Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I has been the Patriarch of Constantinople, and thus “first among equals” in the Eastern Orthodox Communion,since 1991. He is the spiritual leader of 300 million Orthodox Christians around the world and has earned the title “Green Patriarch” for his efforts to raise environmental awareness. In 2008 he published Encountering the Mystery: Understanding Orthodox Christianity Today.