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Message of His All Holiness, Patriarch Bartholomew, for the day of prayer for the protection of the Environment (01/09/2020)

Prot. No.529 †  B  A  R  T  H  O  L  O  M  E  W BY GOD’S MERCY ARCHBISHOP OF CONSTANTINOPLE-NEW ROME AND ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH TO ALL THE PLENITUDE OF THE CHURCH GRACE, PEACE AND MERCY FROM THE MAKER OF ALL CREATION OUR LORD, GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST   Dearest brother Hierarchs and beloved children

Father Boris Bobrinskoy passed away. He was the last great theologian of the School of Paris.

In the night from the 6th to the 7th August 2020 Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Throne Boris Bobrinskoy passed away in his residence in Busy-en-Othe (France). Father Boris was dean and professor of Dogmatic Theology at St Sergius Institute, Paris, and the main priest of the Holy Trinity Parish in Paris. Boris Bobrinskoy was born

C.R.O.C.E.U. Communique on the transformation of Hagia Sofia from a Museum to a Mosque

Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union Brussels, 17 July 2020 COMMUNIQUE ON THE TRANSFORMATION OF HAGIA SOFIA FROM A MUSEUM TO A MOSQUE It is with deep grief that the members of CROCEU1 learned about the unprecedented violation of the UNESCO rules that took place in Turkey, after the Turkish

Communiqué of The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate (June 2020)

Between June 23 – 25 2020, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate was convened for its regular meeting of the current month at the Orthodox Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy, Geneva. On the first day, the chairmen of the synodal committees were engaged in their cooperative work. Many of the

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew about Earth Day 2020

Earth Day 2020 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, whose mission is to work with civil and faith communities for developing local solutions to global problems, including climate change, plastic pollution, and threats to biodiversity. Earth Day promotes programs ranging from low-impact actions to “a billion acts of green” to address

Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha (2020)

PATRIARCHAL ENCYCLICAL FOR HOLY PASCHA Prot. No. 270 † 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: MAY THE GRACE, PEACE AND MERCY OF CHRIST RISEN IN GLORY BE WITH YOU ALL * * * Dearest

Cancellation of Youth Day (1 May 2020)

To all the youth of the Archdiocese of Belgium. As every year, the Archdiocese is eagerly looking forward to the meeting of youth and clergy on May 1. Due to the current global health risk of gathering in large groups, and the related restrictions imposed by governments around the world, the Archdiocese is forced to

Communique regarding the COVID-19 (Corona) virus (31 March 2020)

ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE Communiqué With the Communiqué of 18 March, the Ecumenical Patriarchate announced the decision to suspend all ecclesiastical rites and events within its territory, until the end of the month, as well as its intention to return to the issue, should it be deemed necessary by current developments. Already, because cases of COVID-19 are

A Prayer in Light of the Coronavirus Epidemic, by Metropolitan Joel of Edessa

Lord Jesus Christ our God, the chief physician of our souls and bodies, Who became man for us to cure the great wound of humanity; Who did not reject the ten lepers who suffered from an incurable disease, but purified them by Your salvific grace; Who, being God-man, passed Your days on this earth serving

Prayer during pandemic illness (of the new Coronavirus that has fallen upon us)

During this difficult time of pandemic illness, the Network for Pastoral Health Care of the Ecumenical Patriarchate (http://www.pastoralhealth-ep.com) has prepared a special prayer, asking healing, protection and hope for God’s people, and rest for the dead. Let us all, with our families and faithful turn to God in fervent prayer, showing steadfast faith in the