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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TODAY’S ZAMAN: Who is the pope, who is the ecumenical patriarch?

TODAY’S ZAMAN: Who is the pope, who is the ecumenical patriarch?

Turkey — Why is the Pope treated with admiration while the Ecumenical Patriarch is not? TODAY’S ZAMAN: Who is the pope, who is the ecumenical patriarch? If you do not know Turkey, you may get the impression that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his government have huge admiration for the...

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Live Broadcast of Patriarchal Thronal Feast

Live Broadcast of Patriarchal Thronal Feast

Bookmark this page and return to it at the appropriate times to watch the live broadcast of the Thronal Feast of St. Andrew at the Ecumenical Patriarchate on EWTN. Fr. Christopher Metropulos, the Executive Director of the Orthodox Christian Network, will be providing the English language commentary. Pope Francis is...

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World Responses to Persecution of Christians

World Responses to Persecution of Christians

Hello, I’m Emmy Louvaris with “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. These are the stories making headlines this week: The United Nations’ Human Rights Council will hold a special session on September 1st to discuss the...

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Ecumenical Patriarch to attend liturgy at historic Armenian church

Ecumenical Patriarch to attend liturgy at historic Armenian church

(ARMENPRESS) — His Holiness Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, will also attend the annual liturgy in St. Cross Armenian Church in Van’s Akhtamar Island. As reports “Armenpress”, Turkish Haberler.com stated about this. The Head of the Van Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism Muzaffer Aktuğ stated that the Patriarchal...

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Victor Gaetan: Turkey: Secularist Siege Against Orthodox Church

Victor Gaetan: Turkey: Secularist Siege Against Orthodox Church

Reading this article is like taking a tour of the Holy Theological School of Halki. Victor Gaetan describes what can be seen there and reflects on the School’s history and present-day meaning. Turkey: Secularist Siege Against Orthodox Church BY VICTOR GAETAN But if we hope for what we do not...

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Orthodox News: From Meriam in Sudan to a Rapping Russian Priest

Orthodox News: From Meriam in Sudan to a Rapping Russian Priest

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. Segment 1: News from Around the Globe Meriam Ibrahim Freed, Then Detained Leaving Country In News from around the Globe this week, our top story...

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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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Joint Statement Celebrating the Meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis​

Joint Statement Celebrating the Meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis​

Fifty years ago, in January 1964, two great Christian leaders met in Jerusalem. Pope Paul VI of Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras of Constantinople swept aside centuries of hostility and embraced one another in the city where Christ was crucified and rose from the dead. The Pope’s gift of a...

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