Spiritual subjects

Elder Joseph the Hesychast – contemplation on the love of the Most Holy Theotokos

Our Panagia hastens everywhere. She bestows her grace abundantly upon anyone who fervently cries out to her. She is a mediatress to Christ for everyone because she was deemed worthy to give birth to the Lord and to become the Mother of God. She carries Him in her arms and continuously entreats Him. Since we…

Patriarchal Encyclical for Christmas 2021

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew /Nicos Papachristou + B A R T H O L O M E W BY GOD’S MERCY ARCHBISHOP OF CONSTANTINOPLE-NEW ROME  AND ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH  TO ALL THE PLENITUDE OF THE CHURCH GRACE, MERCY AND PEACE  FROM THE SAVIOR CHRIST BORN IN BETHLEHEM * * * Brother concelebrants and blessed children, Having once…

Heaven and hell – (Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus)

19 Jesus said, “There was a certain rich man who was splendidly clothed in purple and fine linen and who lived each day in luxury. 20 At his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus who was covered with sores. 21 As Lazarus lay there longing for scraps from the rich man’s table, the dogs…

Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2021

The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (Reuters) † 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 Having completed the soul-profiting Lent and venerated the…

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…