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Russian Orthodox Church Slams Ecumenical Patriarchate over Ukraine

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (right) with Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill The Russian Orthodox Church slammed the Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarchate for sending representatives to...

Ecumenical Patriarchate to Allow Second Marriage for Greek Orthodox Priests

The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate has decided to allow a second marriage for Greek Orthodox priests in the event that they are...

First Greek Orthodox Monastery to be Built in Austria

Metropolitan Arsenios of Austria and Hungary The first Greek Orthodox monastery is to be erected in the Austrian state of Burgenland, in eastern Austria on...

Ecumenical Patriarch Speaks of Reconciliation While Visiting Community of Taizé, France

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew spoke about reconciliation and the need to promote Christian unity during his visit to the ecumenical monastic order of Taizé in...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Says It Is Time to Reopen the Theological School of Halki...

Over the past weekend the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew called for the reopening of the Theological School of Halki in Turkey which has been closed...

Photos of The ‘Frosted’ Patriarch Bartholomew in the Snow

The Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew did not let the sub-zero temperature over the past few days interrupt his day as he...

How Istanbul’s Historical Churches Celebrate Christmas

Istanbul is home to over 200 active churches according to a 2000 census, and this holiday season they are celebrating Christmas with the traditional...

First Orthodox Consecration in Smyrna Since 1922

Sunday was a joyous day for the Orthodox Christians of Smyrna, as the consecration of Erythrae Bishop Cyrillus was the first since 1922. The consecration...

Ecumenical Patriarch Performs Liturgy in the Cesme Greek Orthodox Church

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew performed a liturgy at the recently renovated Greek Orthodox church of Saint Charalambos in Krini (Cesme), Turkey, on Wednesday, February 10,...

First Greek Orthodox Monastery in Scandinavia

On Sunday, December 6, His Eminence Cleopas Strongylis Metropolitan of Sweden and All Scandinavia attended the Holy Liturgy at the Monastery of St. Nicholas...