Posts by Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America

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2015 USCIRF Report Identifies Worst Religious Freedom Violators; Identifies Turkey As “Serious” Violator

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) announced its 2015 recommendations to Congress, the White House, and the State…

May 11, 2015
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Halki Summit II to focus on “Theology, Ecology, and the Word,” June 8-10

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is hosting the second Halki Summit on “Theology, Ecology, and the Word.” Co-sponsored by…

May 08, 2015
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USCIRF Commemorates the Centennial Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today solemnly marks the 100 year anniversary of the tragic killing of over one million…

May 08, 2015
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Gatestone Institute reports on ‘Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction’

The Gatestone Institute recently reported on ‘Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction’ by Uzay Bulut. The Gatestone Institute, a non-partisan,…

Apr 23, 2015
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After the Crucifixion Comes the Resurrection

2015 Paschal Message of the National Commander As we Orthodox Christians celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior when He trampled down death and rose…

Apr 13, 2015
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Encyclical of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the Feast of Holy Pascha 2015

+ B A R T H O L O M E W By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church Grace, Peace…

Apr 12, 2015
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Encyclical of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the Feast of Holy Pascha 2015

+ B A R T H O L O M E W By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church Grace, Peace…

Apr 10, 2015
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Ecumenical Patriarchate Religious Freedom Lecture presented by Order of Saint Andrew at Oxford University

Oxford, United Kingdom – On March 27, 2015, with the blessings of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, National Commander Dr. Anthony J….

Mar 30, 2015
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Events Commemorating the Civil Rights Movement and Archbishop Iakovos in New York

As you know, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Selma. It also marks the 10th anniversary of the repose of Archbishop Iakovos. To help commemorate…

Mar 11, 2015
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PBS Reports on Halki Seminary and Religious Freedom

Once the world’s leading Eastern Orthodox seminary, Halki was closed by the Turkish government 43 years ago. The US and religious freedom activists…

Jan 30, 2015
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Christopher Stratakis, Esq. honored with Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship

Archon Christopher Stratakis, Esq. is joined by his wife, Mary and children, John, Sophia and Erene, as he is honored with the Nicholas J. Bouras Award…

Oct 28, 2014
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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Joins Pope Francis at a Vatican Invocation for Peace

From left, Israel’s President Shimon Peres, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, Pope Francis, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas pose for photographers…

Jun 09, 2014

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