Ecumenical Patriarchate o Constantinople

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Ecumenical Patriarchate o Constantinople
Byzantine eagle.JPG
Emblem o the Patriarchate o Constantinople (foond atap the front entrance o the Patriarchal Cathedral of St. George)
ClessificationEastren Orthodox
OrientaitionGreek Orthodoxy
ScripturSeptuagint, New Testament
TheologyPalamism
PolityEpiscopal
PrimateAirchbishop o Constantinople-New Roum an Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I
Bishops125 (73 actin, 52 titular)
Pairishes525 in Unitit States,[1]
Monastics~1,800 (Mt. Athos)
Monasteries20 (U.S)[1] 32 (Mt. Athos), 8 (Australie), 6 (Meteora)
LeidGreek, Inglis, Ukrainian, French, Korean, Turkis
HeidquartersSt. George's Cathedral, Istanbul
41°01′45″N 28°57′06″E / 41.02917°N 28.95167°E / 41.02917; 28.95167Coordinates: 41°01′45″N 28°57′06″E / 41.02917°N 28.95167°E / 41.02917; 28.95167
FoonderSaunt Andra
Separationsseveral, see § Autocephalous churches formerly under the Ecumenical Patriarchate
Members~3,800,000 in Greece, ~1,500,000 in diaspora, =5,300,000 in total .
Offeecial wabsteidec-patr.org

The Ecumenical Patriarchate o Constantinople (Greek: Οκουμενικν Πατριαρχεον Κωνσταντινουπλεω, Oikoumenikón Patriarkhíon Konstantinoupóleos, IPA: [ikumenikon patriarçion konstandinupoleos]; Laitin: Patriarchatus Oecumenicus Constantinopolitanus;[2] Turkis: Rum Ortodoks Patrikhanesi,[3][4] "Roman Orthodox Patriarchate") is ane o the fowerteen to saxteen autocephalous churches (or "jurisdictions") that thegither compose the Eastren Orthodox Kirk. It is heidit bi the Ecumenical Patriarch o Constantinople, currently Bartholomew I, Archbishop o Constantinople.

Acause o its historical location as the caipital o the umwhile Eastren Roman (Byzantine) Empire an its role as the Mither Kirk o maist modren Orthodox kirks, Constantinople hauds a special place o honor athin Orthodoxy an serves as the seat for the Ecumenical Patriarch, wha enjoys the status o primus inter pares (first amang equals) amang the warld's Eastren Orthodox prelates an is regardit as the representative an spiritual leader o the warld's 300 million Orthodox Christians.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Krindatch, Alexei (2011). Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Churches. Brookline, MA: Holy Cross Orthodox Press. p. 143. ISBN 978-1-935317-23-4.
  2. Pontificia Commissio Codici Iuris Canonici Orientalis Recognoscendo Vatican City State, 1978, p. 3 (in Laitin)
  3. Ortaylı, İlber (2003). "Osmanlı Barışı", p. 14. ISBN 975-6571-50-0.
  4. In Turkey it is also referred to unofficially as Fener Rum Patrikhanesi, "Roman Patriarchate of the Phanar"
  5. Fairchild, Mary. "Christianity:Basics:Eastern Orthodox Church Denomination". about.com. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  6. "The Patriarch Bartholomew". 60 Minutes. CBS. 20 December 2009. Retrieved 11 January 2010.
  7. "Quick facts about the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople". Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. Retrieved 18 June 2011. His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew serves as the spiritual leader and representative worldwide voice of some 300 million Orthodox Christians throughout the world
  8. "Biography - The Ecumenical Patriarchate". www.patriarchate.org (in Inglis). Retrieved 2019-12-11.
  9. Winfield, Nicole; Fraser, Suzan (30 November 2014). "Pope Francis Bows, Asks For Blessing From Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew In Extraordinary Display Of Christian Unity". Huffington Post. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2016-03-17. Retrieved 2019-12-11.
  10. "Finding Global Balance". World Bank Publications. Retrieved 2 August 2015. His All Holiness is the spiritual leader of 300 million Orthodox Christians worldwide
  11. "Who is the Ecumenical Patriarch? - Apostolic Pilgrimage of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Jerusalem". www.apostolicpilgrimage.org (in Inglis). Retrieved 2019-12-11.

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