Message from Demetrios, archbishop of America
XXI International Ecumenical Conference
l am writing to you in arder to express my warm thanks for your kind invitation to the XXIInternational Congress of Orthodox Spirituality organized by your venerable Monastery
in collaboration with the Orthodox Churches
Monastery of Bose, 4-7 September 2013
Prior of the Bose Monastery
l am writing to you in order to express my warm thanks for your kind invitation to the XXI International Congress of Orthodox Spirituality organized by your venerable Monastery from the 4th to the 7th of September 2013.
l did not respond immediately to your kind invitation because l have been trying to rearrange if possible, my schedule in order to be able to participate in the XXI Congress at Bose. Unfortunately, inspite of my efforts, it became impossible for me to find the time to come to Bose.
l am sorry for the delay of my answer as well as for the fact that l am going to miss a Congress on Orthodox Spirituality which is promising to be of importance.
Reiterating my thanks, l assure you that l will pray for the success of the XXI Meeting as well as for the spiritual progress in Christ of your venerable monastery.
Please convey to your blessed community of Bose my wholehearted wishes and prayers for a new year filled by the lave an d peace of God.
With love and esteem in Christ
+ archbishop of America