His All Holiness, BARTHOLOMEW, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch is the 270th successor of the 2,000 year-old local Christian Church founded by St. Andrew the Apostle. As Archbishop of Constantinople and New Rome, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew occupies the First Throne of the Orthodox Christian Church and presides in a fraternal spirit among all the Orthodox Primates.
CRETE—The official texts of the opening speeches and addresses for the Holy and Great Council are available at HOLYCOUNCIL.ORG , in their original languages. Translations will be posted as they become available.
More than 320 journalists, representing 138 media outlets and 25 countries, have received credentials for the Council. Daily media briefings are broadcast live at approximately 15.30 GMT +3 (8:30 am EDT) and available as video on demand.
The Council continues meeting through June 25, concluding with the Divine Liturgy on June 26.
On June 25, the Closing Session of the Holy and Great Council will be livestreamed beginning at 17:00 GMT+3 (10 am EDT.)
On June 26, beginning at 8:00 GMT +3 (1 am EDT), Orthros and Divine Liturgy will be livestreamed .
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More information on the Holy and Great Council
Coverage of the Holy and Great Council in cooperation with Pemptousia. For more information on the Holy and Great Council go to the official website holycouncil.org. You can also visit the Ecumenical Patriarchate Press Office at orthodoxcouncil.org.
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