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We Will Not Be Silent On The Present Violence In Iraq

(3) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 12:01 PM

The recent wave of violence against innocent families and children in Iraq has rendered the world shocked and horrified. We will not remain indifferent or silent before such irrational persecution, cultural intolerance and appalling loss of life, especially when it is caused by religious hatred and racial hostility.

The targeting...

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On The Present Violence In Iraq: We Will Not Remain Indifferent

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 8:51 PM

The recent wave of violence against innocent families and children in Iraq has rendered the world shocked and horrified. We will not remain indifferent or silent before such irrational persecution, cultural intolerance and appalling loss of life, especially when it is caused by religious hatred and racial hostility.

The targeting...

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Patriarchal Encyclical for Christmas 2013

(5) Comments | Posted December 25, 2013 | 9:12 AM

To the Plenitude of the Church:
Grace, mercy, and peace from the Savior Christ, born in Bethlehem

Beloved brothers and sisters, children in the Lord,
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given."
(Isaiah 9.5)

Many centuries ago, the Prophet foresaw and...

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Prayer for Ukraine

(2) Comments | Posted December 8, 2013 | 1:56 PM

In our historical and paternal love for our beloved people of Ukraine, especially after their recent joyous celebrations of the 1025th anniversary since the baptism of the Kievan Rus, we cannot but express our heartfelt sorrow as well as our compassionate concern at the unfortunate and painful events unfolding over...

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When Will We Choose To Live More Simply?

(219) Comments | Posted November 14, 2013 | 1:58 PM

Delivered to the 19th Session of the Conference of the Parties, (Warsaw, November 2013)

This week - even as the world mourns the tragic loss of life in the unprecedented Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippine Islands - political leaders have converged on Warsaw, Poland, in yet another anticipated...

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Orthodox Easter Resurrection: The Gift of Liberation and Call to Compassion

(301) Comments | Posted May 4, 2013 | 8:06 AM

While many Christians celebrated Easter over a month ago as a result of differing calendar calculations, Orthodox Easter takes place much later this year, falling on May 5. Thus, at midnight on Saturday, May 4, the night that our fourth-century predecessor on the Throne of Constantinople, St. Gregory Nazianzus, described...

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Sins Against Nature and God: We Are All Accountable for Ignoring the Global Consequences of Environmental Exploitation

(393) Comments | Posted May 7, 2010 | 1:19 PM

Once again, in a matter only of a few years, the eyes of the world are turned with suspense toward the Gulf Coast. Sadly, the oil spill is following a path similar to Hurricane Katrina and threatening the coast of Louisiana as well as neighboring states.

As...

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