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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

Word of Consolation for the Pandemic, Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou

Many people are in confusion and others panic because of the threat of the Coronavirus epidemic that spread in the whole world. I think, however, that this should not happen, for whatever God does with us, He does it out of love. The God of Christians is a good God, a God of mercy and

Message of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew regarding COVID-19

Brother hierarchs and beloved children in the Lord, From the Phanar, from the heart of the Queen of Cities, from the City of the Great Church and of Haghia Sophia, we are communicating with each and every one of you – women, men, and children – because of the unprecedented conditions and tribulation that we

Communique of the Holy and Sacred Synod regarding the COVID-19 (Corona) virus

ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE Communique The Holy and Great Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, convened under the presidency of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and among other issues, thoroughly deliberated upon the events of the COVID-19 (Corona) virus and with a feeling of pastoral responsibility, points out the following: 1) Despite the seriousness of the situation, prudence,

Catechetical Homily on the beginning of Holy and Great Lent (2020)

CATECHETICAL HOMILY AT THE OPENING OF HOLY AND GREAT LENT † 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, TOGETHER WITH OUR PRAYER, BLESSING AND FORGIVENESS BE WITH YOU ALL *** We