Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Statement on Racial Equality 1963

A resolution adopted by The Archdiocesan Central Council of the Greek Orthodox Church, September 28, 1963

Telegram Sent from Archbishop Iakovos to President Johnson Complimenting Him on His Speech to the Nation

PRESIDENT LYNDON B. JOHNSON THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON, D. C.  March 16, 1965   MR. PRESIDENT: YOURS WAS AN HISTORY MAKING ADDRESS MARKING THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA OF...

Remarks Delivered by Archbishop Iakovos on the CBS Nationwide Radio Program "The World Tonight" Concerning President Johnson

  "The commitment that our President made before our nation last night renews the faith of our people in equality, democracy and human dignity. The orderly demonstration in Selma yesterday...

Statement by Archbishop Iakovos on the Occasion of the Memorial Service for Rev. James Reeb

  "I came to this Memorial Service because I believe this is an appropriate occasion not only to dedicate myself as well as our Greek Orthodox Communicants to the noble cause for which our...

Letter to the Clergy Explaining Why Archbishop Iakovos Participated in the March in Selma, AL

A March 17, 1965 statement produced by Artur Dore, Director of the Department of Press and Information, explaining to the Clergy of the Church why Archbishop Iakovos participated in Selma, AL

Pastoral Letter by Archbishop Iakovos on Civil Rights

I went to Selma as a solemn duty, before God and country, in the noble cause of equality for all. This is the essence of our Christianity, behind which we cannot shield ourselves with...

Message from Archbishop Iakovos to Rev. Dr. Abernathy Offering His Condolences after the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Archbishop Iakovos offers our prayers concerning the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. to the Rev. Dr. Ralph Abernathy, Chairman of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Statement by Archbishop Iakovos on the First Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The following statement was issued by Archbishop Iakovos on the first anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968

Statement by Archbishop Iakovos on the Fifth Anniversary of the Assasination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

  The fifth anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. serves each of us with a mandate to commit ourselves to one of the most sacred tasks to labor, to toil, and to...

Statement by Archbishop Iakovos on the Sixteenth Anniversary of the Assasination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    "The 15th of January dawned with a brilliance that illumined the hearts of all freedom loving people with promise and hope. A child born in the midst of racial hatred was...

Prayer of Archbishop Iakovos Offered at Ebenezer Baptist Church for First Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

This prayer, offered by Archbishop Iakovos, was delivered in Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia on January 20th, 1985 to mark the first observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a...

Metropolitan Silas' Encyclical for the First Observance of the National Holiday Honoring Dr. King

January 20, 1986 will mark the first observance of the National Holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. According to the Federal Act, "the Holiday should serve as a time for Americans to...

Statement by Archbishop Iakovos on the Twentieth Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

  As we commemorate that day, that faithful day, of the assassination of Martin Luther King, I can recall  his face which was always reflecting the beauty and the flame of his soul...

Common Declaration Signed in the Vatican by Pope John Paul II and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

      On the evening of Thursday, 29 June, Pope John Paul II and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I signed a Common Declaration in the Vatican at their last meeting before...

UN Durban World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance

      From an Orthodox Christian perspective, the virtues of diversity and tolerance provide the fundamentals for a Christian life, much in the same manner as do sunlight...

The Brussels Declaration: "The Peace of God in the World"

Declaration towards peaceful coexistence and collaboration among the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Declaration of the Convocation of the International Inter-religious Conference--Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Budhism

      The convocation of the international Interreligious Conference by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomeos I, and Mayor Panayotis Tzannikos of the Olympic...

Religious Tolerance: Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Unfavourable Discrimination

      Your Royal Highnesses, Your Excellencies, Dear Distinguished Delegates, It is with great joy indeed that we participate in this Conference, albeit we do not...

The Nature and Mission of the Church

      I. Introduction 1.  We, the participants in the Inter-Orthodox Consultation of March 2011, are grateful for the opportunity to enter into a serious and...

In the World, Yet Not of the World: Social and Global Initiatives of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

      By Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew This book represents a selection of major addresses and significant messages as well as public statements by His All Holiness...

The Phenomenon of Ethnophyletism in Recent Years

                    In the ancient Church, each city had its own bishop, who was the president of the...

Encyclical of His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey on 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March in Selma, Alabama (Greek)

    ΙΕΡΑ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙΣ ΝΕΑΣ ΙΕΡΣΕΗΣ Ἡ 50ῆ Ἐπέτειος τῆς πορείας ὑπέρ τῶν ἀνθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων στήν πόλη Selma τῆς Alabama.   Πρός τόν εὐλαβέστατον Ἱερόν Κλῆρον, ...

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Condemns Shooting at Historic Charleston, S.C. Church

    Statement by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America condemning the tragic shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina To...