Homily by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch BARTHOLOMEW During Pentecost Liturgy.

Homily by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch BARTHOLOMEW During Pentecost Liturgy.

HOMILY BY HIS ALL-HOLINESS CHAIRMAN OF THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW AT THE CONCELEBRATION OF THE DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. MINAS IN HERAKLION, CRETE THE PRIMATES OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCHES IN THE METROPOLITAN CHURCH WITH THEIR BEATITUDES Also available in GREEK, FRENCHand...

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Watch an Interview on The significance of the Council on The Feast of Pentecost

Watch an Interview on The significance of the Council on The Feast of Pentecost

Rev. Dr Fr John Chryssavgis, Director of Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Press Office for the Holy and Great Council, is speaking exclusively to Pemptousia and OCN for the significance of the Council on the great feast of Pentecost.  Watch the Interview. MORE INFORMATION ON THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL Coverage of the...

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Synaxis: primates acknowledge pain in absence of missing Churches

Synaxis: primates acknowledge pain in absence of missing Churches

CRETE — Following a doxology and morning prayer service, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew convened the Synaxis (gathering) of the Primates of the local autocephalous Orthodox Churches. This meeting was scheduled in January 2016 to provide the Primates the opportunity to review a draft of the Council’s Message, review the...

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Holy and Great Council LIVE Streaming

Holy and Great Council LIVE Streaming

  The following events will be available LIVE.   Please note that during other times there will not be a streaming.   (TIME ZONE CONVERTER) Daily media briefings are broadcast live at approximately 15.30 GMT +3 (8:30 am EDT), and available as video on demand. On June 25, the Closing Session...

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Christian Today Shares Petition by Orthodox Scholars

Christian Today Shares Petition by Orthodox Scholars

News of the Holy and Great Council is being covered throughout the globe and across multiple faith-based and secular news agencies. Thanks to the continued dedication of OCN to share the events leading to the Holy and Great Council throughout our website, social media and public relations networks, Mark Woods...

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Christian Today Picks Up News on Holy and Great Council

Christian Today Picks Up News on Holy and Great Council

News of the Holy and Great Council is being covered throughout the globe and across multiple faith-based and secular news agencies. Thanks to the continued dedication of OCN to share the events leading to the Holy and Great Council throughout our website, social media and public relations networks, Mark Woods...

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Listen to Recorded Webinar Concerning the Holy and Great Council

Listen to Recorded Webinar Concerning the Holy and Great Council

On Wednesday, June 15, Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, director, Ecumenical Patriarchate Press Office for the Holy and Great Council arranged for a Webinar concerning the upcoming Council, scheduled for June 16-27, 2016, at the Orthodox Academy of Crete. The Holy and Great Council, which will gather approximately 500 representatives from...

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Rev. Dr. Chryssavgis Addresses Process and Governance During the Holy and Great Council.

Rev. Dr. Chryssavgis Addresses Process and Governance During the Holy and Great Council.

Watch as Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, author, theologian serving as Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and theological advisor to the Ecumenical Patriarch, as he addresses questions concerning the process and governance during the Holy and Great Council preparing to meet in a few days. The Holy and Great Council gathers...

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Q & A : “Is there still hope…there is more than hope…there is prayer!”

Fr. John Chryssavgis addresses the issue of some of the Churches not attending the Holy and Great Synod a meeting that all agreed to attend and then at the last moment said they couldn’t for various reasons. Those delegations that have arrived feel the pain of their absence and pray...

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Despite New Pullout by Russia, Orthodox Synod to Take Place as Scheduled

Despite New Pullout by Russia, Orthodox Synod to Take Place as Scheduled

According to an article  in the Associated Press by Patrick Quinn and Derek Gatopoulos, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I  said the historic meeting of church leaders, the Holy and Great Council, will take place on the Greek island of Crete despite a pullout by Russia. His All-Holiness, the Patriarch...

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