On Holy Monday, the 10th of April 2023, Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain made His first arch-pastoral visit to the Greek Orthodox community of St Anthony the Great in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, accompanied by Bishop Raphael of Ilion.
Following His arrival, Archbishop Nikitas presided over the Service of the Bridegroom. After the service, He was welcomed by Oeconomos Andreas Amirhom, Priest-in-charge of the parish, who thanked The Archbishop on behalf of the community for His visit.
The community’s Parish Council then held an evening dinner reception for His Eminence, His Grace, the accompanying clergy, and the people of God. Archbishop Nikitas gave people the opportunity to ask questions concerning the Faith and the ministries of the Archdiocese.
The Archbishop also gave his pastoral advice to support the ministry of the community and took many questions including on mission, today’s society, and the Archdiocese programs for catechism and youth.