Feast of the Annunciation
On Sunday, March 25, 2012, His All-Holiness presided over the Divine Liturgy on the occasion of the Feast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos at the Annunciation Church of Theotokos in Vafeochorion.
Among those in attendance were the former Prime Minister of Greece, the Hon. George Papandreou, and his wife Ada, Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh, Ambassador Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos and the General Consul of Greece in Istanbul, the Hon. Nikolaos Matthioudakis.
George Papandreou was in Istanbul for a meeting of the Socialist International on Friday, discussing democratization efforts in Arab Spring states and the growing humanitarian crisis in Syria. He also met with the Ecumenical Patriarch.
After the service, Bartholomew offered lunch in honor of Papandreou and his wife.
Source: Ecumenical Patriarchate, Greek Reporter Europe