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

Filed in Patriarch Messages by on September 1, 2016 • views: 2078
September 1st, 2016: Patriarchal Encyclical for the Protection of Environment

We need to have constant vigilance, information and education in order to understand clearly the relationship between today’s ecological crisis and our human passions of greed, materialism, self-centeredness, and rapacity, which result in and lead to the current crisis that we face.

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The Ecclesiology of the Holy and Great Synod

Filed in Articles by on July 20, 2016 • views: 1247
The Ecclesiology of the Holy and Great Synod

Before and after the convergence of the Holy and Great Synod there were expressed many different complaints and objections regarding whether the text “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World” corresponds with the ecclesiology of the Orthodox Church. On this question I would like to offer some initial theological thoughts, […]

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Patriarchal Encyclical for Pascha 2016

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Patriarchal Encyclical for Pascha 2016

Glory be to Him who bestows life, who has shown the light and love and peace to the world as well as to each one of us. Glory to Jesus Christ, the king of glory, the conqueror of death and champion of life.

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Patriarchal Catechetical Homily for the Great Lent

Filed in Patriarch Messages by on March 13, 2016 • views: 1065
Patriarchal Catechetical Homily for the Great Lent

Catechetical Homily on the occasion of the Holy and Great Lent by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

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Your body belongs to the Lord

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Your body belongs to the Lord

The body is not meant for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body…

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“I won’t force my kids to go to Church”

Filed in Articles by on February 12, 2016 • views: 1287
“I won’t force my kids to go to Church”

Church isn’t just one good choice among many. Church isn’t a building. Church, properly understood, is the body of Christ.

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The spiritual love

Filed in Articles by on February 11, 2016 • views: 1450
The spiritual love

Spiritual love is superior to the love between natural brothers and sisters because one relates to another through Christ and not a common mother.

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Archbishop Iakovos of America

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Archbishop Iakovos of America

On January 18 the United States celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., who used the principles of non-violent resistance in order to further the Civil Rights movement.

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Hagia Sophia: Such ecstasy can never be forgotten!

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Hagia Sophia: Such ecstasy can never be forgotten!

Those who over the centuries actually saw the miracle of Haghia Sophia at first hand are innumerable.

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Patriarchal Christmas Encyclical

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Patriarchal Christmas Encyclical

Let each of us offer whatever we can to our refugee brothers and sisters, in whom we see the person of Jesus Christ.

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The Orthodox Church Perseveres, Triumphs over Terror

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The Orthodox Church Perseveres, Triumphs over Terror

The National Herald, a weekly Greek-American publication, recently reported on “The Orthodox Church Perseveres, Triumphs over Terror” written by Theodore G. Karakostas, in its December 5-11, 2015 issue.

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An annoying Saint…

Filed in Articles by on December 5, 2015 • views: 1264
An annoying Saint…

The holy memory of Venerable Savvas the Sanctified is celebrated on December 5th.

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