Consecration of Metropolitan Amphilochios of Adrianopolis

Ecumenical Patriarchate - October 2014 On Saturday morning, October 18, 2014, His All-Holiness presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Church of St. George for the consecration of Metropolitan Amphilochios of Adrianopolis. Metropolitan Amphilochios has been appointed to serve as the new Director of the Office of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Athens, following the elevation of ...

Consecration of Metropolitan Maximos of Selyvria

Ecumenical Patriarchate - July 2014 On Sunday morning, July 27, 2014, His All-Holiness presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Church of St. George commemorating the Feast of St. Panteleimon, during which the consecration of Metropolitan Maximos (Vgenopoulos) of Selyvria took place. Also concelebrating were Metropolitans Amfilohije of Montenegro, John of Pergamon, Meliton of Philadelphia, ...

Lenten Services at the Patriarchal Church of St George

Ecumenical Patriarcate - March 2014 The Daily Lenten Services at the Patriarchal Church of St. George are as follows: Daily Lenten Services Monday: Orthros, Hours, Vespers 8.00 Great Compline 16.30 Tuesday: Orthros, Hours, Vespers 8.00 Great Compline 16.30 Wednesday: Orthros, Hours, Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts 8.00 Great Compline 16.30 Thursday: Orthros, Hours, Vespers 8.00 Great Compline 16.30 Friday: ...

Ecumenical Patriarch holds Memorial Service for Ukrainian victims

March 2014 On Sunday, February 23, 2014, following the Divine Liturgy, His All-Holiness held a Memorial Service (Trisagion) for those who lost their lives during the recent ongoing protests in Ukraine. The service, which was held in Greek and Church Slavonic, was attended by the Acting Consul General of Ukraine in Istanbul, the Hon. Andriy Mostyskyi, ...

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 ...

Patronal Feast of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

On Friday, November 30, 2012, His All-Holiness presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Church of St. George for the celebration of the Patronal Feast of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on the occasion of the Feast of St. Andrew, First-Called of the Apostles. Other celebrant hierarchs included Metropolitans Geron Athanasios of Chalcedon, Apostolos of Derkoi, ...

Commemoration of St. John Chrysostom

13/11/2011 Ecumenical Patriarchate On Sunday, November 13, 2011, His All-Holiness presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Church of St. George on the occasion of the feast of St. John Chrysostom, who served as Archbishop of Constantinople in the late fourth-early fifth centuries. In attendance also were the Deputy Minister of Culture, Religious Affairs and ...

New Metropolitan Elections

Ecumenical Patriarchate 11/03/11 On Thursday, November 3, 2011, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, presided by His All-Holiness, elected three new Metropolitans at the Patriarchal Church of St. George: Archimandrite Arsenios Kardamakis, former chancellor of the Holy Metropolis of France, was elected Metropolitan of Austria; Bishop Savas (Zembillas) of Troas was elected Metropolitan ...

Synaxis of Heads of the ancient Patriarchates

On Thursday and Friday, September 1-2, 2011, His All-Holiness presided over deliberations for the Synaxis of the Heads of the ancient Patriarchates and the Autocephalous Church of Cyprus at the Patriarchal Church of St. George at the Phanar. In attendance were Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa, Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem and ...

His All-Holiness celebrates the New Ecclesiastical Year

1/9/2011 On Thursday, September 1, 2011, His All-Holiness presided over the Divine Liturgy for the celebration of the New Ecclesiastical Year as well as the day for the Protection of the Natural Environment and the Synaxis of the icon of Panaghia Pammakaristos together with Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa, Patriarch Theophilos III of ...

Ordination of new Metropolitan of Kallioupolis and Madytos

Ecumenical Patriarchate On Sunday, March 13, 2011, His All-Holiness presided over the Divine Liturgy for the commemoration of the First Sunday of Great Lent and the Feast of the Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Patriarchal Church of St. George at the Phanar. During the Divine Liturgy, the newly-elected Metropolitan Stephanos of Kallioupolis and Maditos, who ...

Great Lent begins for Orthodox believers in Georgia

N. Kirtskhalia 07.03.2011 Great Lent begins today for Orthodox believers in Georgia. As the Georgian Patriarchate told Trend, Great Lent begins seven weeks before Easter. This is the largest Orthodox fast. During the first four days of Great Lent, the Canon of St. Andrew of Crete is read. Catholicos-Patriarch of All-Georgia Ilia II will read the Canon of St. Andrew ...