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  • Opinion: Ukrainian Orthodox Church independence is a mistake

    01/11/2019 7:23:56 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 14 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | January 11, 2019 | Miodrag Soric
    The leader of the Orthodox Church, Patriarch Bartholomew I, has granted adherents of the Orthodox faith in Ukraine autocephaly, or in other words, independence from Russia. Bartholomew did this on his own authority, against the advice of other bishops, thereby violating canon law and contradicting decisions on Ukraine he himself made just a few years ago. The reactions could hardly have been worse: Other patriarchs refuse to follow suit. Even members of the Greek-Orthodox Holy Synod have voiced their disapproval. Orthodox Church leaders in Poland or the Czech Republic also oppose the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople. The 2,000 monks (abbots...
  • Bartholomew To Grant Autocephaly Tomos To Kyiv On January 6, Says Church Spokesman

    12/13/2018 8:26:55 AM PST · by tlozo · 2 replies
    Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty ^ | December 13, 2018 | Radio Liberty
    The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople will hand over a Tomos -- a decree granting independence, or autocephaly -- to the future head of the local Orthodox Church in Ukraine on January 6, Archbishop Yevstratiy, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate said on December 13. Senior figures from Orthodox Christian communities in Ukraine will meet on December 15 in a bid to form a new, unified, independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church and elect a leader, known as a Primate. The December 15 "unity gathering" will be held at St. Sophia's Cathedral in Kyiv and will be...
  • Ecumenical Patriarchate to Allow Second Marriage for Greek Orthodox Priests

    09/04/2018 5:20:45 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 7 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | September 3, 2018 | Philip Chrysopoulos
    The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate has decided to allow a second marriage for Greek Orthodox priests in the event that they are widowed or abandoned by their wife, religious news website says. The decision, that is considered historic in the Orthodox Church, specifies that a second marriage will not be allowed if the priest wishes to leave his wife and marry another woman. It is underlined that each case will be examined separately and the bishop of the priest’s parish will be sending the specifics to be judged by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Also,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Bartholomew, Apostle and Martyr (Gueranger)

    08/23/2018 9:03:55 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Double of the Second Class A WITNESS OF THE SON OF GOD, one of the princes who announced his glory to the nations, lights up this day with his apostolic flame. While his brethren of the sacred College followed the human race into all the lands whither the migration of nations had led it, Bartholomew appeared as the herald of the Lord, at the very starting point, the mountains of Armenia whence the sons of Noe spread over the earth. There had the figurative Ark rested; humanity, everywhere else a wanderer, was there seated in stillness, remembering the...
  • Pope, Orthodox leader make climate change appeal to 'heal wounded creation'

    09/01/2017 8:45:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 1, 2017 | Staff
    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis and Orthodox Christian leader Patriarch Bartholomew called on Friday for a collective response from world leaders to climate change, saying the planet was deteriorating and vulnerable people were the first to be affected. The appeal comes three months after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from a global agreement, struck in Paris, to limit greenhouse gas emissions. “We urgently appeal to those in positions of social and economic, as well as political and cultural, responsibility to hear the cry of the earth and to attend to the needs of the marginalized,” Francis and Bartholomew said in...
  • Pope Francis: I seek communion with Orthodox Churches

    11/30/2014 3:00:37 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | November 30, 2014
    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I embraces Pope Francis at a celebration of the Divine Liturgy in Istanbul - REUTERS (Vatican Radio)  In an address upon conclusion of the Divine Liturgy celebrated by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Orthodox Church of St. George in Istanbul, Pope Francis said “the one thing that the Catholic Church desires and that I seek as Bishop of Rome…is communion with the Orthodox Churches.” Below, please find the complete text of the Holy Father’s address:             When I was the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, I often took part in the celebration of the Divine Liturgy of...
  • For Bartholomew, the "persecution of the Christians" has not ceased

    05/16/2013 12:58:05 PM PDT · by lightman · 2 replies
    Asia News ^ | 16 May AD 2013 | Staff
    Milan (AsiaNews) - Some 1,700 years have passed since Emperor Constantine granted Christians the right to believe in God, yet "the persecution of Christians has not ceased;" thus, "the Church of Christ will never cease to generate martyrs" until God "enlightens everyone, so that they understand that peace, reconciliation, tolerance, meekness, and mercy can only have a positive effect on human society in general, especially in terms of deeds and words." Religious freedom and the journey of a divided Church " towards unity according to the Lord's command" are central to the thoughts Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I expressed this morning...
  • Turkey Increases Security for Orthodox Patriarch

