Congratulations to my brothers and sisters in the BOC and the Eritrean Orthodox Church! It is truly wonderful that you are holding these celebrations together, as it illustrates the Universal character of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. May God bless your efforts!
Hopefully there will be Eritreans, Ethiopians, Indians, Syrians, Armenians, Copts, British Orthodox, Greeks, Roman Catholics, Eastern Catholics and many more.
On the subject of universality I was moved when blessed to be present at the enthronement of Patriarch Mesrob II of Istanbul that bishops and metropolitans from all of our Churches were present and laid hands on him, while H.A.H. Patriarch Bartholomew sat enthroned in the Church. It was very moving and there was a great sense of that universality of the Church.