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Ecumenical Patriarch at Panagia Soumela in Trebizond, August 15,2012

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Ecumenical Patriarch at Panagia Soumela in Trebizond, August 15,2012

Divine Liturgy, marking the Dormition of the Theotokos, was held at the historic Sümela Monastery in the northern province of Trabzon on Wednesday, ending with messages of peace. It is the third time that a religious service has been held at the monastery in the history of the Turkish Republic. Wednesday’s event saw much less […]

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Communiqué on the resurgence of Violence spreading throughout the World

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Communiqué on the resurgence of Violence spreading throughout the World

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, […]

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Commemoration of Saint Euphemia the Great Martyr

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Commemoration of Saint Euphemia the Great Martyr

On Wednesday, July 11, 2012, Metropolitan Gennadios of Italy and Meliti presided over the Divine Liturgy for the commemoration of St. Euphemia the Great Martyr, whose entire relic is preserved intact and treasured at the Patriarchal Church of St. George. The service was attended by His All-Holiness, clergy of the Patriarchal Throne, and numerous pilgrims […]

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Memorial Service for Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras at the Phanar

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Memorial Service for Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras at the Phanar

On Sunday, July 8, 2012, His All-Holiness presided over the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy and the memorial service for the 40th anniversary since the passing of Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras at the Patriarchal Church of St. George. photos by Nicolaos Manginas

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The Real Environmental Crisis. Lessons from the Green Patriarch

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The Real Environmental Crisis. Lessons from the Green Patriarch

  Earlier this month, His All Holiness Bartholomew, the Patriarch of 300 million Eastern Orthodox Christians, convened a two-day conversation on “environment, ethics and innovation.” We gathered on the tiny, ancient island of Heybeliada off Istanbul, which was once the Patriarch’s Constantinople and before that New Rome. There were scientists there, and activists, and religious […]

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Moldova’s Supreme Award to His All-Holiness

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Moldova’s Supreme Award to His All-Holiness

On Monday, June 25, 2012, His All-Holiness received from the hands of the President of the Republic of Moldova, His Excellency Nicolae Timofti, Moldova’s Supreme Award. The President expressed to His All-Holiness his gratitude for all that he has done so far for his country both spiritually and materially. Photos by Nicolaos Manginas

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His All-Holiness receives Diploma of Excellence

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His All-Holiness receives Diploma of Excellence

On Sunday, June 24, 2012, following the Divine Liturgy presided by Metropolitan Theoliptos of Iconium at the Patriarchal Church of St. George, His All-Holiness was honored with the Diploma of Excellence by the President of the Balkan Environmental Association, Prof. Phokion Vosniakos, for his contribution to the protection of the environment. This distinction has only […]

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Keynote address of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the opening ceremony of the Halki Summit

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Keynote address of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the opening ceremony of the Halki Summit

(Halki Theological School, June 18, 2012) Your Eminences, Beloved friends, Distinguished participants of the Halki Summit, Esteemed guests,          It is indeed a special privilege to welcome you to the Monastery of the Holy Trinity, the sacred site of our precious and venerable Halki Theological School, for the official opening of the Halki Summit on […]

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International Environmental Conference

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International Environmental Conference

On Monday afternoon, June 18, 2012, His All-Holiness attended and addressed the opening session of the Halki Summit on Global Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability co-organized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the University of Southern New Hamphshire under the auspices of the Ecumenical Patriarch at the Theological School of Halki. Among those in attendance were Metropolitans […]

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Ecumenical leaders push for sustainable future of earth at Rio+20

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Ecumenical leaders push for sustainable future of earth at Rio+20

  Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople and the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit both have pressed for the future sustainability of earth and stronger commitments for ecological justice at Rio+20. They sent messages to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) Rio+20 which will take place […]

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Remarks of His All-Holiness on receiving The Franklin D. Roosvelt Freedom of Worship Medal

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Remarks of His All-Holiness on receiving The Franklin D. Roosvelt Freedom of Worship Medal

Middelburg Netherlands May 12, 2012 To worship freely is to breathe. In the fourth century, our venerable predecessor on the Throne of Constantinople, St. Gregory the Theologian, identified the capacity to remember God in prayer with the ability to breathe. Your Majesty, Esteemed Mrs. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, Honorable board members of the Roosevelt Foundation, Beloved […]

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The Freedom Award

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The Freedom Award

On Saturday, May 12, 2012, His All-Holiness received Four Freedom Award from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Foundation in Nieuwe Kerk in Middelburg (Netherlands). The Freedoms Medals are presented to men and women whose achievements have demonstrated a commitment to those principles which President Roosevelt proclaimed in his historic speech to Congress on January 6, 1941, […]

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