Friday, 5 March 2010

The Archbishop in our Church

His Eminence Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain had visited our Church and Community the day before yesterday.

First of all he visited our building site in order to see with his own eyes the progress of the works.

Then he presided over the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. Fr. Anastasios, the Parish Priest, and Fr. Evangelos, his Archdeacon, had assisted him.

After the Holy Service Fr. Anastasios and Virginia had offered dinner at the Vicarage. His Eminence was quite joyful and at the end of the dinner he asked all present to sing the traditional hymn of Great Lent dedicated to Virgin Mary:

Unto the Defender General the dues of victory,
and for the deliverance from woes, the thanksgiving
I, Thy city, ascribe Thee, O Theotokos.
And having your might unassailable,
deliver me from all danger
so that I may cry unto Thee:
Rejoice, O Bride unwedded

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