On Sunday 14th January, 2024, His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain led the ceremonial cutting of the Vasilopita of the Greek Cypriot Brotherhood, at the premises of the Brotherhood in North London. Also present were His Eminence Metropolitan Athanasios of Cologne and His Grace Bishop Iakovos of Claudiopolis.
The event was a community gathering that saw the participation of notable figures including the His Excellency Andreas Kakouris, High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus, His Excellency Christos Goulas, the Consul of the Hellenic Republic, MP Bambos Charalambous, Tony Vourou, Deputy Mayor of Barnett, as well as Councillors, the wider Greek Cypriot community and clergy from the Holy Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain.
The choir of the Archdiocesan school of Byzantine music, led by the Rev. Protopresbyter Joseph Paliouras also welcomed the New Year with traditional hymns and the event was followed by a reception.
A highlight of the event was the moment when Mr. Christos Karaolis, the Vice-President of the Brotherhood, discovered the coin in his piece of cake – a sign considered to bring luck for the coming year.
Photos Stavri K