On the morning of Wednesday, May 17, 2023, the members of the Ecumenical Council of Hungary from various Doctrines visited Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem.
In this meeting, the Delegation said to the Patriarch, “It is an honor for us to be in the Holy City and visit You and to know about Your Flock and activity”.
Patriarch Theophilos replied: “We greet and welcome you to Our Rum Orthodox Church, which Our Lord Jesus Christ established on earth, which was watered by His redemptive blood”.
The Patriarch then said that Jews and Christians are linked by the Old and New Testament common tradition, and Christians and Muslims are linked by the treaty of the late Patriarch Sophronios with Caliph Omar Khattab in AD 638.
The recognition of the Patriarch of Jerusalem by the State of Jordan, the State of Israel, and the Palestinian Authority is based on this tradition.
On this visit, gifts appropriate to the occasion were presented.
Source: Patriarchate of Jerusalem