His All-Holiness Bartholomew, Ecumenical Patriarch and senior hierarch of the Orthodox Church, has sent a letter of commendation to the Orthodox Institute for its work, which is also a tacit endorsement of the Institute’s cooperation with the Cambridge Theological Federation.

The Patriarch, who has ‘carefully read through the contents and pamphlets of your correspondence’ (the outlines of all IOCS’ courses) ‘would like to congratulate you on the impressive and expansive work of the Institute . . . May God continue to bless all your academic endeavors and theological programs’. (Read the letter from the Patriarch here.)