• Archbishop Elpidophoros Holds Virtual Town Hall with National Clergy on Pandemic Crisis - Briefs Clergy on his Call with Secretary Azar

    Press Office

    March 28, 2020

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America held a Virtual Town Hall with the Metropolitans of the Eparchial Synod, the Bishops, and over 325 members of the National Clergy, organized by the Archdiocese Presbyters Council (APC), in order to discuss the magnitude of the Pandemic crisis and took questions from the clergy. Read More

  • Address of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros to the Archdiocese Presbyters Council Virtual Town Hall

    Archdiocese Presbyters Council

    March 28, 2020

    I greet each and every one of you in the love of Christ and with my deep appreciation for all that you are doing for the Faithful during this global pandemic. We have all been caught off guard and I know that you are all doing your best to keep your vital ministries going in every way possible. Read More

  • Message of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Regarding Covid-19

    Ecumenical Patriarchate News Release

    March 19, 2020

    The voice of the Church, of the Mother Church, cannot be silent in such times. Our words, then, take the form we have learned through the ages: through the liturgy and through instruction, with encouragement and consolation. Read More

  • Catechetical Homily of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the beginning of Holy and Great Lent, 2020


    February 26, 2020

    We offer hymns of thanks to the God of love as once again we enter Holy and Great Lent, the arena of ascetic struggle, fasting and abstinence, of vigilance and spiritual awareness, of guarding our senses and prayer, of humility and self-knowledge. We are commencing a new and blessed pilgrimage toward Holy Pascha, which has “opened for us the gates of paradise.” In Church and as Church, as we behold the Risen Lord of glory, we all journey together along the way of deification by grace that leads to the heavenly goods “prepared by God for those who love Him” (1 Cor. 2:9). Read More

  • Assembly of Bishops Delegation Participates in March for Life

    Press Office

    January 28, 2020

    The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America sent a delegation to the annual March for Life in the nation’s capital on Friday, January 24, 2020. The event marks the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Read More

  • Patriarchal Proclamation for Christmas 2019

    Press Office

    December 24, 2019

    Φθάσαντες τήν μεγάλην ἑορτήν τῶν Χριστουγέννων, δοξολογοῦμεν ἐν ὕμνοις καἰ ᾠδαῖς πνευματικαῖς τόν δι᾿ ἡμᾶς τούς ἀνθρώπους κενώσαντα ἑαυτόν καί τήν ἡμετέραν σάρκα ἀναλαβόντα Κύριον, ἵνα λυτρώσηται ἡμᾶς ἐκ τῆς «δουλείας τοῦ ἀλλοτρίου» καί ἀνοίξῃ τῷ γένει τῶν ἀνθρώπων Παραδείσου τάς πύλας. Ἀγάλλεται ἡ Ἐκκλησία τοῦ Χριστοῦ, βιοῦσα λειτουργικῶς τό ὅλον μυστήριον τῆς Θείας Οἰκονομίας, προγευομένη τῆς δόξης τῆς ἐσχατολογικῆς Βασιλείας καί δίδουσα χριστοπρεπῶς τήν καλήν μαρτυρίαν τῆς πίστεως, τῆς ἐλπίδος καί τῆς ἀγάπης ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ. Read More

  • Those who attempt to challenge the privileges & rights of the First-Throned Church of Constantinople, are trying in vain

    Ecumenical Patriarchate News Release

    November 4, 2019

    The ordinations of the new Bishop of Tralles and of the Ecclesiarch were performed with splendor Read More

  • Address of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Archdiocesan Presbyters Council National Clergy Retreat

    Archdiocese Presbyters Council

    October 29, 2019

    The calling to serve as a priest is a sacred duty, one that is focused on the care of souls, on spiritual healing, on leading in worship and service, and on offering Christ and the Gospel through your lives to all you encounter. Read More

  • Ecumenical Patriarch: “The Ecumenical Patriarchate struggles today to safeguard the faith of the Fathers”

    Ecumenical Patriarchate News Release

    October 28, 2019

    The Ecumenical Patriarchate today struggles, in the face of many confusions and reversals, to safeguard the faith of the Fathers, the doctrinal worship of God, and ecclesiastical morality, thereby giving testimony of his love to his neighbor: whenever you did these things to the least of my brothers, you did them to me,” the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew pointed out in his address after the Divine Liturgy which he celebrated on Sunday, October 27, at the renowned Holy Church of St. Demetrios Xyloporta. Read More

  • Εκλογή νέου Επισκόπου στο Οικουμενικό Πατριαρχείο

    Ecumenical Patriarchate News Release

    October 4, 2019

    Στην εκλογή νέου Επισκόπου, βοηθού του Παναγιωτάτου, με τον τίτλο της πάλαι ποτέ δια-λαμψάσης Επισκοπής Τράλλεων, προχώρησε σήμερα, Παρασκευή, 4 Οκτωβρίου, η Αγία και Ιερά Σύνοδος του Οικουμενικού Πατριαρχείου, η οποία συνεδριάζει για δεύτερη ημέρα, στο Φανάρι, υπό την προεδρία του Οικουμενικού Πατριάρχου Βαρθολομαίου. Read More

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