The Sunday of Orthodoxy visit of Metropolitan Tikhon to the Ecumenical Patriarchate

ISTANBUL, TURKEY [OCA] - March 2016 As reported earlier, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon had accepted the invitation of His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople to concelebrate at the Divine Liturgy in the Patriarchal Church of Saint George in the Phanar district here on the Sunday of Orthodoxy—March 19-20, 2016. Earlier, Metropolitan Tikhon had accepted similar invitations from ...

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 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 ...

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)

The Ecumenical Patriarch and breaking taboos

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 ...

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

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 at the entrance and ...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Welcomes Pope Francis at Istanbul International Airport

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 – His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual leader of over 300 million Orthodox faithful worldwide, welcomed His Holiness Pope Francis at Atatürk International Airport in Istanbul. "Your Holiness, beloved brother in Christ, we welcome you with great joy, ...

Pope Francis will visit Ecumenical Patriarchate and meet with His-All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Pope Francis will visit Ecumenical Patriarchate and meet with His-All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

22/11/14 NEW YORK— His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will welcome Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople on November 29 and 30, 2014. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew extended the invitation to the Pope during His Holiness’ inaugural Mass in March 2013. Pope Francis is scheduled to attend a Doxology at 4:00 p.m. (UTC/GMT + 2 hours) on ...

Address By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew On the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Pro Oriente

(November 8, 2014) Your Holiness and Beatitude, Your Eminences, Dr. Johann Marte, esteemed President of the Pro Oriente Foundation, Your Excellencies, most reverend church leaders and distinguished civil authorities, members of the diplomatic community, Dear friends, It is indeed a particular privilege and honor to be invited to address you on the auspicious occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Pro ...

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visits little Haghia Sophia

Ecumenical Patriarchate - October 2014 On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, the feast of Saints Sergius and Bacchus, His All-Holiness visited the former Byzantine Church dedicated to the memory of these saints. The current building's construction is traced back to the Roman Emperor Justinian and his wife Theodora. In 1497, it was converted to a mosque and ...

Ecumenical Patriarch’s Fifth Visit to Sumela Monastery

Ioanna Zikakou - 16/8/14 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited Sumela Monastery in Turkey for the fifth consecutive year and officiated the Divine Liturgy held in the historic monastery. Hundreds of worshipers attended the liturgy for the Dormition of Virgin Mary in an atmosphere of piety and emotion. People arrived in Trabzon by air, car or even bikes in order to ...

Statement By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew On The Present Violence In Iraq

August 2014 The recent wave of violence against innocent families and children in Iraq has rendered the world shocked and horrified. We will not remain indifferent or silent before such irrational persecution, cultural intolerance and appalling loss of life, especially when it is caused by religious hatred and racial hostility. The targeting of tens of thousands of ...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Scholarship

12/8/14 The Ecumenical Patriarchate recently developed the “Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Scholarship” program, with funding provided by the John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation (the “Kulis Foundation”). His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has tirelessly supported the education of his community for many years, and this program has emerged as the first-ever fully funded scholarship program. It is designed ...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew receives Pope Francis at Little Galilee

  26/5/14 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew receives Pope Francis at Little Galilee, the venue where Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras received Pope Paul VI in 1964. Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew finish their private meeting at the summer residence of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Photo courtesy of Andrew Constantinou.  Source:    

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew And Pope Francis Pray Together At Holy Sepulcher

26/5/14 JERUSALEM – His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and His Holiness Pope Francis celebrated a fifty-year milestone on 25th May 2014 , continuing the legacy of their predecessors Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras. Meeting at the Apostolic Delegation in the Old City of Jerusalem, the worldwide heads of the Roman Catholic and the Orthodox Churches signed ...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew And Pope Francis Issue Joint Declaration

25/5/14 JERUSALEM – His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and His Holiness Pope Francis crossed a fifty-year milestone today, continuing the legacy of their predecessors Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras. In 1964, those leaders broke a silence of centuries and paved the way toward greater dialogue. Meeting this afternoon at the Apostolic Delegation in the Old City ...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew presides over Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

  25/5/14 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew presides over Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew officiated at the Patriarchal and Hierarchal co-celebration in the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem, also serving were Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III, the clergy of the Synod of the Ecumenical Throne and the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, ...