His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Visit the United States
(Excerpted from Archdiocese Press Release) The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has announced that His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America will welcome His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the United States for an official visit which will begin on October 23, 2021 and continue through November 3, 2021.
The official visit will begin in Washington, DC and is expected to include meetings, luncheons, and official dinners with the President of the United States, Joe Biden and other national leaders over the course of four days.
On Wednesday, October 27, the official delegation will arrive at Pittsburgh International Airport for an official welcome and then visit Evgenia’s House of Hope in Weirton, WV. Following will be a Doxology at the Church of All Saints in Weirton and a luncheon hosted by the Psaros family with local clergy and laity.
Later that same day, the visit will continue at South Bend International Airport in South Bend, IN, with an official welcome and dinner. On Thursday, October 28, a welcome Doxology will be held at St. Andrew Church, followed by a meeting with the University of Notre Dame President and a cultural concert in honor of His All-Holiness at Notre Dame. In the evening, His All-Holiness will receive an honorary degree from the University.
On Friday, October 29, the Official Delegation will travel to New York City, where Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will address various Archdiocesan Councils and boards.
On Saturday, October 30, the Official Delegation will meet with clergy and presvyteres of the Archdiocese, students of Holy Cross School of Theology, and various dignitaries.
On Sunday, October 31, the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy with Archbishop Elpidophoros and members of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Archdiocese will be celebrated at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, followed by the Investiture of the 2020/2021 Archon Classes of the Order of Saint Andrew by His All-Holiness, including our own parishioner, Archon Nick Tranto.
Full details of the Patriarchal visit can be found at: https://www.goarch.org/-/2021-ecumenical-patriarch-bartholomew-visit.