Patriarch

November 1, 2008

Tonight was a special one. My family and I went into Boston, to the Westin Copley, for a charity dinner. His Beatitude Ignatius IV, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, was present for his first North American appearance in my lifetime, as far as I know. Metropolitan Philip, ambassadors from Syria and Lebanon, and a former Lebanese Foreign Minister were all in attendance. We were even visited by Cardinal Sean O'Malley in what I found to be a very positive display of Christian unity. A great night.