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Catholic And Orthodox Church Plan Historic Gathering

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.03.2014 | Religion

UPDATE 6/3/14: Vatican spokesman Rev. Thomas Rosica said in a statement that the event has not been confirmed, and it is "very early to jump to conclu...

The Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Great Church of Christ

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

Christianity has benefitted greatly by the multitudinous offerings of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, from its rich theological literature and its great missionary activity, to its contributions to the arts and iconography, music and hymnography and architecture

Patriarchal Encyclical for Christmas 2013

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew | Posted 02.24.2014 | Religion
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Many centuries ago, the Prophet foresaw and announced with enthusiasm and joy the birth of the child Jesus from the ever-Virgin Mary. Naturally, even then, there was no period of census by Augustus Caesar, no place to stay for the safety of the Holy Virgin who was carrying a child by the Holy Spirit. So the holy Joseph as her betrothed and protector was obliged to lead her to a cave, a manger with animals, "in order to give birth to a child."

The Unceasing Mission for Religious Equality in Turkey

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 02.02.2014 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

The historic city of Berlin will host an historic international conference on religious freedom this week.

To Serve And Protect

Tobias Winright | Posted 05.19.2013 | Religion
Tobias Winright

In Pope Francis' brief homily for the inaugural Mass of his papal ministry, he emphasized something that should be familiar to American Catholics who have seen a certain motto sometimes displayed on police cars.