Patriarch Bartholomew at the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace

Basilica Orthodox News Agency - 24/8/19 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew attended the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace in Lindau (Germany) from 20-23 August 2019 where he delivered the keynote address.  Religions for Peace, in partnership with the Foundation Peace Dialogue of the World Religions and Civil Society, is the world’s most representative, multi-religious gathering ...

A Centenary Anniversary of the End of the First World War Marked

Church of Serbia - 2/10/18 Patriarch Irinej and Patriarch Bartholomew attended in Thessalonica the ceremony marking the centenary of the breakthrough of the Thessaloniki Front and the end of the First World War. His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, accompanied by His Eminence Porfirije, Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana, made a three-day visit to Thessalonica. The occasion of this visit ...

Ecumenical Patriarch in Budapest

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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 of Holy ...

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

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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 to ...

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

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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 month. Having ...

PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW EMPHASIZES ECUMENICAL AGENDA AT RECENT WCC ADDRESS

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 Constantinople’s ...

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

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, Ukrainian Pravda ...

ROC WILL NOT REACT TO THE CRETE COUNCIL DECISIONS PUBLISHED ONLINE

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 ROC Holy ...

THE CURIOUS COUNCIL

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 with ...

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

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 in ...

Greek orthodox church in west Turkey opens after 93 years

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 were released ...

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 ...

La Civiltà Cattolica publishes exclusive and extensive interview with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

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 and Patriarchs, as ...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan Mor Yusuf Çetin visits refugee camp

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 living ...

Ecumenical Patriarch Performs Historic Liturgy in Izmir

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 the ones ...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Perform Liturgy in Izmir

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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 a ...

Elder Paisios Canonized by Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople

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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 born Arsenios Eznepidis ...

Metropolitan Tikhon Leads SVS Delegation to Halki

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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 Jillions, Seminary ...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Visits Corfu

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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 the Orthodox ...

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

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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 Haghia ...