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  Turkey Drops Charges Against Patriarch
Bartholomew and 12 senior clerics were charged in this predominantly Muslim but secular country on rarely invoked charges of "preventing others from observing faith and conducting religious services" after the priest was dismissed in 2002.
Chiprov's lawyers said Bartholomew and his Holy Synod did not have authority to dismiss Konstantin Kostov, the Bulgarian priest, because the Bulgarian church in Istanbul had been separated from the Patriarchate in 1840 amid conflicts between the two.
Bartholomew's attorney had argued that the secular state should not get involved in the case.
www.aina.org /news/2004122095250.jsp   (460 words)

 30Days - The root of the schism: worldly thinking in the Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
BARTHOLOMEW I: In effect it was an episode, that is of a fact that in itself had little importance, not because the schism was not cause of grievous consequences, but because the episode of the official manifestation of the schism is not essential to history and theology.
Patriarch Bartholomew I flanked by 12 metropolitans of the Ecumenic Patriarchy of Constantinople, during the liturgy
BARTHOLOMEW I: The Gregorian reform caused reactions in the Orthodox Church and in its flock because of the spirit out of which emanated the mode of its realization (a spirit of authoritarianism, of power and of unilateral actions that overthrew traditions).
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 LancasterOnline.com: Bartholomew I Holds Great Sway in Turkey
But Bartholomew carries great sway as caretaker of Orthodox spirituality in Istanbul, which was the capital of the Christian Byzantium and known as Constantinople before the city fell to Muslim armies in 1453.
Bartholomew, 66, was born on the Turkish island of Gokceada, known as Imvros by Greeks, and became a deacon in 1961 and a priest in 1969.
Bartholomew's role, however, is complicated by Turkish views that reject his global status and declare him only the head of the tiny Greek Orthodox community in Turkey.
ap.lancasteronline.com /4/turkey_bartholomew_bio   (366 words)

 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bartholomew I was born in the village of Aghios Theodoros (Άγιος Θεόδωρος in Greek, in Turkish Zeytinli köyü) on Imbros (Ίμβρος Imvros to its Greek inhabitants, modern Gökçeada), on 29 February 1940), son of Christos and Merope Archontonis.
From 1963 to 1968, Bartholomew pursued graduate studies at the Pontifical Oriental Institute of Rome, the Ecumenical Institue of Bossey (Switzerland) and the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (Germany).
This was the third official visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate by a Pope of Rome (the first being by Paul VI in 1967, and the second by John Paul II in 1979).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Patriarch_Bartholomew_I   (994 words)

 Bartholomew: Patriach who deserves his Ecumenical Title   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The patriarchs were the spiritual leaders of the Eastern, or "Greek," Church, and essentially served as "popes" of the East.
The Patriarch’s efforts to embrace environmentalism on physical, moral and spiritual grounds is part of his broader agenda to modernize his church and bring it out of its perceived distant and insular positions after centuries of foreign domination and self-imposed seclusion.
In trying to demonstrate that the Patriarchate and the Orthodox Church can come to symbolize a renewed Byzantine cosmopolitanism, Bartholomew is seeking to find common ground with his Christian and Muslim neighbors, who share similar concerns about how their societies and communities will develop and cooperate in a globalizing and modernizing world.
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 Report on Catholic-Orthodox Relations
The two visits of Patriarch Bartholomew to Rome and the warm and respectful welcome that the Church of Rome and the Holy Father personally offered to him and his entourage have re-established the atmosphere of brotherhood and trust that at the beginning of the year seemed to have declined.
Patriarch Bartholomew I had presented the problem in serious terms to the Holy Father in his Letter of 29 November 2003.
Patriarch Bartholomew I, as Cardinal Kasper recalled in Istanbul, has always favoured the dialogue and the continuation of its work by the Joint Commission.
www.ewtn.com /library/Theology/CATORT04.HTM   (1454 words)

