Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew said that the Russian Church “disappointed us” in Ukraine

“The Russian Orthodox Church has failed the Orthodox by supporting Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine,” Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the spiritual head of some 260 million Orthodox Christians around the world, said in an interview. Moscow is calling its three-month-long invasion a “special military operation” to rid Ukraine of fascists. Kyiv and its Western allies see this […]

North Macedonia welcomes recognition by the Patriarchate of the Church of Ohrid

Prime Minister of North Macedonia Dimitar Kovachevski welcomed the decision of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to recognize the Orthodox Church of North Macedonia as the Church of Ohrid. On Monday, the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul, chaired by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, declared the North Macedonian Church, headed by Archbishop Stefan, canonical and valid […]

North Macedonia welcomes recognition by the Patriarchate of the Church of Ohrid

Prime Minister of North Macedonia Dimitar Kovachevski welcomed the decision of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to recognize the Orthodox Church of North Macedonia as the Church of Ohrid. On Monday, the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul, chaired by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, declared the North Macedonian Church, headed by Archbishop Stefan, canonical and valid […]

Fanari prepares holy myrrh with 57 ingredients

Dozens of believers gathered in the courtyard of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul on Maundy Thursday to get some fresh holy myrrh (Άγιο Μύρο*) on cotton wool, consisting of 57 ingredients from all over the world, including extremely rare ones. The ritual process of preparing the holy myrrh took place at the beginning of Holy […]

Bartholomew sent a letter to the Turkish authorities protesting the desecration of Panagia Sumela

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew sent a letter of protest to Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy in connection with the desecration of Panagia Sumela. The Patriarch protests against insulting the “Panagia Sumela Trebizond Patriarchal and Stauropegial Monastery, which is under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and is the main shrine of the […]

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew tests positive for Covid-19

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, the press office of the Patriarchate in Istanbul said. The announcement added that Bartholomew has mild symptoms of the disease. The 81-year-old spiritual leader of the world’s Eastern Orthodox Christians tested positive during regular testing on Friday and immediately went to Istanbul Central Hospital for testing, […]

Bartholomew: "Russian Church ungrateful"

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew emphasized the responsible position of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the church dispute, which flared up with the Moscow Patriarchate. Although the Russian Patriarchate stopped commemorating the Ecumenical Patriarch under the pretext of granting “self-determination” to the Ukrainian Church, the head of the Fanari explained that the Patriarchate of Constantinople continues to commemorate […]

Patriarch Bartholomew meets with Biden and Blinken

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Monday met separately with US President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. President Biden and Bartholomew discussed ways to tackle climate change and end the coronavirus pandemic during the Oval Office meeting, and the importance of religious freedom. The White House said the meeting between Bartholomew and Biden “highlighted […]

It’s time to give a theological assessment of the actions of Phanar, – Patriarch Kirill

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church explained the goals and objectives of the conference, which began its work in Moscow on September 16. What is needed is a theological analysis of what is happening in Ecumenical Orthodoxy today. The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia […]

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