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US State Department Deplores Closing of Halki Seminary 50 Years Ago

The seminary at Halki, Turkey, was closed on July 29, 1971 when Turkey ruled that all private institutions of higher learning be closed.

Pompeo to Address Patriarch Bartholomew Foundation Banquet

Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will address a banquet given in honor of the ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Foundation in October.

Elpidophoros Deplores 50th Anniversary of Halki Seminary Closure

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America addressed the solemn anniversary of Turkey's abrupt closure of the Greek Orthodox Halki Seminary in 1971, ending the institution's work of educating generations of clergymen. Interviewed by Dwight Bashir of the United States Commission...

President Biden Sends Message of Solidarity to Orthodox Christians

US President Joe Biden expressed his solidarity with the Orthodox faithful who have been prosecuted in the past and remain under threat today, in a message sent to coincide with Orthodox Easter on May 2. In his message the American...

Archbishop Elpidophoros Issues Joyful Easter 2021 Encyclical

Archbishop Elpidophoros issued a joyful Easter encyclical just before the greatest feast of the Christian year.

Saint Nicholas Shrine in NYC to be Clad in Same Marble as the Parthenon

St. Nicholas Shrine, at Ground Zero in Manhattan, will soon be clad in Pentelic marble like the Parthenon, atop the Acropolis in Athens.

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.

Archbishop Elpidophoros Sends Message for Women’s History Month

The relatively young prelate reached out to the Greek Orthodox women of the Americas, telling them that he realizes without them, "our parishes would be dead."

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...

Stolen Icons to Return to Greece

A pair of stolen icons will return to Greece after they were handed over to the Greek Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday. The two priceless pieces, dating back to the eighteenth century, feature iconic depictions of Jesus and Mary...