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"As Ecumenical Patriarch, and serving the Church on the Throne of Saints John Chrysostom, Gregory the Theologian and Pho...
10/27/2021
Exhortation of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Orthodox Young Professional Gathering - Speeches - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

"As Ecumenical Patriarch, and serving the Church on the Throne of Saints John Chrysostom, Gregory the Theologian and Photios the Great for these thirty years – longer than some of you have been alive – we have gained a depth and breadth of experience that we never anticipated, growing up on the lovely island of Imvros, my birthplace. We came from the small local community of village, Ἅγιοι Θεόδωροι, to serve the Universal Church with humility, and it is to humility that I call you today, ταπεινοφροσύνη."

https://www.goarch.org/-/exhortation-of-his-all-holiness-ecumenical-patriarch-bartholomew-at-the-orthodox-young-professional-gathering

Speeches from the Apostolic Visit of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the United States

There are still some alive in our communities who remember this time. They are fading with the years, so we must do all ...
10/26/2021
Archiepiscopal Encyclical for the Commemoration of OXI Day - Encyclicals - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

There are still some alive in our communities who remember this time. They are fading with the years, so we must do all that we can to honor them, their heroism, and their sacrifice. That is why we commemorate OXI Day throughout our sacred Archdiocese, and we ask for our communities to celebrate the Doxology for the Day. Our collective act of memory is what connects us to this “greatest generation,” and reminds us of the price of freedom.

https://www.goarch.org/-/2021-10-28-archiepiscopal-encyclical-oxi-day

There are still some alive in our communities who remember this time. They are fading with the years, so we must do all that we can to honor them, their heroism, and their sacrifice. That is why we commemorate OXI Day throughout our sacred Archdiocese, and we ask for our communities to celebrate the...

WASHINGTON, DC — His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi at the Cap...
10/26/2021
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Meets with Speaker of the House - News Releases - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

WASHINGTON, DC — His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi at the Capitol today, October 26, 2021. Also present at the meeting were Elder Metropolitan Emmanuel of Chalcedon and Archbishop Elpidophoros of America.

https://www.goarch.org/-/ecumenical-patriarch-bartholomew-meets-with-speaker-of-the-house

Latest News from the Apostolic Visit of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the United States

"Since the beginning of September, we have traveled extensively from Hungary to Italy, from the United Arab Emirates to ...
10/26/2021
Remarks of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Ecumenical Reception by the National Council of Churches - Speeches - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

"Since the beginning of September, we have traveled extensively from Hungary to Italy, from the United Arab Emirates to the Vatican and now to the United States of America. It is our conviction that ecumenical dialogue is first and foremost a witness to our Christian faith and to the unity of Christ’s Body that is inherent to the teaching of the Gospel."
https://www.goarch.org/-/remarks-of-his-all-holiness-ecumenical-patriarch-bartholomew-at-the-ecumenical-reception-by-the-national-council-of-churches

Speeches from the Apostolic Visit of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the United States

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and US President Joseph Biden had a warm and cordial visit October 25,...
10/26/2021
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Meets with President Biden - News Releases - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and US President Joseph Biden had a warm and cordial visit October 25, 2021, in the Oval Office at the White House.

https://www.goarch.org/-/2021-10-25-ecumenical-patriarch-bartholomew-meets-with-president-biden

Latest News from the Apostolic Visit of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the United States

Our efforts for promoting Christian unity and interfaith understanding and cooperation have but one principle – dialogue...
10/26/2021
Remarks of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew after His Meeting with President Joe Biden - Speeches - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Our efforts for promoting Christian unity and interfaith understanding and cooperation have but one principle – dialogue. We consider dialogue as the most effective means to address any challenge of the present or the future.

https://www.goarch.org/-/remarks-ecumenical-patriarch-bartholomew-after-meeting-with-president-joe-biden

Speeches from the Apostolic Visit of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the United States

"The Ecumenical Patriarch and the Secretary of State held an extended and productive discussion on a number of issues.  ...
10/26/2021
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Meets With Secretary Blinken - News Releases - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

"The Ecumenical Patriarch and the Secretary of State held an extended and productive discussion on a number of issues. His All-Holiness raised concerns about the plight of Christians in the Middle East and Northern Africa, addressed the urgent need for appropriate political action in response to the climate crisis, and emphasized the role of inter-religious dialogue for mutual tolerance and peaceful coexistence."

https://www.goarch.org/-/2021-10-25-ecumenical-patriarch-bartholomew-meets-with-secretary-blinken

Latest News from the Apostolic Visit of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the United States

"As we address you, the Museum of the Bible manifests the love for the words of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ, ...
10/25/2021
Remarks and Toast of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Luncheon Hosted by the Museum of the Bible - Speeches - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

"As we address you, the Museum of the Bible manifests the love for the words of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ, and His Holy Prophets. These life-giving 'words of eternal life,' which 'never pass away,' are most certainly deserving of this shrine, which you have raised up to the glory of God."

https://www.goarch.org/-/2021-10-25-remarks-and-toast-ecumenical-patriarch-bartholomew-museum-of-the-bible

