Diocesan Pilgrimage to Constantinople Day 4
(November 29 - By Fr. Nectarios Trevino) Today we were witnesses to a historic moment. Words cannot adequately describe our emotions and joy. Perhaps the photos that follow will express our elation and prayers.
His Holiness, Pope Benedict and His All-Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew.
His All-Holiness Ascends the Throne where he addressed Pope Benedict.
His Holiness Pope Benedict was the guest of Honor at the Patriarchal Cathedral of St. George the Trophy-bearer where His All-Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew celebrated a special Doxology (Moleben) Service.
The relics of Sts. John Chrysostom and Gregory the Theologian upon their return to the Patriarchate by the Late Pope John Paul II, have been given a special place of honor in the Patriarchal Cathedral of St. George the Trophy-Bearer.
Subdeacon Maximus Tatum, from The Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Virginia stands before the relics of Sts John Chrysostom and Gregory the Theologian.