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Patriarchal Message for the Ecclesiastical New Year

Prot. No. 539 † 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, PEACE AND MERCY FROM THE MAKER OF ALL CREATION OUR LORD GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST Esteemed brethren and beloved children in the

PATRIARCHAL ENCYCLICAL FOR HOLY PASCHA

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 * * * Having

Anglican-Orthodox webinar explores history along with common ground for the future

In the third in a series of webinars on bilateral dialogues, a discussion of “Anglican-Orthodox Dialogue: History, Results, Reception” as well as the Canterbury Statement “Stewards of Creation: A Hope-Filled Ecology” offered an overview of history as well as a vision for the future. Rev. Prof. Dr Jennifer Wasmuth, director of the Institute for Ecumenical

Metropolitan Athenagoras represented CROCEU at the EU High-Level Meeting with Religious Leaders on the European Way of Living

The 15th High-Level Meeting with Religious Leaders took place in an online format, on Friday, 27 November 2020. This years encounter was dedicated to the European way of living, especially in light of the pressing challenges of the Covid19 pandemic, theorist threats and migration. This was the first such meeting under the current European Commission,

The International Commission for Anglican–Orthodox Theological Dialogue (ICAOTD) – Communique for 2020 meeting

The annual plenary meeting of the International Commission for the Anglican–Orthodox Theological Dialogue (ICAOTD) due to take place in Greece in October 2020 was cancelled because of Covid restrictions. Instead, the commission gathered for a video conference on Monday 19 October 2020. The Co-Chairs of the Dialogue are Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium (Ecumenical Patriarchate) and

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 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,

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

The Consultation of the European Network for Health Care Chaplaincy

PRESS RELEASE July 3, 2018 The 15th Consultation of the European Network for Health Care Chaplaincy (ENHCC) was held in Blankenberge, near the city of Bruge, Belgium. Sixty-five representatives from different Churches in Europe and other Chaplaincy Organizations who care for the sick took part in the Consultation. Fr. Stavros Kofinas, Coordinator of the Patriarchal