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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...

STATEMENT CONDEMNING RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE IN NORTHERN AFRICA

Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Ecumenical Patriarchate has witnessed with great pain and distress the recent manifestations of religious violence against women in Northern Africa, which have profoundly and justifiably concerned the global community. It expresses its outright and unequivocal condemnation of the kidnapping in Nigeria of scores of young women, who are forcibly subjected to espouse Islam. Read more...

COMPARATIVE LAW: A Conference on Turkey and Modern Greece

Friday, May 09, 2014

It is a particular pleasure and privilege to be asked to address you during this prestigious gathering of legal scholars as you explore various aspects of comparative law, especially as to the way that these have developed in the modern states of Turkey and Greece. Read more...

Keynote Address By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew At The International Youth Forum

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The love of the risen Christ has today assembled us in Constantinople, the sacred see of the Mother Church, during this joyous paschal period when Orthodox Christians, as happy human beings, “celebrate the eternal Pascha,” “the great Pascha, the Pascha of the faithful.” Read more...

Address By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew To The Circle Of Students Of Pope Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger) At The Opening Of The Conference On “Benedict XVI And Orthodoxy”

Sunday, May 04, 2014

We welcome you with great joy to the City of Constantine during this radiant period of the Lord’s resurrection. You have come to the Sacred See of the Holy and Great Church of Christ in order to deliberate on the theology of Pope Benedict XVI, the “theologian pope,” whose profound and prolific theological scholarship clearly proves that ecclesiastical ministry – even at the highest church offices – can coincide with a creative commitment to theological study. Read more...

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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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