Archbishop Beach Meets with Patriarch Theophilos

Picture from left to right: The Rev. Issa Musleh, Archbishop Foley Beach, Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, Bishop Kevin Allen, Archbishop Aristarchos

Archbishop Foley Beach and Bishop Kevin Allen met with His Beatitude, Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher last week.

They discussed the importance of the three great Christian Traditions (Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, and Anglicanism) to encourage one another in faithfulness, and to offer a united witness – speaking prophetically to the world while caring for those in need.  Bishop Allen said: “We were moved by the Patriarch’s heart for caring for God’s people regardless of the challenges facing the institutional Church.”

The broader ecumenical dialogues within Christendom and their implications in facing the current challenges in the world were also discussed.  Archbishop Beach said: “This has been a tremendous encouragement and we were blessed by how warmly we were received.”

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