Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Schedule of the Pope's Visit to the City

via Deo Juvante

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

6:30 pm Arrival at Attaturk Airport.
Greeted by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

7:15 pm Official welcome of His Holiness Pope Benedict by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople.

7:30 pm Doxology of thanksgiving and peace, exchange of greetings, and mutual reverence of the Holy Relics.

8:00 pm Private meeting between the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Pope.

8:45 pm Departure of Pope


Thursday, November 30, 2006
St Andrew's Feast Day

9:45 am Arrival of the Pope and welcome by the Ecumenical Patriarch.

10:00 am Patriarchal Divine Liturgy
1. Exchange of the Kiss of Peace.
2. The Pope recites the Lord’s Prayer in Greek
3. Official addresses and responses between the Pope and the Ecumenical Patriarch.
4. The Prelates bless the Congregation present.

12:00 pm
Official joint blessing of the Faithful present and those
around the world from the balcony of the Chief Secretariat, respectively in
Latin and Greek.

12:30 pm
Official reading and signing of the Joint Declaration.

1:00 pm Patriarchal Luncheon in honor of the Pope.

2:45 pm Pope departs from the Ecumenical Patriarchate.


Friday, December 1, 2006
Papal Holy Mass at the Holy Spirit Church

8:40 am Ecumenical Patriarch is welcomed by the Pope.
1. Exchange of the Kiss of Peace.
2. The Prelates jointly bless the faithful, respectively in Greek and Latin.

1:15 pm His All Holiness bids farewell to the Pope as he departs from Attaturk Airport.

Remember to keep Pope and Patriarch always in your prayers.


Blogger Mimi said...

Very interesting, thank you.

Wed Nov 29, 05:07:00 am 2006  

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