 Directions to Orthodoxy - Pope, Patriarch to join theological talks?
Ecumenical patriarch Bartholomew I and Pope Benedict XVI converse at the St. George Church in Istanbul, Turkey on Wednesday Nov 29 2006.
During the three meetings between the Pope and the Patriarch in Istanbul a joint statement was signed that, whilst it added nothing new in terms of Catholic-Orthodox relations, it expressed “joy” over the renewed dialogue and reasserted the two parties shared commitment to the process.
The joint theological commission was established in November 1979 by Pope John Paul II and the Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I. Its work reached an impasse, however, at a July 2000 meeting in Baltimore, when Catholic and Orthodox participants could not agree on the question of "uniatism"-- the Orthodox term for the eastern Catholic churches.
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 CNN.com - Politics complicate Orthodox patriarch's visit - Jan. 23, 2004
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I's schedule was thrown into disarray on Friday amid disorganization and rival political forces tugging at the visit here by the spiritual leader of the world's 300 million Orthodox Christians.
Bartholomew is leader of the Greek Orthodox faith and first among equals of 14 patriarchs representing Russian, Ukrainian and other Orthodox congregations the world over.
But the patriarch is under increasing pressure to make a gesture on behalf of Cuban dissidents, especially 75 activists sentenced to long prison terms after a crackdown last year.
www.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/americas/01/23/cuba.orthodox.ap   (695 words)

 CNN.com - Greek Orthodox patriarch arrives in Cuba on first Latin America visit - Jan. 21, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Regaled by Greek hymns and bouquets of roses, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I was greeted by President Fidel Castro as he arrived in Cuba Wednesday night and became the first Christian Orthodox patriarch to visit Latin America.
Dressed in his traditional fl robes and cap and carrying his patriarchal staff, the spiritual leader of the world's 300 million Orthodox Christians was also greeted by scores of faithful from around the region when he arrived after the long flight from Istanbul.
Bartholomew is the patriarch of Greek Orthodox Christians and considered "first among equals" of 14 patriarchs representing Orthodox Christian congregations in eastern Europe and the Middle East, including Russia, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Syria and Iraq.
www.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/americas/01/21/cuba.orthodox.ap   (866 words)

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Bartholomew I: His Holiness showed his benevolence to the patriarchate and its problems; for this reason we are truly grateful to him.
Bartholomew I: Unity is a precious responsibility, but at the same time a difficult one which must be assumed if it is not shared between brothers.
Bartholomew I: Being at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, this city and this Church hold a truly unique position to foster a meeting among modern civilizations.
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 The Queens Gazette
Bartholomew I, as Ecumenical Patriarch, is considered the highest authority of the Orthodox church.
The patriarchate of Constantinople is the spiritual center of the Orthodox Church.
It is seen as the Mother Church by the ancient Patriarchates of Alexandria, Antioch and Jerusalem, by the younger autocephalous churches of Russia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Cyprus Greece, Poland and Albania, and by the autonomous churches of Czechoslovakia, Finland and Estonia.
www.qgazette.com /news/2002/0313/Front_page/010.html   (329 words)

 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I Arrives In Cuba On First Latin America Visit -- Beliefnet.com
Havana, Jan. 22--(AP) Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, spiritual leader of the world's 300 million Orthodox Christians, met with Cuban President Fidel Castro during his mission to consecrate a new cathedral built by the island's communist government.
Bartholomew, dressed in his traditional fl robes and veiled cap and carrying his patriarchal staff, was greeted with Greek hymns and bouquets of roses Wednesday night as he became the first Christian Orthodox patriarch to visit Latin America.
On Thursday, Bartholomew was inaugurating an exhibit of photographs in the morning and giving a talk on the environment in the afternoon.
www.beliefnet.com /story/138/story_13885_1.html   (738 words)

