A DELEGATION OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES IN KOREA (NCCK) VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

October-November 2015

On Saturday, the 11th/25th of October 2015, a delegation of the National Council of Churches in Korea, consisting of twenty Koreans, visited the Patriarchate on the encouragement of Metropolitan Ambrose of Korea.

Patriarch Theophilos welcomed the head of the delegation, who addressed His Beatitude in Korean, on behalf of all, expressing their joy for visiting the Holy Land and meeting the Head of religious leaders in Jerusalem. A female interpreter translated into Greek and was congratulated by the Patriarch for her performance.

Patriarch Theophilos went on to point out that interreligious dialogue helps Christians become more aware of themselves, approaching one another and maintaining their unity against incidents of fanaticism and violence committed by men who do not know Jesus Christ as the leader of their lives.

The Patriarch then answered to questions made by members of the delegation.

The guests went on to offer His Beatitude precious mother-of-pearl cases, whilst the Patriarch offered the head of the delegation the History of the Church of Jerusalem by Chrysostomos Papadopoulos, and Jerusalemite eulogias to all members of the delegation.

From the Secretariat-General

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