The Pope and Patriarch then proceeded down the aisle of the Church for the Divine Liturgy celebrated by the Patriarch and the members of the Holy Synod for the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle who is claimed as the founder of the Church of Constantinople.
The Pope was seated at a special Throne.
The Patriarch then processed in to begin the Divine Liturgy.
You can see the hierarchs of the Holy Synod in front of the Patriarch. You can also see the Pope and the Catholic prelates surrounding him.
A close-up of the Pope following the Liturgy.
The Patriarch pontificating at the Divine Liturgy.
The Great Entrance where the gifts are processed in.
The patriarch offering the bread and wine.
The Patriarch offering incense.
The Patriarch giving Holy Communion to those present.
Patriarch Bartholomew taking Holy Communion from the Chalice.
His Holiness devoutly following the Divine Liturgy. The Pope also exchanged the kiss of peace during the Liturgy and recited the Pater Noster with the Patriarch in Greek. He also delivered a speech on the occasion.
The Patriarch delivering his address from the Patriarchal Throne.
The Pope and Patriarch at the balcony of the Patriarchate imparting the blessing.
The Pope and the Patriarch singning the text of the Joint Declaration in the Patriarchal Throne Room.
The Pope saying grace at the official lunch at the Patriarchate. You can see that the Orthodox and Catholic hierarchs are inter-mingling at the table and not seated opposite each other.
ll photos courtesy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate (www.patriarchate.org) and N. Manginas.
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Photos: Divine Liturgy in Honor of the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle
Thursday, November 30, 2006