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 20, 2020

About friendship in times of hardship

“An honest friend is he who, with stillness and without disturbance, shares in his fellowman’s sorrows in times of temptation, and in the needs and calamities brought on by life’s circumstances (3:79). He is a perfectly honest helper and a defender that completely partakes in others’ hardships (4:99)”.

Maximos the Confessor
On Love