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

August 30, 2015

Difficulties and Will

Sickness is a hindrance to the body, but not to your ability to will, unless that is your choice. Lameness is a hindrance to the leg, but not to the will. Say this to yourself with regard to everything that happens; then you will see such obstacles as hindrances to someone else, but not to yourself. For whatever happens to you, do not forget to turn to yourself and to seek ways in which you can confront it.