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2015 Nativity Pastoral Letter of His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East

December 20, 2015 By the mercy of God Patriarch John X, The Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East To my brother pastors of the Antiochian Holy Church, and my children throughout the Holy See “I behold a strange, most glorious mystery: heaven—the cave, the cherubic throne—the Virgin, the manger—the place where Christ…

Greeting To the Delegation of the Church of Rome at the Thronal Feast of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

By His All Holiness Bartholomew (Phanar, November 30, 2015) Your Eminence Kurt Cardinal Koch and the honorable entourage of the official delegation of our sister and elder Church of Rome, Your Eminence Reinhard Cardinal Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising, President of the Catholic Conference of Bishops in Germany, It is with profound love and…


By Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew The Oxford Union (November 4, 2015) Distinguished members of the Oxford Union, Esteemed administrators, faculty and friends of the University, Dear students, It is a unique pleasure and a great privilege to be invited to address this historic academic union. We express our wholehearted gratitude to our hosts and organizers of…


Jews do not need to be converted to Christ because… Vatican City: On December 10, 2015 the Vatican issued a new directive. The members of the Roman Catholic Church should never try to convert anyone from Judaism, “because Judaism is not another religion, Jews are our elder brothers. More over the Roman Catholic Church should…

Advancing Freedom of Religion or Belief for All: Experts gather at Halki

(Courtesy of the Conference of European Churches) Press Release No: 15/34 9 September 2015 Istanbul/Heybeliada From September 7 to 9 more than 40 human rights experts from across Europe journeyed to the hilltop theological school of Halki on the Turkish island of Heybeliada. Once the heart of theological education for the Orthodox world, the school…

St. Vladimir’s Seminary to Bestow Honorary Doctorate on Metropolitan Joseph

8/15/2015 On September 14, 2015, the Board of Trustees and Faculty of St. Vladimir’s Seminary will bestow a Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa, on His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, at an Academic Convocation beginning at 7 p.m. St. Vladimir’s will also award an honorary degree to His Beatitude the Most Blessed Tikhon, primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). Metropolitan…

A Comment on Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si by Elder Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon

Introduction I should like to begin by expressing my deep gratitude for the honour to be invited to take part in this event of launching the new Encyclical of His Holiness Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’. I am also honoured by the fact that His All-Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, has asked me to convey to you…


By Fr. Joseph Gleason (In 1987 Chor-Episcopos Kyriakos, Chief Editor of  The Voice of Orthodoxy wrote an article on the Orthodox position on Birth Control and condemned Birth Control, and was confronted with severe criticism from not only the laity but also from some clergy and was “accused “ of being very insensitive and old-fashioned….

Patriarchal Encyclical For Holy Pascha 2015

+ B A R T H O L O M E W By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church Grace, Peace and Mercy from Christ, who has Risen in Glory Brother concelebrants and beloved children in the Lord, Christ is Risen! All Orthodox Christians once again…

Message on Earth Day By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

April 22, 2015 Once again, we have a special day instituted in our civil and political world – just as, in the church, we have established September 1st of every year – to recall our responsibility to maintain and sustain the beauty and diversity of the natural creation. Today, we are well aware of the…

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:

The Voice of Orthodoxy, Inc.
P.O. Box 2621
Northlake, Illinois 60164

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