Spiritual subjects

Fear – that’s not who you are

You are not the one who fears. You are not the one who gets upset. You are not the one who trembles and goes crazy from the troubles and difficulties of everyday life. No, those are the roles you have imposed upon yourself, they make you feel like that. If you take off the coat…

Patriarchal Proclamation For Christmas 2020

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew ✠ 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, MERCY AND PEACE FROM THE SAVIOR CHRIST BORN IN BETHLEHEM Most venerable brothers in Christ and beloved children, As we journey with the…

The triumph over time and centuries

Sermon of His Beatitude, Archibishop Stephen of Ohrid and Macedonia, during the ceremony of the 1000th jubilee of the Bigorski Monastery, on October 18th, 2020 AD His Beatitude, Archbishop Stephen of Ohrid and Macedonia My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the…

Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2020

† 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 Dearest brother Hierarchs and beloved children in the Lord, Having arrived at…

Word of Consolation for the Pandemic

Many people are in confusion and others panic because of the threat of the Coronavirus epidemic that spread in the whole world. I think, however, that this should not happen, for whatever God does with us, He does it out of love. The God of Christians is a good God, a God of mercy and…

Patriarchal Encyclical for Christmas 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 Grace, mercy and peace from the newborn Savior Christ in Bethlehem Beloved brothers and sisters in the Lord, Having once again arrived at the great feast of…