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Ecumenical Patriarchate Purchases 8th Century Church in Bursa

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Ecumenical Patriarchate Purchases 8th Century Church in Bursa

  The world’s reputedly third oldest church, the Byzantine Başmelekler Church, or Taksiyarhon Church, was purchased by the Ecumenical Patriarchate on Sept. 10, Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Bursa, has announced. The Başmelekler Church, built in 789 by Byzantine Emperor Constantine Porphyrogennetos, is located in the Trilye region of the Marmara province of Bursa. The church was […]

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Communiqué for Respect of Religious Differences and Cessation of Violence

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Communiqué for Respect of Religious Differences and Cessation of Violence

The Ecumenical Patriarchate expresses profound sorrow as the world has rushed into a confusing and volatile time of religious protests turning violent, and a grievous lack of consideration for religious differences.  When we act disrespectfully and violently in the name of our religious prejudices or our religious beliefs we are undermining our own lives and […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew addresses 1st Istanbul World Forum

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew addresses 1st Istanbul World Forum

It is a sincere privilege to be invited by the Prime Ministry Office of Public Diplomacy and the SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research to address this 1st Istanbul World Forum held under the distinguished auspices of and officially opened by His Excellency Prime Minister Erdogan. Moreover, it is a personal pleasure to participate […]

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Funeral of Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria

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Funeral of Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria

On Friday, November 9, 2012, His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew presided over the funeral service for the late Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria together with Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece, as well as Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania. The service was held at the St. Alexander […]

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Election of new Metropolitan

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Election of new Metropolitan

On Tuesday, October 30, 2012, the Holy and Sacred Synod, at the recommendation of His All-Holiness, unanimously elected the Grand Archimandrite Athenagoras to the rank of Metropolitan Kydonion. The official proclamations were held in the Patriarchal Hall and the Patriarchal Church of St. George, where he served for many years together with his responsibilities as […]

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Bishop-elect Gregory of Nyssa and Metropolitan Anthony of Hierapolis at the Ecumenical Patriarchate

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Bishop-elect Gregory of Nyssa and Metropolitan Anthony of Hierapolis at the Ecumenical Patriarchate

On Friday, November 2, 2012, His All- Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew received the newly-elected Bishop Grigory of Nyssa (for the Carpatho-Russians of the USA) at the Phanar. The official proclamations, known as Mikro and Megalo Minima, were held in the Patriarchal Hall and at the Holy Trinity Monastery of Halki respectively. Earlier, the Holy and […]

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Consecration of Metropolitan Athenagoras of Kydonion (Cydoniae) at the Ecumenical Patriarchate

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Consecration of Metropolitan Athenagoras of Kydonion (Cydoniae) at the Ecumenical Patriarchate

On Sunday, November 18, 2012, His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch presided at the Divine Liturgy with eight Hierarchs (from the Churches of Constantinople and Greece) concelebrating at the Patriarchal Church of St. George for the consecration of the newly-elected Metropolitan Athenagoras of Kydonion, who formerly served as Grand Archimandrite at the Ecumenical Patriarchate. His Beatitude […]

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Homily by His Eminence Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong at the Thronal Feast of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

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Homily by His Eminence Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong at the Thronal Feast of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

“Let us extol that preacher of the Faith and minister of the Word, Saint Andrew the Apostle. He fishes human beings out of the depths, holding the Cross instead of a pole, and letting down its power instead of a line. And he retrieves souls from the error of the foe, and he offers them […]

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Orthodox Leader Deepens Progressive Stance on Environment

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Orthodox Leader Deepens Progressive Stance on Environment

At a conference near Istanbul last June, the chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall spoke about the endangered habitat of what she called “our closest relatives.” Underlining the evolutionary link, she described her encounter with a senior male ape who had a “beautiful white beard.”  With a smile, she turned to the 72-year-old man in the front […]

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Saints Canonized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate (1992-2012)

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Saints Canonized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate (1992-2012)

Over the course of the two decades of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch BARTHOLOMEW of Constantinople’s Archpastorate, the Holy Synod has proclaimed several holy men and women Saints of the Orthodox Church. Here is a provisional list. In 1992: • Savvas the New of Kalymnos (d. 1947), April 7 or 5th Sunday of Lent • The […]

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