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Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain visited Guilford

On Sunday, 16th June 2024, Sunday of the 318 Fathers of the 1st Oecumenical Council, His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Parish of the Holy Trinity in Guilford, Surrey.

The Presbyter Dr Constantine Litvinenko, Priest-in-Charge, co-celebrated with the Archbishop, and the Archdeacon Dr George Tsourous also served.

After the Liturgy, the Archbishop elevated Fr Constantine to the rank of Oeconomos, recognising his dedicated pastoral work and effective management of the parish. The Archbishop also honoured Dr Sophia Litvinenko, the Choir Director, for her dedicated service to the community, including leading the choir and Bible Study group and assisting parishioners, by awarding her the Cross Medal of the Archdiocese.

Fr Constantine, on behalf of the Parish Council and the parishioners, extended warm greetings to the Archbishop and thanked Him for His continuous paternal love and support. Following the Liturgy, there was a presentation of artworks by children from Sunday School, led by Anna Taranchenko. The children presented paintings as gifts to Archbishop Nikitas.

The close-knit community in Guilford orchestrated a splendid reception in honour of the Archbishop, providing an opportunity for parishioners to come together and engage with him.

Source: Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain