On Sunday, the 6th of August 2023, Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain presided over Matins and celebrated the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Holy Transfiguration.
He was joined in concelebration by Bishop Maximos of Melitene, the Reverend Protopresbyter Theodore Polyviou, Priest-in-charge, and the Reverend Oeconomos Nicholas Karafillides. The Reverend Archdeacon Dr. George Tsourous also served during this joyous Feast for the community in Coventry.
In His sermon, Archbishop Nikitas delved into the theology of the icon of the Transfiguration, describing it as a profound theological event. He emphasized that we, as disciples of Christ, are on a journey similar to that of His disciples, leading to personal Transfiguration.
The Hierarchical Concelebration was succeeded by a warm reception in the community hall. In commemoration of the 4th anniversary of Archbishop Nikitas’ enthronement, the community lovingly prepared an anniversary cake. The Right Reverend John Stroyan, Bishop of Warwick, graced the occasion as a guest of the community. As his retirement nears, he was presented with an icon and a photo album from the community as tokens of appreciation. Additionally, local MP Zarah Sultana attended the festal lunch as a guest of the Community in Coventry.
Photo courtesy: Alexios Gennaris