Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople

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His All Holiness Bartholomew I
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
ChurchChurch of Constantinople
Enthroned2 November 1991
Reign endedIncumbent
PredecessorDemetrios I
Personal details
Birth nameDimitrios Arhondonis (Δημήτριος Αρχοντώνης - Dimítrios Archontónis)
Born (1940-02-29) 29 February 1940 (age 79)
Aghios Theodoros (Zeytinli Köyü), Imbros (Gökçeada), Turkey
DenominationEastern Orthodox Christianity
ResidenceEcumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Fener, Istanbul, Turkey
ParentsChristos (father) and Merope (mother) Archontónis
OccupationEcumenical Patriarch
Alma materPatriarchal Theological school (Halki seminary)

Ecumenical Patriarch 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[change | change source]

Pope Franciscus & Patriarch Bartholomew I in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem (1).JPG

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 ISBN 9781595340665).

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  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. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. "American Bible Society Sees Potential in Blossoming Greek Orthodox Relations". The Christian Post. July23, 2007. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. "The Patriarch". Time. July 29, 2007.
Religious titles
Preceded by
Metropolitan of Philadelphia
Succeeded by
Meliton (Karas)
Preceded by
Meliton (Hadjis)
Metropolitan of Chalcedon
Succeeded by
Joachim (Neradjoulis)
Preceded by
Demetrius I
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Demetrius I
Co-Head of State of Mount Athos