Youth Lenten Retreat

I am writing to kindly remind you of our upcoming COTY Lenten Retreat in two weeks’ time, on Saturday, 13 April 2024, at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Camberwell. This retreat is a wonderful opportunity for all young people aged 16-35 to deepen their faith, learn about Orthodoxy, and connect with like-minded individuals.

We’re excited to have His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas as our main speaker, followed by the Very Revd Archimandrite Peter, Abbot of the Holy Stavropegic Monastery of St John the Baptist, as well as the Revd Œconomos Kristian Akselberg.

We have also added 2 liturgical tradition workshops to the program, with a ‘craft your own prayer rope’ session, and a presentation on the history of illustrated manuscripts in the British Isles.

The day will start with a celebration of the Divine Liturgy in English at 9:30 am, followed by breakfast, insightful talks, and lunch—all provided courtesy of a COTY subsidy.

We believe this event is a fantastic way for our youth to engage with their faith during Lent, and we still have spaces available for attendees. On behalf of the COTY trustees, we would be very grateful if you could help us by sharing our event poster and the registration link on your community’s Facebook page and with the young members of your community:

Event Details:

Registration Link:

I have also attached a flier advertising the retreat to this e-mail — it would be greatly appreciated if you could print some copies and display them at their parishes, and also share the poster on social media.

Wishing you a blessed and spiritually refreshing Lenten season.

Prayerfully yours,

Fr. Nephon Tsimalis
Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain | Ecumenical Patriarchate
5 Craven Hill
W2 3EN 
+44 (0)2077234787

Camp Saint Sophrony 2024 — Pre-registration

Beloved in the Lord, 

We are delighted to announce that, with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas, Camp Saint Sophrony will be taking place this year from 26 July to 2 August.  Camp Saint Sophrony is part of the Archdiocese children and youth ministries.

Pre-registration for the camp is now open via the Archdiocese website at the following link:

Please announce that Camp Saint Sophrony is now open for pre-registration after the Divine Liturgy on Sunday 3 March.  Direct all parents with children between the ages of 8 and 18 to pre-register via the archdiocese website as soon as possible as places are limited.  Please also share information about the camp on your media channels: websites, Facebook etc.

With prayerful wishes, 
+Archimandrite Nephon TsimalisProtosyncellus

Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain | Ecumenical Patriarchate
5 Craven Hill
W2 3EN 
+44 (0)2077234787

London School of Economics

Tuesday, 13th February 2024, 18.30 at the London School of Economics (LSE)
Public Event, “Does Europe Need Religion?” Talk by His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great BritainVenue: LSE Lecture Theatre, Ground floor, Centre Building, LSEThis event is free and open to all. No registration is required. The event will be followed by a reception. Live Broadcast:

Sunday, 25th February 2024,18:00Duo Violins Music Concert 

(Church melodies with a choir) at the Church of the St. John the Baptist Haringey, Wightman Road, N8 0LY followed by a reception at the Church Hall. 

This event is free and open to all. No registration is required.

Monday, 26th February 2024, 19:30Duo Violins Music Concert 

(Traditional and folk music)at the artsDepot Theater, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London N12 0GATickets available from the Theatre Box Office.

Young Adults

Dearly Beloved in the Lord

Please see attached flyer concerning a new  series of regular socials for Young Adults ( Ages 25-40) by our Archdiocese. Kindly encourage young adults to participate in this new endeavor of fellowship, faith, culture, and gastronomy.

For more information and to book tickets visit:

The V. Rev. Fr. Nephon Tsimalis

Director, Office of Archbishop

An online event for young people on the theme of the ‘Lenten journey toward Pascha.’

Your Graces, Reverend Fathers, Esteemed Presidents of the Communities of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain, beloved brothers and sisters in the Lord,

On Wednesday the 14th of April, at 18:00, an online event will take place for young people on the theme of the ‘Lenten journey toward Pascha.’ The event will be comprised of two talks, one by the V. Rev. Archim. Apostolos Trifyllis and the other by Fr Petros Georgiou. The talks will be relevant to children and primarily adolescents, so please share the links and poster with the families of your parish, encouraging them to participate in this initiative of the Archdiocesan Youth Office. 

Thank you, once again, for your support and encouragement. Wishing you all a healthy remainder of the lenten period and strength for Holy Week and Pascha. 

With respect and appreciation

Alexios Florides

Youth Office of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain 

Link and Poster:

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of GB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Youth Office: The Lenten Journey towards Pascha 

Time: Apr 14, 2021 06:00 PM London

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Sunday School Teachers of the Archdiocese – Κατηχητές-τριες της Ιεράς Αρχιεπισκοπής

Αγαπητοί μας εν Κυρίω,

Συνημμένα παρακαλούμε βρείτε το διαφημιστικό υλικό για τους Κατηχητές και Κατηχήτριες της Ιεράς Αρχιεπισκοπής. Παρακαλούμε να ανεβάσετε το υλικό αυτό στον ιστότοπο της Κοινότητός σας.

Με εκτίμηση,

Τμήμα Παιδείας της Ιεράς Αρχιεπισκοπής

Dear Beloved,

Attached please find advertising material for the Community of Sunday School Teachers of the Archdiocese. Kindly upload the material on your Community website.

Best regards,

Education Department of the Archdiocese

Program of the Salutations to the Mother of God

Dear All,

Please see below the Program of Services of the Salutations to the Mother of God where His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas will preside.

Best Regards

Dr Michael Tzanakis

Archdiocese Secretariat

                            Πρόγραμμα Χαιρετισμών

Παρασκευή 6 Μαρτίου, Α’ Χαιρετισμοί, Ιερός Ναός Αγίου Ανδρέα, Εδιμβούργο
Παρασκευή 13 Μαρτίου, Β’ Χαιρετισμοί, Ιερός Ναός Τιμίου Σταυρού, Hendon
Παρασκευή 20 Μαρτίου, Γ’ Χαιρετισμοί , πρωί: Ιερός Ναός Αγίου Αντωνίου, Holloway
                                       Απόγευμα: Ιερός Ναός Αγίου Δημητρίου, Edmonton
Παρασκευή 27 Μαρτίου, Δ’ Χαιρετισμοί,
Παρασκευή 3 Απριλίου, Ακάθιστος Ύμνος, Ιερός Ναός Αποστόλου Ανδρέου, Kentish Town

Της ακολουθίας των Χαιρετισμών θα προεξάρχει ο Σεβασμιώτατος Αρχιεπίσκοπος Θυατείρων
και Μεγάλης Βρεταννίας κ. Νικήτας  

Εκ των γραφείων της Ιεράς Αρχιεπισκοπής Θυατείρων και Μεγάλης Βρεταννίας

Program of the Salutations to the Mother of God

Please note His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas will preside at these following services of the Salutations:


Friday 6 March, 1st Salutations, church of St Andrew, Edinburgh. 
Friday 13th March, 2nd Salutations, church of the Holy Cross, Hendon.
Friday 20th March, 3rd Salutations
Morning: church of St Anthony, Holloway.
Evening: church of St Demetrius, Edmonton.
Friday 27th March, 4th Salutations (TBA)
Friday 3rd April, Akathist Hymn, church of the Apostle Andrew, Kentish Town.

2018 – Greek Dance

Photos from the Greek Night Celebrating the Greek community and supporting the church. 

A fun filled evening, with lots of Greek dancing, food, merriment and celebrations had by all. 

Thank you to all who attended and thank you to the ladies who cooked the delicious Greek food. 

Here’s to next year!