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Ranking Member of US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Issues Statement on Holy and Great Council
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in advance of the Holy and Great Council to be held in Greece. Full Text
Chairman Royce Commends Historic Orthodox Christian Churches Meeting
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) submitted the following remarks into the Congressional Record to commend the upcoming meeting of Orthodox Christian Churches, the first of its kind in over a millennium: Full Text
Chairman Emeritus of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives recognizes the historic Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Christian Church to begin June 19th in Crete Greece
“The Chairman Emeritus of the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen presented remarks in the United States House of Representatives Congressional Record recognizing the extraordinary significance of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Christian Church today, as Orthodox Primates from around the world gather in Crete to carry out their sacred mission,” said Dr. Anthony Limberakis the head of the Greek Orthodox Church’s Order of St. Andrew, the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Full Text
Statement of the National Commander of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle regarding the Holy and Great Council
By the grace of God and, under the presidency of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarchate Bartholomew, the Holy and Great Council will go forward and light the way to a brighter future for Orthodoxy, Christianity, and indeed the entire world. Full Text
OCN interviews National Commander Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis on 'Understanding the Role of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate'
The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN)'s Fr. Chris Metropulos recently interviewed Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis, National Commander of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle who explained the Christian persecution currently taking place in Turkey, the work of the Archons and speak about members of the Order of St. Andrew, which is an honor bestowed to laymen. With 5 major initiatives, the Archons are called to serve the needs of the Mother Church. Full Text
Associated Press (AP) reports on 'Orthodox Christians spiritual seat issues calls for unity'
The spiritual seat of the world's Orthodox Christians on Friday issued a call for unity ahead of the first ever meeting of the faith's 14 independent churches that is expected to discuss the churches' common future and efforts to heal the nearly 1,000-year rift with the Roman Catholics. Full Text
Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for Holy Pascha 2016
On this glorious and holy Feast of our Lord’s Resurrection, we shine in the brilliant light and exhilarating joy of His presence and grace. We sing hymns of praise to the One who gives us new life. We proclaim the defeat of death and triumph over the tomb, as Christ is risen, resplendent and victorious. Full Text
Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2016
We wholeheartedly address you from the See of the Ecumenical Patriarchate with the joyous greeting "Christ is risen!" The resurrection of Christ is the center of our Orthodox faith. Without the resurrection, our faith is "in vain" (1 Cor. 15:14). Through His resurrection, the divine Word rendered humanity -- created in the image of God but wounded and stained by sin -- incorrupt and deified, granting us once again the possibility of achieving divine likeness, of which we were deprived through disobedience. Full Text
Preserving & Protecting the Unwaning Light of the Phanar
Now that we have celebrated the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord, let us join His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to support, protect and defend the apostolic mission and legacy of the Apostolic See of Saint Andrew. Full Text
Agenzia Fides reports on 'The Ecumenical Patriarch wants to meet Erdogan to talk about the Theological Institute of Halki'
The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I, wants to meet President Tayyip Erdogan to talk about the status of the Patriarchate, and above all would like clarification on the recent episodes that seem to contradict and negate the effectiveness of previous legislations regarding the restitution of goods to minority religious communities, which had been unlawfully expropriated in the past by Turkish authorities. Full Text
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