The great Despotic Feast of the Circumcision of Christ and the feast of Saint Basil the Great were celebrated solemnly in London.
Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain Nikitas presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Cathedral of Hagia Sophia, accompanied by the hierarchical Head of the Church, Archimandrite of the Ecumenical Throne, Theonas Bakalis, Archim. Niphon Tsimalis, and Protopresbyter Athanasios Gkikas, Professor of the Theological School of AUTh.
After the Divine Liturgy, the Archbishop performed the official Doxology at the beginning of the new year and then blessed the New Year’s pie.
Bishop Maximos of Melitini presided over the Orthros and the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Cathedral of the Apostle Andrew in Kentish Town, accompanied by Archim. Chrysostomos Michaelidis, and the Oikonomos Kristian Akselberg.