On 27 November 2004 His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will bring back from
The Holy Relics of the Saints, Patriarchs of Constantinople, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom, placed in alabaster relic queries, in the Vatican Basilica of St. Peter, during the service of their transmission to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
On 27 October, Pope John Paul II, responded to the Ecumenical Patriarch with a letter written for the first time in Greek, in which he accepted the return of the Holy Relics "with joy as a sign of brotherhood and of a complete union to which we are called constantly more and more". He underlined the meaning of these two saints for Christianity, by saying that "the two Holy Patriarchs of the East, pillars of faith, are beacons for the entire Church and teachers for the knowledge of the Word of God and of the Triadic mystery". Finally, he looked into the future by saying that "the return of the relics to their home country.. .will become a new bridge between us".
His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartolomew, with His Holiness, the Presiding Hierarch of Rome John-Paul II, in the Vatican Basilica of St. Peter, during the service of transmission to Patriarch Bartholomew of the Holy Relics of His predecessors, Patriarchs of Constantinople, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom(27/11/2004).
"Take back Your throne, Holy Man", says Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew standing on the adjacent Throne, honouring the Holy Relics of His Predecessors, which are placed on the Throne of the Most Venerable Patriarchal Church of St. George the Trophy-Bearer.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew venerates the Holy Relics of the Saints, His Predecessors, placed on the Throne of the Most Venerable Patriarchal Church.
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