Title Page, Copyright Page

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Contents

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p. v

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Foreword

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pp. vii-x

There is one aspect of the rich deposit of theological writing from His All Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch, that is particularly striking and valuable in our day. He shows an absolute consistency in his commitment to an understanding of Christian identity...

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Preface

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pp. xi-xii

This is the second of three volumes of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s writings. The first volume spoke to a contemporary world about human rights, religious tolerance, international peace, and environmental awareness...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-21

The Ecumenical Patriarch was trained and experienced in inter-Christian relations, having pursued studies in Roman Catholic theology at the Gregorian University of Rome, in Protestant thought at the University of Munich, and in the ecumenical...

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1. Patriarchal Proclamations: Encylicals for Easter, Christmas, and Great Lent

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pp. 22-105

Having arrived again this year through intense prayer and fasting—and through the blessed devotional piety that they instill—at Easter, the feast of feasts and celebration of celebrations, it is natural that, despite the joyfulness of the occasion...

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2. Patriarchal Exhortations: Addresses to Orthodox Hierarchs and Faithful, Clergy and Laity

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pp. 106-192

With gratitude we offer glory above all to the holy God of our Fathers for having deemed us worthy of manifesting, through this fraternal synaxis, 1 ‘‘the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace’’ (Eph. 4.3) and of witnessing to our world the...

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3. Ecumenical Addresses: Presentations at Ecumenical Gatherings

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pp. 193-313

Our most holy Orthodox Church today commemorates its own feast day,1 and, from this historical see of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, which has been touched by the suffering of martyrdom, the Mother Church of Constantinople directs its blessing...

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4. Academic Discourses: Occasional Lectures at Scholarly Institutions

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pp. 314-381

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, the holy and one in essence, the life-giving Trinity, for the joy and excitement of this blessed congregation today, of all the alumni of this sacred school from the west, and the north...

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5. Messages and Declarations

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pp. 382-426

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 1. Gathered together in the Holy Spirit in consultation at the Phanar, today, the fifteenth day of March 1992, on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, by the initiative and invitation...

Index

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pp. 427-452