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Ukraine Orthodox Church Cuts All Ties With Russian Church Over War

Ukraine's recently formed Orthodox Church has declared it will become completely independent from the Russian Church over war.

Holy Myrrh: The 57 Rare Ingredients of the Sanctified Orthodox Oil

The Holy Myrrh, or Holy Myron, the oil with the highest level of sanctification in the Christian Church, was prepared during the Holy Week at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul to be distributed throughout the Orthodox world. The sacred liquid...

Orthodox Church Splits From Russia, Requests to Join Constantinople Patriarchate

A Russian Orthodox church in Holland said on Saturday it is cutting ties with the patriarchate in Russia and has requested to join the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. In a statement posted to its website it said that after a...

Greek PM Mitsotakis to Meet Erdogan on Sunday

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on Sunday, March 13, Turkey announced on Monday. The two leaders will have lunch at the Turkish president’s residence. Mitsotakis will be in Istanbul to celebrate...

Archbishop Elpidophoros Joins Erdogan in Opening of Turkevi Center

Archbishop Elpidophoros, the Head of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, attended a ceremony for the opening of the Turkevi Center presided over by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in New York on Monday. The Turkevi Center, which will become...

U.S. Congress Mulls Act to Hold Turkey Accountable for Ecumenical Patriarchate

Legislation to hold Turkey accountable for violating the religious freedoms of the Ecumenical Patriarchate was introduced in the U.S Congress

Nikos Magginas, Photographer of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Dies

Nikos Magginas, the personal photographer of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople died on Saturday.

Ecumenical Patriarch “Building Bridges,” Say Mayors of Athens, Istanbul

Kostas Bakoyannis, the mayor of Athens, paid a joint visit, with Mayor Ekrem Imamoğlu, to the city's Greek Orthodox Patriarchate on Friday.

Patriarch Bartholomew Lauds Biden’s Travel Ban and Climate Actions

Patriarch Bartholomew, the head of all the Greek Orthodox faithful in the world, praised US President Joe Biden in an announcement released by the Ecumenical Patriarchate on Tuesday. Lauding the new President for his actions regarding the lifting of a...

Ecumenical Patriarch Announces Halt to All Orthodox Church Services Globally Due to Coronavirus

The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople issued a statement on Wednesday announcing the Church's new decision in regard to the covid-19 global coronavirus pandemic. According to this statement, all religious ceremonies, events and rituals will be suspended in all of the Patriarchate's...