‘Every act of violence, religious intolerance or injustice is not merely an insult to humanity, but a sin against our Creator’

‘Every act of violence, religious intolerance or injustice is not merely an insult to humanity, but a sin against our Creator’

Address at the start of proceedings at the 10th Dialogue, organized jointly in Jerusalem by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations, on the occasion of the 40 years of dialogue between Orthodoxy and Judaism. Tuesday 5 December 2017 Today, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew opened the proceedings...

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Admonishment Is Not the Same as Excommunication

Admonishment Is Not the Same as Excommunication

Earlier this month, news broke that the Ecumenical Patriarch had sent a letter to the Archbishop of Athens asking to “…depose and excommunicate leading hierarchs and clergy of the Church for their opposition to the ‘Council’ of Crete and its innovative organization and decisions.”  The “council” they are referring to...

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Understanding the Role of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Understanding the Role of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl060416.mp3 Are you familiar with the Christian persecution currently taking place in Turkey? Fr. Chris has invited Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis to tell us more about the work of the Archons, members of the Order of St. Andrew, which is an honor bestowed to laymen.  With 5 major initiative, the...

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This Week: Pope, Patriarchs, Martyrs, and Youth Ministry

This Week: Pope, Patriarchs, Martyrs, and Youth Ministry

  February 19th, 2016 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. These are some of the stories making headlines this week. Pope Francis Meets Russian Orthodox Patriarch in Cuba Remembering the 21...

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The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

  A role in dialogue   For the past several years as the then Executive Director and now the Founding Father of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN)  I had the privilege to work with several teams of professionals covering the 50th Anniversary Gathering of the lifting of the Anathema’s celebrated...

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The Green Patriarch (Documentary)

The Green Patriarch (Documentary)

His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew insists that we must take care of the environment, an insistence that has earned him the title, “The Green Patriarch.” The documentary above shows some of the Ecumenical Patriarch’s endeavors to protect the environment. Just a few minutes into the film, His All Holiness...

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s Response to Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s Response to Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical

NEW YORK – TIME magazine website published today an exclusive article outlining the response of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the Climate Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis Laudato Si’, presented this morning at the Vatican. The article starts with the words of His All-Holiness as follows: In a series of seminars organized...

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TIME: Ecumenical Patriarch Responds to Pope’s Climate Encyclical

TIME: Ecumenical Patriarch Responds to Pope’s Climate Encyclical

Pope Francis’s recent encyclical on climate change has garnered international attention and response. Now, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew offers his thoughts on the Pope’s words. See his article in Time Magazine. Exclusive: Patriarch Bartholomew on Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical Ecology, Economy and Ecumenism   In a series of seminars...

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Executive Committee of the Assembly of Bishops to Meet with Ecumenical Patriarch

Executive Committee of the Assembly of Bishops to Meet with Ecumenical Patriarch

On June 16, 2015, the Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will meet with His All Holiness, Patriarchate Bartholomew. Joining us to explain the significance of this meeting is V. Rev. Dr. Nathanael Symeonides, the Director of the Department of Inter-Orthodox,...

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Statement on Water

Statement on Water

For fifteen years, we raised the awareness of religious and civil leaders, as well as of theologians and politicians, on the plight of our planet’s waters. While our concern and compassion for the natural environment commands protection and preservation of all aspects of God’s creation – land, water, air, and...

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