Saturday, April 25, 2009

Cardinal attends anniversary of Greek Orthodox Bishop

ardinal Seán P. O’Malley attended April 8 the 25th Anniversary Celebration of His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios’ enthronement as Bishop of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston.

The event was attended by a number of people including the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America -- Archbishop Demetrios, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Rev. Jack Johnson, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches.

At the event, Archbishop Demetrios underscored the Metropolitan’s efforts in building relationships with other Christians for the sake of unity, and particularly the importance of the relationship with the Catholic Church in Boston.

Cardinal O’Malley also spoke, emphasizing the need and the hope that these two Churches, Orthodox and Catholic, might again be one, as they were for the first thousand years of Christianity.