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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew addressed a prayer on Sunday in favor of the treatment of patients and the support of all those who are suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople referred to the initiative of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, and called upon all religious leaders and believers of various […]
The contribution of the Orthodox Church in realizing peace, justice, freedom, fraternity and love between peoples, and in the removal of racial and other discriminations. The Church of Christ exists in the world, but is not of the world (cf. Jn 17:11, 14-15). The Church, as the sign and image of the Kingdom of God […]
Fr. Timotheos gives food to people in Mojekerto and Gedangan, Java, Jakarta.
Unpleasant news from the parish of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Bogiolali in Central Java , Indonesia. A few days before a strong tornado in the area destroyed the roof of the Church! Let us pray to the good Lord to help us to find the money to repair before the beginning of the rainy […]
Graduation ceremony for the students of “Management Informatics Computers Academy Universal” Medan, Sumatra,Indonesia
Today November 14th, 2015 was the Graduation Ceremony for our students at the Management Informatics Computers Academy Universal Medan. This Academy belongs to the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Singapore and South Asia. Congratulations to fr. Chrysostomos Manalu ( the president of the Academy) for the excellent job.
Saturday, September 19, 2015, was Graduation day for 102 students of “Saint Paul” Theological Orthodox School in Medan, Sumatra. The graduates received their academic degrees from Metropolitan Konstantinos of Singapore and South Asia.