His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Arrives Safely in the USA

JOHNSTOWN, PA --  The Diocesan Chancery has learned of the safe arrival of His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the USA.

His All-Holiness arrived at Louis Armstrong Airport in New Orleans, earlier today and was greeted by Archbishop Demetrios, Exarch of the Ecumenical Throne and primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and other Orthodox Hierarchs.  Click Here to Watch Arrival Video.   View Photo Gallery.

His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, Seminarians of Christ the Saviour Seminary and youth throughout the diocese offered video greetings which are posted on the Patriarchal Visitation You-Tube Channel,  the Green Patriarch.   Click here to watch our diocesan video messages.

Please consult the special Patriarchal Visitation Website for  the most up to date information regarding the Patriarchal Visitation and to access live coverage of the Religion, Science and Environment Symposium in New Orleans.

 


Epistle Reading: Colossians 2:8-12

Gospel Reading: Luke 2:20-21,40-52

Circumcision of Our Lord; Circumcision of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia; Gregory, Bishop of Nanzianzos, Father of Gregory the Theologian; Peter the New Martyr of the Peloponnesos; Theodotos the Martyr; Righteous Theodosios of Triglia; Emmelia, Mother of Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Makrina, and Peter of Sebaste; Telemachos the Martyr; Fulgentius, Bishop of Ruspe; Basil the Martyr of Ankyra

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