Metropolitan Nicholas: Pastoral Letters

Metropolitan Reading

Metropolitan Nicholas: A Reflection on Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 28, 2010

"Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He STEADFASTLY set His face to go to Jerusalem..." The Gospel portions that are read on Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday are from the Gospel of St. John. But today I turn to a scene in the Gospel according to St. Luke Read more...

Patriarchal and Synodal Encyclical On the Sunday of Orthodoxy

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Our most holy Orthodox Church today commemorates its own feast day, and – from this historical and martyric See of the Ecumenical Patriarchate – the Mother Church of Constantinople directs its blessing, love and concern to all of its faithful and dedicated spiritual children throughout the world, inviting them to concelebrate in prayer. Blessed be the name of the Lord! Those who endeavored over the ages to suppress the Church through various visible and invisible persecutions; Read more...

Archpastoral Letter on Great Lent 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Again we stand at the threshold of the Great Fast! Ten weeks before the Glorious feast of Pascha, we began our preparation for the glorious and awesome mystery of the Passion and Death of our Lord, God, and Saviour Jesus Christ! It was for this reason that He, the very Son of God Himself, came into the world: to die for us and our salvation! Read more...

Archpastoral Letter for the Nativity 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Once again I have the great privilege and honor of greeting you with this traditional salutation of our people as we celebrate this mystical festivity of the Birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Read more...

Nativity Message of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Beloved concelebrants and blessed children in the Lord, Heaven and earth have united Through the birth of Christ. Today, God has appeared on earth, And man has ascended to heaven. (Christmas Hymn) Read more...

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