Patriarchal Proclamation on the 25th Anniversary of His All-Holiness’ Election to the Ecumenical Throne

GOARCH - 31/10/16 MESSAGE OF HIS ALL-HOLINESS ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW To the Plenitude of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Worldwide On the 25th Anniversary of His Election to the Ecumenical Throne We offer praise and glory to the Triune God, who deemed us worthy to reach the twenty-fifth anniversary since the day when, by the mandate of our Holy and Sacred Synod, ...

2017 St. Phoebe Pan-Orthodox Conference

St. Phoebe Center for the Deaconess - 5/9/16 A 2017 Pan-Orthodox Conference hosted by the St. Phoebe Center for the Deaconess will be held October 6 & 7, 2017 at Saint Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, Irvine, California, where Rev. Fr. Steven Tsichlis is rector. The theme of the conference is “Renewing the Male and Female Diaconate in ...

Study Guide on Care for Creation reissued; Metropolitan Tikhon addresses faithful on “Day of Prayer for Creation”

Earth is the Lord

Orthodox Church in America - August 2015 “The Earth is the Lord’s: Caring for God’s Creation”—a five-session study guide originally published by the Orthodox Church in America in 1995—has been reissued and is now available in PDF format for downloading. With Church Schools beginning during the month of September, the study guide makes an ideal “beginning of ...

Ukrainian delegation from Canada at the Phanar

From February 12-17, 2015, Metropolitan Yurij of Winnipeg led a delegation of Ukrainian Orthodox clergy and laity to the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The delegation included Bishops Ilarion and Andriy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Chruch in Canada, Protopresbyter Victor Lakusta, Dr. Peter M. Kondra, Mr. Vasyl’ Balan, Mr. Daniel Bilak, Mr. Peter Bayrachny and Mr. Alexander Ochrym. During ...

His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch at Panaghia of Pera

On November 21, 2014, the Feast Day of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, His All-Holiness presided over the Divine Liturgy at the patronal feast of the Church of Panaghia in the Pera (Beyoğlu) district of Istanbul. Concelebrating with His All-Holiness were members of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, ...

His All-Holiness celebrates the Feast of St. Photios

February 2014 On Thursday, February 6, 2014, the Holy Theological School of Halki celebrated its Patronal Feast, the Feast of St. Photios the Great, who is traditionally considered to have founded the Holy Trinity Monastery located on the grounds of the School. His All-Holiness presided over the Divine Liturgy and held a memorial service for his predecessor, Patriarch ...

Thronal Feast of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

On Saturday, November 30, 2013, the Ecumenical Patriarchate celebrated its Thronal Feast, the Feast of St. Andrew, First-Called of the Apostles, at the Patriarchal Church of St. George. In accordance with the traditional practice of exchanging formal visitations with the Church of Rome, a delegation was sent by His Holiness Pope Francis to attend the Ecumenical ...