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Greek Police Evict Rebel Monks from Monastery Headquarters

AP - Dozens of Greek police have taken part in an operation to clear an apartment used as the headquarters of a rebel monastery whose monks have been declared schismatic by the Orthodox Church. Police said one monk and five...

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...

Patriarch Bartholomew Meets Deputy FM Tsiaras

Deputy Foreign Minister Kostas Tsiaras had a meeting with His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Nov. 29 during the Greek official's visit to to Istanbul. Tsiaras informed the Ecumenical Patriarch on the progress of the draft law regarding changes to...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Wishes For Formation of ‘Viable Government’

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew wished Greece to succeed in electing a “viable government” so that the country “comes out of the crisis.” After the Divine Liturgy he held at St. George church close to the Adrianopoles Gate (Edirnekapou) yesterday, he addressed...

Preparation and Sanctification of the Holy Myrrh at the Ecumenical Patriarchate

On Sunday, April 8 2012, following the doxology on Palm Sunday, the Ecumenical Patriarch blessed the Archon Myrepsos (Perfumer) George Savvits who, along with his colleagues, assisted in the preparation of the Holy Myron (Myrrh). The preparation ceremony was completed...

Ecumenical Patriarch Praises Metropolitan of Messinia For Promoting Dialogue Between Catholic And Orthodox Churches

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew praised Metropolitan of Messinia, Chrysostomos for his contribution concerning the interreligious dialogue between the Catholic and Orthodox Church. Ecumenical Patriarch stated: " Metropolitan of Messinia, Chrysostomos is a praiseworthy representative not only of the Greek Church but...

Ecumenical Patriarch Receives Turkish Foreign Minister

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu held a meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Patriarchate's Fanar district headquarters, after which the Patriarch expressed satisfaction at the change in the Turkish government's stance toward the ancient Patriarchate. The meeting was...

Ecumenical Patriarch Welcomes Decision to Reopen School in Imvros

“Divine Providence has a future, and potential and Resurrection for us in store, not the end, and damage and loss”, said Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew from his homeland, Imvros. The Ecumenical Patriarch publicly commented on the news regarding the pending re-opening...

U.S. Ambassador Meets Ecumenical Patriarch in Turkey

In a very positive atmosphere the meet between the Ambassador of the United States to Ankara, Francis Ricciardone and the Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew has been completed on Tuesday in Phanar. The American diplomat has visited the Primate of the...