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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…

Communique of the Ecumenical Patriarchate regarding the COVID-19 (Corona) virus

The Holy and Great Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, convened under the presidency of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and among other issues, thoroughly deliberated upon the events of the COVID-19 (Corona) virus and with a feeling of pastoral responsibility, points out the following: 1) Despite the seriousness of the situation, prudence, patience, and the…

Byzanfest: The world’s first online Orthodox Christian short film festival

Established in 2014, Byzanfest is the world’s first and only online festival that screens short-films made by Eastern Orthodox Christian filmmakers. The Festival goes live from Sunday 21st July until 4th August 2019, running concurrently with live venue screenings which are hosted by Global Screening Partners. „As the world’s media and entertainment have become increasingly on-demand and…