Speeches from the Apostolic Visit of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the United States

"I am grateful to our hosts – the clergy and laity of this community – for their generous hospitality. On behalf of His ...
10/25/2021
Toast of His Eminence Elder Metropolitan Emmanuel of Chalcedon at the Luncheon with Pan-Orthodox Leaders - Speeches - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

"I am grateful to our hosts – the clergy and laity of this community – for their generous hospitality. On behalf of His All-Holiness, I would like to express my appreciation to the Philoptochos Society for raising awareness about recycling and creation care."

https://www.goarch.org/-/2021-10-24-toast-metropolitan-emmanuel-pan-orthodox-luncheon

Speeches from the Apostolic Visit of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the United States

Συμβολήν εἰς τήν εὐχαριστιακήν πραγμάτωσιν τῆς Ἐκκλησίας ἀποτελεῖ καί τό ἔργον, τό ὁποῖον ὑποδειγματικῶς ἐπιτελεῖ ἡ ἐν Ἡ...
10/25/2021
Ἀντιφώνησις τοῦ Σεβ. Μητροπολίτου Γέροντος Χαλκηδόνος κ. Ἐμμανουήλ κατά τήν πανορθόδοξον συγχοροστασίαν ἐν τῷ Καθεδρικῷ Ναῷ Ἁγίας

Συμβολήν εἰς τήν εὐχαριστιακήν πραγμάτωσιν τῆς Ἐκκλησίας ἀποτελεῖ καί τό ἔργον, τό ὁποῖον ὑποδειγματικῶς ἐπιτελεῖ ἡ ἐν Ἡνωμέναις Πολιτείαις Ἀμερικῆς Ἐπισκοπική Συνέλευσις. Ἐπαι-νοῦμεν εἰλικρινῶς καί ὁλοθύμως πάντας ὑμᾶς, τιμιώτατοι ἀδελφοί, μέλη αὐτῆς, διά τήν ἀνεκτίμητον συμβολήν σας εἰς τήν ἀπρόσκοπτον λειτουργίαν τῆς καθ᾿ ὑμᾶς Ἐπισκοπικῆς Συνελεύσεως, ὑπό τήν εὐλογημένην προεδρίαν τοῦ Σεβασμιωτάτου ἀξίου κατα πάντα καί δυναμικοῦ Ἀρχιεπισκόπου κ. Ἐλπιδοφόρου, διά τήν ὁμοψυχίαν, τά κοινά ὁράματα, τάς κοινάς δράσεις, τήν κοινήν ὀρθόδοξον μαρτυρίαν, ἐπ᾿ ἀγαθῷ τοῦ ἐν τῇ μεγάλῃ Ἀμερικανικῇ Συμπολιτείᾳ λαοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ καί πρός δόξαν τοῦ ἐν Τριάδι προσκυνουμένου Θεοῦ.

https://www.goarch.org/-/2021-10-24-chorostasia-metropolitan-emmanuel

Speeches from the Apostolic Visit of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the United States

Photos from Archbishop Elpidophoros of America's post
10/25/2021

Photos from Archbishop Elpidophoros of America's post

Join the Center for Family Care on October 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm Eastern and learn how the Old Testament can become a reso...
10/25/2021
Webinar: The Old Testament as a Parental Teaching Tool - Affiliates - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Join the Center for Family Care on October 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm Eastern and learn how the Old Testament can become a resource for spiritual growth and a tool to be used to nurture faith in the home.

Join the Center for Family Care on October 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm Eastern and learn how the Old Testament can become a resource for spiritual growth and a tool to be used to nurture faith in the home.

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was released this morning from George Washington University Hospital w...
10/25/2021
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Resumes Schedule - News Releases - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was released this morning from George Washington University Hospital where he spent a night on medical advice. He will resume the schedule of his Apostolic Visit.

https://www.goarch.org/-/2021-10-25-ecumenical-patriarch-bartholomew-resumes-schedule

Latest News from the Apostolic Visit of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the United States

10/25/2021

I am delighted to announce to all that our spiritual father, His All-Holiness was just released from the hospital. He is feeling well and is ready to continue his official Apostolic Visit.

Είμαι στην ευχάριστη θέση να ανακοινώσω ότι ο Παναγιώτατος πνευματικός μας πατέρας εξήλθε του νοσοκομείου. Είναι καλά στην υγεία του και θα συνεχίσει κανονικά το πρόγραμμα της επίσημης επίσκεψής του.

