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Patriarchal Encyclical for the Ecclesiastical New Year

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Blessed brothers, sisters, and children in the Lord, The common Mother of all Orthodox, the Church of Christ, the Body of our eternal Lord and divine-human Jesus Christ, compassionately ministers through all of its activities but especially through the Divine Eucharist, by offering its holy gifts to their Creator in the mystery of salvation. Read more...

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

Wednesday, August 13, 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. Read more...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Scholarship

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Ecumenical Patriarchate recently developed the “Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Scholarship” program, with funding provided by the John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation (the “Kulis Foundation”). Read more...

Patriarchal Address by His All-Holiness on the Occasion of the Consecration of Metropolitan Maximos of Selyvria [Greek]

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

«Ὁ τήν ἀρχήν τῆς Ἐκκλησίας ἐμπεπιστευμένος, καί τῇ τῆς ἐπισκοπῆς ἀξίᾳ τετιμημένος, ἄν μή διαγορεύῃ τῷ λαῷ τά πρακτέα, οὐκ ἀνεύθυνός ἐστι» καί «ἀρκεῖ καί ἕν κατόρθωμα ἐπισκοπῆς ἀνενεγκεῖν εἰς τόν οὐρανόν, καί ἕν ἁμάρτημα, εἰς αὐτήν ἐμβαλεῖν τήν γέενναν», διακηρύσσει ἀπό τοῦ Θρόνου τούτου τῆς Κωνσταντινουπόλεως Ἰωάννης ὁ Χρυσόστομος (Εἰς Τίτον Α΄ P.G. 62, 667-668) καί πρός σε σήμερον, Ἱερώτατε ἅγιε ἀδελφέ, καί συλλειτουργέ ἀπό τῆς σήμερον τῶν ἱερῶν μυστηρίων τῆς Χάριτος, Μητροπολῖτα Σηλυβρίας κύριε Μάξιμε. Read more...

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...

Patriarchal Letter to the New President of the European Commission His Excellency Jean-Claude Juncker

Saturday, July 19, 2014

It is with much gladness that we have learned of your election as President of the European Commission, and we wholeheartedly congratulate you on this celebratory occasion. We anticipate that through your forthcoming term you will restore confidence in the citizens of the European Union and will better prepare their countries for the challenges that they are faced with on a global scale. Read more...

His All-Holiness sends Message of Condolence for the repose of Metropolitan Volodymyr in Kiev

Saturday, July 05, 2014

It is with sentiments of profound sorrow and regret that we learned of the repose early this morning of our dearest brother and primate of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, the Most Reverend Metropolitan Volodymyr of Kiev and All Ukraine. Read more...

Greeting By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew On the Occasion of the 21st Anniversary of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

On behalf of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, we would like to congratulate you on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy. We especially congratulate all of the young scholars and winners of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy International Scientific essay contest, and we look forward to the contributions these young people will make in the future. Read more...

Message By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew For the Opening of the FIFA World Cup

Thursday, June 12, 2014

It is with great joy that we respond to the gracious invitation of Her Excellency Dilma Rousseff, the honorable President of the Federal Republic of Brazil, to offer a brief message on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in the beautiful country once known as “the land of the holy cross.” Read more...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Join Pope Francis at Vatican Peace Summit

Saturday, June 07, 2014

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual leader of over 300 million Orthodox Christian faithful worldwide, will join Pope Francis at the Vatican for a peace summit on the evening of June 8, 2014. Read more...

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