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

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 and the ...

Statement on Water by the Ecumenical Patriarch

  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 all aspects of God’s ...

First International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care

March 2015 Under the auspices of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the first International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care will take place on May 7-9, 2015, at Divani Apollon Hotel in Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece, The ‘Saint Maximos the Greek’ Institute for the Investigation, Preservation and Promotion of Spiritual and Cultural Traditions, which has been ...

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

The Ecumenical Patriarch and breaking taboos

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 Haghia ...

Address By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew On the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Pro Oriente

(November 8, 2014) Your Holiness and Beatitude, Your Eminences, Dr. Johann Marte, esteemed President of the Pro Oriente Foundation, Your Excellencies, most reverend church leaders and distinguished civil authorities, members of the diplomatic community, Dear friends, It is indeed a particular privilege and honor to be invited to address you on the auspicious occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Pro ...

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visits little Haghia Sophia

Ecumenical Patriarchate - October 2014 On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, the feast of Saints Sergius and Bacchus, His All-Holiness visited the former Byzantine Church dedicated to the memory of these saints. The current building's construction is traced back to the Roman Emperor Justinian and his wife Theodora. In 1497, it was converted to a mosque and ...

Statement By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew On The Present Violence In Iraq

August 2014 The recent wave of violence against innocent families and children in Iraq has rendered the world shocked and horrified. We will not remain indifferent or silent before such irrational persecution, cultural intolerance and appalling loss of life, especially when it is caused by religious hatred and racial hostility. The targeting of tens of thousands of ...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Scholarship

12/8/14 The Ecumenical Patriarchate recently developed the “Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Scholarship” program, with funding provided by the John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation (the “Kulis Foundation”). His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has tirelessly supported the education of his community for many years, and this program has emerged as the first-ever fully funded scholarship program. It is designed ...

COMPARATIVE LAW – A Conference on Turkey and Modern Greece

May 2014 By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (Boġaziçi University, May 9-10, 2014) Eminent Rector of this esteemed university, Prof. Gülay Barbarosoğlu, Distinguished symposium organizers and participants, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a particular pleasure and privilege to be asked to address you during this prestigious gathering of legal scholars as you explore various aspects of comparative law, especially as ...