His Eminence, Metropolitan Kallistos [Ware] of Diokleia, will offer “Thoughts and Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Meeting between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras in Jerusalem” at the Villanova Room of the Connelly Center, Villanova University, 800 East Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Titular Metropolitan of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Great Britain, Metropolitan Kallistos is one of the best-known contemporary Orthodox Christian theologians. The author of numerous books and articles, he was Spalding Lecturer of Eastern Orthodox Studies at Oxford University from 1966 until 2001.
On Saturday and Sunday morning, June 28-29, Metropolitan Kallistos will be the guest of Archpriest John Perich and the faithful of Saint Herman of Alaska Church, 1855 Middletown Rd., Gradyville, PA. On Saturday, he will arrive at the church at 4:00 p.m. Great Vespers for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul will be celebrated at 5:00 p.m., after which a reception will be held in the parish’s Memorial Hall. On Sunday morning, Metropolitan Kallistos will be greeted at Saint Herman Church at 9:30 a.m. The Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul and the veneration of the Apostles’ relics will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Fellowship will folow at noon in the parish hall.