With the unexpected resignation of Pope Benedict XVI comes an opportunity for us Orthodox to make visible the bonds of love which bind us both to each other in Christ. Let us support the Catholic church with our prayers in the coming days. We can also give our support by renewing our commitment to and zeal for full, visible communion with our Catholic sisters and brothers. We have it in our power to make that commitment and zeal visible at the level of everyday life – our personal lives as well as the life of our parishes. If our love isn’t made visible at that level, how can we hope for restoration of communion?

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