• The Ecumenical Throne and the Church of Ukraine

    Ecclesiastical Structure

    September 28, 2018

    In the context of the study undertaken by the Ecumenical Patriarchate for the granting of the ecclesiastical status of autocephaly to Ukraine, various opinions have been formulated – even by representatives of official institutions – expressing misgiving about the canonical prerogative of the Church of Constantinople to proceed with such an act. Read More

  • Message of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the Indiction and the Day of the Protection of the Environment (2018)

    Press Office

    August 30, 2018

    Twenty-nine years have now passed since the Mother Church established the Feast of Indiction as the “Day of Protection of the Environment.” Throughout this time, the Ecumenical Patriarchate has inspired and pioneered various activities, which have borne much fruit and highlighted the spiritual and ecological resources of our Orthodox tradition. Read More

  • Patriarchal Catechetical Homily on the occasion of the beginning of Great Lent 2018

    Homily

    February 15, 2018

    Ὕμνον εὐχαριστίας ἀναπέμπομεν εἰς τόν ἐν Τριάδι Θεόν, τόν ἀξιώσαντα ἡμᾶς νά φθάσωμεν καί πάλιν εἰς τήν Ἁγίαν καί Μεγάλην Τεσσαρακοστήν, διά νά ἀγωνισθῶμεν τόν καλόν ἀγῶνα τῆς ἀσκήσεως, διά νά στραφῶμεν εἰς τό «ἕν, οὗ ἐστι χρεία» (πρβλ. Λουκ. ι’, 42). Read More

  • International Orthodox Christian Charities Works to Improve Health Year Round

    Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America

    January 31, 2018

    As many contemplate New Year’s resolutions to take better care of their health, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) continues its ongoing work to offer underserved communities and families worldwide the tools needed to do precisely that. Read More

  • Patriarchal Proclamation for Christmas 2017

    Encyclical

    December 23, 2017

    We welcome the “all-perfect God,” who “brought love into the world,” who becomes “closer to us than we to ourselves.” Through kenosis, the divine Word condescends to the created beings in “a condescension inexplicable and incomprehensible.” He “whom nothing can contain” is contained in the womb of the Virgin; the greatest exists in the least. This great chapter of our faith, of how the transcendent God “became human for humankind,” while remaining an “inexpressible” mystery. “The great mystery of divine Incarnation ever remains a mystery.” Read More

  • The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America Response to Racist Violence in Charlottesville, VA

    Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America

    August 18, 2017

    The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America stands with all people of good will in condemning the hateful violence and lamenting the loss of life that resulted from the shameful efforts to promote racial bigotry and white supremacist ideology in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read More

  • Hellenic College Holy Cross 75th Commencement Honors George Logothetis, Fr. George Poulos

    Press Office

    May 20, 2017

    Hellenic College Holy Cross School of Theology graduated 52 students at its 75th commencement May 20, which also awarded an honorary doctorate of humanities to entrepreneur and philanthropist George Logothetis and an honorary doctorate of divinity to Fr. George Poulos, a 1948 graduate of Holy Cross Seminary in Pomfret, Conn. Read More

  • Metropolis of Atlanta Archons Hold 18th Banquet

    Archons

    May 1, 2017

    ATLANTA – At their 18th annual St. Andrew Banquet on March 18, Metropolis of Atlanta Archons heard a presentation on the current situation in Turkey as it relates to the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Read More

  • Assembly Produces Report on Evangelization and Outreach in Parishes

    Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America

    May 1, 2017

    The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA has released the first national study on evangelization and outreach in Orthodox parishes in the United States. The report “Go and Make Disciples: Evangelization and Outreach in US Orthodox Parishes” explores the practices and strategies developed by some Orthodox parishes that can be viewed as exemplary in their missionary and outreach efforts. Read More

  • 2017 FAITH Scholarship Applications Available

    FAITH

    May 1, 2017

    NEW YORK – The 2017 FAITH Scholarship for Academic Excellence application period has opened. “FAITH: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism” sponsors a series of merit-based scholarships for high school seniors entering college in the fall through this prestigious scholarship series. In the past, awards have ranged from $1,000 to $20,000. Read More

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