2009
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His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew received His Excellency Yves Leterne, the Prime Minister of Belgium, to the Ecumenical Patriarchate on December 30, 2009. Before his departure from the ...
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On Monday, November 30, 2009, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew celebrated the feastday of the Apostle Andrew the First Called at the Patriarchal Cathedral of Saint George.
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His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew traveled to Belgrade, Serbia to preside at the funeral services of Patriarch Pavle on November 19, 2009. His All Holiness presided at the Divine Liturgy ...
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His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew welcomed a delegation from the European Commission for Democracy through Law, better known as the "Venice Commission", to the Phanar on November ...
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His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met with Serbian President Boris Tadic during his visit to Belgrade, Serbia for the funeral of Patriarch Pavle, November 18, 2009.
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The first annual dinner gathering of the Archons of South Florida and Naples took place in Boca Raton, Florida, on Friday, November 13, 2009. Regional Commander John C. Scurtis planned the event at the ...
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A reception and dinner was held in honor of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew hosted by the Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Ben Franklin Room at the Department of State ...
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His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met with Strobe Talbot and other principals at the Brookings Institution on November 4, 2009. His All Holiness later lectured in the Falk Auditorium of ...
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A joint House and Senate luncheon was held by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in the Rayburn Room of the US Capitol on November 4, 2009.
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His All Holiness delivered a lecture co-sponsored by the Center for American Progress and Georgetown University in Gaston Hall of Georgetown University on November 3, 2009.
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Patriarchal Chorostasia and Grand Doxology service was held at SS. Constantine and Helen Church in Annapolis, MD on November 2, 2009. The parish welcomed the Ecumenical Patriarch and held a reception in ...
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His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew presided at the Investiture of new Archons, from throughout the United States, following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, November 1, 2009, at the Archdiocesan ...
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His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral on November 1, 2009.
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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington D.C. and was welcomed by the U.S. Chief of Protocol Capricia Penavic Marshall along with local clergy, lay leaders, and ...
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On Saturday evening, October 31, 2009, a cocktail reception was held prior to the annual Grand Banquet honoring His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. The reception allowed for Archons, Archons-elect, ...
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On Saturday evening, October 31, 2009, the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate honored His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the annual Archon Grand Banquet, held at the NY Waldorf=Astoria ...
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Archons and Archon-elects of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, met at the New York Waldorf=Astoria Hotel for the Annual Archon Assembly on October 31, 2009. Various reports and presentations were heard during ...
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"Tribute to Peacemakers" Concert in honor of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Archbishop Demetrios as Archbishop of America at the ...
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On Friday evening, October 30, 2009, the Annual Archon Banquet Weekend commenced with an Orientation Dinner held at Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus, New York, NY. The members of The Order of Saint ...
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His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York City on October 28, 2009.
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An Archdiocesan Leadership Dinner was held in honor of His All Holiness hosted by Archbishop Demetrios with the Metropolitans, Bishops, Clergy, and Lay Leaders of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. Photographer ...
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His All Holiness met with Jewish, religious, and lay leaders hosted by Rabbi Arthur Schneier, President of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, at the Park East Synagogue on October 28, 2009.
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His All Holiness visited the Mary and Michael Jaharis Gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY. Following His All Holiness' visit to the gallery, a luncheon was held in his honor with ...
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His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Fordham University on October 27, 2009. The Reverend Joseph M. McShane, President of Fordham University conferred ...
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His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew blessed and greeted Orthodox Christian Students at the Fordham University Museum of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Art in the William D. Walsh Family Library ...
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An Ecumenical Luncheon in honor of His All Holiness with NY area religious leaders was hosted by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America on October 27, 2009.
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His All Holiness visited the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America on October 27, 2009. He prayed in the St. Paul Chapel and addressed the hierarchs, clergy, and staff members present. ...
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His All Holiness presided at the SCOBA/SCOOCH U.N. Prayer Service in New York, NY on October 27, 2009.
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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met with local clergy and faithful in Queens, NY at St. Irene Chrysovalantou Church and the Monastery following the Divine Liturgy on October 27, 2009.
