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define the history of the ecclesiastical body: the
Pentecost, the day the Church was founded, and the Kingdom
of Heavens, the ultimate destination of the Church. Christ,
as the "new humanity" (Eph. 2:15) and as the "last Adam" (I
Cor. 15:45) came on earth" doing good and healing" (Acts
10:38) and paved the way for those "shielded by God's power
until the coming of the salvation" (I Pet. 1:5).
Since Pentecost, the day on which the Church was formed and
began to exist historically, the Church meets, embraces, and
receives the entire humankind to make humans partakers of
God. Like open arms to all people, the Church's ontology is
evident in the icon of the Pentecost. In this icon, the
Apostles form a semicircle rather than a closed circle. This
arrangement depicts the Church as an entity without borders
in its communication with the people. The Church does not
raise walls yet embraces all people without ethnic, racial,
cultural, or other discrimination.
The Archdiocese of
Thyateira and Great Britain, under the guidance of His
Eminence Archbishop Nikitas, follows the Church tradition in
setting love as the central pole of the Christian life,
within which all people, as persons, are being included and,
through people, all cultures are being included. The
Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom unites by
distinguishing and distinguishes by uniting. The Orthodox
Church in the United Kingdom harmonizes the wealth that each
person carries along with the faith to the Pentecost and the
Kingdom of Heavens, so as "we may live a new life" (Rom.
The Parish and Community of St John the Baptist, in North
London, is an eloquent example of this effort all people to
join the path of new life in Christ. Our Parish celebrates
the religious and cultural legacy of all the
first-generation migrants who came from Cyprus and Greece to
the United Kingdom for a better future. At the same time,
our Parish embraces the subsequent generations, proudly
acknowledging Orthodox faith as an indispensable part of
their identity. Moreover, our Parish opens to British
society and welcomes every single person of goodwill,
seeking for Christ.
We all have a common destination: the haven of God's love.
We all share what St Hippolytus of Rome stated: "The Church
is like a ship tossed in the deep, but not destroyed, for
she has with her the skilled Pilot, Christ." (On Christ and
the Antichrist, 59).
We look forward to seeing you at our Church!