 Ecumentical Patriarch's Visit to the Holy Father - 2004
Patriarch Bartholomew I and Pope John Paul II Welcome Address to Bartholomew I - Pope John Paul II On 29 June, in the Vatican's Clementine Hall, the Holy Father welcomed the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I on the Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul.
On 29 June, His Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I delivered this Reflection in to the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square during the concelebrated Mass for the Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul, at which the Holy Father presided.
On July 1, Pope John Paul II and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople signed a Common Declaration during the course of their meeting in the Holy Father's Private Library, pledging their continued efforts toward reunion of Orthodox and Catholic Churches.
www.ewtn.com /library/PAPALDOC/JP2BA1IN.HTM   (463 words)

 Patriarch Bartholomew I - Phantis
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (born Demetrios Archontonis on February 29, 1940) has been the Patriarch of Constantinople, and thus "first among equals" in the Eastern Orthodox Church, since November 2, 1991.
He was born on Imvros (Turkish Gökçeada), an island in the Aegean Sea belonging to Turkey.
As Ecumenical Patriarch, he has been particularly active internationally.
wiki.phantis.com /index.php/Patriarch_Bartholomew_I   (196 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | The Green Patriarch - Bartholomew I
Patriarch Bartholomew is renowned for declaring that "crime against the natural world is a sin" four years after he assumed the ecumenical throne in Istanbul in 1991.
Now he is challenging leaders of other faiths to raise environmental awareness among their believers, and this week succeeded in persuading Pope John Paul II to call for an end to the destruction of the environment.
The Ecumenical Patriarch enjoys no formal authority over the leaders of the major national churches such as Russia, Greece and Serbia, instead he is officially recognised as the "first among equals" whose arbitration must be sought on disagreements.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/2040567.stm   (779 words)

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Bartholomew described the trip as one of the most enjoyable experiences of his life, "but the melancholy of having to leaves one's family is intertwined in that joy."
As the hangar doors opened to allow Bartholomew and his entourage of Eastern orthodox officials into the structure, wind and snow rustled the dancers' skirts and the dozens of Greek flags the crowd lifted into the air.
On Sunday, Bartholomew led a six-hour liturgy before a crowd of about 5,000 in a makeshift cathedral at the David L. Lawrence at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh.
www.pitt.edu /~kloman/Anthony/AP-patriarch.html   (618 words)

 Ecumenical Patriarchate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Patriarch is a living witness to the world of Orthodoxy’s painful and redemptive struggle for religious freedom and to the innate dignity of humankind.
Patriarch Bartholomew strives earnestly to prepare the Orthodox Church for its continuing role as a mediator between East and West.
Patriarch Bartholomew’s roles as the primary spiritual leader of the Orthodox Christian world and a transnational figure of global significance continue to become more vital each day.
www.ec-patr.gr /athp/index.php?lang=en   (1097 words)

 Orthodox leader blesses green agenda | csmonitor.com
In 1997, Bartholomew declared that the wanton destruction of nature was a sin, as were actions that caused the extinction of species; altered the climate; stripped the world of its forests; and poisoned the air, land, and water.
Bartholomew's 1997 symposium on the Black Sea, which was attended by senior European Union and World Bank officials, led to renewed funding of the international Black Sea Environment Program by both bodies, according to Laurence Mee, who was head of the Program at the time.
Bartholomew is also using green issues to try to overcome fractious relations among the Orthodox churches, many of which are embroiled in territorial struggles dating to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
www.csmonitor.com /2003/0724/p17s01-lire.html   (1108 words)

 Pope And Patriarch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Yesterday, I was in the Church of St George at the compound of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the Fener district of Istanbul.
Across from me sat the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, holder of the last office of the Eastern Empire, and spiritual leader of the Orthodox Christians of the world.
Istanbul's Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, a complex of 17th century buildings off the shores of the Golden Horn, may be spiritual home to some 300 million Orthodox Christians worldwide, but daily mass here is a decidedly lonesome affair.
popeandpatriarch.com   (1092 words)

