Analysis: When the Ecumenical Patriarch Speaks

The National Herald

His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew distributes the Holy Light of the Resurrection to the members of the Patriarchal Court. The services were performed behind closed doors due to coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Ecumenical Patriarchate/Nikos Manginas)

His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in evocative, elegant, and yet detailed and simple language replied to our question “how are you, Your All-Holiness, spending the days of compulsory quarantine due to the coronavirus?”He opened his heart and spoke in its language. And when the heart speaks, especially the heart of the Ecumenical Patriarch, “the First without equals” (Primus sine paribus), as does His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America in an historic article, then unquestionably the words spoken and the message are of special historic...

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