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’s Christmas Message: Christ Conquers Violence and Evil through Love

Ecumenical Patriarch’s Christmas Message: Christ Conquers Violence and Evil through Love

+ BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church: Grace, mercy, and peace from the Savior Christ, born in Bethlehem Beloved brothers and sisters in the Lord, “Christ is descending from the heavens; let us meet Him!” God has appeared on earth...

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Metropolitan John Zizioulas: Same Faith is the Only Basis for Unity

Metropolitan John Zizioulas: Same Faith is the Only Basis for Unity

Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon is the co-chair of the international Catholic-Orthodox theological dialogue and one of the most well known Orthodox theologians alive today. In a recent interview with Gianni Valente of Vatican Insider, the Metropolitan discussed the recent visit of Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, December 5, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy, December 5, 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 Ron Spiegel, in for Emmy Louvaris. These are the stories making headlines this week: Pope Francis visited His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Constantinople. A new...

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Without the ‘Dialogue of Love’, there is no ‘Dialogue of Truth’

Without the ‘Dialogue of Love’, there is no ‘Dialogue of Truth’

The recent visit of Pope Francis to the Phanar for the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Thronal Feast of St. Andrew has attracted significant attention. Responses have varied greatly, from exaltation to condemnation to a shrug of the shoulders, as if this is yet one more “merely symbolic” event without any practical promise....

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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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