ATHENS – The new Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain, Nikitas, was warmly received by His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece during a recent visit. Archbishop Nikitas was welcomed at the entrance of the Archdiocese by Bishop Symeon of Thespies, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Athens.
He then met with Archbishop Ieronymos, who welcomed him to the Archdiocese.
Archbishop Nikitas told Archbishop Ieronymos, “I thank you so much Your Beatitude for welcoming me into your office, because I know that you have a great workload, both with the Holy Synod and with the Archdiocese.”
Archbishop Nikitas added that, “I came to express my gratitude to Your Beatitude for the support of the Church of Greece…the Church abroad ministers to the people and the Greek expatriates and we need clergymen in England to minister in the churches for the Greeks,” the Archbishop of Thyateira underscored.
Archbishop Nikitas also invited Archbishop Ieronymos to visit Great Britain in the future, to see firsthand the work being done, as well as to meet the Greeks abroad.
Archbishop Ieronymos expressed his appreciation to the new Archbishop for his visit, saying, “thank you very much. I wholeheartedly wish you a constructive ministry.”
Archbishop Ieronymos also referred to the work of the Church abroad, stressing that “I know there is a great amount of pastoral work to be done abroad, by the Holy Archdiocese of Thyateira,” and he added that “we will always try to be close to you”.