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GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCHGREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH | Cypriots living in Britain since time immemorial. They originally came here the sailors and traders, and missionaries, and mercenaries (especially after the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in 1453) and then, as called for during the long years of Ottoman rule in Greece and the Greek islands (1453 to 1821).
First organized by the Greek Orthodox community, however, was founded in London in the 1670s, when a group of about 100 refugees, and perhaps headed by a priest named Mani Daniel Voulgaris seeking to obtain a permit from the government authorities and the Church of England to establish a Greek Orthodox religious center in the heart of London. So in the end gave in 1677 by Archbishop Joseph Georgirines of Samos, who arrived in London for one of his books published. The church was built in the fields, Soho, Soho, the site came from London and Bishop Henry Compton, and the money collected by the Archbishop Joseph from various donors. Church, but for no reason and was confiscated by the authorities in 1684 and handed over to the resentment of the Huguenots, Archbishop of Greece, which made his anger at the blatant injustice in this booklet, and handed over a copy of which is now in the British Library. After the failure of the Imperial Russian Embassy has offered the hospitality of the Greek community, religious and community events in London, until 1837, when they created their own Greek Orthodox Church in Finsbury Circus in London. In 1850, they built a new church of their own in the streets in London, in the city, and in 1877 the wonderful temple of divine wisdom (Sophia), in Moscow Road, Bayswater. However, the number of Greeks who settled in Britain has increased, especially during the first decades of the nineteenth century, and not just in London, but also in other major commercial cities such as Manchester, Liverpool and Cardiff. In the first two cases, churches which were built in 1860, when the church was built in Cardiff in 1906. Thus, since the beginning of the First World War in 1914, in the United Kingdom there are four flourishing Greek communities, the Greek Orthodox Church in all parts of their own: London (Sofia), Manchester (the Annunciation), Liverpool (St. Nicholas), and Cardiff (St. Nicholas). So far, however, four of the Greek Orthodox community, and that there was no direct link with any of the Greek Patriarchate and the Church of independent, but in theory, which legally belong to their loyalty, or within the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. In a short period of time (1908-1922), the transfer of rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the Church in Greece. The offense when he finally, in 1922, the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, on the initiative of Patriarch Meletios Metaxakis, which was established by the diocese in the name famous Thyateira view Thyateira in Asia Minor. London was chosen as the place, with jurisdiction for the central and western Europe, as well as the theology of a prominent Germanos Strinopoulos (at that time dean of academic theological Chalki) was named the first bishop (the capital). Germanos succeeded after his death in 1951, Archbishop Athenagoras Kavadas (1951-1962), and after his death, Archbishop Athenagoras Kokkinakis (1963-1979) and after his death, and Bishop Methodios Fouyias (1979-1988), who was replaced in April 1988 for the submission of said member of the diocese, Bishop Gregory Theocharous (which the previous 18 years, was the Bishop of Tropaeou, serving in the north of London). At the same time, however, with a number of Greeks are growing rapidly in all parts of Western Europe after World War II and the Greek Orthodox community have been established throughout the United Kingdom and continental Europe have found it useful to create new dioceses in France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland and Italy . A number of the Greek Orthodox community in Britain itself, has increased from four in 1922 to more than 100 a day. Up at that time, Archbishop Thyateira, Britain and the governor of the state of Western Europe, Ireland and Malta (the official name now), and assisted the Bishop of six bishops, and more than ninety Deacons and priests, under the direct leadership. Greek Orthodox Diocese of Thyateira and Britain will be organized along the lines of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, in itself, where the various parishes under the spiritual administration of a high level of autonomy. In other words, local communities, in one form or another in self-government with the parish, as a guide, or rather, the principal advisory, although the church and community leaders to use all of the energy and initiative to ensure that the community is successful in every aspect of religious activities and social development. Thus, each community and in accordance with the direct ownership of all property that had been obtained in order to meet the educational needs and religious, in spite of the Archbishop always fully aware of the facts, and played a prominent role in the various activities in their constituencies throughout the country. Needless to say, the appointment of any priest or the pipe must be the prior approval of the Archbishop, and overall performance in the community must comply with the rules and regulations of the Bishop, which, in turn, fall under the direct jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople. It should be noted here that the diocese under the direct control of the 'Central Board of Education', 'Youth', in education, religious schools and schools of music, cantors Byzantine churches and the church, etc.. It publishes a weekly analysis of the Bible, and the bi-monthly magazine entitled "The Orthodox Herald, and an annual directory of parishes, together with detailed information on its activities, and other items for Orthodox Christians, entitled" Book of the Diocese of the annual calendar. "It is actively involved in each of the joint committee between the religions , which has been the Archbishop of the Co-Chair. It is also actively involved in the establishment of the Greek day of school, and demonstrates the great interest and initiative in charitable activities. In addition, the increasing number of people who do not speak Greek members of the diocese published a translation of the Mass of St. John Chrysostom in English. Bishop Gregory also Thyateira of the United Kingdom, says: "This is the Holy Mass is the cornerstone - the stone upon which we depend, and the Church continues the mission of the religious world, and this is the reason that we should bring it closer to the tradition we have a new generation, and for us people year. the use of English language in the Diakonia also become necessary to develop and mandatory.