I have vast respect and affection for the Orthodox, and I wish to learn a great deal more; and love a great deal more.
I can't help but imagine the seating logistics of this visit on those responsible for organizing Tuesday's Installation. The last time an Orthodox Patriarch visited the Vatican, the seat had to be identical to the that of Pope JPII.
The Patriarch will have an entourage. The closest other occasion that comes to mind is JPII's funeral.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I ( top), spiritual leader of the world's Christian Orthodox, and Greece's Archibishop Christodoulos (right) attended the funeral for Pope John Paul II.
This is quite different, since it is an installation of a "first among equals". Looking forward to how this is handled.