Without the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Orthodoxy will slide into the spiral of nationalisms

Without the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Orthodoxy will slide into the spiral of nationalisms
Without the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Orthodoxy will slide into the spiral of nationalisms
Without the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Orthodoxy will slide into the spiral of nationalisms
Without the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Orthodoxy will slide into the spiral of nationalisms

The Great Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ was celebrated solemnly today at the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

2019 Annual OCAMPR Conference OCAMPR - Isolation. Violence. Hope and Communion.

2019 Annual OCAMPR Conference OCAMPR - Isolation. Violence. Hope and Communion.
2019 Annual OCAMPR Conference OCAMPR - Isolation. Violence. Hope and Communion.
2019 Annual OCAMPR Conference OCAMPR - Isolation. Violence. Hope and Communion.
2019 Annual OCAMPR Conference OCAMPR - Isolation. Violence. Hope and Communion.

The 2019 Annual Conference of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology and Religion (OCAMPR) was held from Thursday to Saturday, November 7–9, 2019 at the Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Glenview, Illinois (Chicagoland area), on the theme:“Isolation. Violence. Hope and Communion.”

The Keynote Address was given by His Grace the Right Reverend Irinej (Dobrijevic), MDiv, Bishop of Eastern America of the Serbian Orthodox Church, New Rochelle, New York. His Grace assumed the Throne of the Eastern American Diocese in October, 2016. Previously, he was Bishop of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Bishop Irinej previously lectured in theology at Loyola University in Chicago, the St. Sava School of Theology in Libertyville, Illinois, and at the Theological Faculty of the University of Belgrade, Serbia. His Grace also represented his Church in external affairs, both in Washington, DC and Belgrade.

Christmas message by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem

“Heaven and earth are made one today,
for Christ is born.
Today God comes upon the earth,
and man is gone up into the Heavens.
Today He Who by nature is invisible,
for man’s sake is seen in the flesh.”
(Sticheron Idiomelo 2 – Christmas Entreaty)

Christmas in Paris

Christmas in Paris
Christmas in Paris
Christmas in Paris
Christmas in Paris

On Tuesday morning, the St. Stephen’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Paris was full of people who attended the Christmas Divine Liturgy. Metropolitan Emmanuel of France read the message of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and then he thanked the parishioners for their wishes on his name day.