Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Visits United States October 20 - November 6, 2009


Orthodox Christians in America are anticipating an historic visit of the Ecumenical Patriarch, who will be traveling throughout the United States in late October and early November. Called "The Green Patriarch," His All Holiness Bartholomew has convened several symposia of scientists, religious and humanitarian leaders, to discuss critical worldwide environmental issues. In New Orleans, the Patriarch will draw attention to the importance of the Mississippi's ecosystem, and in New York he'll gather the SCOBA bishops, and will meet with other national leaders such as former president Bill Clinton, and His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations.


A website dedicated to the Patriarch and his visit will include photos and updates of his meetings and travels, and can be found at:


http://www.patriarchate.org/