How Many Orthodox Christians Are in the World?

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is often referred to as “the spiritual leader of the world’s [200, 250, 300] million Orthodox Christians.”

OrthodoxHistory -  MATTHEW NAMEE -  9/7/2020 In 1991, when Bartholomew I was enthroned as Ecumenical Patriarch, the Los Angeles Times ran the following headline: “Bartholomeos I Installed as Leader of 200 Million Orthodox Christians.” Six years later, in 1997, the same newspaper wrote of Patriarch Bartholomew’s visit to Southern California, describing him as “spiritual leader of ...

Romanian Patriarchate Adds Its Voice: Keep Hagia Sophia A Museum

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu- 9/7/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel told the Ecumenical Patriarch that the Romanian Patriarchate supports the preservation of the current status of the Hagia Sophia Basilica in Constantinople (Istanbul). The status of this symbol for Christianity is being re-discussed in Turkey. The Ecumenical Patriarchate has asked the Turkish authorities to keep the current museum status for ...

‘Happiness : Is It Possible? A Christian Perspective’ by Fr. Bedros Shetilian

Fr. Bedros Shetilian - OCP Articles - 9/7/2020 “I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33 This is a really tricky question. People will have very different opinions. There is a well-known social concept of what happiness is: 1 – A job one enjoys and finds fulfilling; 2 – An income to support a comfortable life. Not necessarily rich, but ...