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Keeping the faith – Interview with Archbishop Elpidofor

Interview with Archbishop Elpidofor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America In this digital age, do we need more forgiveness and sacrifice in our lives? And where can we look for direction? Monocle Films sat down with Archbishop Elpidophoros of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to find out how the church strives to address…

Thousands travel miles on foot to venerate miraculous Theotokos icon

Every year on the feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, thousands of faithful Orthodox Christians go on pilgrimage to Panagia Antifonitria Church on the slopes of Mt. Kryoneritis in the village of Myriokefala in Crete. Many of the pilgrims walk many miles on foot to venerate the wonderworking Icon of the Theotokos…

SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH: Christian marriage is the foundation of European civilization

The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church submitted objections and opinions on the draft law on same-sex unions to the Government of the Republic of Serbia in a timely manner and within the period prescribed by law. The mentioned bill for the Serbian Orthodox Church is unacceptable, because the vast majority of…

Russia-Turkey Pincer Movement Threatens Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Survival

Source: www.balkaninsight.com It is time the West offered robust support to the Istanbul-based Patriarchate – now being squeezed by Ankara and Moscow, both of which see it as a threat to their illiberal projects. The Ecumenical Patriarch and Archbishop of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, is the spiritual leader of some 300 million Orthodox Christians. He is…

Official Visit of the United States Secretary of State to the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Today, Tuesday, November 17, 2020, the Hon. Michael R. Pompeo, United States Secretary of State, conducted a visit to the See of the Ecumenical Patriarchate at the Phanar, where he was received with great honor.The Secretary of State, who was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Susan Pompeo, and the Hon. Mr. David Satterfield, US Ambassador…

Message of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew regarding COVID-19 (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Weh9gZAOhTk&feature=youtu.be Brother hierarchs and beloved children in the Lord, From the Phanar, from the heart of the Queen of Cities, from the City of the Great Church and of Haghia Sophia, we are communicating with each and every one of you – women, men, and children – because of the unprecedented conditions and tribulation that…