Ecumenical Patriarch urges faithful to be vigilant and renew their lives in catechetical homily on the beginning of Great Lent

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - March 2017 CATECHETICAL ENCYCLICAL ON THE OPENING OF GREAT LENT + B A R T H O L O M E W By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church May the Grace and Peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ ...

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, ...

The Shining Glory of the Little Local Parish

Fr. Lawrence Farley - December 2015- OCA Orthodoxy is known for its pomp—or rather, as our apologists and partisans like to say, for “its glorious worship.”  We like to share the old story of the members of the delegation from the then-pagan land of the Rus’ who attended an Orthodox Liturgy in Constantinople in the tenth century ...

The great church

Dean Kalimniou- 12/12/13 "Solomon, I have surpassed you." Emperor Justinian One of my chief sources of pride derives from the fact that my family's origins lie in Tralles, modern day Aydin, home of the great Modern Greek writer, Dido Sotiriou and of course, Anthemius, one of the architects of possibly one of the most important architectural masterpieces ...

Haghia Sophia: The First Great Martyr of Christian Art and Architecture, by Nikolaos Manginas

Istanbul, Turkey 9/2/2013 It all started with the Church of Haghia Sophia in Nicaea. Then Haghia Sophia in Trabzon. Both of these glorious Byzantine churches – which functioned for many decades as museums – have now been turned into mosques, a harsh reminder of their forced conversion centuries ago. And this in accordance with recent sudden ...