I am right now watching the end of the Divine Liturgy of the Ecumenical Patriarch as Pope Benedict attends. The liturgy has ended and the Patriach is giving an address. My (spoken) Greek is a little rusty. But so far the Patriarch has spoken about the Divine Liturgy and made reference to the Latin adage Lex orandi lex credendi. He is also talking about the relics of St. John Chysostom and St. Gregory Nazianzen which Pope John Paul II gave back to the Patriarch (in part). Benedict is sure to speak about these relics.
I have a couple impressions.
First, looking at the way they celebrate their liturgy, and the way this fellow Bartholomew is tricked out, I suspect that he is not going to rush to say that Benedict is his boss.
Second, I will repeat what I have said for a long time now. If the Latin Church doesn’t fix its liturgy and reclaim the solemnity we onc e had, I have a hard time imagining how much farther we can go in real ecumenical dialogue. The Solemn High Mass of the so-called "Tridentine" use is certainly at the same level of grandeur as the Divine Liturgy, but with the cleaner and more concise style of the Latin use.