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

July 20, 2016

When you prefer temporary things over love

It you totally fulfill the command to love your neighbor, never show bitterness or resentment against him for whatever sorrow he caused you. Otherwise, it is obvious that you prefer temporary things over love; in trying to attain them, you fight against your brother.

St. Maximos the Confessor
Οn Love 3:15