Traditional Christmas Visits to Local Churches

2006 Christmas VisitsThe usual exchange of Christmas greetings took place this year with visits to the three Patriarchates by heads of churches and their delegations. The visit of the Latin Patriarch always takes place first in December. The Greek Orthodox Christmas is next, as it comes on the Western churches’ Feast of Epiphany. The Armenian Christmas occurs the latest of the three. Pictured here from left to right are His Beatitude Theophilis III, HB Michel Sabbah, the Latin Patriarch, the Syrian Orthodox Archbishop, the Ethiopian Archbishop and Bishop Younan.

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