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“We Stand by Ukraine” Patriarch Bartholomew Says in Easter Message

In his Easter message, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew made reference to the war and the sufferings and atrocities caused by Russia’s attack on Ukraine. “We stand and suffer alongside the pious and courageous people of Ukraine that bear a heavy cross....

Patriarch Bartholomew Successfully Undergoes Stent Procedure

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has successfully undergone a stent procedure at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City on Wednesday, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announced. The statement reads: "His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew successfully underwent stent placement at...

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...

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 Bartholomew Encourages Faithful to be Vaccinated

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the leader of all Greek Orthodox Christians worldwide, had stern words on Tuesday for those who are skeptical of the coronavirus vaccine, encouraging the faithful to be inoculated when their time comes. In a statement he issued,...

Ecumenical Patriarch Meets With US Ambassador in Athens Visit (video)

US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Athens on Friday to discuss the Patriarch’s upcoming visit to Washington in the autumn of 2019. “This will be the first visit of the Ecumenical Patriarch to the...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Leads This Year’s ”March of The Living”

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and New Rome, Bartholomew I and Greece’s Speaker of the House Nikolaos Voutsis led this year's thirty-first ”March of The Living” in Poland, to honor the victims of the Holocaust. This year's event is dedicated...

Dozens Mark Epiphany by Diving into Constantinople’s Waters (video)

Dozens of Orthodox men dove into Istanbul’s cold waters to retrieve a cross to mark the baptism of Jesus Christ. On Sunday, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I led worshipers in the celebration of the Epiphany, throwing a blessed wooden cross into...