Bartholomew

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Release Joint Environmental Message

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew released a joint statement calling for the protection of the environment on September 1st, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation for both Catholics and Orthodox Christians.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Hold Open Leture in Geneva on April 24

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will hold an open public lecture at the headquarters of the World Council of Churches in Geneva on April 24, where he will address issues related to the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church,...

‘Wish Trees’ Attract Visitors in Saint Voukolos Greek Orthodox Church

The olive and myrtle tree saplings that Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and İzmir mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu planted on February 6 at the exterior space of Saint Voukolos Greek Orthodox Church have now become main tourist attractions. According to Orthodox Christian historians, Saint Voukolos lived during the early Christian...

Greek Orthodox Celebrate Epiphany in Istanbul

   A cross-throwing ceremony was held as part of commemorations on the birth and baptism of Jesus Christ, held at Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul. A group, led by Bartholomew and other members of the clergy, walked to the...

Unofficial Meeting Between Avramopoulos and Erdogan

Former Greek Minister of Defense Dimitris Avramopoulos had an informal meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul yesterday. Avramopoulos is currently in Istanbul visiting Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, shortly before undertaking his new duties in the European Commission in...

Turkish Journalists Visit Halki Seminary

Journalists from major Turkish newspapers (Hürriyet, Sabah, Zaman, Taraf, Doğan Haber Ajansı etc.), visited the seminary of Halki, which participates in the European program "Minority Citizens-Equal Citizens." The seminary abbot, Metropolitan Elpidoforos of Bursa, welcomed the journalists and presented the work...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Four-day Visit to Thrace

Residents of Orestiada, in Greece's northern prefecture of Thrace, warmly welcomed Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who began on a four-day visit to the area on Saturday. Bartholomew was welcomed at the Orestiada Square by Metropolitan Damaskinos of Didymoticho, political, church and...

Orthodox Church Hierarchs Meet at Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul

A three-day meeting of the heads of the Autocephalous Orthodox Churches was launched at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul on Thursday, chaired by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. The meeting will focus on the Holy Synod of Orthodoxy which is being...

Patriarch Bartholomew Condemns Gay Life

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, in  a statement, said that cohabitation between gays is sinful and will never be accepted by the Church. While in Estonia, he said that for the Church "the cohabitation between two people of the same sex is...

Eirinaios Passes Away

Former Metropolitan of Kissamos – Selinos, Eirinaios Galanakis, passed away at 102 on the morning of April 30. He was born in Nerohori of Apokoronos on 10 November 1911. He studied at the Seminary of Crete and at the Theological...