His All Holiness, BARTHOLOMEW, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch is the 270th successor of the 2,000 year-old local Christian Church founded by St. Andrew the Apostle. As Archbishop of Constantinople and New Rome, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew occupies the First Throne of the Orthodox Christian Church and presides in a fraternal spirit among all the Orthodox Primates.
Watch as Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, author, theologian serving as Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and theological advisor to the Ecumenical Patriarch, as he addresses questions concerning the process and governance during the Holy and Great Council preparing to meet in a few days.
The Holy and Great Council gathers in Crete June 19-26, 2016
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For more information on the Holy and Great Council go to the official website holycouncil.org. You can also visit the Ecumenical Patriarchate Press Office at www.orthodoxcouncil.org.
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