SunSentinel: Local Orthodox priest to visit Jerusalem for historic meeting

A major newspaper in Fort Lauderdale, the city where OCN has its headquarters, is reporting our Executive Director’s participation in the coming Apostolic Pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

Local Orthodox priest to visit Jerusalem for historic meeting

The Rev. Christopher Metropulos will do TV analysis on reconciliation of Catholics and Orthodox Christians

By Lois K. Solomon, Sun Sentinel
10:44 a.m. EDT, May 22, 2014

The Rev. Christopher Metropulos, a Greek Orthodox priest from Fort Lauderdale, will take a seat at an EWTN anchor desk on Sunday during the historic meeting in Jerusalem between Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians.

Metropulos, of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, was selected as the network’s English-language analyst for the religious leaders’ prayer service, expected to begin around 11:30 a.m. He will travel to Rome for the telecast and proceed to Jerusalem as part of a delegation to the momentous gathering.

“We are engaged in a truth dialogue to work out the differences between our churches,” said Metropulos, 60, who has led St. Demetrios for 25 years. “The meeting furthers the cause of bringing our churches together.”

The churches split during the Great Schism of 1054, when Pope Leo IX excommunicated the Patriarch of Constantinople over several disputes, including conflicts over papal supremacy and the Nicene Creed, a liturgical profession of faith.

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