Pastoral Healthcare

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...

Pastoral Thought of the Week

June 14, 2020

The Ascetic and the Doctor

While St. Anthony was in the desert, the following was revealed to him: “In the city, there is someone like you. He is a doctor by profession; whatever remains from his basic living requirements, he gives to those that are in need and throughout the day he sings the Trisagion Hymn with the angels”.

The Alphabetical Collection, of the Desert Fathers