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Beginning of the Process of Santictification of Holy Myrrh

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Beginning of the Process of Santictification of Holy Myrrh

On Holy Monday, April 9, 2012, following the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at the Patriarchal Church of St. George, His All-Holiness blessed the beginning of the process of sanctification of the Holy Myron in a special office. The Ecumenical Patriarch sprinkles holy water on the prepared materials, the utensils to be used, and […]

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The Sanctification of the Holy Myrrh at the Phanar

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The Sanctification of the Holy Myrrh at the Phanar

On Sunday, April 8, 2012, following the doxology on Palm Sunday, His All-Holiness blessed the Archon Myrepsos (Perfumer) George Savvits who, along with his colleagues, will assist in the preparation of the Holy Myron (Myrrh). Photos by N.Manginas

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The patriarch is ecumenical

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The patriarch is ecumenical

It is sometimes very difficult to understand why Turkey refrains from reforms in various fields. In the past, we used to think that Turkey was lagging behind in reforms because of the attitudes of the Kemalist elites. However, in this Turkey of 2012, where non-Kemalist actors almost completely dominate the political scene, more persuasive answers […]

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Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Ecumenical Patriarchate

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Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Ecumenical Patriarchate

On Sunday, March 4, 2012, His All-Holiness celebrated the Divine Liturgy marking the Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Patriarchal Church of St. George. Among those in attendance were Ambassador Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos, Secretary General of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, the General Consul of Greece in Istanbul, the Hon. Nikolaos Matthioudakis, and Greek […]

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The meaning of Davutoğlu’s visit with Patriarchs

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The meaning of Davutoğlu’s visit with Patriarchs

Last week, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu visited with the Greek and Armenian Patriarchs, as well as held meetings with the representatives of other minority groups. For any country, a visit from a minister with members of religious minorities may be worth reporting, but these visits had implications that go well beyond newsworthiness. We used to […]

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Address of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the “World Policy Conference”

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Address of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the “World Policy Conference”

Europe as a laboratory for Global Governance (Wien,10/12/2011)   Your Excellencies, distinguished participants, Since the 15th century, Europe has been the protagonist in the unification of the Oecumene, the ‘inhabited world’. If we further take into account Europe’s overseas offshoots, globalization is, in fact, the result of many centuries of European Ecumenism. In the past, […]

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Distinguished Historian invested as Archon

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Distinguished Historian invested as Archon

On Tuesday, November 29, 2011, Vespers of the Feastday of St. Andrew, His All-Holiness invested the distinguished historian and researcher, Dimitrios Apostolopoulos, in recognition of his personal and scholarly work, as Archon of Panaghia Pammakaristos Brotherhood. Photos by N.Manginas

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Ecumenical Patriarch welcomes Vice President Biden to the Phanar

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Ecumenical Patriarch welcomes Vice President Biden to the Phanar

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew welcomed the Hon. Joseph Biden, Vice President of the United States to the Sacred See of St. Andrew, First-called of the Apostles. The historical first visit of a sitting Vice President of the United States took place on Saturday, December 3, 2011, at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul, Turkey. Photos […]

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Ordination of Metropolitan of Austria

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Ordination of Metropolitan of Austria

On Wednesday, November 30, 2011, His All-Holiness presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Church of St. George for the celebration of the Patronal Feast of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on the occasion of the feastday of St. Andrew, First-Called of the Apostles. The Liturgy also included the ordination to the episcopate of the newly-elected […]

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The Church of Panagia of Pera

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The Church of Panagia of Pera

The Church of Panagia of Pera is the Cathedral Church of the Ecumenical Patriarch as Archbishop of Constantinople,New Rome. At this Church on the feast of the entrance of the Theotokos (November 21st) the Ecumenical Patriarch celebrates the Divine Liturgy with the members of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.      […]

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SYNAXIS OF HEADS OF THE ANCIENT PATRIARCHATES

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SYNAXIS OF HEADS OF THE ANCIENT PATRIARCHATES

On Thursday and Friday, September 1-2, 2011, His All-Holiness presided over deliberations for the Synaxis of the Heads of the ancient Patriarchates and the Autocephalous Church of Cyprus at the Patriarchal Church of St. George at the Phanar. In attendance were Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa, Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem and […]

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PILGRIMAGE TO ANCIENT MONASTERIES

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PILGRIMAGE TO ANCIENT MONASTERIES

On Wednesday, August 17, 2011, His All-Holiness visited several historic ruins of ancient monasteries and churches in the Trabzon region, many of which are perched upon the steep mountain slopes. He was accompanied by Archbishop Demetrios of America, Metropolitans Barnabas of Neapolis and Pavlos of Drama, and Bishop Andonios of Phasiane, along with clergy and […]

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