Feast of Saint Andrew

November 30 is the feast of Saint Andrew, the first-called apostle. He is also the patron of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, who by tradition traveled to the ancient city of Byzantium and founded the Church there. In some years over the last 20, I have been privileged to travel to Constantinople and be present for […]

International Dialogue Meets

During the week of September 20-27, the twelfth Plenary Session of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church met in Vienna, Austria. This group officially consists of 2 representatives from each of the 14 autocephalous Orthodox Churches, and 28 representatives from a wide range of jurisdictions within […]

A Weekend in Rochester

I graduated from the University of Rochester with a bachelor’s degree in engineering in 1976.  I have only had a chance to visit a few times since then, the last visit being about 4 years ago to help the Catholic Newman Community (Catholic parish on campus for students) with strategic planning and fund raising to support […]


The reception and Lecture by Metropolitan Kallistos at Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church that was originally scheduled for Thursday, February 11, has been postponed until Sunday, February 14 because of weather conditions in Washington, DC.  The same times — reception at 6:30, lecture at 7:30 — will be maintained, following Forgiveness Vespers which […]