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Ecumenical Patriarch in Budapest

August 25, 2017 News
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Church of Serbia – 25/8/17 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew officially visited Hungary on 20 August 2017 This day was not chosen by mistake, it was a feast-day of Holy King Stephen (Istvan), the first Christian king among Hungarians, who was enlisted in the dyptich of saints of the Orthodox Church as well. The Day […]

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Reading between the lines of the article “Enhancing the Role of the Ecumenical Patriarch”

June 23, 2017 Featured
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Tamar Lomidze – 23/6/17 Dennis Menos, the author of the publication “Enhancing the Role of the Ecumenical Patriarch” in The National Herald, asserts that the organizational structure of the Orthodox Church based on the principle of autocephaly does not meet the requirements of the present day. In particular, according to Mr.Menos, it does not allow […]

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ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH TO PARTICIPATE IN CELEBRATIONS FOR 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF PROTESTANT REFORMATION

May 27, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 27/5/17 During his visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople in September 2016, Heinrich Bedford-Strom, Chairman of the Council of German Evangelical Churches, told His All-Holiness that “it would be a special honor” if the patriarch would attend the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Wittenberg and Tübingen this […]

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PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW EMPHASIZES ECUMENICAL AGENDA AT RECENT WCC ADDRESS

April 27, 2017 Featured

Pravoslavie.ru – 27/4/17 In Geneva to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Orthodox Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy and the 25th anniversary of his enthronement to the Ecumenical throne, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew delivered an address to the World Council of Churches (WCC) at Geneva’s Ecumenical Center yesterday. The patriarch focused on […]

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ESTABLISHMENT OF LOCAL CHURCH IS A MATTER OF NATIONAL SECURITY, SPEAKER OF THE UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT TELLS MONKS FROM MOUNT ATHOS

September 20, 2016 Featured News

RISU – September 2016 Ukraine’s Parliament and the secular government do not intend to interfere with or regulate religious life, but are the proponents of the unified Orthodox Church in Ukraine. This was announced on September 17, by Speaker Andreiy Parubiy during a meeting with a delegation of monks from a monastery of Mount Athos, […]

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ROC WILL NOT REACT TO THE CRETE COUNCIL DECISIONS PUBLISHED ONLINE

July 24, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – 24/7/16 The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) will not react to the Crete Council documents that have been published online, and will wait until the official documents are received for examination, said Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to RIA-Novosti. On July 15 the […]

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THE CURIOUS COUNCIL

December 14, 2015 Featured News

Archpriest Andrew Phillips – 14/12/15- Orthodox England The Inter-Orthodox Council, with a token number of bishops from each of the fourteen Local Churches and supposed to take place in May 2016 to discuss administrative issues, is looking increasingly troubled. First, there is the schism between the Patriarchates of Jerusalem and Antioch. Then there were rumours after contacts […]

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TENSION BETWEEN THE LOCAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES OF GREECE AND CONSTANTINOPLE IS GROWING – EXPERT

December 14, 2015 Featured News

http://www.pravoslavie.ru/ – 14/12/ 15 A strain in relations between the Church of Greece and the Patriarchate of Constantinople is growing under the impact of political and other factors, reported an expert in Church circles to RIA-Novosti, commenting on the refusal of Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece to take part in an upcoming meeting […]

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Greek orthodox church in west Turkey opens after 93 years

May 11, 2015 Featured News
Greek orthodox church in west Turkey opens after 93 years

BGN News – 11/5/15 The church of Agios Konstantinos in the town of Menemen in Turkey’s western province of İzmir opened on Sunday for its first service in 93 years, with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and Menemen mayor Tahir Şahin among the attendees. An olive tree was planted on the grounds of the church and doves […]

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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 Performs Historic Liturgy in Izmir

February 10, 2015 Featured News
Ecumenical Patriarch Performs Historic Liturgy in Izmir

Greek Reporter – February 2015 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew stressed the importance of peaceful coexistence between people of every religion in his speech during the Divine Liturgy that took place in Izmir (Smyrna). “In many parts of the world, Muslims, Christians and the Jewish live in harmony. Religious diversity is now accepted in many countries. We 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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Elder Paisios Canonized by Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople

January 14, 2015 Featured News
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Philip Chrysopoulos – 14/1/15 Elder Paisios has been canonized on Tuesday by Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople as he was unanimously accepted by the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church. As reported by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, he is now Saint Paisios and is added in the Greek Orthodox Church Hagiology. Saint Paisios the Athonite was […]

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Metropolitan Tikhon Leads SVS Delegation to Halki

December 22, 2014 Featured News
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December 2014 At invitation of His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, a delegation representing Saint Vladimir’s Seminary visited the historic Holy Theological School of Halki here December 16-19, 2014. In his capacity as President of Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon headed the delegation, which included Archpriest Dr. John Behr, Dean; Archpriest Dr. John […]

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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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The Clergy of Greece and Cyprus Publishes a Petition Against Patriarch Bartholomew’s Views

December 8, 2014 Featured News
The Clergy of Greece and Cyprus Publishes a Petition Against Patriarch Bartholomew’s Views

Sedmitza.ru – 07/12/14 The Patriarch’s views on the nature of the Orthodox Church and its relations with other denominations are criticized in the document. Athens. The petition was published in Greece, which strongly criticizes recent statements of Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, preceding a meeting between Pope Francis of Rome and the Primate of the Orthodox Church […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Pays Historic Visit to Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Istanbul

November 29, 2014 Featured News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, November 29, 2014 CONTACT: Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Press Officer Phone: +905314388990 E-mail: JChryssavg@aol.com Rev. Nephon Tsimalis, English Office E-mail: patriarchate.english@gmail.com ISTANBUL – Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will attend the Papal Mass at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Istanbul today. Patriarch Bartholomew will be received by Pope Francis […]

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