Broadcasting from Rome: A Scrapbook

Broadcasting from Rome: A Scrapbook

Recently during the historic pilgrimage of the successors to the Brothers of Galilee, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, viewers around the world were treated to a broadcast of equally historic proportions when clergy and laymen who were part of the Patriarchal Support Team traveled to Rome and were heard...

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Orthodoxy and the Environment

Orthodoxy and the Environment

The recent meeting between the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Pope in Jerusalem culminated in a joint declaration that in one significant section, less noted than it should have been, addressed the environment from Christian perspectives: “It is our profound conviction that the future of the human family depends also on...

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Ecumenical Patriarch’s Speech: Christian Love Can Solve World’s Problems

Ecumenical Patriarch’s Speech: Christian Love Can Solve World’s Problems

Greeting message to 21st Anniversary Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy General Assembly From His All Holiness The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Delivered by His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France Moscow, 26 June 2014 Dear Friends, On behalf of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, we congratulate you on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of...

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What language did Jesus speak?

What language did Jesus speak?

During the recent Apostolic Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the western media seemed to lose sight of the Ecumenical Patriarch’s role in this historic event. Instead, it focused on Pope Francis and political leaders such as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. An article by Dr. Alexandros K. Kyrou, “Pilgrimage or...

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Washington Post: Orthodox Patriarch May Join Vatican Prayer Summit

Washington Post: Orthodox Patriarch May Join Vatican Prayer Summit

During his recent visit to the Holy Land, Pope Francis surprised many people by inviting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres to a prayer summit at his home in the Vatican. This morning, the Washington Post reports that His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew may also attend this...

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Be the Bee: Apostolic Pilgrimage (Disagreement and Dialogue)

Be the Bee: Apostolic Pilgrimage (Disagreement and Dialogue)

Why was the meeting between Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew so important? On this week’s edition of “Be the Bee,” Steve Christoforou gives us the short version of what happened between the Catholics and the Orthodox. When did it start? When did the split actually happen? What’s behind the...

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Apostolic Pilgrimage: Meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with Pope Francis

Apostolic Pilgrimage: Meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with Pope Francis

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris This week we’ll be featuring the historic Apostolic Pilgrimage of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and His Holiness Pope Francis to Jerusalem commemorating the 50...

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Patheos: Like Pope Francis, The Church Breathes With One Lung

Patheos: Like Pope Francis, The Church Breathes With One Lung

In the weeks leading up to the historic meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, many of us have focused solely on the ways our own Church would respond to this event. It is natural to see the world from your perspective,...

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Pope and Patriarch, 1964

Pope and Patriarch, 1964

Yesterday’s meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with Pope Francis in Jerusalem marked the 50th anniversary of the 1964 meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras with Pope Paul VI. Technology in those days wasn’t as advanced as it is now, but there are good records of the meeting. Click here to listen...

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Homily by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Joint Prayer Service

Homily by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Joint Prayer Service

Following is the homily given by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew during the Joint Prayer Service with His Holiness Pope Francis at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. “Do not be afraid; for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for...

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