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Hospitality: Keynote Address of His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Aprem II of Antioch

at the General Assembly of Conference of European Churches– Novi Sad, Serbia June 7, 2018 Summer 2018 You“ shall be my witnesses” – Witness, Justice, Hospitality. Hospitality Your Eminences, Graces, Excellencies, Reverend Fathers, dear sisters and brothers in Christ, We thank God, our Heavenly Father, for the opportunity to participate in this General Assembly of…

Encyclical for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15, 2018)

Summer 2018 Protocol No. 122/18 To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox Communities, the Distinguished Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Day, Afternoon, and Church Schools, the Philoptochos Sisterhoods, the Youth, the Hellenic Organizations, and the…

Following Christ Together in Discrimination, Persecution, Martyrdom: What does this mean for the global church today?

By Patriarch Ignatius Aprem II of Antioch Speech at the Third Global Gathering of Global Christian Forum April 25, 2018, Bogota, Columbia Summer 2018 Dear sisters and brothers in Christ. I wish to start by greeting you all with the paschal season’s greetings: Christ is Risen, After giving thanks to our Heavenly Father for having…

The Universal Exaltation of The Precious and Life-Giving Cross

Archiepiscopal Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Summer 2018 To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox Communities, the Distinguished Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Day, Afternoon, and…

Speech of His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Aprem II at the Opening of the General Synod of the Church of Sweden

October 2, 2018 Uppsala Cathedral, Uppsala – SWEDEN Summer 2018 Your Majesty, Your Royal Highness, Your Grace, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Sisters and brothers in Christ: It gives us a profound spiritual joy to be able to be with you all during the opening session of the General Synod of the Church of Sweden. On…

THE GREEN PATRIARCH

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Protection of the Environment John Chryssavgis Summer 2018 1. Introduction In the past few decades, the world has witnessed alarming environmental degradation – with climate change, the loss of biodiversity and the pollution of natural resources – and the widening gap between rich and poor, as well as increasing failure…

The Voice of Orthodoxy Donates For the Victims of Hurricanes and Earthquake in Mexico

Contributions generously donated by our readers enabled The Voice of Orthodoxy to send a modest amount to the International Orthodox Christian Charities for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Southeastern Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida and of the Earthquake in Mexico. This ministry received a total of $900 and the entire amount was handed…

Archbishop of Canterbury and Patriarch of Moscow appeal for Middle East Christians

Archbishop Justin Welby and Patriarch Kirill at Lambeth Palace in October 2016. Photo Credit: Lambeth Palace Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia have spoken out in support of Christians in the Middle East. Archbishop Justin was in Moscow for a three-day visit, during which he formally presented and…

The Mystery of the Virgin Womb as the Tabernacle of God in the Flesh

By John G. Panagiotou Winter 2018 “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call His name Emmanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14) The great prophet of God Isaiah prophesied this proclamation of the salvation of God’s creation some eight centuries before the birth of Jesus…

Patriarchal Proclamation of Christmas 2017

Prot. No. 1123 PATRIARCHAL PROCLAMATION 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 in Christ, dear children, By the grace of God, we are once again deemed worthy to…

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