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Encyclical of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the Church New Year

Friday, August 31, 2012

ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE -- Beloved brothers and children in the Lord,Our God, who created the universe and formed the earth as a perfect dwelling place for humanity, granted us the commandment and possibility to increase, multiply and fulfill creation, with dominion over all animals and plants. The world that surrounds us was thus offered to us as a gift by our Creator as an arena of social activity but also of spiritual sanctification in order that we might inherit the creation to be renewed in the future age Read more...

Ecumenical Patriarchate Issues Communiqué on the Resurgence of Violence Spreading Throughout the World

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

CONSTANTINOPLE, [Ecumenical Patriarchate] -- The Ecumenical Patriarchate expresses profound concern about the resurgence of violence currently spreading throughout the world. From America to Africa and throughout Europe and Asia, continents are confronted with the phenomenon of intolerance that not only undermines world stability and peace, but also constitutes a denial of human dignity. Racial murders, genocide, ethnic cleansing, anti-semitism, destruction of places of worship etc, constitute barbaric acts that must be denounced publicly Read more...

2011 Patriarchal Proclamation For Pascha

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The occurrences and events of our time may not seem to justify the exultation of our greeting. The natural destruction caused by seismic tremors and oceanic swells, together with the lurking devastation from possible nuclear explosion, as well as the human sacrifices resulting from military conflict and terrorist action, reveal our world to be in horrible torment and anguish from the pressure of the Read more...

Patriarchal Proclamation on the Nativity of Our Lord 2010

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Beloved brother concelebrants and blessed children in the Lord, Within the somber atmosphere that recently prevails throughout the world with the diverse affliction of the financial, social, moral and especially spiritual crisis, which has created increasing frustration, bitterness, confusion, anxiety, disappointment and fear among many people with regard to the future, the voice of the Church sounds sweet: Read more...

Büyükada Orphanage in Istanbul to be transferred to Ecumenical Patriarchate

Friday, November 26, 2010

ISTANBUL -- Procedures to transfer the orphanage on the largest of Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate have been completed and the deed will be delivered to Patriarch Bartholomew on Monday. Read more...

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