    05/11/2013 8:55:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5/10/13
    An official says Turkish authorities have tightened security for the Istanbul-based Orthodox Patriarchate following allegations of a plot to attack the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians. Unconfirmed local media reports said Friday police briefly detained a man following a tip that he planned to assassinate Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I. Haberturk newspaper said prosecutors in Ankara were investigating the alleged plot. Police wouldn't confirm the reports, and the prosecutor's office did not immediately return calls.
  • Pope Francis: The List (What Pope Francis Has Done)

    03/30/2013 2:42:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 66 replies
    Praytellblog ^ | March 30, 2013
    What Pope Francis Has Done · After his election, he came down from platform to greet the cardinal electors, rather than have them come up to his level to offer obedience. · He appeared on the loggia without the red cape. (The BBC report, unconfirmed, is that he said to his aide, “No thank you, Monsignore. You put it on instead. Carnival time is over.”) · In his greeting he referred to himself only as “bishop,” not as "pope." · He referred to Benedict as “bishop emeritus,” not “pope emeritus.” · He appeared without the stole, only putting it on...
  • Gunman Reportedly Opens Fire in Texas Courthouse

    03/14/2012 10:33:02 AM PDT · by Ramius · 70 replies
    Fox News email alert ^ | 3-14-2012 | FoxNews
    At least one dead and three wounded after gunman reportedly opens fire in Beaumont courthouse, while suspect now believed to be holding hostages. More headlines from
  • 2011 Catechetical Homily on the opening of Holy and Great Lent

    03/06/2011 11:01:30 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 2 replies ^ | Sunday March 6, 2011 | Bishop Bartholomew of Constantinople
    CATECHETICAL HOMILY On the Opening of Holy and Great Lent + BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome And Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church Grace and Peace from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ With our Prayer, Blessing and Forgiveness Beloved brothers and children in the Lord, “The arena of the virtues has opened; those who desire to compete may enter, girding themselves with the good struggle of fasting.” (Triodion, Cheesefare Sunday) Or, better, the arena has always remained open, from the time that the All-Merciful Lord of Glory deemed it worthy to assume our nature....
  • "Racist" Email Flap Blows Up Virginia Beach GOP

    Virginia Beach is the biggest city in Virginia, and the hometown of the state's current Republican Governor, Bob McDonnell. Now it's also home to the latest example of a racist email forward destroying a prominent conservative's political credibility and possibly career. As the progressive Blue Virgina blog reported Monday -- and I independently confirmed from one of the recipients Tuesday -- Virginia Beach Republican Party chair Dave Bartholomew forwarded a racist email comparing African Americans to dogs. The email, subject line "my, dog," consists of a racist parable about African Americans and welfare. In the first 24 hours since the...
  • Greek Foreign Minister Orders Monks Evicted From the Capital of Mount Athos

    12/22/2006 6:52:24 AM PST · by gimmeone · 12 replies · 474+ views
    Friends of Esphigmenou ^ | 12-22-06 | Friends of Esphigmenou
    BREAKING NEWS -DECEMBER 22, 2006 We have just been informed that the Greek Foreign Minister, Ms. Bakoyianni has given the order to empty the Konaki of Esphigmenou Monastery at Karyes, the Capital of Mount Athos by Sunday. Christmas leaves for the local Police have been cancelled! The government is trampling on the civil rights of the monks and this brotherhood that have lived there continuously for over 1500 years. The monks simply want to be left alone to live out their commitment to a peaceful monastic life of prayer and the government wants to throw over 100 monks out of...
  • Turkey failing to protect religious minorities

    11/17/2006 12:31:37 PM PST · by Maeve · 20 replies · 556+ views
    THE TABLET (UK) ^ | 18 November 2006 | Jonathan Luxmoore
    The European Union has accused Turkey of failing to protect religious minorities - just two weeks before an historic visit by Pope Benedict XVI to the Muslim country. "Turkey's approach to minority rights remains unchanged," noted a 2006 progress report published by the European Commission in Brussels. "Non-Muslim religious communities have no access to legal personality and continue to face restricted property rights. They encounter problems in the management of their foundations and in recovering property by judicial means." Here the lack of access to "legal personality" means that the communities are not recognised as legal subjects, so they cannot...
  • The Apostle Bartholomew, His Words Present a Double Aspect of Jesus' Identity

