Apostolic Pilgrimage: Historical Context

Apostolic Pilgrimage: Historical Context


As the participants in the historic meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis begin assembling in Rome and Jerusalem, OCN’s Dr. Keith Massey presents a brief overview of the historical significance of the meeting on May 25th in Jerusalem.

This apostolic pilgrimage represents a meeting of Andrew and Peter, the apostles who stand as the predecessors of these two present-day leaders. But it is not the first such meeting to take place. Watch the video to learn more.

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About author

Keith Massey

Keith Massey was born and raised in Wisconsin where he earned a doctorate in Biblical Hebrew with a minor in Arabic at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served for four years as an Arabic linguist with the National Security Agency after 9/11 before returning to teaching. He was chrismated Orthodox in 2003 and then met his Romanian-American wife.

He blogs on Orthodox and biblical topics at Magnalia Dei: The Mighty Acts of God.

He is the author of A Place of Brightness, a story of faith and adventure set in Romania. A set of twins, one an Orthodox priest, the other a soldier, travel to their mother's native Romania. Their faith sustains them through the darkest times of their lives as they are pulled into international intrigue.