Metropolitan Nicholas: Pastoral Letters

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Archpastoral Homily For Dormition 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

The years of life seem to pass so quickly, the pace of time quickening as the years advance, and no person can escape the relentless currents that carry each of us to life’s twilight and to the inevitable encounter with the specter of our own mortality. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter for Pentecost 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

On the Christian Feast of Pentecost, the fiftieth day after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit descended upon the Mother of God and the Apostles who were gathered together in the Upper Room. John the Baptist once predicted that Christ would baptize with the Holy Spirit and with fire (Luke 3.16): at Pentecost, at nine o'clock in the morning, the prophecy of the Forerunner came true in the fullness of divine power and joy. Read more...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: On the Environmental Tragedy In the Gulf of Mexico

Monday, May 10, 2010

Once again, in a matter only of a few years, the eyes of the world are turned with suspense toward the Gulf Coast. Sadly, the oil spill is following a path similar to Hurricane Katrina and threatening the coast of Louisiana as well as neighboring states. As citizens of God's creation, we perceive this monumental spill of crude oil in the oceans Read more...

Patriarchal Proclamation on Holy Pascha 2010

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Beloved brothers and sisters, dear children in the Lord, Christ is Risen! Once again, the sacred day of Pascha has dawned in full delight and splendor, dispersing joy, comfort, gladness and assurance of life to all faithful, despite the heavy atmosphere that prevails in our world on account of the multidimensional crisis Read more...

Archpastoral Letter For Pascha 2010

Friday, April 02, 2010

"In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it" - These glorious words of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John , which are read on this Great Day, the Day of the Resurrection, reveal to us one of the most marvelous and awesome aspects of this most festive celebration. Read more...

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