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

January 31, 2016

The opposite of peace

“The opposite of peace is not war but individual, collective, ethnic  egocentrism. The antidote is not counsel but the fortification of love within the community.”

His Beatitudes Archbishop Anastasios
of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania