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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
The Power of Memory: Chernobyl Thirty Years Later, a message from His All-Holiness
Thirty years ago, in the early morning of April 26, 1986, even as the Orthodox Church was about to embark on its holiest of weeks leading to the joy of Easter, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine exploded, creating the worst nuclear disaster that the world had seen up to that time. Full Text
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
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