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 […]

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 […]

Saint John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople

Saint John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, one of the Three Hierarchs [January 30], was born at Antioch in about the year 347 into the family of a military commander. His father, Secundus, died soon after the birth of his son. His mother, Anthusa, widowed at twenty years of age, did not seek to remarry but […]