"Kosher," yes. Certainly it is fitting for the Eastern Orthodox Church to be prominently represented at the 50th Anniversary of the 2nd Vatican Council, a landmark event in Christian history. As the second largest Christian communion, and as a church that shares the common history of having been founded as an earthly institution by the Apostles of Jesus Christ, Orthodox Christianity's "First Among Equals," the "Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome; and Ecumenical Patriarch, by the grace of God," rightly accepted the invitation of the Roman Catholic Church to join them in this significant event in their history, an event that initiated their church's opening to maintaining filial relations with other Christian denominations and religions. His All Holiness' comments were appropriate and do not compromise Orthodox theology. He also commended them for their "Year of Faith" initiative. Warm filial relations among the Trinitarian Christian Churches are important especially today, not-with-standing theological differences, in a world which is so victimized by the terror of the people of the Moslem religion.