Well, so much for the Jerusalem Patriarch’s being official Orthodoxy’s staunch opponent of ecumenism. With recent ecumenical gatherings the JP has been increasingly represented. Today an Epsicopal Church website reports on the reception of the new Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem, Suheil Dawani:
The day brought together not only the whole Anglican Communion, but also the whole ecumenical movement, said the Rev. Charles Cloughen of Maryland, president of the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, who attended the consecration. “The Orthodox bishop was here. The apostolic delegate and other Roman Catholic bishops were here. The Armenian Orthodox bishop was here. So it was wonderful for me to see this, especially having a Lutheran bishop laying on hands on Bishop Suheil,” Cloughen said. “It is a wonderful way of bringing the whole church together.”
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