Remembrance Sundat 17.11.2016

The official Remembrance Day was on Friday 11th November, i.e. at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, which is when the Armistice was signed, officially ending the 1st World War.

Remembrance Sunday was held on 13th November. At the Cenotaph in Whitehall, the ceremony was attended by the Queen, Members of the Royal Family, the Government, Leaders of the different faiths, Servicemen and Women and others. The Greek Orthodox Church was represented by His Eminence Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira & Great Britain. As a Member of the Commonwealth, Cyprus was represented by His Excellency the Cyprus igh HigHigh Commissioner, Euripides Evriviades, who laid a wreath on behalf of Cyprus at the Cenotaph.

At the Cenotaph in Haringey, there was a Civic Ceremony organised by Haringey Council and wreaths were laid by the Mayor of Haringey Cllr. Ali Gul Ozbek, MP for Hornsey & Wood Green Catherine West and Deputy Leader of the Council Cllr. Bernice Vanier, on behalf of other representatives of Haringey Council, including Cllr. Emine Ibrahim.

Wreaths were also laid by Susie Constantinides, Chair, and Hasan Raif, Secretary, on behalf of the Cypriot Community Centre, by Christalla Evdokimou, Secretary, and Chrisoulla Mintis on behalf of Cypriot Women’s League and by Marios Minaides on behalf of St. Barnabus Church and the Greek-Orthodox community.

At the service, all faiths were represented, all of whom offered a prayer, including our Bishop Athanasios.

Scouts and Guides, including those from St. Barnabus, paraded flags at the Haringey Cenotaph.

Cypriots who came to the UK before the 2nd World War were called up, represented Britain and fought with the Allies, whilst 25000 volunteered in Cyprus and fought as the Cyprus Regiment.

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