Metropolitan Methodios Announces 2007 Pilgrimage to Constantinople and Rome

December 8, 2006 

I am happy to officially announce that His Eminence Cardinal Sean O’Malley and I will lead an Ecumenical Pilgrimage to Rome and Constantinople from September 16-23, 2007 with an optional excursion to St. Petersburg, Russia from September 23-26, 2007. Cardinal O’Malley and I look forward to this Pilgrimage as yet another manifestation of our shared commitment to advance along the road towards the re-establishment through God’s Grace of full communion between our two Churches.

This is the second such Orthodox-Roman Catholic Pilgrimage jointly sponsored by our two Churches here in Boston. Those brethren who participated in the first pilgrimage in 1996 have fond memories which they will cherish for the rest of their loves. The itinerary for the Pilgrimage is presently being formulated and will be announced shortly.

I cordially invite you to consider joining this historic pilgrimage.