Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Athonite Monks to Visit the Patriarchate of Antioch

I can't find the original source for this news item, but it was posted in Arabic here. This is presumably in response to the recent visit to the Holy Mountain by Antiochian metropolitans.

The abbot of the Monastery of Simonopetra on the Holy Mountain, Archimandrite Elisha will visit the Patriarchate of Antioch with six monks from his monastery. This is in response to an invitation from His Eminence Metropolitan Basil (Mansour) of Akkar, who has close relations with them.
The Archdiocese of Akkar will receive the greater part of their visit which will last two weeks.
They will also visit His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius in the patriarchal residence in Damascus, in addition to the monasteries in the area of Damascus. They will likewise visit the Archdiocese of Tripoli and the Monastery of St. Michael, the Archdiocese of Mt. Lebanon and its monasteries, including the Monastery of Hamatoura, and the Archdiocese of Aleppo. The visit will last from October 30 to November 14.

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