East meets Far East – Orthodoxy in Korea

On Friday, December 7th, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the faithful of St. Nicholas Parish in Seoul had a reception dinner together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the construction of St. Nicholas cathedral. Traditional Korean musicians performed and Father Vissarion, moved by their performances, decided to play improvisational piano with the traditional Korean drummer. Blending Greek music with a traditional Korean Pansori drummer, a wonderful momentous occasion occurred. The audience was surprised and awed by such a spontaneous musical miracle. ;