Photos - Bishops From Greece Visit the U.S. and Canada

From September 16/29 to October 7/20, 2011, His Eminence, Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Attica and His Grace, Bishop Photios of Marathon, who were visiting from Greece, toured the United States and Canada, visiting New York, Toronto, Portland, Chicago, and Detroit. During their time in Canada, they gave talks at the 2011 Orthodox Conference. More photos from the 2011 Orthodox Conference can be found here.

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