Bartholomew

AmazonWritten by John Chryssavgis
Published: November 2016
Reader: Henry O. Arnold

Surrounded on all sides by Islam, the beloved ecumenical patriarch Bartholomew continues to impact the world for Christ from his seat in Constantinople, a city central to Christian history. The Orthodox Church, that great beacon of the East, now boasts 300 million members worldwide. In one of the most remarkable tenures of the patriarchate, it has been more than 25 years since Bartholomew first accepted this ministerial position, which is considered “first among equals” of all Orthodox leaders around the world. He is viewed by many to be a strong, humble leader who is well loved across a wide variety of political and religious boundaries.