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

Vasilios Kambourakis, a treasured servant of the
“Patriarchal Network”
has reposed

The family of the Patriarchal Network for Pastoral Health Care is deeply grieved by the repose of the Honorable Vasilios Kambourakis who died on Tuesday, December 3rd at the age of 88. Mr. Kambourakis, an Archon of the Ecumenical Throne, established and owned the RODOS PALACE HOTEL in Rhodes which has provided hospitality to all the Conferences of the Patriarchal Network, from 2008 to the present. Always willing to assist the Patriarchal Network in its various activities, Vasilios Kambourakis contributed and supported the work of the Network in a silent, yet substantial, way.


Kambourakis being honored at the 3rd Patriarchal Conference in 2014

May the Resurrected Lord give rest to the soul of His departed servant Vasilios, granting him a place in the bosom of the hospitable Abraham and placing him in the circle of Saints. The Patriarchal Network prays that his family and relatives will receive God’s comforting grace.  

Network of the Ecumenical Patriarchate
for Pastoral Health Care
December 7, 2019