February 17, 2013 - “Oh how much I enjoy talking with others” - Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras

February 17, 2013

“Oh how much I enjoy  talking with others” - Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras

I do not have personal joys. I have your joys. Every day, I converse with all of you. I discuss with each of you separately. And there are millions of figures that run across my mind…..Oh how much I enjoy  talking with others.  It is a blessing to accept people into my office. I remember what the villagers use to say in my homeland: “We came to look at one another.” Here is the philosophy of life!

…..Every night, I go down to the narthex of the church and when all of you are sleeping, I add one more conversation to all of my conversations, with the Lord Christ and the Most Holy Lady. For you. For all of you! Those that are here, in America, in Australia, in Europe, everywhere…