Archbishop John visit to our Deanery

Archbishop John came to London from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th October to visit the Deanery of Great Britain. He joined the monastic meeting and the senior clergy meeting before presiding over the deanery clergy meeting at which two major themes were discussed: clergy training and preparation to baptism.

The following day, the clergy gathered to celebrate Matins at the local chapel of Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira where the servant of God Aristoboulos (Karl) Lyon was tonsured Reader. Clergy and lay representatives then met for the annual clergy-laity meeting of the Deanery. Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira kindly came to visit and greet Archbishop John and members of the Assembly.

Archbishop John’s visit concluded on Sunday with a beautiful liturgy concelebrated with seven priests and three deacons at the parish of the Dormition of the Mother of God in London during which Priest Stephane Maikovsky was elevated to the rank of Archpriest, Deacon Julian Lowe was ordained Priest and the servant of God James Angus was tonsured Reader.