LIFTING OF THE DEGRADATION OF MONK EIRINAIOS (FORMER PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM)

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 26/7/19 The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Chaired by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, at its 110th Meeting of July 12/25, 2019, unanimously lifted the degradation of Monk Eirinaios and restored Him to the Episcopal Office, which he formerly held, and to the degree of ...

DECISIONS OF THE HOLY AND SACRED SYNOD OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 5/12/16 On Thursday, the 18th of November/2nd of December 2016, the Holy and Sacred Synod convened under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem. The Synod looked at various topics regarding the Patriarchate and approved the following: His Beatitude proposed that Acting Dragoman, Archimandrite Mathew, be appointed a member of the ...

Archbishop Demetrios to speak at STOTS Commencement May 28

SOUTH CANAAN, PA [STOTS Communications] - May 2016 With great joy, the Board of Trustees of Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminaryhere announced during the second week of May that the speaker for the school’s 74th annual Commencement will be His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Church of America. Commencement exercises will be held at the ...

LETTER TO THE HOLY SYNOD OF GREECE CONCERNING PREPARATIONS FOR THE UPCOMING GREAT AND HOLY COUNCIL

Thriskeftika - Met. Hierotheos Vlachos - 20/2/16 - www.pravoslavie.ru Translated by Fr. Kristian Akselberg Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktou has written the Archbishop of Athens and the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece concerning the process by which the texts for consideration at the Great and Holy Synod (planned for June of 2016) are to be approved. The Metropolitan brings ...

Communiqué of the Ecumenical Patriarchate regarding the restoration of unity in the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia

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16/1/15 The Holy and Sacred Synod further continued its deliberations today, January 14, 2016, chaired by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. During this session, it was unanimously decided that, for the sake of restoring unity, Metropolitan Rastislav of Presov be recognized as Primate of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, on the following ...

Archimandrite Irenaios Avramides Elected as Auxiliary Bishop of France

Ecumenical Patriarchate - January 2015 At the proposal of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, unanimously elected Archimandrite Irenaios Avramides of the Metropolis of France as its new Auxiliary Bishop to serve under His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France with the title Bishop of Rhegion. At the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the 13th of January, 2015 From the Chief Secretariat of ...

THE ICON OF THEOTOKOS CARRIED TO GETHSEMANE

August 2014 In the early hours of Monday, the 12th/25th of August 2014, the icon of Theotokos was carried in a procession from the chapel of Gethsemane opposite the Church of the Resurrection to the Tomb of the Virgin Mary in Gethsemane. Archimandrite Nektarios, the Abbot at the Holy Shrine of Gethsemane, led the procession, carrying the ...

THE STATEMENT OF THE PILGRIMAGE COMMITTEE FOR THE SERVICE OF THE HOLY LIGHT

March-April 2014 On Tuesday, the 5th/18th of March 2014,  the Pilgrimage Committee of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, consisting of the Chief Dragoman, the Most Reverend Christodoulos, Metropolitan of Eleftheroupolis; the Elder Secretary-General, His Eminence Aristarchos, Archbishop of Constantina; the Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod, His Eminence Demetrios, Archbishop of Lydda; and the Assistant Dragoman, ...

MONK BARTHOLOMEW REINSTATED

JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE - April 2014 On Wednesday, the 18th of March/3rd of April 2014, His Beatitude Theophilos, the Patriarch of Jerusalem, in the presence of Patriarchal Commissioner, the Most Reverend Isychios, Metropolitan of Kapitolias; the Elder Secretary-General, His Eminence Aristarchos, Archbishop of Constantina; the Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod, His Eminence Demetrios, Archbishop of ...

Communiqué of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches

March 2014 By the grace of God, the proceedings of the Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches concluded today, on the Sunday of Orthodoxy. The Synaxis took place at the Phanar from 6-9 March, 2014, at the invitation and under the presidency of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and was attended by all the ...

His All-Holiness receives Patriarch John of Antioch

Οn Saturday, June 1, 2013, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, together with members of the Holy and Sacred Synod and other Hierarchy of the Ecumenical Throne, welcomed His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch to the Phanar. Patriarch John of Antioch was making his first stop in his Irenic Visitations following his election last December. ...

Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan of Canada at the Phanar

14/2/13 On Saturday, February 9, 2013, a Ukrainian delegation from Canada, headed by Metropolitan Yurij of the Ukrainian Orthodox Archeparchy of Winnipeg and the Church of Canada, visited the Phanar and were received by His All-Holiness. Among those participating in the deliberations were Metropolitans Sotirios of Toronto, John of Pergamon, Meliton of Philadelphia, Emmanuel of France, Archimandrite ...

Statement on Religious Tolerance and Violence

October 1/2012 Ecumenical Patriarchate Communiqué for Respect of Religious Differences and Cessation of Violence The Ecumenical Patriarchate expresses profound sorrow as the world has rushed into a confusing and volatile time of religious protests turning violent, and a grievous lack of consideration for religious differences. When we act disrespectfully and violently in the name of our ...

The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople Elects the Very Reverend Archimandrite Grigorios Tatsis Bishop of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese

American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church 5/9/2012 JOHNSTOWN, PA – The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople on Thursday, August 30, 2012, elected unanimously the Very Reverend Archimandrite Grigorios Tatsis to be the Diocesan Bishop of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA with the title of Bishop of Nyssa. His name was submitted ...

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 ...

New Session of the Holy and Sacred Synod

Ecumenical Patriarchate 10/04/11 On Tuesday, October 4, 2011, His All-Holiness presided over deliberations of the new session of Holy and Sacred Synod. The members for the new period (September 2011-February 2012) include Metropolitans Geron Constantine of Nikaia, Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain, Ambrosios of Karpathos and Kasos, John of Pergamon, Iakovos of the Princes Islands, Meliton ...

HOMILY of Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Proussa During his Ordination to the Episcopate

HOMILY Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Proussa During his Ordination to the Episcopate (Istanbul, March 20, 2011) Your All-Holiness, Your Beatitude, Your Eminences and Graces, Representatives of the Orthodox Churches, Most Reverend choir of Hierarchs, Your Excellencies Ministers, Your Excellencies Ambassadors, Honorable members of the Diplomatic Corps, Honorable Rector of the University of Thessalonika, Honorable Dean of the Theological School of Thessaloniki, Honorable Mayors, Congressmen, Professors, Beloved fathers, ladies and gentlemen, By the ...

Election of New Metropolitans at the Phanar

3/3/2011 During its regular session on Thursday, March 3, 2011, the Holy and Sacred Synod, at the recommendation of His All-Holiness, unanimously elected the Grand Chancellor Stephanos to the rank of Metropolitan of Kallioupolis and Madytos, as well as its Chief Secretary Elpidophoros to the rank of Metropolitan of Proussa. The ordination of His Grace Bishop-elect ...