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His All Holiness Celebrates The Feast of Dormition at Panaghia Soumela Monastery

Saturday, August 17, 2013

ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE - On Thursday, August 15, 2013, His All-Holiness celebrated the great feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos at the historic monastery of Panaghia Soumela in Trabzon. This is the fourth consecutive year that His All-Holiness has led an annual pilgrimage to the historical monastery since its closure nine decades ago. The monastery was founded in 386 and functioned without interruption until 1923. Among those in attendance were Bishops Seraphim of Apollonias (from Australia) and Theodosios of Brovary (from Ukraine) Read more...

Ecumenical Patriarch Sends Condolences On the Falling Asleep In The Lord of Protopresbyter Michael Rosco

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Your Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, Bishop of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese in the United States of America, our beloved brother and concelebrant in Christ, and to the bereaved family and Parish of St. John The Baptist in Perth Amboy, NJ: Grace, peace and comfort to you from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. With deep sadness we have learned of the falling asleep in the Lord of the ever memorable Protopresbyter Michael Rosco. Read more...

The Extraordinary Historical Significance of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew's Presence at Pope Francis' Installation as Bishop of Rome

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

NEW YORK [Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America] --- Amid the crush of news reports in the past month that followed Pope Benedict's unprecedented resignation from the papacy, one of the most intriguing was the decision by His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, to attend Pope Francis' installation as Bishop of Rome. The occasion is being presented in the media as something that has not happened since the ecclesiastical schism that separated Christian East and Christian West in the eleventh century. Read more...

2013 Catechetical Homily of His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew On The Beginning of Great Lent

Friday, March 15, 2013

Beloved brothers and sisters, children in the Lord, The holy fathers, who arranged everything in an orderly manner, instituted a period of ascetic discipline and spiritual purification for forty days prior to the great feast of the Lord’s resurrection. This ascetic rule assumes the form of a limitation on foods through fasting, but especially an abstinence from evil. The saintly hymnographer characteristically emphasizes that a genuine and favorable form of fasting for God is the estrangement from wrongdoing, control of the tongue, alienation from anger, separation from evil desires, including gossip, deceit and swearing, Read more...

Bishop-Elect Gregory Travels To Constantinople

Thursday, November 01, 2012

CONSTANTINOPLE -- His Grace, Bishop-Elect Gregory, accompanied by Very Rev. Protopresbyter Mark Arey, Director of the Office of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America travelled to The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to take part in the official ceremonies of announcement and acceptance of his election as ruling diocesan bishop of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. with the title Bishop of Nyssa. On Wednesday, October 31, 2012, His Grace, Bishop-Elect Gregory took part in the official ceremonies of Mikro and Mega Minima Read more...

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