OCP Secretary Meets Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia


Yonas Gredew
OCP News Service- October- November 2013

Addis Ababa: With the blessings of Rt Rev Chorbishop Kyrikose Thottupuram of Chicago (OCP Chancellor) George Alexander (OCP Secretary) paid a special visit to His Holiness Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia.

Abune Mathias is the Sixth Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia, Archbishop of Axum and Ichege of the See of Saint Taklehaimanot who leads more than 45 million Ethiopian Orthodox Christians worldwide.

Archbishop Abune Thimotios and Fr. Dr. Jossi Jacob was present for the occasion. Abune Thimotios introduced George Alexander and details of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society. Patriarch welcomed the activities of the Society and showered his blessings for the very unique initiative.

A proposal on behalf of the OCP Secretariat an official request was submitted to the Patriarch requesting to organize a second Addis Ababa Conference. The request also contained several areas that require urgent attention with regard to the unity of Oriental Orthodox Churches.

This special meeting was arranged between the Patriarch and Secretary by the kind initiative of Abune Thimoteos before the start of the Holy Synod session of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

OCP News Service