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The Associated Press reports on 'Pope may visit Greek island to highlight refugees' plight'
Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, will visit the Greek island of Lesbos next week to highlight the plight of refugees, the Greek government said, as refugees and other migrants are being deported back to Turkey under the European Union's controversial program to ease Europe's migrant problem. Full Text
The Washington Post reports on 'Freedom of religion starts at home, Mr. Erdogan'
The April 1 Metro article “A new community spirit” was right to highlight the controversy surrounding Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s participation in the opening of the Diyanet Center of America. But there’s another point to be made. The freedom of religion enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and cherished by Americans — the very freedom to worship that Marylanders will enjoy at this new mosque — does not exist inside Mr. Erdogan’s country. Full Text
Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium calls for unity against terrorism
The Orthodox Metropolitan of Belgium, Athenagoras (Ecumenical Patriarchate) has called for all religious leaders of Belgium to unite their voices and forces against terrorism. Full Text
Lenten Retreat on the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, April 2
With the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey, a Lenten Retreat is scheduled at the Church of the Annunciation, Elkins Park, PA, focusing on the historical, canonical and ecclesiastical significance of the upcoming Holy and Great Council, including a review of the previous seven Ecumenical Councils. Full Text
50th Anniversary of Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle
The Order of St. Andrew of the Ecumenical Patriarchate was organized on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, March 10, 1966 when His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos conferred upon thirty outstanding laymen of the Church the various Offikia or Offices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on behalf of His All Holiness Patriarch Athenagoras of blessed memory. They were honored because of their love, loyalty and support of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Full Text
The Economist reports on 'A Catholic-Orthodox meeting is spectacular but not unprecedented'
THE announcement of a meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, due to take place in Cuba on February 12th, is certainly a spectacular moment in inter-church diplomacy. But contrary to many reports that have appeared in the press this weekend, it is certainly not the first top-level encounter between the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches since the East-West schism of 1054. Full Text
Viewing and Funeral Arrangements for Archon Michael E. Jaharis
Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of the Order of Saint Andrew will assemble at the Viewing tomorrow on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 6:00 PM in the Narthex of the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity to pay our deep respect and affection to the family of Archon Michael E. Jaharis who has fallen asleep in the Lord. Full Text
Archon Michael E. Jaharis Passes Away in the Lord
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America mourns the passing in the Lord of Mr. Michael E. Jaharis, 87, Archon Exarchos of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Vice-President of the Archdiocesan Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, businessman, philanthropist and great benefactor and faithful steward of the Church. Full Text
Regional Archons co-sponsor presentation on Refugee Crisis and Resettlement Process
With the blessings of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, the Order of Saint Andrew co-sponsored a presentation on the refugee crisis and the resettlement process. The Jan 13th presentation, entitled, "America's Noblest Tradition ... Welcoming Refugees to our Shores - How the Refugee Settlement Program Works in Connecticut" was delivered by Mr. Chris George, Executive Director of Immigrant Refugee Integrated Services (IRIS), a not-for-profit refugee resettlement agency based in New Haven, Connecticut. Full Text
Keynote Address By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew To the Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches
Welcome to this sacred place of our most holy Church of Constantinople, this Center dedicated to the service of Pan-Orthodox unity, which has for decades hosted and continues to host numerous Inter-Orthodox and Pan-Orthodox encounters hammering out and advancing the unity of the most holy Orthodox Church. Full Text
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