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The Way of Prayer – Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Orthodox Christians praying and cultivating nepsis

  “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 »

Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate: Paschal Encyclical 2016

Christ's Descent into Hades - Icon of the Resurrection

The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2016 +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father, ... Read More »

Ecumenical Patriarchate of Contsantinople: Lenten Encyclical 2016

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew03

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 »