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Pope Francis will visit Ecumenical Patriarchate and meet with His-All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Contact: PRESS OFFICE
Stavros Papagermanos
pressoffice@goarch.org

Date: Nov. 20, 2014

POPE FRANCIS WILL VISIT ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE AND MEET
WITH HIS-ALL HOLINESS ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW

NEW YORK— His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will welcome Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople on November 29 and 30, 2014.  Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew extended the invitation to the Pope during His Holiness’ inaugural Mass in March 2013.

Pope Francis is scheduled to attend a Doxology at 4:00 p.m. (UTC/GMT + 2 hours) on November 29, on the eve of the Feast of St. Andrew, after which he will meet privately with the Ecumenical Patriarch. The following morning, Nov. 30 at   9:30 a.m. (UTC/GMT + 2 hours) Pope Francis will attend the Divine Liturgy in honor of the Feast day of St. Andrew. Following the Divine Liturgy, the two spiritual leaders will sign a Common Declaration.

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios has been invited to attend this historic occasion. He will be accompanied by a large number of Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, distinguished faithful from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir.

This visit follows a tradition established by Pope Francis’ predecessors, Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI, to visit the Ecumenical Patriarchate for the Thronal Feast of St. Andrew, the first-called of the Apostles and founder of the Church of Constantinople.

Both church services will be broadcast by the Vatican’s live broadcast services and through the official Vatican website at  http://en.radiovaticana.va/live-rv.  Fr. John Chryssavgis will oversee the Press Office for the Ecumenical Patriarchate while Fr. Chris Metropulos will serve as one of six language commentators to analyze the live worldwide broadcast from the Vatican.

For more information on the visit please log onto www.patriarchate.org.

GOYA Survivor Retreat

SOUTHEAST FLORIDA DISTRICT G.O.Y.A.

Survival Lock-In Retreat

WHAT: District GOYA Survival Retreat

WHEN: Saturday, September 28th

HOST: St. Andrew & St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Churches

WHERE: St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 7901 North Kendall Drive, Miami, FL 33176 (305) 595-1343

FEES: $20.00 per Person

 

Retreat SCHEDULE

Saturday, September 28, 2013

St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church

7901 North Kendall Dr.

Miami, FL 33156

8:30 Am – 9:30 Am – Arrival

9:30 Am – 10:00 Am – Orthros Service

10: 00 Am – 10:30 Am – Breakfast

10:30 Am – 11:00 Ice Breakers

11:00 Am – 12:00 Pm – Section I

12: 00 Am – 1:00 Pm – Team Building Activities

1: 00 Pm – 1:40 Pm -Lunch Break

1: 40 Pm – 2: 40 Pm – Section II

2: 40 Pm – 3: 40 Pm Survivor Challenges

3: 40 Pm – 4: 00 Pm – Refreshments

4: 00 Pm – 4: 30 Vespers Service W Closing Prayer

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

1. EAST BROWARD:

Meet at St. Demetrios to carpool with Advisor

Sep. 28: Drop Off at St. Demetrios at 8:00 am (we will call if there is a change in meeting time)

Sep. 28: Pick Up at St. Demetrios at 5:30 pm (we will call if there is a change in pick up time)

2. WEST BROWARD:

Meet at Advisor’s Home to carpool – (George Stratoudakis) Vicinity of I-75 & Stirling Rd

Sep. 28: Drop Off at 8:00 am (we will call if there is a change in meeting time)

Sep. 28: Pick Up at 5:15 pm (we will call if there is a change in pick up time)

3. PARENT TRANSPORTATION:

Parents have the option to provide transportation to and from the event for their own child. If this option is

selected please be prompt for both drop-off and pick-up times. Directions provided upon request.

Sep. 28: Drop Off at 9:00 am at St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church

Sep. 28: Pick Up at 4:30 pm at St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church