SYNAXIS OF THE HEADS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCHES
- SYNAXIS OF THE HEADS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCHES AND PAULINE SYMPOSIUM IN
NEW YORK - On the occasion of the celebration of the Year 2008 as the Year
of Saint Paul and under the presidency of His All Holiness Ecumenical
Patriarch Bartholomew the Synaxis of the Heads of the Orthodox Churches, is
called in Constantinople, October 9-12. The Synaxis is held along the
Pauline Symposium which will run through October 16.
This biblical symposium is held in honor of St. Paul and will focus on
aspects of the life, the apostolic activity and the teachings of the great
Apostle of the Nations which are connected with our contemporary world. The
Pauline Symposium is an academic offering of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to
the Primates of the Church for the enrichment of their pastoral care and
On October 11, the Ecumenical Patriarch will deliver the Keynote Address at
the Phanar, and in the days that follow the Symposium will continue and be
combined with a pilgrimage to places connected with the life and work of St.
Paul like Ephesus, Antalya, Rhodes, Lindos and Kaloi Limenes in Crete.
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America will travel to Istanbul October
9 and he will return on the 17. He is the chairman of the Academic Committee
and the Moderator of the Pauline Symposium and His Eminence Metropolitan
Gennadios of Sasima is the chairman of the Organizing Committee.
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October 9, 2008
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