Orthodoxy and The Environment

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew IEverything that lives and breathes is sacred and beautiful in the eyes of God. The whole world is a sacrament. The entire created cosmos is a burning bush of God’s uncreated energies. And humankind stands as a priest before the altar of creation, as microcosm and mediator. Such is the true nature of things; or, as an Orthodox hymn describes it, “the truth of things,” if only we have the eyes of faith to see it.  -   Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I


 

The Green Patriarch

The Ecumenical Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church is a prominent leader in the environmental movement. Learn why Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is refered to as "The Green Patriarch"

Patriarchal Addresses

Read addresses by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the environment.

Common Declarations

Read common declarations on the environment by the Orthodox Church and other faiths.

Ecological Symposia

Learn more about the world-wide ecological symposia sponsored by the The Ecumenical Patriarchate.

 

 

 

 

Documents

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Media Links

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Latest News

Patriarchal Letter to His Majesty Willem-Alexander on the Recent Malaysia Airlines Tragedy

Saturday, July 19, 2014

It is with great pain and sorrow that we have learned of the tragic crash of the Malaysian airliner in Ukraine, and the tragic loss of so many lives, citizens mostly from your country, men and women, young and old. On behalf of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, we wish to convey our deepest condolences to Your Majesty and through You, to the leaders and people of the Netherlands, most especially to the families of the victims. Read more...

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