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His All Holiness met with children of the St. Demetrios Parochial School in Astoria, NY on October 27, 2009. The children performed singing and dancing for the Ecumenical Patriarch.
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His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew celebrated the feastday of St. Demetrios at the Cathedral of St. Demetrios in Astoria, NY on October 27, 2009.
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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew presided at the Great Vespers service at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Merrick, NY.
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His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew presided at the Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Cathedral–the oldest cathedral in North America-in New Orleans, LA.
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His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew concluded the Religion, Science, and the Environment Symposium with an evening at the New Orleans Aquarium. His All Holiness also addressed attendees a ...
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His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew responds to the children of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese in the USA and His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Amissos for their YouTube ...
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His All Holiness attended the Fourth Plenary Sessions of the Religion, Science, and the Environment Symposium on October 24, 2009.
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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew conducted a prayer service for Archbishop Iakovos on the feast of his patron saint and for the victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans cemetery on October 23, 2009. ...
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His All Holiness attended the Third Plenary Sessions of the Religion, Science, and the Environment Symposium on October 23, 2009.
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His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited the 9th Ward District where he met with city council members and revisited areas from his first visit shortly after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the ...
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His All Holiness attended the second plenary sessions of the Religion, Science, and Environment's Symposium on Thursday, October 22, 2009. These sessions focused on 'Climate Change, Consequences'.
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His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met with leaders of the Christian Community in New Orleans together with Archbishop Demetrios of America and Metropolitan Emmanuel of France.
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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew blessed the waters of the Mississippi River during a special prayer service held on a steamboat on Thursday, October 22, 2009 in New Orleans.
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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew attends the first plenary of the RSE Symposium in New Orleans.
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Opening Ceremony of the 8th Environmental Symposium "Religion, Science and the Environment" entitled "the Great Mississippi River" in in New Orleans, Louisiana, Oct. 21, 2009.
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His All Holiness arrives at the New Orleans Louis Armstrong Airport on October 20, 2009.
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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew welcomed the new Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou to the Ecumenical Patriarchate on October 9, 2009.
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On Thursday, September 17, 2009, the National Council held their September meeting. His Grace Bishop Savas led the National Council members in a reflection of the daily Gospel and Epistle lessons prior ...
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A conference examining the core issues threatening the Mother Church of Constantinople from the perspective of international law was held on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at New York's Fordham University. The ...
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Ninety tombs were desecrated by vandals in the beginning of September, at Baloukli cemetery, bringing to mind the tragic pogrom of the Greek community in September 1955. The vandalisms were ascertained ...
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His All Holiness met with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to discuss religious freedom rights for the non-Muslim minority population. Later in the afternoon, His All Holiness and the Prime Minister toured ...
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His Grace Bishop Savas led National Council members in an opening prayer followed by the prescribed Epistle and Gospel readings for the day prior to their meeting, held on July 16, 2009 at the Greek Orthodox ...
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U.S. Ambassador to Turkey James Jeffrey visited the Ecumenical Patriarchate on July 9, 2009.
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Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia made his first official visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul, Turkey since his election in January, following the death of his predecessor, Patriarch ...
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Mr. Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights for the Council of Europe and Parliamentary Assembly visited the Phanar on July 1, 2009.
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Dr. Anne Marie Slaughter, Director of Policy Planning of the U.S. State Department visited the Ecumenical Patriarchate on June 25, 2009.
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The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan D. Williams visited the Ecumenical Patriarchate for three days and had meetings with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Committee on Inter-Christian Relations. ...
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His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew presided at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of St. Bartholomew. Several dignitaries were in attendance, including: Mr. Kostas Markopoulos, the Greek Minister ...
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On the final day of the pilgrimage, the pilgrims had the opportunity to visit the Wailing Wall. The Wailing Wall is considered by both Jews and Muslims as a significant and holy site.
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The Historic Archon Pilgrimage concluded with a visit to the Church of St. Simeon.
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Pilgrims visited the Upper Room where Our Lord and His Disciples had the Last Supper. Above the room was where the Tongues of Fire descended upon the Apostles. The room is opened only twice a year and ...
