• The new Consul General of the United States in Istanbul Visits the Ecumenical Patriarchate

    Ecumenical Patriarchate

    July 16, 2019

    The new US Consul General in Istanbul, Daria Darnell, visited the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate today, Tuesday, July 16, for the first time since taking office. Read More

  • Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Receives Teachers and Students from Ukrainian Theological Schools

    Ecumenical Patriarchate

    July 15, 2019

    “Among Orthodox Christians, dialogue and the struggle for the protection of human rights are duties that derive from the core of our faith,” Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew said in his speech after the Divine Liturgy, which he celebrated in the most venerable Patriarchal Church on Sunday, July 14 Read More

  • Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Response to False, Unsubstantiated, and Slanderous Charges Regarding Ukraine Autocephaly

    Ecumenical Patriarchate

    July 15, 2019

    NEW YORK – The following statement was issued by the Press and Communication Office of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, which we relay to the faithful in America. Read More

  • Patriarchal Proclamation for Christmas 2018


    December 21, 2018

    We glorify the Most-Holy and All-Merciful God, that we are again deemed worthy this year to reach the festive day of Christmas, the feast of the pre-eternal Son and Word of God’s Incarnation “for us and for our salvation.” Read More

  • His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: 25 Years of Faithful Ministry


    November 21, 2018

    His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is the 270th successor of the Apostle Andrew and leader of the Orthodox Church that numbers 300 million faithful throughout the world. Over the last twenty-five years, he has opened the Orthodox Church to the modern world with unparalleled initiatives, dialogues and ministries. This video was produced on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of His All-Holiness Bartholomew as Ecumenical Patriarch. Read More

  • 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 Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2018


    April 7, 2018

    The experience of Christ’s Resurrection, the all-saving victory of Life over Death, is the nucleus of faith, divine worship, ethos and culture of the Christ-loving orthodox people of God. The life of the Orthodox faithful, in all its manifestations and dimensions, is nurtured and nourished by faith in the Resurrection, and constitutes a daily Pascha. This paschal experience is not simply a remembrance of the Lord’s Resurrection but also a participation in our own renewal, and an unshakeable conviction about the eschatological perfection of all. Read More

  • Political Persecution Leads to the Closure of Christianity’s Holiest Site

    World News

    February 27, 2018

    The leaders of Jerusalem’s churches have today (02/26/2018) announced the unprecedented decision to close the Church of the Holy Sepulcher until further notice, in protest at persistent moves to intimidate Christians and discriminate against churches in the Holy Land. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which dates back to the fourth century, is considered to contain the sites of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, making it the holiest site in the world for Christians. Read More

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


    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

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