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Parikiaki talks to the new Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain

The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate just elected the new Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain

The Holy and Holy Synod unanimously elected Metropolitan Nikitas of Dardanelles as the new Archbishop of Thyateira and Parikiaki jad the opportunity to speak to him.

  Metropolitan Nikitas (Lulias)of Dardanelles, Exarch of All Hellespont, his birth name Nikitas Loulias was born in Tampa, Florida, United States June 22nd 1955.

He studied at the University of Florida, from which he received honours degrees in Religion (1976).

 He then attended the Theological School of the Holy Cross of Boston, where he graduated in 1980 and then completed postgraduate studies at the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1982)

He was ordained a Deacon in 1985 by Archbishop Jacob of America and in the same year he became a Presbyter.

He served in Saints Constantine and Helen (Merriville, IN) Church, and, since 1987, in the Holy Diocese of Chicago as Secretary.

In 1988 he received the Archimandrite’s officium and became a Protosyncellus at the same Bishopric.

In St. Petersburg, Russia, he completed his studies in History and Russian language.

He taught selected courses on Orthodoxy at the Loyola University of Chicago.

On December 2, 1996, he was unanimously elected as Metropolitan of Hong Kong and ordained on the 14th of the same month at the Patriarchal Church of St. George.

His enthronement took place at St. Luca Cathedral in Hong Kong on January 12, 1997 and became the first regular priest of the newly-established Hong Kong Metropolis, and then he was appointed at the Dardanelles Metropolis in 2007.

 It is finally worth mentioning that Metropolitan Nikitas is the Director of the Berkeley USA Patriarchal Orthodox Institute “Patriarch Athenagoras” in Berkeley, USA.

Iceland stores launch halloumi burger


Iceland is set to launch a new burger for the summer.

Iceland’s Halloumi Burger is the first of its kind on the market, making it the perfect addition to any BBQ this year.

You get two patties per pack, …

125 bus route from Winchmore Hill towards Southgate being extended to Colindale station

125 bus route from Winchmore Hill towards Southgate being extended to Colindale station.

Bus route 125 has been extended from Finchley Central to Colindale station.

The extended service runs via Finchley Lane, The Quadrant, Church Road, Church End, Greyhound Hill, …

Broxbourne Council Guide for summer activities is now out!

The Summer 2019 edition of The Guide youth brochure has just been published, highlighting a vast range of free or low-cost daily activities for 11 to 19 year olds. Sports sessions, youth clubs and discos are just some of the

Man charged with racial harassment after monkey noises and actions on tube – London

A man has been charged following an incident where a victim was subjected to monkey noises and actions on the London Underground.

The incident happened at around 11.50pm on Friday 8 March on board a tube at Stockwell Underground station.

Barnet Council supercharges green energy in drive for 110 new e-vehicle charging points

Councillor Dean Cohen, Chair of the Environment Committee, tests out one of Barnet’s new charging points

A further 40 will be installed later in the year in the second phase of the project this autumn. An additional 30 stand-alone electric

Enfield Council lights the way

A new project which will save money and reduce carbon emissions by replacing the borough’s street lights with energy efficient LED lamps has been agreed by Enfield Council.

The £6.375m project  will generate savings of £382,000 a year in reduced …

Man murdered in Barnet

A murder investigation has been launched following a stabbing in Barnet.

Police were called at approximately 22:50hrs on Tuesday, 18 June to reports of a fight in Welbeck Road, Barnet.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found three men …

Religious leaders of Cyprus express their solidarity with refugees

The religious leaders of Cyprus have expressed their solidarity with refugees around the world who are forced to abandon their homes, their land and their environment.

A press release issued by the Office of the Religious Track of the Cyprus …

Turkish Cypriots plan to open Famagusta, an abandoned Cypriot city for settlement

The administration in the Turkish-occupied northern part of Cyprus decided on Tuesday to open Varosha, an abandoned southern quarter of the Cypriot city of Famagusta, for settlement, Turkish Daily Sabah reported.

Varosha was a famous tourist area with a population