Melinda Johnson is the author of Letters to Saint Lydia and The Other Side of the Bonfire, and an avid supporter of the Orthodox writing community. Melinda earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, with minors in Education and Journalism, from the University of Richmond, and a Master of Arts in English Literature from The College of William and Mary. She lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America explains the historic significance of the meeting in Jerusalem, May 24-26, between Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. He also discusses the issues facing Christians in the Middle East and the developing cooperation between the two Churches to address these problems.
Archbishop Demetrios is Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America and Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
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