Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will be in the port city of Kavala, NE Greece, on a three-day visit to be launched on May 18. Bartholomew will attend the St Lydia of Philippi feast day celebrations on May 20.
On May 19, he will visit the Saint Paul monument and will be declared honorary citizen of Kavala. He will also become honorary professor in the Kavala Technical Educational Institute (TEI).
On May 20, he will officiate the Saint Lydia feast day mass and in the afternoon he will inaugurate a photography exhibition on the Greek Orthodox churches in Istanbul.
A world conference on “Saint Paul-Philippi: Two millenniums. The European vision of the Apostle of the Nations” will also take place in Kavala to be completed on Sunday, May 22.
The conference will attend roughly 200 delegates and will be addressed by thirty speakers from Greece, the EU and the United States, representatives of patriarchates and autocephalous Orthodox Churches.