 ABC News: Bartholomew I Holds Great Sway in Turkey
Pope Benedict XVI and Ecumenical Orthodox patriarch Bartholomew I bless the crowd during the service at the St. George Church in Istanbul, Turkey on Wednesday Nov 29 2006.
The two major branches of Christianity represented by Bartholomew and Benedict split in 1054 over differences in opinion on the power of the papacy, and the two spiritual heads will meet in an attempt to breach the divide.
ISTANBUL, Turkey Nov 29, 2006 (AP)— Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I is the spiritual leader of the world's more than 250 million Orthodox Christians and is often called the "first among equals" of the Orthodox religious leaders.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=2687844   (467 words)

 Orthodox Church leaders dismiss Jerusalem patriarch -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The decision came during a meeting of representatives of 12 main Orthodox Churches in a rare synod, headed by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, to rule on Irineos's fate.
Patriarch Irineos is the religious leader of 100,000 Christians in the Holy Land, most of them Palestinians.
Patriarch Irineos is accused of authorizing the sale of some of the most sensitive property in Jerusalem - three buildings in the main square near the Jaffa Gate, that have for generations been inhabited by Palestinians.
www.aljazeera.com /me.asp?service_ID=8378   (588 words)

 Directions to Orthodoxy - Under the Turkish Guns, the Christians Roar
The Patriarchal compound is a small place, kept deliberately so by the Turkish authorities who object to the claim of an ecumenical title by the Patriarch.
The Patriarch himself, Bartholomew I, once served in the Turkish Army, in keeping with the Turkish state’s stricture that the occupant of that office must hold Turkish citizenship.
Patriarch Bartholomew I arrives, decked in brilliant finery and surrounded by fl-clad deacons and Metropolitans.
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 Cosmic Grace, Humble Prayer: The Ecological Vision of the Green Patriarch Bartholomew I Ecumenical Review, The - Find ...
For Bartholomew I, the historical roots of our ecological crisis are found deep in a Christian theology, especially in the Western tradition, where modern scientific developments are marked by an arrogant and abusive attitude towards the material world.
Bartholomew's addresses and the statements issued by these conferences are classic, passionate testimonies to the crisis.
One of the most dramatic events related to Bartholomew's saving mission came in 2002 when he and Pope John Paul II issued "A Common Declaration on Environmental Ethics", calling all people on the earth to "an act of repentance" that reflects "the perspective of the divine design for creation...
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2065/is_3_57/ai_n16108623   (581 words)

 Catholic World News : Pope, Patriarch in joint declaration
The Pope and the Ecumenical Patriarch acknowledged that relations between the Catholic and Orthodox world have been complicated by the fall of the Soviet empire and the revival of Eastern-rite Catholic churches that had been oppressed by Communist regimes.
In their joint statement, Pope John Paul and Patriarch Bartholomew agreed that it is "our duty" to resume the Orthodox-Catholic theological talks that were suspended after a meeting in Baltimore in 2000.
Patriarch Bartholomew was present for the formal opening of the church as an Orthodox parish.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=30562   (913 words)

 Kyiv Patriarch Warns Against Liquidation of Independent Orthodox Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Patriarch Filaret, the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kyiv Patriarchate), told journalists on 6 November that the government is preparing the liquidation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church's autocephalous status.
Patriarch Filaret also said none of the Kyiv Patriarchate was invited to talks on the status of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church that took place in Zurich on 29-30 October.
Filaret said that Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew I, who has repeatedly declared his readiness to help Ukraine's three Orthodox churches to unite, is now being pressured by Moscow.
www.uaoc.org /kyivnews.html   (425 words)

 Inside the Vatican - Monthly Catholic Magazine
Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Benedict XVI walked alongside each other this afternoon amid the sound of church bells after a day of worship, ecumenical dialogue, and fraternal embrace.
His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s gift to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI was an ancient book of the Gospels (the first four books of the New Testament).
Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras I went as pilgrims to Jerusalem, to the very place where Jesus Christ died and rose again for the salvation of the world, and they also met again, here in the Phanar and in Rome.
insidethevatican.com /newsflash/2006/newsflash-nov30-06-2.htm   (1575 words)

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