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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

Athenagoras of Belgium:”Peacekeeping important work in the world …”

On Friday, February 1, 2019, His Eminence Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium and Exarch of the Netherlands and Luxembourg, on the occasion of the sharing of the Basil Bread, blessed the new facilities of the Greek Representation at the NATO in Brussels. About a year ago, NATO moved into its new offices, and left the buildings

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

Metropolitan Oleksandr Drabynko of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky with Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium

His Eminence Metropolitan Oleksandr Drabynko of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky requested a courtesy interview with His Eminence Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium and Exarch of the Netherlands and Luxembourg, this Monday, November 26, 2018. In Belgium to participate in the Commemoration in Prayer of the 85th Anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine (1932-1933), organized in the Cathedral of Saints

CROCEU hosts the opening session of the 3rd Asia-Europe Foundation’s Young Leaders Summit.

Brussels, 16-19 October 2018. On 16 October 2018, the Committee of the Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union (CROCEU) had the honor to host the opening session of the 3rd Young Leaders Summit of the Asia-Europe Foundation (3rd AS.E.F.Y.L.S.), a conference of dialogue on “Ethical Leadership”. The event took place at the

CROCEU at the annual meeting of the European People’s Party Working Group on Intercultural Relations and Interreligious Dialogue

Lisbon, 18-19 October 2018 The immense role of churches and religions in the debate on the future of Europe was highlighted at the 21st Annual Intercultural Dialogue with Churches and Religious Institutions that was organized by the competent Working Group of EPP in Lisbon (Mafra), from 18-19 October 2018. Welcome speeches were addressed by José

We pray for the unity of the Orthodox Church

It is with great sadness that we have become acquainted with the decision of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Moscow of October 15th, 2018. We pray more than ever for “the stability and unity of the Holy Churches of God”. The Ecumenical Patriarchate, to whose jurisdiction our Metropolis belongs, did not break the