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Archons Honor Patriarch of Africa Theodore

The Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate presented the 2022 Athenagoras Human Rights Award to Theodore II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa at a ceremony in New York on Saturday. Theodore II has been a tireless defender of...

Patriarch Bartholomew Conveys Support for Ukraine to Olena Zelenska

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew expressed his support for the people of Ukraine as he received Olena Zelenska, the spouse of Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, on Sunday. Bartholomew expressed the support of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the Ukrainian people, who have been...

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.