Bartholomew – 25 Years Ecumenical Patriarch
Πέμπτη, 9 Ιουνίου 2016

This year, with the grace of the all-benevolent God, we celebrate the completion of twenty-five years since our election to the sacred Apostolic and Patriarchal Throne of the most holy Church of Constantinople.

Throughout our entire Patriarchal tenure, we have struggled for the stability and unity of the Orthodox Church. We have promoted inter-cultural, inter-religious, and inter-Christian dialogue, while at the same time assuming diverse initiatives for the protection of the environment. We have deliberated with political and religious leaders, with representatives of civil society, with specialist scientists and intellectuals on matters pertaining to peace and reconciliation, fraternity and solidarity, civilization and the convergence of cultures, faith and knowledge, respect for human rights and especially for religious freedom.

We have not remained silent in the face of contemporary developments, which falsify the human person, created in the image and likeness of God, in favor of profiteering, technocracy, secularization, and globalization. Financial, technological and scientific progress does not provide answers to the existential questions of humanity; nor does it cause these essential questions to vanish.

It is this sacred deposit of Orthodoxy – the holy and sacred treasure of our race; the place and manner of living in Christ and according to Christ; the true faith, true worship of God and true practice – that we preserve sleeplessly at the Phanar, together with our brothers and co-heirs of these ancient traditions, protecting them like the apple of our eye, “being constant in prayer” (Rom. 12.12), “never stirring from our obligation.”

At the Phanar, Holy Pascha, 2016






0,90 € - 1,00 €

Free Composition

30.000 numbered pieces


The issue consists of one Feuillet of 81X90 mm, which includes one stamp of 35X45 mm.

ADAPTATION                        : Anthoula Lygka

PRINTING METHOD               : Multicolored (OFFSET)

PRINTERS                             : Giesecke & Devrient Matsoukis S.A.

CIRCULATION-SALES        : The Feuillet circulates on 10 June 2016, and will be available at the Hellenic post offices through 09 June 2018, unless previously sold out.

Also available:


They have a design related to the subject of the Series. Available at a charge of 3.00 €.  

2. REGULAR SET ALBUMS (1.000 pieces)

Available at a charge of 8.00 €.

All philatelic products will be available at the Central Philatelic Office (5 Lykourgou str. & Apellou, 100 38 Athens), and at the Post Offices until sold out, except the F.D.C., which will be withdrawn on 09 June 2018.

Collectors will be able to have items franked at the Central Philatelic Office with the special First Day commemorative postmark, providing they have affixed to them the Feuillet or the Feuillet stamp.

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