Response to Racist Violence in Charlottesville, VA

he Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America stands with all people of good will in condemning the hateful violence and lamenting the loss of life that resulted from...

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...

Encyclical of His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco on the Feast of the Annunciation and the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March in Selma, Alabama

GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS OF SAN FRANSISCO ENCYCLICAL FOR THE FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION 2015 Dearly Beloved, The Feast 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...

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

GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS OF NEW JERSEY March 15, 2015: The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March in Selma, Alabama The Very...

The Phenomenon of Ethnophyletism in Recent Years

In the ancient Church, each city had its own bishop, who was the president of the eucharistic assembly and its shepherd, responsible for...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

29th Biennial Clergy-Laity Resolution on Political and Racial Justice in the World

Formed out of the 29th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress which ran from July 3-8, 1988 in Boston, MA

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

Protocol No. 126 Issued to The Clergy of the Greek Orthodox Churches of America Concerning the "Civil Rights Law" of 1964

Outlining the duty of Clergy to enlighten and to convince those in their Parishes that enforcement of the Civil Rights Law is their sacred obligation

Statement Issued at the 17th Biennial Ecclesiastical Congress on the Occasion of the Signing of the Civil Rights Bill into the Law of the Land

This statement was issued at the concluding General Assembly meeting of the 17th Biennial Ecclesiastical Congress of the Greek Orthodox Church in Denver, July 4, 1964

Statement issued by the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas on "Civil Rights.”

Statement issued by the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas on "Civil Rights.”

Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Statement on Racial Equality 1963

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