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Archons and pilgrims traveled to Lydda to visit the Church and Tomb of Saint George. Pilgrims had the opportunity to bear the chains which St. George was bound with and offer prayers.
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Pilgrims traveled to the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth - one of the holiest towns in Christendom and the home of Mary and Joseph. The Church has a well where the Angel Gabriel told Mary she will ...
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On Sunday afternoon, June 7, 2009, Archons and Pilgrims traveled to Cana, the site where the first miracle of our Lord took place when He turned water into wine. Two of the original five vessels used to ...
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The Feast of Holy Pentecost was celebrated at the Church of the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor. Frs. Konstantine and Demetrios Tsigas led the pilgrims in the celebration of the Divine Liturgy.
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Pilgrims journeyed across the Sea of Galilee to visit Capernaum where our Lord started His Ministry. They had the opportunity to visit the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount ...
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Following the blessing at the River Jordan, pilgrims journeyed by Boat across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum.
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A special service was held at the waters of the River Jordan where Pilgrims were blessed with Holy Water.
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Pilgrims visited the Monastery of St. Gerasimos Iordanitis.
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Pilgrims traveled by cable car to reach the Mt. of Temptation where our Lord fasted for forty days and forty nights.
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Pilgrims had the opportunity to make a very early morning climb to the top of the Holy Mountain (Mount Horeb) where Moses stood to receive the Ten Commandments. The mounts stands 7500 feet above sea level. ...
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On June 4, 2009, Archons and Pilgrims traveled from Israel to Egypt to visit St. Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai Peninsula. St. Catherine's has been in existence since the 6th century. The pilgrims ...
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On June 3, 2009, a banquet was held in honor of His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, All Palestine, and Mt. Zion at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. That evening, National Commander Anthony ...
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Mr. Kostas Stephanopoulos, Former President of the Hellenic Republic, met privately with His All Holiness during his stay in Cappadocia, Turkey.
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His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania visited the Ecumenical Patriarchate for an official visit.
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Pilgrims visited Holy Cross Monastery in Bethlehem. The monastery is located upon the site where the wood from the tree that was used for the Holy Cross can be prayed before.
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The Pilgrims visited the Greek Orthodox Church of Shepherd's Field following their visit to the Church of the Nativity. It is identified as the scene where the Angel of the Lord visited the shepherds and ...
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On June 3, 2009, the Archons and Pilgrims traveled to Bethlehem and visited the Church of the Nativity and worshiped the site where our Lord Jesus Christ was born.
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Pilgrims proceeded to the the Prison of Christ, also known as the Praitorion. The thief and murderer Barabbas was also held prisoner in these quarters. Pilgrims were also given the rare opportunity to ...
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Pilgrims visited the Greek Orthodox Church atop the Mount of Olives.
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Archons and pilgrims prayed and offered hymns at the Tomb of the Virgin Mary and venerated a miracle-working icon of the Most Holy Theotokos following their visit to the Garden of Gethsemane.
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Following a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Archons and pilgrims were led to Church of All Nations outside the Garden of Gethsemane.
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Following a private audience with His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, the pilgrims visited the holy sites at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher - the site of Christ's death and resurrection. ...
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Archons and pilgrims traveled to the Church of St. Anne where they prayed in the Chapel and underground caverns where the Virgin Mary was believed to be born. Icon and shrines were dedicated to the Most ...
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Archons and pilgrims were honored to have a private audience with His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem, and All Palestine and Holy Zion, at the Jerusalem Patriarchate. ...
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On Sunday morning, May 31, 2009, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania, together with Archons, pilgrims, and faithful, celebrated the Divine Liturgy ...
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Pilgrims had the optional opportunity to experience a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia.
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On Sunday evening, May 31, 2009, the Order of St. Andrew held a banquet in honor of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. The banquet was attended by His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania, ...
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On May 30, 2009, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Patriarch Daniel of Romania, along with Archons and pilgrims, celebrated the Vespers service in Saints Constantine and Helen Church ...
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Following a day-long tour of the Goreme Monastic Caves, Archons and pilgrims traveled to learn about the trade of Turkish carpet-weaving, of which Turkey is one of the best in the world. The afternoon ...
