One of the most important ministries of the Church throughout its history has been providing spiritual care to the sick. The Ecumenical Patriarchate has always being sensitive to the needs of this ministry from the years of the Byzantine Empire up until now. Its clergy are active in providing pastoral care to the ill, both on a parish level and in specialized facilities. read more...
May 19th, 2013
"There is nothing worse than a person who does not know how to love." - St. John Chrysostom
"There is nothing worse than a person who does not know how to love."
Homily 27 on 2 Corinthians
"When you see someone who needs physical or spiritual healing, do not say to yourself: I wonder why this person was not healed by anyone. Simply heal that person of his or her illness, and do not seek to lay blame on others. If you anoint that person with the word of your teaching, like the oil of healing, if you cure that person with your good nature, restoring that person's health with your patience, then that person will become the cause of the greatest treasure for you." Homily Homily 8 Against the Jews