Bartholomew

Ukrainian Church Independent as of January 6, 2019

The Autocephaly (independence) of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine will be made official in special ceremonies which will take place in the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople on January 6, on the Feast of the Epiphany. The ceremonies will be held in...

Putin Blasts Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Russian President Vladimir Putin made scathing remarks concerning the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople during his annual press conference in Moscow on Thursday. According to the Ukrainian website KyivPost, Putin harshly criticized Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, saying that his attitude toward...

U.S. Support to the Ecumenical Patriarchate After Orthodox Schism

The United States expressed its support to the decision of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to recognize the Ukrainian Orthodox Church as independent. A spokesman for the Department of State said on Tuesday that the U.S. administration is supporting the...

Russian Church A Step Closer To Split From The Rest of Orthodox Christianity

  The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church announced that it will end its participation in every structure that is chaired by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and it will no longer mention the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, as...

PM Meets Greek Orthodox Leader in Athens

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has welcomed the Ecumenical Patriarchate's efforts to resolve the church aspect of the name dispute between Greece and FYROM. At a meeting on Monday in Athens with Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the Christian...

Ancient Greek City in Turkey to Host Special Orthodox Service

A special Orthodox religious service is to be held on Tuesday in the ancient Greek city of Ephesus, in modern-day Turkey. The liturgy in remembrance of Saint John; who is believed to have been buried at the site in Aegean...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Meets Turkish Leader

The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, early on Wednesday afternoon, at the presidential mansion in the Turkish capital, Ankara. Erdogan's office issued a photo from the meeting, which was also attended by Turkish Foreign...

Greek Orthodox Patriarch Backs Turkey’s Syria Mission

  Turkish media on Friday reported that the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew I, has backed Turkey’s military action in northern Syria. In a Hurriyet newspaper report, the senior clergyman apparently wrote to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: Don’t Change Status Quo in Jerusalem

Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew on Monday, criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying the patriarchate supports the continuation of the status-quo in Jerusalem. “During a recent visit to Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, I...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Thrace for 'Stephanos Karatheodoris Year'

Continuing his three-day visit to Thrace to attend events for "Stephanos Karatheodoris Year" in Orestiada, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Sunday praised the personality and contribution made by the noted Greek doctor and academic, saying he was a "model" Thracian...