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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


Pastoral Thought

The “why” and the future

June 18, 2024
“In this day and age, it seems that reason overshadows all ways of “knowing”, in scientific, philosophical and religious fields of study and in practice. Even more, in our personal lives, we often get stuck in the bind of “cause-and-effect”, in the effort to find explanations for the “reason why”, and in our rigid predictions concerning the future.”

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Sunday of Synaxis of the Holy Doctors

The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate designated the celebration the Sunday following the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Synod as the Sunday of the Synaxis of all the Holy Doctors. This year, that is the Sunday of the 22nd of October.

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The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein

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The Greek Orthodox Pastoral Health Care Network Australia host post-seminar event

June 03, 2024
With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Makarios, and in the presence of His Grace Bishop Iakovos or Miletoupolis, the Greek Orthodox Pastoral Health Care Network Australia had their latest event on Thursday, 23rd May 2024 at the hall of the Church of Saint Nicholas in Marrickville, Sydney.

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