Patriarchal Encyclical For The Protection Of The Environment 2021

( English – Bahasa ) † 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 the Maker of All Creation Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ Esteemed brethren and beloved children […]

Synaxis Of The Holy Twelve Apostles

Synaxis of the Holy, Glorious and All-praised Twelve Apostles (June 30) Even though each of the Twelve Great Apostles has his own particular feast day during the year, the Church has set aside this day as a general feast of all the apostles together, and Paul with them. These are the names and the separate […]

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: “Saddened and shaken” over plans to convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople lowered his voice in exasperation. “What can I say as a Christian clergyman and the Greek Patriarch in Istanbul? Instead of uniting, a 1,500-year-old heritage is dividing us. I am saddened and shaken.” The 80-year-old spiritual leader of 300 million Orthodox Christians worldwide was referring to the Turkish government’s plans to convert Hagia […]

Message Of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew On World Oceans Day 2020

On World Oceans Day 2020, we renew our call to the global community to work collectively in addressing the threats to our planet’s oceans, seas and rivers. Since 1995, we have initiated nine inter-religious and inter-disciplinary symposia throughout the world, assembling international scientists and environmentalists, politicians and economists, as well as activists and journalists to […]

The Saturday Before The Feast Of Pentecost

On the Saturday before Pentecost we commemorate all departed pious Christians, with the idea that the occasion of the coming of the Holy Spirit not only consists of the economy of the salvation of man, but that the departed also participate in this salvation. Therefore, the Holy Church, sending up prayers on Pentecost for the […]


An exclusive interview of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with Ukrinform (16 April 2020) Question: Your All-Holiness, the greatest Orthodox holiday of Easter is approaching. Would You be so kind to recall times from the history of Christianity when believers could not attend holy ordinances and perform sacraments for objective reasons? How have these obstacles […]

Coronavirus and the Church

Interview with Hierotheos, Metropolitan of Nafpaktos and St. Vlasios to the “Church Intervention” for the coronavirus epidemic (covid-19) (14-3-2020) 1. Question: What is the coronavirus (covid-19)?  Answer: It is a virus which, like many other viruses, consists of RNA, and uses the structure of cells to function. It is known that the genetic information from the DNA, which […]

Cyclone Amphan: Kolkata devastated as cyclone kills scores in India and Bangladesh

The eastern Indian city of Kolkata has been devastated by a powerful cyclone which has killed at least 84 people across India and Bangladesh.  Amphan made landfall on Wednesday, lashing coastal areas with ferocious wind and rain. The storm is weakening as it moves north into Bhutan. Thousands of trees were uprooted in the gales, […]

Ecumenical Patriarch is targeted by Turkish magazine

A dangerous article was published in a Turkish magazine of the group that also publishes Yeni Şafak. Many members of the minority, including Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, were accused of providing assistance to Fethullah Gulen so that he could stage a coup against Tayyip Erdogan. In fact, there are photos of the those accused in the article, […]