Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Earth Day 2020

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, whose mission is to work with civil and faith communities for developing local solutions to global problems, including climate change, plastic pollution, and threats to biodiversity. Earth Day promotes programs ranging from low-impact actions to “a billion acts of green” to address the paramount challenge of our time. Read More

April 21, 2020

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

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

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

March 19, 2020

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

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

February 26, 2020

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

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

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

November 4, 2019

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

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

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

October 28, 2019

Pilgrimage Visit of the Abbot of the Vatopedi Monastery and Fathers of Mount Athos to the Holy See of the Mother Church

Pilgrimage Visit of the Abbot of the Vatopedi Monastery and Fathers of Mount Athos to the Holy See of the Mother Church

The Abbot of the Vatopedi Monastery, Archimandrite Ephraim and the brothers of the Monastery, Frs. Evdokimos and George, as well as the Hieromonk Chrysostom, Geron of the Holy Cell of Saint John Chrysostom in the Skete of Koutloumousiou, made a pilgrimage visit to the Holy Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate today, Tuesday, Sept. 10, in order to express their respect to the Ecumenical Patriarch and receive his blessing on the occasion of the beginning of the new ecclesiastical year, which started September 1. Read More

September 10, 2019

The Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece Visits the Ecumenical Patriarchate

The Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece Visits the Ecumenical Patriarchate

For the first time since assuming his new duties, the Greek Deputy Foreign Minister, Mr. Antonis Diamataris, whose responsibilities include ecclesiastical affairs abroad, visited the see of the Ecumenical Patriarchate today, Tuesday, Sept. 10, and was received by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Read More

September 10, 2019

The New Governor of Mount Athos Visits the Ecumenical Patriarch

The New Governor of Mount Athos Visits the Ecumenical Patriarch

The Archon of the Holy Great Church of Christ, Mr. Athanasios Martinos, was recently appointed by the decision of the Greek government and is due to take up his duties in the near future. Read More

September 5, 2019

Encyclical of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the Feast of Indiction and the First Day of the Ecclesiastical Year and the Day of Environmental Protection

Encyclical of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the Feast of Indiction and the First Day of the Ecclesiastical Year and the Day of Environmental Protection

The ecological activities of the Ecumenical Patriarchate served as the inspiration for theology to advance prominently the truth of Christian anthropology and cosmology, the Eucharistic worldview and treatment of creation, along with the spirit of Orthodox asceticism as the basis for understanding the reason for and response to the ecological crisis. Read More

August 29, 2019

Keynote Address By Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace

Keynote Address By Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace

It is a great honor for us to attend the tenth gathering of the World Assembly of Religions for Peace. Today, among prominent representatives of state and religions, of the high diversity of faith-based traditions, it is our pleasure to offer the following keynote remarks on the very important theme, “Caring for our Common Future: Advancing Shared Well-Being.” Read More

August 22, 2019

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