On May 8, 2019, the day of the memory of St. John the Theologian, Patriarch Bartholomew presided a solemn Divine Liturgy in the Basilica dedicated to the apostle on the archaeological site of Ephesus.

Patriarch Bartholomew celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Ephesus
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It is in this basilica, now in ruins, that the disciple of the Lord was buried.
The concelebrants were Metropolitans Bartholomew of Smyrna and Georgios of Kitros. Were also present Metropolitans Amphilochios of Ganos and Chora, Paisios of Leros and Kalymnos, and Bishop Stephanos of Stratoniki, his vicar.
Among others, were also present at the Divine Liturgy Vlasia Pavlopoulos, the wife of the President of the Hellenic Republic; Petros Mavroidis, the Greek Ambassador to Ankara; Argyro Papoulias, the Greek Consul General to Smyrna, and other personalities, members of the Orthodox community of Smyrna, as well as pilgrims from Greece.

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Emma Cazabonne

Emma Cazabonne was born and raised in France, where she taught English. She moved to the United States in 2001, and she now teaches French. Beside her anthology on Cistercian texts, she has translated and published articles on Cistercian spirituality, the Middle Ages, and Orthodoxy. She converted to Orthodoxy in 2008. Her husband is an Orthodox priest. If you are interested in having your book translated into French, she can be contacted here https://wordsandpeace.com/contact-me/

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