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Patriarchal and Synodical Encyclical on the Convocation of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church (March 18, 2016)

Prot. No.: 314 † B A R T H O L O M E W  BY THE MERCY OF GOD ARCHBISHOP OF CONSTANTINOPLE, NEW-ROME, AND ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH  TO THE PLENITUDE OF THE CHURCH,  GRACE AND PEACE FROM GOD    Our holy Orthodox Church, adorned in purple and fine linen by the blood of her martyrs, the tears of…

Synaxis of Primates of the Orthodox Churches

Chambésy, 21-28 January 2016 COMMUNIQUÉ At the invitation of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the Synaxis of Primates of the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches took place at the Orthodox Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy, Geneva, from 21st to 28th January, 2016. The following Primates attended: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria Patriarch Theophilos…

Keynote Address By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew To the Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches

(Geneva 22-01-2016) Your Beatitudes and beloved Brothers in the Lord, Primates of the local most holy Orthodox Churches and venerable representatives of brother Primates precluded from participating in this Synaxis, together with Your honorable entourages.             Welcome to this sacred place of our most holy Church of Constantinople, this Center dedicated to the service of…

ON FASTING

By Archimandrite Damian (Hart), October 1984 These words from Archimandrite Damian (of Blessed Memory Orthodox Christians spend a large portion of the year fasting. If all of the fasting days and periods are observed and kept, we fast for about half of each year. By fasting, we mean abstaining from any and all animal or…

On “Scientific” Theologians

By Constantine Cavarnos At my next noteworthy meeting with Kontoglou, which took place at his home in the evening of Sunday, April 20, 1958, our conversation was chiefly on contemporary Creek theologians and on Byzantine art in the West. Kontoglou spoke of certain ‘scientific” (epistemones) theologians, men who had studied theology in Europe and brought…

Beyond Anno Domini… To the Gracious Year of the Lord

by Fr. Dr. K. M. George Fr Dr K M George – January 2016 In the closing months of the year 2015 the world celebrated the hundredth anniversary of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. Most people even in the discipline of physics do not claim to understand fully the intricacies of the concept and mathematics…

THE FIRST SORROWFUL EPISTLE (1965)

A Protest to Patriarch Athenagoras on the Lifting of the Anathemas of 1054 December 2/15, 1965 BY METROPOLITAN PHILARET Your Holiness, We have inherited a legacy from the Holy Fathers that everything in the Church should be done in a legal way, unanimously, and conforming to ancient Traditions. If any of the bishops and even…

The Orthodox World-View

A SPIRITUAL CLASSIC by Father Seraphim Rose of Platina Before beginning my talk, a word or two on why it is important to have an Orthodox world-view, and why it is more difficult to build one today than in past centuries. In past centuries—for example, in 19th century Russia—the Orthodox world-view was an important part…

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