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The real story of Athens – Bruce Clark’s new book

There is (even) more to Greek history than Plato or Pericles, and there is more to the story of the Parthenon than marble sculptures or perfect architectural proportions. Bruce Clark’s 500 page book – Athens, City of Wisdom – tells

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Saint Nicholas

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Bishop of Myra

On the sixth of December, we commemorate our Holy Father Nicholas the Archbishop of Myra in Lycia the Wonderworker. Verses While on earth Nicholas was a great intercessor, Departing the earth he still fervently intercedes. On the sixth the end

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Report on community youth work for AGM 2020/2021

Looking back over the last couple of years 2020 and 2021 it seems that the youth and their families have in fact risen to the challenges and come out stronger and more committed. Our Varangian Guard has really lived up

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Saint Edmund the Martyr

Feast day 20 November. Vespers for the feast of the saint on Friday 19 November at 7.00pm. Of his life little is known. In the year 869 the Danes, who had been wintering at York, marched through Mercia into East Anglia and

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John the Merciful, Patriarchate of Alexandria

John was born in Amathus of Cyprus c. 550 to the patrician Epiphanios, a governor of the island. He married and had children, but was a widower when he was called to become Patriarch of Alexandria on the recommendation of

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Christmas Cards on Sale Now

This year we have two beautiful new Christmas Cards for sale, printed from icons of the Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, painted by Aidan Hart.   The cards (with envelopes) are blank inside for your own message

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A Christmas Wonderland

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira warmly invites you to join it at the 3rd Enlightened Evening reception on Sunday, 12th December 2021 (16:30 to 20:30) at The Hellenic Centre, Marylebone, W1U 5AS. Come and enjoy a sumptuous Greek buffet

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Cave church dedicated to 318 Godbearing Fathers in Archimandrita, Cyprus

There are apparently very few churches dedicated to the 318 Godbearing Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council of Nicaea but we have recently discovered that there is a cave church that shares the dedication in the Oreites Forest in Cyprus.

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The Feast of Nektarios the Wonderworker of Pentapolis

St. Nektarios was born in Selybria of Eastern Thrace to the family of Demos and Maria Kephalas on 1st October 1846. He was named Anastasios at his baptism, a name which suited perfectly his early behavior. As a child he

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Archdiocesan Family Fun Day

On Saturday, October 23, 2021, with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain the Archdiocese held a Family Fun Day.  This event was organized by Mr. Christos and Mrs. Alexia Papalexandrakou in coordination with Archimandrite

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