Orthodoxy and The Environment

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew IEverything that lives and breathes is sacred and beautiful in the eyes of God. The whole world is a sacrament. The entire created cosmos is a burning bush of God’s uncreated energies. And humankind stands as a priest before the altar of creation, as microcosm and mediator. Such is the true nature of things; or, as an Orthodox hymn describes it, “the truth of things,” if only we have the eyes of faith to see it.  -   Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I


 

The Green Patriarch

The Ecumenical Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church is a prominent leader in the environmental movement. Learn why Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is refered to as "The Green Patriarch"

Patriarchal Addresses

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Common Declarations

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Ecological Symposia

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Latest News

Patriarchal Address by His All-Holiness on the Occasion of the Consecration of Metropolitan Maximos of Selyvria [Greek]

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

«Ὁ τήν ἀρχήν τῆς Ἐκκλησίας ἐμπεπιστευμένος, καί τῇ τῆς ἐπισκοπῆς ἀξίᾳ τετιμημένος, ἄν μή διαγορεύῃ τῷ λαῷ τά πρακτέα, οὐκ ἀνεύθυνός ἐστι» καί «ἀρκεῖ καί ἕν κατόρθωμα ἐπισκοπῆς ἀνενεγκεῖν εἰς τόν οὐρανόν, καί ἕν ἁμάρτημα, εἰς αὐτήν ἐμβαλεῖν τήν γέενναν», διακηρύσσει ἀπό τοῦ Θρόνου τούτου τῆς Κωνσταντινουπόλεως Ἰωάννης ὁ Χρυσόστομος (Εἰς Τίτον Α΄ P.G. 62, 667-668) καί πρός σε σήμερον, Ἱερώτατε ἅγιε ἀδελφέ, καί συλλειτουργέ ἀπό τῆς σήμερον τῶν ἱερῶν μυστηρίων τῆς Χάριτος, Μητροπολῖτα Σηλυβρίας κύριε Μάξιμε. Read more...

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