ELCA, LWF Leaders Visit Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch in Istanbul, January 28, 2004 - elca
The ELCA delegation traveled to nearby Halki Island to visit an Orthodox monastery which was closed by government order 33 years ago. A small staff remains there while the Orthodox Church works with the government to reopen the facility. Bishop Hanson, left, presents gifts to Metropolitan Apostolos Daniilidis, center, monastery abbot; and Father Theodore, a monastery staff member.

The ELCA delegation traveled to nearby Halki Island to visit an Orthodox monastery which was closed by government order 33 years ago. A small staff remains there while the Orthodox Church works with the government to reopen the facility. Bishop Hanson, left, presents gifts to Metropolitan Apostolos Daniilidis, center, monastery abbot; and Father Theodore, a monastery staff member.

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