Meeting of Archbishop Elpidoforos and Metropolitan Hilarion

A very important meeting was held in New York on Wednesday. In particular, Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Archdiocese invited Archbishop Elpidoforos of America and Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to a meeting yesterday.

The meeting took place on neutral ground, the Metropolis of Antioch. According to the announcement, during the luncheon, they would discuss several issues. The three Hierarchs also held a private meeting together later on.

This was the first meeting of the hierarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Church of Russia after the decision of the Patriarchate of Moscow to sever full communion with them.