[ditty_news_ticker id="27897"] Pan-Orthodox Synaxis - Orthodox Christian Laity

Browsing: Pan-Orthodox Synaxis

Source: Peter Anderson, Seattle USA On September 1, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew celebrated at the Phanar the Feast of Indiction, which marks the beginning of the church year.  September 1 is also the Day of Prayer for the Protection of the Environment, instituted by the late Ecumenical Patriarch Demetrios in 1989.   The Ecumenical Patriarch’s letter for this year can be read in English at  https://ec-patr.org/patriarchal-message-for-the-beginning-of-the-ecclesiastical-year-and-the-solemn-day-of-prayers-for-natural-environment-1st-september-2023/.  This year’s letter includes a paragraph devoted to the “horrible ecological devastation” caused by the war in Ukraine.  In view of the fact that “the people and ecosystem of Ukraine have undergone and continue to undergo…