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At the Divine Liturgy for the Great Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, the Saint Vladimir Seminary community was honored to have three hierarchs serving: His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah, presiding; His Eminence Archbishop Justinian of Naro-Fominsk and Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA; and His Eminence, Metropolitan Kallistos [Ware], Bishop of Diokleia, concelebrating. The seminary community was especially privileged to hear the homily by Metropolitan Kallistos, widely renowned author, teacher, and churchman, who is visiting the campus as a participant in the North American Conference of the Fellowship of Ss. Alban and Sergius being held on the school’s campus.
If Met. Kallistos did concelebrate, as opposed to just attend, I think it would be the first one-on-one concelebration of an EP hierarch with the OCA.
Quote from: ialmisry on September 10, 2011, 06:26:10 PMIf Met. Kallistos did concelebrate, as opposed to just attend, I think it would be the first one-on-one concelebration of an EP hierarch with the OCA.Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver has concelebrated the Sunday of Orthodoxy with Bishop Basil of Wichita and the now ever-memorable Archbishop Dmitri of Dallas for the last 3 years.
Almost all of the EP hierarchs in the US have concelebrated with OCA hierarchs. Many times. No big deal. As has Met Kallistos in the past.
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