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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...

2010 Patriarchal Encyclical on Great and Holy Lent

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Beloved brothers and sisters, children in the Lord, Tomorrow, we enter the period of Holy and Great Lent. In the Lenten vespers of Forgiveness chanted this evening, we shall hear the sacred hymnographer urging us to "begin the time of fasting with joy, submitting ourselves to spiritual struggle" in preparing to welcome the great Passion and joyful Resurrection of our divine-human Lord Read more...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Appear on 60 Minutes Program Sunday Dec 13, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

NEW YORK – [Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America] His All Holiness Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of 300 million Orthodox Christians who constitute the second largest Christian denomination in the world, will be featured on the CBS News program 60 Minutes reported by Bob Simon, scheduled to air on Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 7 p.m. EST. Read more...

Turkish Government Seeks Formulas to Open Halki Seminary

Sunday, December 13, 2009

ISTANBUL, TURKEY -- As part of the government’s “democratic initiative” to extend minority rights, Turkey’s Education Ministry has been working on two formulas to re-open the Greek Halki seminary on Heybeliada, one of the Princes’ Islands off Istanbul. Read more...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Visit the USA

Friday, October 02, 2009

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas has been invited and will take part in liturgical celebrations and meetings with His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I during his upcoming Archpastoral Visit to the United States from October 20 - November 6, 2009. Read more...

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