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On Saturday, May 30, 2009, the pilgrims explored the monastic dwellings of the Goreme Open Air Museum. The volcanic valley is filled with richly painted churches hollowed from the soft volcanic stone which ...
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Following a day long's journey, Archons and pilgrims gathered at the Dinler Hotel in Urgup for a welcoming dinner.
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After arrival at the Kayseri airport, the pilgrims stopped along the way to the hotel to view the volcanic "moonscaped" obelisks of Cappadocia.
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On Thursday, May 28, 2009, pilgrims traveled from all parts of the United States overnight to Kayseri, via Istanbul.
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Archons James Fountas and John Halecky delivered a Religious Freedom Presentation to the delegates and representatives gathered at the Metropolis of New Jersey assembly on Monday, May 4, 2009 in Garfield, ...
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The National Council conducted their April meeting at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The members had the opportunity to offer the Paschal greetings to one another.
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National Commander Anthony J. Limberakis, MD received the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by William C. Thompson, Jr., Comptroller of the City of New York in recognition "for being a constant ...
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His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios was honored by the National Council of the Order of St. Andrew at their annual dinner on March 20, 2009. The National Council's monthly meeting was held prior to the dinner ...
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His Excellency Vuk Jeremic, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Phanar on March 19, 2009. During their meeting, they discussed the close relationship ...
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His All Holiness received members of the Committee on Foreign and Interior Ministries of Turkey. The Commission was attended by Ambassador Kerim Uras, Deputy Directorate of Greece-Cyprus Foreign Ministry ...
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On Saturday, March 14, 2009, the Order of Saint Andrew held their annual Archon Lenten Retreat at the Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology in Boston, MA. The Chief Secretary of the Holy and Sacred ...
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His All Holiness celebrated the Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Ecumenical Patriarchate on March 8, 2009. Following the Divine Liturgy, the procession of icons took place to the balcony where the Ecumenical ...
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The Order of Saint Andrew's Greater Delaware Valley region hosted a symposium entitled, "The Ecumenical Patriarchate: A Church in Captivity and the Religious Freedom Crisis in Turkey" at St. ...
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The Archon delegation met with several officials while in Bucharest, Romania, beginning with the Charge d’Affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy to Romania. They also were received ...
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Members of the Archon delegation traveled by an overnight train and arrived in Prague on Februrary 24, 2009. They met with the Deputy Chief of Mission to the US Embassy to the Czech Republic. The delegation ...
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Shortly upon arrival in Vienna, Austria, members of the Order of St. Andrew celebrated a Divine Liturgy, presided by Metropolitan Michael of Austria at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. The following ...
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On February 20, 2009, Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois visited the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The U.S. senator was accompanied by U.S. Consul General to Turkey Ms. Sharon Anderholm Wiener and Mr. Endy ...
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The National Council of the Order of St. Andrew held their monthly meeting at the offices of the Vice-Commander Nicholas J. Bouras in Summit, NJ on Thursday, February 19, 2009.
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His All Holiness welcomes the new Minister of Tourism of Greece, Mr. Kostas Markopoulos to the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
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On Thursday, January 22, 2009, the National Council of the Order of St. Andrew conducted their monthly meeting. Fr. Mark Arey of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, led the members in an opening prayer, followed ...
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His All Holiness received US Ambassador to Turkey James F. Jeffrey to the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
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The Ecumenical Patriarch met with the former President of Fillandias Martti Ahtisaari and the former Italian Minister Emma Bonino in Istanbul. Issues for the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Diaspora of ...
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His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew honored the Russian Cosmonaut of Greek Heritage, Mr. Theodore Yurchikhin-Gramatikopoulos with the cross of "Panagia Pammakaristos" of the Ecumenical ...
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The Ecumenical Patriarch and the Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan were present at a dinner (Iftar) for the Holy month of fasting for the Alevites. At the end of the Prime Minister's presentation, ...
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On Tuesday, January 6, 2009, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew celebrated the feast of the Theophany of Our Lord at the Patriarchal Cathedral of St. George in Istanbul, Turkey. Following ...
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His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew attended the Holy House of the World Foundation Dinner.
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