Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople honored the memory of his predecessor Patriarch Gregory V
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On the morning of Wednesday, April 10, 2019, as every year, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew lit a candle and put spring flowers in front of the closed gate of the Patriarchate, the place where Gregory V, Patriarch of Constantinople, suffered his martyrdom.
Patriarch Gregory V was hanged by the Turks in front of the central portal of the Patriarchate on Pascha day, April 10/22, 1821.
His holy relics are in the Cathedral of Athens. Since the day of his martyrdom, the central portal of the Patriarchate has remained closed.
Patriarch Bartholomew, in a moving silence, prayed for a brief moment in this holy place for the present and the future of the Great Church of Constantinople and peace in the world.

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Emma Cazabonne

Emma Cazabonne

Emma Cazabonne was born and raised in France, where she taught English. She moved to the United States in 2001, and she now teaches French. Beside her anthology on Cistercian texts, she has translated and published articles on Cistercian spirituality, the Middle Ages, and Orthodoxy. She converted to Orthodoxy in 2008. Her husband is an Orthodox priest. If you are interested in having your book translated into French, she can be contacted here https://wordsandpeace.com/contact-me/

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