On Tuesday, December 4, His All Holiness, the Patriarch of Constantinople and New Rome visited the National Council of Churches in Korea’s headquarters and met with area Church leaders. Then, they enjoyed a luncheon held by the Anglican Church. At 3:30 the same day, a press conference was held with various major newspapers and television stations. His All Holiness explained the purpose of his visit to Korea and stated that he is hoping for the unity of Korea. Later that evening, His All Holiness attended a dinner hosted by the Greek Embassy in Seoul at the Lotte Hotel. Thus concluded His All Holiness’s second day in Korea.
On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, the feast day of St. Nicholas, His All Holiness, Patriarch of Constantinople and New Rome, visited St. Nicholas Parish in Seoul. Together with the clergy of the Orthodox Church in Korea, they enjoyed a luncheon prepared by the faithful of St. Nicholas Parish. His Eminence, Metropolitan Ambrosios, introduced the clergy and the faithful of the parish and His All Holiness also shared words of encouragement and praise for strength and unity of the Orthodox Church in Korea.
Τώρα σας συμβουλεύω να κάμετε από κομβολόγι μικροί και μεγάλοι και να το κρατήτε με το αριστερό χέρι, και με το δεξιό να κάμνετε τον σταυρόν σας και να λέγετε: Κύριε Ιησού Χριστέ, Υιέ και Λόγε του Θεού του ζώντος, διά της Θεοτόκου και πάντων των Αγίων ελέησόν με τον αμαρτωλόν και ανάξιον δούλον σου.