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Tuesday, 8 March 2016

St Paul's Monte Carlo hosts Monaco Christians for Lenten Ecumenical Service

Ecumenical life continues to be strong in the Principality of Monaco. The Monaco Christian community came out in good numbers to attend an ecumenical celebration of Anglican Evensong at Saint Paul's Church on Sunday 6th March. This annual service of ecumenical prayer in the season of Lent attracted a record number in the congregation. As a result Père Patrick Keppel, the Ecumenical Office for the Diocese of Monaco, was quick to suggest that the service of Lenten Prayer return to Saint Paul's in 2017. According to the Chaplain of St Paul's, the Very Revd Walter Raymond (pictured above with RC Archbishop Bernard Barsi), many attending the service commented not only on the beauty of the choral singing but on the much improved sound of the newly refurbished organ.

Pictured above, second left to right, Archpriest Michel Seliniotakis, Greek Orthodox; Pastor Didier Meyer, Monaco's Église Réformée; Archbishop Bernard Barsi of Monaco; Pastor Gaston Claudel, Église Réformée; Canon Patrick Keppel, Diocese of Monaco; Fr Marc Gherardi, St Charles RC Church; Fr Walter Raymond. Also present, but not pictured, Père Radu Totelecan, Romanian Orthodox.

1 comment:

  1. I had googled Pastor Claudel as I had worked with him on the summer of 1986 in Nice. I was thrilled to see him on your photo looking fit and well