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Many people in Belgium live as if there is no God

It so happened that during my interviews in Europe I met Ignace Peckstadt, the father of the current Metropolitan of Belgium Athenagoras much earlier than I met the metropolitan himself. It happened in Ghent, Belgium in 2007. At that time, His Eminence Athenagoras was the Vicar Bishop of the Archdiocese of Belgium that was headed

Please enroll your children in the Orthodox Religion Lesson in the European schools

DEAR PARENTS PLEASE ENROLL YOUR CHILDREN IN THE ORTHODOX RELIGION LESSON IN THE EUROPEAN SCHOOLS Dear Parents, Christ is Risen! The Orthodox Religion lesson is taught in all the European Schools. Enrollment for the lessons of the next school year, beginning in September 2018, has already started, and we would like to remind you to

Catechetical Homily on the opening of Holy and Great Lent (2018)

CATECHETICAL HOMILY ON THE OPENING OF HOLY AND GREAT LENT + 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 and Peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Together with our Prayer, Blessing