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Encyclical of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for Christmas 2013

Patriarchal Encyclical for Christmas + BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church: Grace, mercy, and peace from the Savior Christ, born in Bethlehem Beloved brothers and sisters, children in the Lord, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given.” (Isaiah…

COMPASSION: Caring for Creation; Caring for our Future

Address by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew At the Conferment of an Honorary Doctorate Boğaziçi University, December 19, 2013 Eminent Rector of Boğaziçi University, Eminent Director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences, Esteemed faculty and colleagues, Distinguished clergy, honorable diplomats and precious audience, Beloved students, and friends all,   Introduction It is a unique distinction…

Address by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Formal Celebration of the 90th Anniversary since the Declaration of Autonomy for the Orthodox Church of Finland

(Uspenski Cathedral, September 12, 2013) Your Eminence and beloved brother Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland, Your Eminences and Your Graces, dear brothers in the Lord, Distinguished and blessed audience, “Always rejoice in the Lord. … Whoever is with God, always rejoices.” (St. John Chrysostom, Commentary on Philippians IV PG62.283) When the state of…

Address by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at His Meeting with the President of Estonia, His Excellency Toomas-Hendrik Ilves

(September 5, 2013) Your Excellency, In visiting on our Apostolic journey the most holy daughter Orthodox Autonomous Church of Estonia, coming as do from Constantinople, where the holy and sacred treasures of the Orthodox people are preserved and the truth of the Sacred Gospel of Christ is proclaimed to the entire world, we personally feel…


Mohammad Ballout Translated from As-Safir (Lebanon) 21/8/13 Are the two bishops missing or martyred? What is Jesuit priest Paolo Dall’Oglio‘s relation to the matter? What about his mission to mediate with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in order to reveal the bishops’ fate? What about his disappearance and possible death? There are…

Small Island

Helena Drysdale – 15/6/13 As anti-Islamist violence erupted across Turkey, another threat to the ambitions of Recep Tayyip Erdogan was the rising tension between Christians and majority Muslims. The problem stands out on Halki, home to a venerated and endangered Orthodox seminary. “You can’t come in,” snaps the moustachioed guard in front of the gates….

Politics and Christians in the Holy Land

John L. Allen Jr. 15/6/13 Given that the Vatican “gay lobby” story was back in the air this week, it may be hard for some to fathom that anything else is cooking on the church beat. Yet there is real news out there, including this: A new threat has emerged to the Christian community in…

Visiting the ‘Holy Mountain’ Athos in Greece

The Monastic Republic of Mount Athos 1/6/13 There’s an autonomous region in Greece that’s home to the “Holy Mountain.” It’s one of the holiest sites for Orthodox Christians. About 2,000 monks live there. But anyone can visit, as long as they’re male. Reporter Matthew Brunwasser spent four days in Mount Athos, among the monks and…

EDICT OF MILAN 1700th Anniversary: Patriarchal and Synodal Encyclical

Prot. No. 441 + BARTHOLOMEW By the Mercy of God Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plentitude of the Church: Grace and Peace from God “Blessed is our God, who so deemed” and orders all things for all people, who has led us to “this day of the Resurrection” when “all has…

Keynote Address of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Opening of the Edict of Milan Seminar 2013

(Conrad Hotel, May 17, 2013) “Behold how good and pleasing it is for brothers [and sisters] to dwell together” (Ps. 132), especially in the risen Lord.” We too, echo the words of the Psalmist, beloved brothers and concelebrants in the risen Lord, representatives of the Holy Orthodox Churches throughout the world, brothers in Christ from…

The Voice of Orthodoxy, Inc. seeks funds for immediate relief efforts of Hurricane victims in Texas and Florida

The Voice of Orthodoxy, Inc., a not-for-profit religious and charitable corporation is raising funds for the relief of victims of HURRICANE HARVEY in Southeastern Texas and HURRICANE IRMA in Florida, who lost homes and their valuables and need immediate assistance for rehabilitation. Most of the Christian Churches have already appealed their members to raise funds for relief efforts of philanthropic and governmental agencies. These regions require billions of dollars for relief efforts and for rehabilitating the suffering victims who have no other assistance available.

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We thank you for your assistance to the victims of the Japanese Tsunami, when we had our last major campaign for raising funds for another catastrophe. You participation in that campaign was significant. We hope you will respond to this appeal with the same spirit of belongingness.

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Yours in Christ our Compassionate Lord,

+Chor-Bishop Kyriakos of Chicago, President & Chief Editor