Friday, December 01, 2006

Pope Benedict in the City - Day 2

Pope Benedict is enthusiastically greeted by the ringing of church bells

November 30th marks the feast day the Apostle, St Andrew, founder and patron of the see of Constantinople

This saint, brother of the first pope, is the patron of Eastern Christianity, and it is appropriate and providential that His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI should meet today.

"The kiss of peace is... a symbol of fellowship of the faithful in the Holy Spirit"

"Every celebration of the Divine Liturgy is a powerful and inspiring con-celebration of heaven and of history" - Patriarch Bartholomew

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ”

Ενότητα στην πολυµορφία

(Photos: N. Manginas)

1 Comments:

Blogger Sprezzatura said...

Note: St Andrew is the patron of the Church of Constantinople, not of all the Eastern Churches. The non-Greek Byzantines don't count St Andrew as their patron.

Sat Dec 02, 12:56:00 p.m. 2006  

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