Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

Seal of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Founder

Apostle Andrew

Independence

330 AD from the Metropolis of Ephesus

Recognition

Orthodox

Primate

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I

Headquarters

Constantinople (present day Istanbul, Turkey)

Territory

Constantinople, most of Turkey, Mount Athos, Crete, part of northern Greece, the Dodecanese

Possessions

United States, Canada, Great Britain, Western Europe, South America, Central America, Australia, Southeast Asia

Language

Greek, English, French, Spanish, Turkish

Adherents

~3,500,000 OrthodoxWiki

Website

http://www.ec-patr.org/

The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople (Greek: Οικουμενικό Πατριαρχείο Κωνσταντινουπόλεως Oikoumenikó Patriarkheío Kōnstantinoupóleōs, Turkish: Rum Ortodoks Patrikhanesi[1] — “Greek Orthodox Patriarchate”,[2] in Turkey it is also unofficially referred to as Fener Rum Patrikhanesi — “Greek Patriarchate of the Phanar”) is one of the fourteen autocephalous Eastern Orthodox churches. It is headed by the Ecumenical Patriarch, who has the status of “first among equals” among the world’s Eastern Orthodox bishops. According to tradition, it has its roots in the preaching of the Apostle Andrew in Constantinople (then Byzantium) in AD 38. Its current leader is Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I.

From: Wikipedia



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