    10/04/2006 8:14:03 PM PDT · by ELS · 5 replies · 484+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | October 4, 2006 | Benedict XVI
    The Apostle Bartholomew His "Words Present a Double Aspect of Jesus' Identity" VATICAN CITY, OCT. 4, 2006 ( Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave at today's general audience, dedicated to present the figure of the Apostle Bartholomew. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters: In the series of apostles called by Jesus during his earthly life, today our attention is caught by the Apostle Bartholomew. In the early lists of the Twelve he always appears before Matthew, while the name of the one who precedes him changes: in some cases it is Philip (cf. Matthew 10:3;...
  • Central Florida Blessing

    01/07/2006 6:22:06 AM PST · by DocRock · 8 replies · 240+ views
    The Lakeland Ledger ^ | January 7, 2006 | Cary McMullen
    TARPON SPRINGS -- Amid the sounds of ancient liturgical chants, the spiritual leader of all Eastern Orthodox Christians presided over the largest Epiphany ceremony in North America on Friday. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I continued his historic visit to the Greek Orthodox community in central Florida, commemorating the centennial of the Epiphany ceremony in Tarpon Springs. More than 50,000 people were present for Friday's services, according to a report from Tarpon Springs police. It was the first time an Ecumenical patriarch visited Central Florida. "It is a great honor. It is something exciting," said Roula Roussos, a member of St. Sophia...
  • Tarpon Springs Celebrates Epiphany

    01/05/2006 8:21:25 PM PST · by DocRock · 10 replies · 902+ views News ^ | Jan 6, 2006 | DAVID SOMMER
    TARPON SPRINGS - Dress warm, get there early and be prepared for a massive crowd. That's the advice offered by organizers of the 100th annual Epiphany Day celebration, which promises to draw the biggest crowd ever. His All Holiness Bartholomew, the ecumenical patriarch of all Eastern Orthodox churches, will officiate at prayer services that begin at 7:30 a.m. today inside St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. The patriarch will throw the cross into Spring Bayou at what for many is the highlight of Epiphany Day activities when more than 50 teenage boys dive into the 70-degree springwater to retrieve the holy...
  • 100th Epiphany Day Event Will Be Global Celebration

    01/05/2006 3:20:08 PM PST · by DocRock · 28 replies · 602+ views News ^ | Jan 3, 2006 | DAVID SOMMER
    CLEARWATER - For its 100th anniversary, the Tarpon Springs annual Epiphany Day celebration is going international. And it's doing so in a big way. His All Holiness Bartholomew, the ecumenical patriarch of all Eastern Orthodox churches, will travel from Istanbul, Turkey. High-ranking Orthodox clergy from around the world are expected to attend, as well as ambassadors to the United States from Greece, Turkey, Russia and Cyprus, representatives of the U.S. Senate and House and, possibly, the White House, said Bill Planes, chairman of the Patriarchal Centennial Visitation Committee. And when 53 teens, most of Greek descent, dive into the waters...
  • Journalism Group In Dispute Over Giving Award To Judith Miller

    07/19/2005 3:35:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 395+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | July 19, 2005 | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK For Judith Miller of The New York Times, controversy seems to follow her everywhere, from Iraq to getting sent to a detention facility in Virginia for refusing to reveal a source to federal investigators. Now a organization of journalists that was planning to give Miller an award for her source protection efforts may change its plans following an outpouring of opposition from some members. The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), a 50-year-old group of some 1,100 non-fiction independent writers, had proposed giving Miller its "Conscience in the Media" award earlier this week. The group's nine-member First...
  • Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Offers Condolences on the Death of Pope John Paul II

    04/05/2005 10:03:00 AM PDT · by Ebenezer · 8 replies · 606+ views
    Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople ^ | April 2, 2005 | Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
    Statement by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew upon the falling asleep in the Lord of Pope John Paul II His Holiness Pope John Paul II, having fulfilled the duty of life, which is common to all humans, has fallen asleep in the Lord. May God give rest to his soul in the place of the living, where there is no sorrow, grief nor mourning. Pope John Paul II envisioned the restoration of the unity of the Christians and he worked for its realization. Thus, and in order to give the mark of his papacy, he visited the Ecumenical Patriarchate...