LIVE International Ecological Symposium Toward a Greener Attica

LIVE International Ecological Symposium Toward a Greener Attica

Preserving the Planet and Protecting its People Sponsored by the Ecumenical Patriarchate Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 This international ecological symposium in Athens and the Saronic Islands, Greece is organized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. It will convene theologians and scientists, political and business leaders, as well as activists and journalists...

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Environmental Poverty and Personal Responsibility. Science meets the Discourse of the Saints

Environmental Poverty and Personal Responsibility. Science meets the Discourse of the Saints

Petros Panayiotopoulos   The degradation of the quality of the environment in which we live is an incontrovertible fact. For decades now, many people have recognized the importance of this, though, unfortunately fewer have been moved to take practical steps and undertake action, even though we all suffer the consequences...

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Water Crisis

Water Crisis

Abbot Tryphon   Our world is facing a water crisis that will likely see water replace oil as the basis for many wars throughout the world. The recent extreme drought in the State of Texas, with many ranchers being forced to sell off their cattle and fires raging out of...

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Patriarchal Message for the New Ecclesiastical Year and the Day for the Protection of the Natural Environment

Patriarchal Message for the New Ecclesiastical Year and the Day for the Protection of the Natural Environment

+ BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church Grace, Peace and Mercy From the Creator, Sustainer and Governor of All Creation Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ   “All of creation is renewed by the Holy Spirit, returning to...

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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 Declares Day of Prayer for the Environment

Ecumenical Patriarch Declares Day of Prayer for the Environment

Patriarchal Encyclical for the Ecclesiastical New Year Prot. No. 907 + BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Entire Church: Grace and Peace from the Creator, Sustainer and Governor of all Creation, our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ Blessed brothers, sisters, and children...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! On September 1st, Orthodox Christians from around the world who follow the New Calendar ushered in the beginning of yet another ecclesiastical year, a day of joyful celebration and expectation that the Church calls the Indiction. The Indictio, as it is known in Latin, was a Roman...

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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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Yes, Our Church is Green

Yes, Our Church is Green

“… there are no two ways of looking at either the world or God. There is no distinction between human welfare and concern for ecological preservation. The way we relate to nature as creation reflects directly the way we believe in God as Creator of all things. The sacredness with...

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