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

September 29, 2019

The gate of compassion

“Compassion is the gate by which the saints enter into knowledge of God. You should realize, my brother, that whenever compassion overtakes you, you gain the ability to understand God’s judgement and providence.”

10th-11th Century