Happy birthday (actually, it’s Feb. 29, but in non-leap years, Feb. 28) to His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who turns 81 years!

May God grant him good health, strength, and joy to continue his exemplary 30-year ministry as the Ecumenical Patriarch, successor to Saint Andrew. Ἔτη πολλὰ καὶ εὐλογημένα, Παναγιώτατε! Many years, Your All Holiness.