Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Trinity and St Luke in Birmingham, on Sunday, January 9, 2022.
The Divine Liturgy was co-officiated by Archimandrite Niphon Tsimalis, Protopresbyter Christos Stefanou, Treasurer Nicholaos-Lucas Karafillidis, and Archdeacon Georgios Tsourous.
The Archbishop was welcomed with excitement and after the completion of the Divine Liturgy, they went to a lake nearby where the Blessing of the Waters was performed.
At the church of St. George, Kingston- upon Thames Bishop of Maximos Melitene presided over the Matins, and presided over the Divine Liturgy.
The Divine Liturgy was co-officiated by the Hierarchical Head of the Church, Archimandrite Aimilianos Papadakis and Archimandrite Grigorios Lauranzano.
The Bishop of Meletini was welcomed to the Community by Archimandrite Aimilianos.
The Bishop, after the completion of the Divine Liturgy, went to the Thames’ riverfront to perform the Blessing of the Waters.
A luncheon followed at the venue of the Community.
Lastly, the Blessing of the Waters was also performed in Margate and in Brighton of Southern England.
At the Holy Church of the Archangels Gabriel & Michael in Margate, Bishop Iakovos of Claudiopolis presided over the Divine Liturgy along with the Hierarchical Head Archimandrite Vissarionas Kokliotis and Deacon Constantinos Mamouris.
At the Church of Holy Trinity in Brighton, Archimandrite Nikodimos Anagnostopoulos, Protosyncellus of the Holy Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain, representing Archbishop Nikitas, performed the Divine Liturgy along with Archimandrite Germanos Kourkounis.
The Bishop, as well as Archimandrite Nikodimos, also went to the ports of the coastal cities of Southern England for the Service of the Blessing of the Waters.