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His All Holiness Bartholomew I
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
ChurchChurch of Constantinople
DioceseConstantinople
SeeConstantinople
Enthroned2 November 1991
PredecessorDemetrios I
Personal details
Birth nameDimitrios Arhondonis (Δημήτριος Αρχοντώνης, Dēmḗtrios Archontṓnis)
Born (1940-02-29) 29 February 1940 (age 81)
Aghios Theodoros (Zeytinliköy), Imbros (Gökçeada), Turkey
DenominationEastern Orthodox
ResidenceFener, Istanbul, Turkey
ParentsChrḗstos (father) and Merópē (mother) Archontṓnis
Alma materPatriarchal Theological school (Halki seminary)
Signature{{{signature_alt}}}

Bartholomew I (Greek: Πατριάρχης Βαρθολομαῖος Αʹ, Patriarchis Bartholomaios A' , Turkish: Patrik I. Bartholomeos; born 29 February 1940) is the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, since 2 November 1991.[1]

He is the "first among equals" in the Eastern Orthodox Communion, and the spiritual leader of 300 million Orthodox Christians around the world.[2][3][4][5]

Contributor

Bartholomew I with Pope Francis.

Bartholomew wrote a chapter with Pope John Paul II in “Earth Toward Our Children’s Future".

He wrote an essay, "To Commit a Crime Against the Natural World Is a Sin” in Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril (Trinity University Press, 2010

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ISBN 9781595340665).

Related pages

References

  1. Meyendorff, John; Chapin, John; Lossky, Nicolas (1981). Orthodox Church: Its Past and Its Role in the World Today. St. Vladimirs Seminary Press. p. 132. ISBN 0913836818 . 
  2. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: insights into an Orthodox Christian worldview (2007) John Chryssavgis International Journal of Environmental Studies, 64, (1);pp: 9 - 18
  3. Ecumenical Patriarch of the Worldwide Orthodox Christian Church Meets with American Bible Society Leaders. Religious News Service. July17, 2007. http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR071707.html. 
  4. American Bible Society Sees Potential in Blossoming Greek Orthodox Relations. The Christian Post. July23, 2007. http://www.christianpost.com/article/20070723/28575_American_Bible_Society_Sees_Potential_in_Blossoming_Greek_Orthodox_Relations.htm. 
  5. The Patriarch. Time. July 29, 2007. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,860404,00.html. 
Religious titles
Preceded by
Unknown
Metropolitan of Philadelphia
1973–1990
Succeeded by
Meliton (Karas)
Preceded by
Meliton (Hadjis)
Metropolitan of Chalcedon
1990–1991
Succeeded by
Joachim (Neradjoulis)
Preceded by
Demetrius I
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
1991–present
Incumbent
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Demetrius I
Co-Head of State of Mount Athos
1991–present
Incumbent