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Catechetical Encyclical on the Opening of Great Lent 2017

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Catechetical Encyclical on the Opening of Great Lent 2017

Catechetical Encyclical on the Opening of Great Lent 2017 by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

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September 1st, 2016: Patriarchal Encyclical for the Protection of the Environment

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September 1st, 2016: Patriarchal Encyclical for the Protection of the Environment

The corruption or destruction of a single cultural monument in any country wounds the ecumenical legacy of all humankind.

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Holy and Great Synod 2016: Official Announcement and Agreed Texts

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Holy and Great Synod 2016: Official Announcement and Agreed Texts

Official Announcement and Agreed Texts of the Synaxis of Primates of the Orthodox Churches Regarding the Holy and Great Synod 2016.

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September 1st: Patriarchal Encyclical for the Protection of Environment

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September 1st: Patriarchal Encyclical for the Protection of 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 its original state.” (Anavathmoi, First Tone) […]

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2014 Thronal Feast: Visit of Pope Francis to the Phanar

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2014 Thronal Feast: Visit of Pope Francis to the Phanar

Pope Francis was enthusiastically greeted with the ringing of church bells upon arrival at the Ecumenical Patriarchate today on the occasion of the celebration of St. Andrew the Apostle, patron saint of the Church of Constantinople, the Byzantine name for present-day Istanbul.

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2014 Patriarchal Encyclical for Easter

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2014 Patriarchal Encyclical for Easter

Come, brethren and children in the Lord, receive the light from the unwaning Light of the Phanar, the Holy Center of the Orthodox, and let us all together and jointly glorify “Christ, Who is risen from the dead.”

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Receives Exceptional Academic Honor

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Receives Exceptional Academic Honor

On December 19, 2013, His All-Holiness received an honorary doctorate from Istanbul’s Boğaziçi University (formerly Robert College) for his extraordinary vision and initiatives for the protection of the natural environment. The award comes on the occasion of Boğaziçi University’s 150th anniversary. Not only is this Turkish institution of higher learning the first ever to be […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the 2nd Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the 2nd Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom

With paternal joy and patriarchal satisfaction, from the Sacred Center of our Faith, we are delighted to address the Second International Conference on Religious Freedom organized and hosted by our cherished Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

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Patriarchal Encyclical for the Ecclesiastical New Year

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Patriarchal Encyclical for the Ecclesiastical New Year

We have come to September 1st, the beginning of the ecclesiastical year, which the Ecumenical Patriarchate and subsequently the entire Orthodox Church designated as a day of prayer for the natural environment. Since then, as a result of this initiative, the interest in protecting the natural environment has expanded more broadly and numerous measures are now taken for the sustainability and balance of the earth’s ecosystems as well as for all related problems.

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Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2013

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Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2013

Patriarchal Encyclical For Holy Pascha 2013   Prot. No. 388   † BARTHOLOMEW By God’s mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the plenitude of the Church Grace, peace and mercy from Christ risen in glory Beloved concelebrants and devout, god-loving children of the Church, Christ is Risen! The proclamation of the Resurrection […]

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2013 Catechetical Homily of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the Beginning of Great Lent

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2013 Catechetical Homily of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the Beginning of Great Lent

† B A R T H O L O M E W   By the Mercy of God Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch   To the Plenitude of the Church Grace and Peace be with you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ together with our Prayer, Blessing and Forgiveness Beloved brothers and […]

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Statement by His All-Holiness at the Announcement of the Retirement of Benedict XVI, Pope of Rome

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Statement by His All-Holiness at the Announcement of the Retirement of Benedict XVI, Pope of Rome

Upon being informed on the way to his native island of Imvros of the imminent retirement of Pope Benedict from the Petrine ministry on the Throne of Rome, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew issued a formal declaration and personal statement to the media, responding with sadness to the news. His All-Holiness closely cooperated with Pope Benedict during […]

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