: SUMMARY OF DAY ONE PRESS BRIEFING: http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/94486.htm Just as in the first Pentecost, the hierarchs of the Orthodox Church are beginning their hard and necessary work today of walking together in common purpose. The Holy and Great Council gathers in Crete June 19-26, 2016. […]

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ORTHODOX COUNCIL IN CRETE WILL NOT CONSIDER UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT’S MESSAGE

June 20, 2016 Featured News
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TASS -20/6/16 The Ukrainian parliament’s message to Patriarch Bartholomew I, of Constantinople, containing a request for recognizing the Ukrainian Orthodox Church as autocephalous will not be considered by Orthodox Council in Crete, opening today, Archbishop Job, of Telmessos, who represents the Patriarchate of Constantinople at the Council, told the press service of the Synodal Information and […]

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ANTIOCH NEVER AGREED FOR THE HOLY COUNCIL TO MEET!

June 20, 2016 Featured News
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Notes on Arab Orthodoxy – 20/6/16 Much noise has been made about the Patriarchate of Antioch’s absence from the Great and Holy Council. This absence has also provoked the absence of the Moscow Patriarchate which insisted that “if even one is absent, then the Great and Holy Council should be postponed.” At the Ecumenical Patriarchate, they […]

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METROPOLITAN GABRIEL: “WE DECIDED NOT TO GO TO CRETE INDEPENDENTLY AND ACCORDING TO CONSCIENCE”

June 18, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 18/6/16 June 1, 2016 the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church decided not to take part in the “Holy and Great Council” on Crete. The liberal Bulgarian media saw in it “the hand of Moscow.” Metropolitan Gabriel (Dinev) of Lochev reflects on what dogmatic considerations stood behind their decision and why it could […]

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THE “GREAT AND HOLY” COUNCIL: AN ANALYSIS, QUESTIONS, AND IMPRESSIONS A Letter to His Beatitude, Our Father Patriarch John X and the Members of the Holy Synod of Antioch regarding the Great Council

June 9, 2016 Featured News
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Notes on Arab Orthodoxy – June 2016 His Beatitude, Our FatherJohn X (Yazigi) and Their Emminences, the Members of the Holy Synod of Antioch the Patriarchal Center, Balamand Our Father, Your Beatitude the Patriarch, After asking for your blessing and prayers, I present you, as a child of the Orthodox Church in the Holy See of […]

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Communiqué on the Holy and Great Council from the Ecumenical Patriarchate

June 8, 2016 Featured News
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The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople – June 2016 An extraordinary session of the Sacred Endemousa Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate took place today under the presidency of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in order to review the progress of the Holy and Great Council to be convened by the grace of God in just a […]

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Message By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew For World Oceans Day

June 7, 2016 Featured News
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The Ecumenical Patriarchate – June 2016 Hurt not the earth, neither the seas nor the trees. (Rev. 7.3) June 8, 2016 World Oceans Day celebrates one of the most precious gifts of our Creator, a gift that we are called to preserve and conserve. Over the past two decades, the Ecumenical Patriarchate has highlighted the deteriorating […]

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