Spiritual subjects

Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2019

  + 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: May the Grace, Peace and Mercy of Christ Risen in Glory be with you All Venerable brothers and beloved children in the Lord, Having run the…

Video for Easter at the Bigorski Monastery

Somewhat before midnight, with a spiritual tremor we stand in the silent dim light of the Divine home, expecting for the Holy Light to break the darkness. The human nature is renewed, resurrected; the death is defeated. The Holy Fire brings a new, heavenly radiance in the church. Come ye, receive the light from the…

Video for Good Friday – The Passion of Christ

The Apostle of love, St John, wrote a new history for the world. Not the history of vices and death, but rather the one of real life, saying: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. God because of love for us, people, incarnated and came to Earth, because of…

Newton on the resurrection of the dead

Once the famous scientist Newton was asked:  - How is it possible that the dead bodies, long ago corrupted, could become again bodies of their own souls? Instead of replying to this, the famous scientist threw some tiny iron particles on the ground, and then asked his speakers: – Who could separate these iron particles…

A slightly different approach to the Ukrainian issue

Lately there have been many things written about the Ukrainian autocephaly, most of them by the Russian Church, which seemed to have mobilized its entire communication system in order to persuade the Orthodox world that it has the right. But, unfortunately, this attempt –which I would like to believe is not purposely and unwilling –…

“By denying the Ecumenical Patriarchate, you deny the source of your existence”

A few hours ago (14th September 2018), the Synod of the Moscow Patriarchy declared its decision to cease mentioning the name of the Ecumenical Patriarch during the Divine Liturgy, and consequently, the co-serving with the clergy of the Ecumenical Throne. It is not the first time that the daughter – the Russian Church, does something…