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8th Sunday of Luke: Matt 9:9-13 “Go and find out what this means: ‘I desire mercy not sacrifice’’

“Go and find out what this means: ‘I desire mercy not sacrifice’’ (Matthew 9:13). There is not an exhortation in the whole of scripture that needs more desperately to be pondered by Christians today than this sentence that Jesus says to the Pharisees after they criticize him for associating with sinners. Mercy and sacrifice produce completely different conceptions of holiness. ... Read More »

Sermon on Matthew 17:14-23 (10th Sunday of Matthew)

In this gospel, Jesus teaches us that the only way we can overcome the evil in this world, is through prayer and fasting. The incident in today’s Gospel took place immediately after the Transfiguration. At the Transfiguration three of our Lord’s disciples, Peter, James and John saw our Lord Jesus Christ as He truly is, shining with the glory of ... Read More »

2014 PASCHAL ENCYCLICALS

ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE: ENCYCLICAL FOR HOLY PASCHA 2014 We continue the work of the Apostles. We preach that death must not have place in our life for it offers no benefit to humanity. Christ is Risen! Come, brethren and children in the Lord, receive the light from the unwaning Light of the Phanar, the Holy Center of the Orthodox, and let us all together ... Read More »

Monastery of Archangels and St Basil – New Zealand

The Monastery – PART A We are pleased to present the location, the first buildings and future plans for the completion of the first Orthodox Christian Monastery in New Zealand. One can ask, what is the reason for the existence of a monastery? We Orthodox Christians can very easily answer that such a monastery is necessary for one is the ... Read More »

RAPHAEL MORGAN: ORTHODX PRIEST

To all intents and purposes, the Greek-Australian view of the Greek Orthodox Church is a parochial and ethnophyletic one. However, the venerable Byzantine tradition that defines Modern Hellenism and the permeation of that culture through much of eastern Europe and the Middle East, notwithstanding, the adherence or interest of others in Orthodoxy looms strange. Enter the Very Rev. Raphael Morgan ... Read More »

Communique of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Cessation of Violence

The Ecumenical Patriarchate expresses profound sorrow as the world has rushed into a confusing and volatile time of religious protests turning violent, and a grievous lack of consideration for religious differences. When we act disrespectfully and violently in the name of our religious prejudices or our religious beliefs we are undermining our own lives and faith, while creating an atmosphere ... Read More »

ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE COMMUNIQUE

On the Resurgence of Violence spreading throughout the World The Ecumenical Patriarchate expresses profound concern about the resurgence of violence currently spreading throughout the world. From America to Africa and throughout Europe and Asia, continents are confronted with the phenomenon of intolerance that not only undermines world stability and peace, but also constitutes a denial of human dignity. Racial murders, genocide, ... Read More »

Message for the Day of the Protection of the Environment

Prot. No. 758 †BARTHOLOMEW By the Mercy of God Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarchate To the Plenitude of the Church Grace and Peace from the Creator, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ *  *  * Beloved children in the Lord, God’s grace renders us worthy today to commence yet another ecclesiastical year, one more festive cycle, within whose ... Read More »

SAINT AHMED THE CALLIGRAPHER

(Commemorated on 3rd May and the 24th December) Saint Ahmed (or Ahmet) Kalphas came from a Muslim family in Constantinople, and was raised as a devout Muslim. He worked as a secretary (deftedar) in the office of the Chief Secretary of the Ottoman Empire, that is in Ottoman terms, within the Sultan’s Chancellery as Scribe of the Second Rank. Thus ... Read More »