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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


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World Day of Health and the Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross: Two important celebrations with a significant meaning

April 06, 2024
This year the World Day of Health, which has been designated to be celebrated annually on the 7th of April, falls on the Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross. These two important days have a significant correlation in meaning.

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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 President and the Coordinator of the “Patriarchal Network” met with the Ecumenical Patriarch

February 03, 2024
On January 26, 2024, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met with the President and with the Coordinator of the “Patriarchal Network for Pastoral Health Care”, His Eminence Kyrillos Metropolitan of Rhodes and Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Thrones Stavros Kofinas, respectively, at the Fanar.

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