Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

We, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, express our profound gratitude to God for the gift of this new encounter enabling us, in the presence of the members of the Holy Synod, the clergy and the faithful of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, to celebrate together the feast of Saint Andrew,...

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Vatican Insider: Pope bows before Bartholomew and Receives Blessing from Him

Vatican Insider: Pope bows before Bartholomew and Receives Blessing from Him

This weekend marks the historic visit of Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople. During his visit with His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the Pope is attending an Ecumenical Prayer Service and a Patriarchal Divine Liturgy, both celebrated at the Patriarchal Church of Saint George at the Phanar. Read...

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Visit of Pope Francis to Ecumenical Patriarchate Will Be Broadcast Live on EWTN, NOV. 29 and 30

Visit of Pope Francis to Ecumenical Patriarchate Will Be Broadcast Live on EWTN, NOV. 29 and 30

NEW YORK— The visit of Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople and his meetings with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on November 29 and 30, 2014, will be broadcast live in the United States by EWTN, Global Catholic Network. Pope Francis is scheduled to attend a Doxology at 6:15 p.m....

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Not Just A Photo Op

Not Just A Photo Op

This week, I leave once again to join the Patriarchal Support team that will assist with the commentary for the historic visit of Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate on the occasion of the Thronal Feast of St. Andrew. My mind still has vivid memories of the Pilgrimage we covered...

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Pope Francis to Visit Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Constantinople

Pope Francis to Visit Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Constantinople

NEW YORK— His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will welcome Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople on November 29 and 30, 2014.  Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew extended the invitation to the Pope during His Holiness’ inaugural Mass in March 2013. Pope Francis is scheduled to attend a Doxology at 4:00...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, September 26, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy, September 26, 2014

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 the stories making headlines this week: The Assembly of Bishops of the United States of America affirmed support for its agencies at its annual...

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Broadcasting from Rome: A Scrapbook

Broadcasting from Rome: A Scrapbook

Recently during the historic pilgrimage of the successors to the Brothers of Galilee, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, viewers around the world were treated to a broadcast of equally historic proportions when clergy and laymen who were part of the Patriarchal Support Team traveled to Rome and were heard...

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What language did Jesus speak?

What language did Jesus speak?

During the recent Apostolic Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the western media seemed to lose sight of the Ecumenical Patriarch’s role in this historic event. Instead, it focused on Pope Francis and political leaders such as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. An article by Dr. Alexandros K. Kyrou, “Pilgrimage or...

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Prayers for Peace in the Middle East and News from North America

Prayers for Peace in the Middle East and News from North America

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 Ecumenical Patriarch Attends Prayers for Peace at Vatican On Pentecost Sunday, June 8th, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew joined Pope Frances...

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Joins Pope Francis at a Vatican Invocation for Peace

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Joins Pope Francis at a Vatican Invocation for Peace

From left, Israel’s President Shimon Peres, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, Pope Francis, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas pose for photographers at the end of an evening of peace prayers in the Vatican gardens, Sunday, June 8, 2014. Pope Francis waded head-first into Mideast peace-making Sunday, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian...

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