Next Monday – Catholic-Orthodox Ecumenical Gathering on December 18, 2017

To: Priests, Deacons, Brothers, Sisters, Lay Faithful and Parish Bulletin Editors
From: Reverend Paul A. Burke

The next Catholic-Orthodox Ecumenical Gathering will take place next Monday, December 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, 2500 Clairmont Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329.

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Wilton Gregory, Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta and His Eminence Alexios, Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Atlanta will officiate. The keynote speaker will be Father Panayiotis Papageorgiou, Pastor of Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Marietta, Georgia.

The theme of the gathering is:
Was Jesus born on December 25? And Why This Matters!

Priests and deacons are invited to vest and process (either a cassock and surplice, or an alb and violet stole). Please encourage parishioners and other interested individuals and groups to attend. There will be a reception in the parish hall immediately after the service.

Attached is a PDF flyer for the event as well as a JPEG file.

Please consider also announcing this important event from the pulpit this weekend to encourage attendance.

For questions, please feel free to contact me at (404) 688-3198 or by email at