Pan-Orthodox Service and AHEPA Banquet in Washington, DCWASHINGTON, DC – His Eminence Elder Metropolitan Emmanuel of Cha...
10/25/2021

Pan-Orthodox Service and AHEPA Banquet in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC – His Eminence Elder Metropolitan Emmanuel of Chalcedon presided over the Pan-Orthodox Liturgy at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Washington, DC today, October 24, 2021, inducting the Inaugural class of Senators for Orthodoxy and Hellenism. His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who was scheduled to preside over the service, felt unwell in the morning and his doctor recommended that he rest and be taken to hospital for observation. Read more at https://www.goarch.org/-/pan-orthodox-service-and-ahepa-banquet-in-washington-dc

Pan-Orthodox Service and AHEPA Banquet in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC – His Eminence Elder Metropolitan Emmanuel of Chalcedon presided over the Pan-Orthodox Liturgy at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Washington, DC today, October 24, 2021, inducting the Inaugural class of Senators for Orthodoxy and Hellenism. His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who was scheduled to preside over the service, felt unwell in the morning and his doctor recommended that he rest and be taken to hospital for observation. Read more at https://www.goarch.org/-/pan-orthodox-service-and-ahepa-banquet-in-washington-dc

"We are deeply moved this evening, by your warm and heartfelt reception of the Patriarchal Συνοδεία, His All-Holiness’ e...
10/25/2021

"We are deeply moved this evening, by your warm and heartfelt reception of the Patriarchal Συνοδεία, His All-Holiness’ entourage in Christ. To be with the esteemed members of the American Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association is a cause of our rejoicing, for we know that you are all devoted children of the Mother Church of Constantinople."
https://www.goarch.org/-/2021-10-24-toast-of-metropolitan-emmanuel-of-chalcedon-at-the-dinner-tribute-by-ahepa

"We are deeply moved this evening, by your warm and heartfelt reception of the Patriarchal Συνοδεία, His All-Holiness’ entourage in Christ. To be with the esteemed members of the American Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association is a cause of our rejoicing, for we know that you are all devoted children of the Mother Church of Constantinople."
https://www.goarch.org/-/2021-10-24-toast-of-metropolitan-emmanuel-of-chalcedon-at-the-dinner-tribute-by-ahepa

WASHINGTON, DC - His All-Holiness is feeling well. At the doctors’ recommendation, he will spend the night in the hospit...
10/24/2021

WASHINGTON, DC - His All-Holiness is feeling well. At the doctors’ recommendation, he will spend the night in the hospital for monitoring and is expected to be released tomorrow morning.

https://www.goarch.org/-/2021-10-24-update

WASHINGTON, DC - His All-Holiness is feeling well. At the doctors’ recommendation, he will spend the night in the hospital for monitoring and is expected to be released tomorrow morning.

https://www.goarch.org/-/2021-10-24-update

WASHINGTON, DC - Immediately prior to departing for the service at the Cathedral of Saint Sophia, His All-Holiness Ecume...
10/24/2021

WASHINGTON, DC - Immediately prior to departing for the service at the Cathedral of Saint Sophia, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew felt unwell — due to the long flight and full schedule of events upon arrival. His doctor advised him to rest and out of an abundance of caution he will be taken to the George Washington University Hospital for observation.
https://www.goarch.org/-/2021-10-24-press-release

WASHINGTON, DC - Immediately prior to departing for the service at the Cathedral of Saint Sophia, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew felt unwell — due to the long flight and full schedule of events upon arrival. His doctor advised him to rest and out of an abundance of caution he will be taken to the George Washington University Hospital for observation.
https://www.goarch.org/-/2021-10-24-press-release

WASHINGTON, DC — His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was joyously welcomed today by His Eminence Archbisho...
10/23/2021
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Arrives for Official Visit - News Releases - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

WASHINGTON, DC — His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was joyously welcomed today by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. The Ecumenical Patriarch, spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians worldwide, will begin his 12-day official visit in Washington, DC.

https://www.goarch.org/-/2021-10-23-his-all-holiness-arrives-for-official-visit

Latest News from the Apostolic Visit of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the United States

Photos from Archbishop Elpidophoros of America's post
10/23/2021

Photos from Archbishop Elpidophoros of America's post

On Friday, October 22, 2021, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America received His Excellency Milojko Spajić, Min...
10/23/2021

On Friday, October 22, 2021, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America received His Excellency Milojko Spajić, Minister of Finance and Social Welfare of Montenegro for an audience at the Archdiocesan headquarters. They discussed the positive relations of their two respective churches and the Archbishop congratulated the Minister on leaving his successful business career and dedicating his life for the service of his country at such a young age. They also commented that they look forward to working together to continue the good and synergistic church relations.

On Friday, October 22, 2021, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America received His Excellency Milojko Spajić, Minister of Finance and Social Welfare of Montenegro for an audience at the Archdiocesan headquarters. They discussed the positive relations of their two respective churches and the Archbishop congratulated the Minister on leaving his successful business career and dedicating his life for the service of his country at such a young age. They also commented that they look forward to working together to continue the good and synergistic church relations.

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WASHINGTON, DC - Immediately prior to departing for the service at the Cathedral of Saint Sophia, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew felt unwell — due to the long flight and full schedule of events upon arrival. His doctor advised him to rest and out an abundance of caution he will be taken to the George Washington University Hospital for observation. https://www.goarch.org/-/press-release
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Lesson 19 (Pg. 24). Today we present the complete table of quantitative symbols, which tell us by how many notes to ascent or descent on the musical scale. Most should be familiar from previous lessons. Examples and explanations are provided along the way. Download the free PDF book at www.PatriarchalPsaltophiles.org . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOpMJXxPF90
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