St. Nectarius was native of Tarsus of Kilikia, divine and holy in his
life, and politically high-ranked. In the 2nd Ecumenical Council, after
the resignation of St. Gregory the Theologian and the condemnation of
the heretical Patriarch Maximus, he was unanimously elected by the
people, the clergy and the emperor Theodosius, Patriarch of
Constantinople, eventhough he was a layman and, in fact, not yet
baptised. Having shepherded the Church in great devoutness, he
completed his life peacefully. The following Patriarch Arsacius was
also from Tarsus, and was a brother of Nectarius.
His memory is kept on the 11th of October.
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Saturday, July 19, 2014
It is with great pain and sorrow that we have learned of the tragic crash of the Malaysian airliner in Ukraine, and the tragic loss of so many lives, citizens mostly from your country, men and women, young and old. On behalf of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, we wish to convey our deepest condolences to Your Majesty and through You, to the leaders and people of the Netherlands, most especially to the families of the victims. Read more...
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