Posted by: jblevins | May 2, 2008

Orthodox Christians Celebrate Holy Week

It is Holy Week for the Orthodox community of Christians around the world, and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew called attention to the spiritual connection between the story of Christ’s death and resurrection and our call to care for those who are suffering around the world, and all of God’s Creation. Click here to read more. The Patriarch “has the historical and theological responsibility to initiate and coordinate actions among the Churches of Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem, Russia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Cyprus, Greece, Poland, Albania, The Czech Land and Slovakia, Finland, Estonia, and numerous archdioceses in the old and new worlds” (Click here for more information on the Ecumenical Patriarch).

Patriarch Bartholomew was also recognized this week as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people, and in the article written by Archbishop Rowan Williams of the Anglican Communion, his voice on Creation Care was again held up. “Probably more than any other religious leader from any faith, Patriarch Bartholomew, 68, has kept open this spiritual dimension of environmentalism.” Click here to read more.

As we join our Orthodox brothers and sisters in celebrating Christ’s death and resurrection, may we here the Patriarch’s message: “The miracle of Resurrection calls for an openness to confess the reality of the darkness within us and around us, admitting our role and responsibility in refusing to eradicate the suffering in our world”, and join him in striving for another way of living.



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