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CATECHETICAL ENCYCLICAL ON THE OPENING OF GREAT LENT

+ B A R T H O L O M E W By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church May the Grace and Peace of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Together with our Prayer, Blessing and Forgiveness be with you; Beloved brothers and children in the Lord, With the grace ... Read More »

Homily of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Sunday of Pentecost

19 June 2016 HOMILY BY HIS ALL-HOLINESS ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW CHAIRMAN OF THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH AT THE CONCELEBRATION OF THE DIVINE LITURGY IN THE METROPOLITAN CHURCH OF ST. MINAS IN HERAKLION, CRETE WITH THEIR BEATITUDES THE PRIMATES OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCHES (Sunday of Pentecost, June 19, 2016) Your Beatitudes, Holy Brother Primates of the local ... Read More »

The Way of Prayer – Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

  “If you [know how to] pray truely, then you are a theologian” Evagrius of Pontus (4th Century) The prayer of Orthodox Christians was primarily formed in the liturgy of the community rather than inside the walls of monasteries or in the hearts of individual saints. It is the liturgy that provided the regular expression and rhythmical pattern for adoration ... Read More »

On India and Buddhism – Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Patriarch Bartholomew speaks out on India and Buddhism: Behind the “New Age” movement one can also discern a rediscovery of India, and particularly of Buddhism. Many westerners today report that they find true serenity in Buddhism. They learn that there exists a dharma (to use the Sanskrit word), a path of salvation, a world order; one could even call it ... Read More »

Ecumenical Patriarchate of Contsantinople: Lenten Encyclical 2016

CATECHETICAL HOMILY ON THE OCCASION OF HOLY AND GREAT LENT   † B A R T H O L O M E W  By the Mercy of God, Archbishop of Constantinople, New-Rome, and Ecumenical Patriarch; To the Plenitude of the Church,  Grace and Peace  from Our Saviour Christ,  together with our prayer, blessing and forgiveness. Beloved and blessed brethren and children in ... Read More »

SYNAXIS OF THE PRIMATES OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCHES – COMMUNIQUÉ

  Chambésy, 21-28, 2016     At the invitation of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the Synaxis of Primates of the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches took place at the Orthodox Centre of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy, Geneva, from 21st to 28th January, 2016. The following Primates attended: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem Patriarch Kirill ... Read More »

Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople: Christmas Encyclical 2015

  + BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the plenitude of the Church Grace, mercy and peace from the newborn Savior Christ in Bethlehem Beloved brothers and sisters in the Lord, The sweetness of the holy night of Christmas once again embraces the world. In the midst of human toil and suffering, crisis and ... Read More »

Elder Paisios Canonised by the Ecumenical Patriarchate

On 13 January 2015 the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate unanimously agreed to incorporate the monk Paisios of Mt. Athos into the registry of the Saints of the Orthodox Church. St Paisios of Mt Athos slept in the Lord on Saturday July 12, 1994. St Paisios’ life and teachings touched the life of thousands of people around ... Read More »

PATRIARCHAL ENCYCLICAL FOR THE ECCLESIASTICAL NEW YEAR (Prot. No. 907)

+ BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Entire Church: Grace and Peace from the Creator, Sustainer and Governor of all Creation, our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ   Blessed brothers, sisters, and children in the Lord, The common Mother of all Orthodox, the Church of Christ, the Body of our eternal Lord ... Read More »