Sunday, 25 July 2010

Annual Community BBQ

Today we celebrated officially our Patronal Festival.

Our Patron Saint is St. Panteleimon, the Great Martyr and Healer.

His actual Day is on the 27th July, but it is more convenient for our Parishioners to come on the nearest Sunday.

Thus, we organised the liturgical celebration, with our Archbishop Gregorios, of Thyateira and Great Britain, presiding over the Archiepiscopal Divine Liturgy.

Among the VIPs who attended the Service was the Consul General of Greece Mr. Makis Pantzopoulos, the Cultural Counsellor of the High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus in the UK Dr Nicky Katsaouni, the Representative of the Council of Greeks Abroad Mr. Nikos Skinitis and many Presidents and members of Greek Organisations in London.

After the Holy Service the Community leaders had organised a big BBQ at our Community premises.

The Ladies of our Church had provided traditional Greek sweets.

We also had a Greek orchestra playing live Greek music.

Many people had gathered to celebrate and to renew their friendships.

Then we visited the new Church and we had the opportunity to show it to the officials and the people who came today to venerate our Patron Saint.

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