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.
Turkish President Erdogan Thanks Ecumenical Patriarch for Coronavirus Aid
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of Turkey, thanked Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Wednesday for the Church's support and donations to Turkish authorities and society during the coronavirus pandemic. The Turkish President held a phone call conversation on Wednesday with Bartholomew...
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Castigates Moscow Patriarchate Over Ukraine
The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I strongly criticized the Russian Patriarchate of Moscow on Tuesday regarding the issue of the independence of the Ukrainian Church. The already-cool relations between the two Christian Orthodox Patriarchates were completely severed a few...
Russian Church A Step Closer To Split From The Rest of Orthodox Christianity
The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church announced that it will end its participation in every structure that is chaired by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and it will no longer mention the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, as...
Holy Synod Concludes on Crete With a Declaration of Unity
The Holy Synod, a council of Orthodox churches, that took place in Crete on June 20-26 ended with a declaration of unity. In its message, it states that the "key priority of the Council was to proclaim the unity of the Orthodox...
Patriarch Bartholomew Asserts Church of Greece Jurisdiction at Holy Synod
Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew closed the matter of church jurisdiction during the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church on the island of Crete. In the framework of an examination on church autonomy, Patriarch Bartholomew conclusively underlined that the...
Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church to be Held June in Crete
The next Holy and Great Synod of the Orthodox Church will take place at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, in Kolymbari, west of Chania. More than 400 bishops representing 300 million Greek Orthodox Christians from around the world will...
Pope Francis to Visit Ecumenical Patriarchate; Meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will welcome Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul on November 29 and 30, 2014.
Turkey Mulls Re-opening Halki Seminary
After much prodding from Greece and international pressure, the Turkish government is examining at least two formulas for the reopening of the Greek Orthodox seminary on Halki island off Istanbul, the Hurriyet daily said, adding that Prime Minister Recep...
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Meets with U.S. Congressmen
"We don’t believe in the clash of civilizations", stressed the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew during his meeting with two members of the U.S. Congress at the Patriarchate of Constantinople. Congressmen Steve King from Iowa and Wally Herger from California, accompanied...
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