Great Lent 2018

Dear brothers and sisters,                 At times Great Lent is compared to a voyage across the ocean or an immense sea. This brings to mind the passage of the people of Israel across the Red Sea as they fled from Pharoah, but also… Read more

Encyclical from Metropolitan Gerasimos for Great Lent 2018

Encyclical from Metropolitan Gerasimos for Great Lent 2018 Dearly Beloved, “Where shall I begin the work of my salvation?” cries out a hymn of Clean Monday. The Lenten Season, now upon us, calls us into a time of reflection on the state of our lives and our souls. We are invited… Read more

Patriarchal Encyclical for the Feast of Indiction

Patriarchal Message for the Feast of the Indiction and Day of Protection for the Environment Prot. No. 702   +BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plentitude of the Church: Grace, peace and mercy From the Creator of All, our Lord God and Savior… Read more

Encyclical for the Feast of Dormition 2017

Beloved Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, On this great Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God, our minds first turn to the mystery of her bodily translation to heaven. The story of her Dormition ends in an empty tomb, with her reception into the arms of her… Read more

Patriarchal Encyclical. Beginning of Great Lent 2017

CATECHETICAL ENCYCLICAL ON THE OPENING OF GREAT LENT + 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 and Peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Together with… Read more