Sunday, October 4, 2009
Program personalities for 2009 WCC Faith and Order Plenary Commission Meeting
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, who as the Patriarch of Constantinople is the "first among equals" in the leadership of the Eastern Orthodox churches, will open the meeting of the World Council of Churches Commission on Faith and Order in which I will participate later this week in Kolympari, Crete, Greece. This recent WCC press release previews the meeting; this page provides biographical information on Bartholomew I and other keynote speakers for the sessions. I invite blog readers to pray that God's Holy Spirit might grant all plenary commissioners discernment during our discussions.