Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis Issue Joint Declaration

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis Issue Joint Declaration

JERUSALEM – His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and His Holiness Pope Francis crossed a fifty-year milestone today, continuing the legacy of their predecessors Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras. In 1964, those leaders broke a silence of centuries and paved the way toward greater dialogue. Meeting this afternoon at...

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LIVE! Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

LIVE! Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

On Sunday, May 25th, there is a live broadcast from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem of the Service of Thanksgiving with Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.  The service is scheduled to start at 7:00pm local time in Jerusalem (12:00pm Eastern and 9:00am Pacific USA time)   The...

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Ecumenical Patriarch Decries Violence Against Women

Ecumenical Patriarch Decries Violence Against Women

As the world continues to pray for Meriam Ibrahim, the wife and pregnant mother who has been condemned to death in Sudan for her Christian faith, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew adds his voice to the outcry against violence against women. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Decries Violence in Advance of Meeting...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, May 23, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy, May 23, 2014

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. Segment 1: News from around the Globe Humanitarian Response to Flooding in Serbia and Bosnia Our top story this week: International Orthodox Christian Charities, the Serbian Orthodox Church,...

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Apostolic Pilgrimage: Historical Context

Apostolic Pilgrimage: Historical Context

As the participants in the historic meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis begin assembling in Rome and Jerusalem, OCN’s Dr. Keith Massey presents a brief overview of the historical significance of the meeting on May 25th in Jerusalem. This apostolic pilgrimage represents a meeting of Andrew and Peter, the...

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SunSentinel: Local Orthodox priest to visit Jerusalem for historic meeting

SunSentinel: Local Orthodox priest to visit Jerusalem for historic meeting

A major newspaper in Fort Lauderdale, the city where OCN has its headquarters, is reporting our Executive Director’s participation in the coming Apostolic Pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Local Orthodox priest to visit Jerusalem for historic meeting The Rev. Christopher Metropulos will do TV analysis on reconciliation of Catholics and Orthodox Christians...

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VIDEO: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Discusses the Call for Fraternal Cooperation in a Suffering World

VIDEO: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Discusses the Call for Fraternal Cooperation in a Suffering World

His All-Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, explains the history of the 1964 encounter in the Holy Land between the two brother Bishops, Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras. As the successors to this historic meeting, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will also discuss the...

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How Good and Pleasant It Is

How Good and Pleasant It Is

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is,” said the psalmist in Psalm 133, “when brothers dwell in unity!” Indeed, it is as if the proverbially-copious dew of Mount Hermon in northern Palestine were to fall as far south as the dry mountains of Zion (verse 3). Such references to Zion...

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VIDEO: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Explains the Purpose of the Meeting in Jersualem

VIDEO: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Explains the Purpose of the Meeting in Jersualem

His All-Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, discusses the 1964 encounter in the Holy Land between Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras; and the symbolic confirmation of the ongoing commitment to the path of reconciliation between the two Churches. He explains the purpose of his upcoming...

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VIDEO: Archbishop Demetrios Discusses the Upcoming Meeting in Jerusalem

VIDEO: Archbishop Demetrios Discusses the Upcoming Meeting in Jerusalem

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America explains the historic significance of the meeting in Jerusalem, May 24-26, between Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. He also discusses the issues facing Christians in the Middle East and the developing cooperation between the two Churches to address these problems. Archbishop Demetrios is...

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