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The Ecumenical Patriarch meets with the members of CROCEU

Within the context of the Celebrations for the Golden Jubilee of the Metropolis of Belgium and Exarchy of the Netherlands and Luxemburg, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, met with the Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union (CROCEU). Present at the meeting were His Eminence Athenagoras Peckstadt Metropolitan of

Orthodox Youth Weekend 18-20.10.2019

Dear friends, Our Metropolis organises, as to yearly tradition, a “Meeting of the Orthodox Youth of the Benelux”, taking place from 18 till 20 Octobre 2019. Theme of the gathering: “How to live the orthodox faith today”? Our guest speaker: Priestmonk Makarios of Simonos Petras (Athos) Where: Jeugdcentrum De Karmel Torhoutsesteenweg 406 – 8200 Brugge

« What is Orthodoxy? »

INVITATION The Conference cycle “Orthodoxos Logos” of the Archdiocese of Belgium has the honor to invite you to a conference of Professor  Antoine Arjakovsky, on Thursday 23th May 2019 at 7:30 pm in the conference room of the Dominican Monastery in Brussels (Avenue de la Renaissance, 40 – 1000 Brussels – metro Schuman). The speaker,  Professor  Antoine Arjakovsky, will

Metropolitan of Belgium: Today, with you, I am a happy bishop

The ordinary assembly of clerics and young people took place under the supervision of the Metropolis of Belgium, on Wednesday, May 1, in Dilbeek, Belgium. The topic of this year’s assembly was “Life After Death,” which focused on the transcendence, the significance of Resurrection of Jesus, and the struggle of the faithful to continue to

Catechetical Homily at the Opening of Holy and Great Lent (2019)

† BARTHOLOMEW By God’s mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church May the Grace and Peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you Together with our Prayer, Blessing and Forgiveness * * * With the grace of God, the giver of all gifts, we have

INVITATION – The role of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the Orthodox Church

INVITATION The Conference cycle “Orthodoxos Logos” of the Archdiocese of Belgium has the honor to invite you to a conference of His Eminence Metropolitan Bartholomew of Smyrna, on Monday 25th February 2019 at 7:30 pm in the conference room in the Monastery of the Dominicans in Brussels (Avenue de la Renaissance, 40 – 1000 Brussels

Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium taking part at meetings in the framework of the Romanian Presidency of the EU

His Eminence Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium took part at a delegation of Churches in Europe that met in Bucharest on 28 January 2019 with His Excellency M. Teodor-Viorel Meleșcanu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania, to exchange views on the priorities of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council. The delegation was composed by representatives

Meeting of the Steering Committee of the Patriarchal Network

The Steering Committee of the Patriarchal Network for Pastoral Health Care met in Constantinople between the 9th and 13th of January 2019. The Committee convened at the Fanar.  Rev. Protopres. Stavros Kofinas, Coordinator of the Patriarchal Network, chaired the committee meetings. The Steering Committee is comprised of qualified professional co-workers who serve in the various

Patriarchal Proclamation for Christmas 2018

+ B A R T H O L O M E W By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church Grace, Mercy and Peace from the Savior Christ Born in Bethlehem * * * Venerable brothers and beloved children in the Lord, We glorify the Most-Holy and