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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: The Persecution of the Christians has not Ceased

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: The Persecution of the Christians has not Ceased

Some 1,700 years have passed since Emperor Constantine granted Christians the right to believe in God, yet “the persecution of Christians has not ceased;” thus, “the Church of Christ will never cease to generate martyrs” until God “enlightens everyone, so that they understand that peace, reconciliation, tolerance, meekness, and mercy can only have a positive effect on human society in general, especially in terms of deeds and words.”

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Celebrates the Feast of Sts Methodius and Cyril in Moravia

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Celebrates the Feast of Sts Methodius and Cyril in Moravia

On May 25,2013, about 2000 people attended the liturgy the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew celebrated in Mikulcice, a place linked to the medieval Christian missionaries Sts Cyril and Methodius, in spite of the rainy weather.

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Ecumenical Patriarch in Cappadocia

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Ecumenical Patriarch in Cappadocia

On Saturday morning, June 8, 2013, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew realized his annual pilgrimage to the ancient Christian and monastic region of Cappadocia, present-day Niğde in Turkey. He was accompanied by Metropolitans Joseph of Proikonnesos and Theoleptos of Ikonion, Grand Ecclesiarch Fr. Benjamin, Archimandrite Agathangelos Siskos, Patriarchal Dn. Nephon Tsimalis, Mr. Nikolaos Manginas and Mr. Mario Tarinas.

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Ecumenical Patriarch Celebrates feast of Patron Saint

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Ecumenical Patriarch Celebrates feast of Patron Saint

His All-Holiness celebrated his name-day and commemorated his patron saint, the Holy Apostle St. Bartholomew, presiding over Great Vespers on Monday, June 10, 2013, at the Holy Monastery of Zoodochos Peghe in Baloukli and celebrating the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Church of St. George on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Members of the Holy and Sacred Synod and Hierarchs of the Ecumenical Throne concelebrated with His All-Holiness, while Hierarchs from all over the world, including representatives of the Autocephalous Orthodox Churches, were in attendance.

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Message by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the Devout Ukrainian People

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Message by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the Devout Ukrainian People

The Holy Mother and Great Church of Christ, the Ecumenical Patriarchate, learned with great joy about your joint decision regarding the celebration of another milestone, the 1025th anniversary since the collective baptism of your predecessors. For, indeed, the acceptance of the Christian faith by the people in the region of Ukraine constituted a supreme event in its history, through which it was grafted into the body of Christ, the Church, and entered into the community of Christian Churches of Europe.

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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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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Addresses the Issue of Homosexual Marriage

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Addresses the Issue of Homosexual Marriage

The Church, my beloved parents and children, and subsequently the family, which consists lawfully and by the command of God of men and women, and the children acquired, is not a foundation or association or a simple organization, but a Body, as it is wonderfully depicted by the Apostle Paul. And this parallelism is accurate and true. Church and marriage. Husband and wife. Body and its members.

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Serbia for Edict of Milan Celebration

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Serbia for Edict of Milan Celebration

His All-Holiness was in Serbia from October 4-9, 2013, for the Edict of Milan 1700th anniversary celebrations organized by the Orthodox Patriarchate of Serbia. Accompanying the Ecumenical Patriarch were Metropolitans John of Pergamon and Emmanuel of France, as well as Archimandrite Bartholomew Samaras, Chief Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod, Grand Archdeacon Maximos Vgenopoulos, and Mr. Symeon Frantzelas.

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Mount Athos

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Mount Athos

From October 15-19, 2013, His All-Holiness traveled to the historic monastic peninsula of Mount Athos, also known as the Holy Mountain, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of its independence and incorporation into the Greek state. The Patriarchal delegation included Metropolitans Gennadios of Italy and Germanos of Tranoupolis, as well as the Grand Archdeacon Maximos, the Second Patriarchal Deacon Andreas, and the V. Rev. Grand Preacher Bessarion.

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Message by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch to the 19th Session of the Conference of the Parties (Cop 19)

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Message by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch to the 19th Session of the Conference of the Parties (Cop 19)

This week – even as the world mourns the tragic loss of life in the unprecedented Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippine Islands – political leaders have converged on Warsaw, Poland, in yet another anticipated meeting on climate change. Concerned citizens throughout the world are hoping and praying for prompt and practical results. The conference follows on the heels of an important report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which warns of the urgency of immediately addressing the alarming escalation of climate change in order to avoid catastrophic consequences.

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