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The Patriarch, The Pope, and the Refugee Crisis, An Ecumenism of Solidarity and Service
The significance of the joint visit to the island of Lesbos, Greece, on Saturday, April 16, 2016, by the leaders of the Christian Churches of the East and West cannot be understated. And its impact on the refugee crisis--in addition to its spiritual and symbolical dimensions, as well as its seemingly non-political and refreshingly spontaneous nature--should not be diminished. Full Text
Archon Theofanis V. Economidis named recipient of the Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship, Oct. 14
The Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle is pleased to announce that Archon Theofanis V. Economidis, Archon Ekdikos, has been designated as the recipient of this year's Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship. A special tribute dinner dance will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, Friday evening, Oct. 14, as part of the Order's annual three-day assembly, Oct. 14-16. Full Text
The Hurriyet Daily News reports on 'Orthodox Council moved from Turkey to Greece over Russia crisis'
A historical meeting bringing together representatives of 300 million Orthodox Christians, which had been due to be held in Istanbul this year after centuries away, has been shifted to the Greek island of Crete. The move came after the RussianOrthodox Church indicated that it did not want to come to Turkey due to the crisis between the two countries over the downing of a Russian jet that violated the Turkish-Syrian border last year, GreekOrthodox Patriarch Bartholomew told a group of journalists on April 18. Full Text
Joint Declaration by Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece
We, Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece, have met on the Greek island of Lesvos to demonstrate our profound concern for the tragic situation of the numerous refugees, migrants and asylum seekers who have come to Europe fleeing from situations of conflict and, in many cases, daily threats to their survival. World opinion cannot ignore the colossal humanitarian crisis created by the spread of violence and armed conflict, the persecution and displacement of religious and ethnic minorities, and the uprooting of families from their homes, in violation of their human dignity and their fundamental human rights and freedoms. Full Text
Reverend Dr. Stefanos Alexopoulos leads Archon Lenten Retreat in Southampton
With the blessings of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, the Order of Saint Andrew was pleased to have Reverend Dr. Stefanos Alexopoulos as its retreat master for the 13th Annual Archon Lenten Retreat, April 15-16, 2016. Full Text
Catholic News Service reports on 'Together on the margins: Lesbos trip to be ecumenical sign of service'
Before St. John Paul II arrived in Greece in 2001 there were protests by Orthodox faithful and an all-night prayer vigil by Orthodox monks on Mount Athos, praying that the pope would not come. Full Text
Archon Symposium and Lenten Retreat held on The Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church
The Church of the Annunciation in Elkins Park, PA was the setting for the Philadelphia region’s fifth Archon Symposium/Lenten Retreat on Saturday, April 2nd which focused on the upcoming historic Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, which has not occurred in 1200 years. Full Text
Greek Independence Day Parade to be televised and streamed live, April 10 at 2pm
National Council member Archon John A. Catsimatidis, the Order's Religious Freedom Chairman is coordinating the broadcast of the 2016 Annual Greek Independence Day Parade. The parade will be televised live on Channel 9 WWOR TV, and also streamed on the internet on: www.my9nj.com Full Text
The Associated Press reports on 'Pope may visit Greek island to highlight refugees' plight'
Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, will visit the Greek island of Lesbos next week to highlight the plight of refugees, the Greek government said, as refugees and other migrants are being deported back to Turkey under the European Union's controversial program to ease Europe's migrant problem. Full Text
The Washington Post reports on 'Freedom of religion starts at home, Mr. Erdogan'
The April 1 Metro article “A new community spirit” was right to highlight the controversy surrounding Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s participation in the opening of the Diyanet Center of America. But there’s another point to be made. The freedom of religion enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and cherished by Americans — the very freedom to worship that Marylanders will enjoy at this new mosque — does not exist inside Mr. Erdogan’s country. Full Text
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