Thursday 14 January 2010

In the Archbishop’s words

The new Year Book 2010 of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain has been published. At the Prologue of His Eminence Archbishop Gregorios (p. 447) we read the following extract:

The Archdiocese has blessed the efforts and intentions of the sacred Community of St. Panteleimon, Harrow, Greater London, to erect an Orthodox church building for the Community. The work has already begun, and the Community is using temporarily the new Community hall for its services until the new church building is ready for use and thus it is able to continue its liturgical life and educational activities without difficulty. From the bottom of my heart, I pray that Christ, the Cornerstone of the Church, will bless its work and bring it to a swift and satisfactory conclusion, and that I shall thus have the joy and privilege of consecrating it. It is also appropriate that I should mention that it will be the first time since the Church of St Nicholas in Cardiff was erected in 1905 that a Greek Orthodox church has been built in this country. And so, with willingness and generosity, let us all support this work in a practical way and participate in the construction of the new building”.

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