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Reception in Honour of The Catholicos at Lambeth Palace London

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  • saji vargis
    London:   During the visit of the Malankara Metropolitan to the UK, Diocesan metropolitan of UK Europe and Africa, HG Dr Mathews Mar Thimothios arranged a
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 15, 2013
      London:  During the visit of the Malankara Metropolitan to the UK, Diocesan metropolitan of UK Europe and Africa, HG Dr Mathews Mar Thimothios arranged a Banquet in honour of the Catholicose  HH Baselious Marthoma Paulose II at Labeth Palace, the official residence of the Arch Bishop of Canterbury in London.
      Various Church leaders, representatives of political parties and diplomats attended the reception. H.E Gregorios of Greek Orthodox Church, H.E  Angeloes  of Coptic Orthodox Church, H.E  Dr.Vahan Hovhannesian of Armenian Orthodox Church, H.E Abba Seraphim of British Orthodox Church, H.G Mar Antonios of Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Representatives of the Arch Bishop of Canterbury Rt.Revd. Geoffrey Rowell and Rt.Revd . Christopher Chessun, Most Revd. Peter Smith of Catholic Church, representatives from Russian Orthodox Church, Wales Orthodox Church, Marthoma Church, Churches together in England, Churches together in Wales and eminent social/ political personalities attended the event.  The reception was well received by the guests and indeed assured the fraternal relations between the Malankara Orthodox Church and the Catholic, Anglican, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches in the UK.
      By expressing his gratitude, His Holiness reiterated the need for prayerful cooperation and coherence between churches and religions. His Holiness expressed his concern over the turbulent situation in many parts of the world and appealed the church leaders to act as appropriate as to end the conflicts.
       
      Saji Varghese
      London
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