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Prot. No. 1377   + 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 in the Lord, “Christ is descending from the heavens; let us meet Him!”   God has appeared on…

His All-Holiness speaks at CERN in Geneva

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, His All-Holiness visited Geneva, Switzerland, in order to deliver a formal address to eminent scientists and physicists at the invitation of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). The title of his address, which was delivered on Wednesday, December 3, was “The Interface of Science and Religion: Toward a Common…

Joint Declaration of His Holiness Pope Francis and His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (November 30, 2014)

We, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, express our profound gratitude to God for the gift of this new encounter enabling us, in the presence of the members of the Holy Synod, the clergy and the faithful of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, to celebrate together the feast of Saint Andrew, the first–called and brother of the…

Address By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew On the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Pro Oriente

 (November 8, 2014) Your Holiness and Beatitude, Your Eminences, Dr. Johann Marte, esteemed President of the Pro Oriente Foundation, Your Excellencies, most reverend church leaders and distinguished civil authorities, members of the diplomatic community, Dear friends, It is indeed a particular privilege and honor to be invited to address you on the auspicious occasion of…

News from the Orthodox World

09/10/2014 JERUSALEM  His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and His Holiness Pope Francis crossed a fifty-year milestone today, continuing the legacy of their predecessors Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras. In 1964, those leaders broke a silence of centuries and paved the way toward greater dialogue. Meeting this afternoon at the Apostolic Delegation in the…

Patriarchal Encyclical for the Ecclesiastical New Year

Prot. No. 907   + BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Entire Church: Grace and Peace from the Creator, Sustainer and Governor of all Creation, our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ   Blessed brothers, sisters, and children in the Lord, The common Mother of all Orthodox, the…

Statement By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew On The Present Violence In Iraq

His All Holiness Bartholomew of Constantinople The recent wave of violence against innocent families and children in Iraq has rendered the world shocked and horrified. We will not remain indifferent or silent before such irrational persecution, cultural intolerance and appalling loss of life, especially when it is caused by religious hatred and racial hostility. The…

The Situation in the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

By Fr. Touma Bitar 14/7/14 They cannot ask us to be their followers merely because they have inherited apostolic succession. We must follow the good and distance ourselves from evil successors of the apostles.” – St Irenaeus of Lyon The See of Jerusalem Submissiveness that Kills “Do you love me, Peter? Feed my lambs…” The…

Greeting By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew On the Occasion of the 21st Anniversary of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy

Delivered by His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France Moscow, 26 June 2014   Esteemed Dignitaries, Dear Friends,   On behalf of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, we would like to congratulate you on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy. We especially congratulate all of the young scholars and winners of the…

Reflections on the Future of the Oriental Orthodox Communion

By George Alexander,  Secretary and Spokesperson  June – July 2014 Edited by – Ahira Sanchez (OCP Associate) Department of Church Research and Studies – OCP Society The six ancient Oriental Orthodox (OO) Churches, Coptic, Syrian, Armenian (Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin & Armenian Catholicate in Cilicia), Indian, Ethiopian, and Eritrean Orthodox Churches, include within…

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.

We urge your religious conscience to generously contribute according to your ability. Your contributions will be properly channeled.

Please make your tax-deductible donation payable to The Voice of Orthodoxy, and mail it to:

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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.

May God bless you and reward you for your great generosity!

Yours in Christ our Compassionate Lord,

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